Compare AT&T vs. Suddenlink

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Is AT&T or SuddenLink the provider for you?

Is it time to upgrade your internet, TV or phone services? If AT&T or Suddenlink is available in your area, consider provider characteristics like internet speed offerings, channel lineups and monthly bundle savings. Our experts at Allconnect® have done the research to make your decision quick and easy.

  • AT&T is available in 21 states while Suddenlink is available in 16 states.
  • AT&T partners with DIRECTV to offer more TV packages and add-on options.
  • Suddenlink offers no-contract plans at no additional monthly cost.
  • Suddenlink offers bundle deals that start at $69.99/mo.* for internet, TV and home phone service.
  • AT&T partners with DIRECTV to include HD DVR and router equipment with select plans.

*Pricing per month plus taxes for length of contract. Additional fees and terms may apply. Pricing varies by location and availability. All prices subject to change at any time. May or may not be available based on service address. As of 10/9/18.

 Check out a full breakdown of bundle deals, internet speed offerings and TV packages from AT&T and Suddenlink.

AT&T vs. Suddenlink quick comparison

  • Available in 21 states
  • Bundles starting at $84.99/mo.*
  • Speeds from 5 Mbps to 1,000 Mbps
  • TV channel range of 155-330+ channels
  • Record up to 5 shows at once
  • 1- or 2-year contracts
  • HD DVR equipment and router included

  • Available in 16 states
  • Bundles starting at $69.99/mo.*
  • Speeds from 6 Mbps to 1,000 Mbps
  • TV channel range of 225-340+ channels
  • Record and watch on up to 3 devices
  • No contract plans available
  • Contract buyouts of up to $500 and free installation with select plans

*Pricing per month plus taxes for length of contract. Additional fees and terms may apply. Pricing varies by location and availability. All prices subject to change at any time. May or may not be available based on service address. As of 10/9/18.

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AT&T vs. Suddenlink availability

Although Suddenlink is available in almost the same amount of states as AT&T, you won’t find Suddenlink service in as many major metropolitan areas. Residents of rural areas on the outskirts of more densely populated cities are more likely to find Suddenlink service, and residents within those cities will likely find service with AT&T. Top service areas for each provider include:

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AT&T vs. Suddenlink bundles

The monthly bundle savings you experience with AT&T will mostly depend on whether or not you’re eligible for AT&T DSL or AT&T Fiber service in your area. An AT&T Fiber bundle may only cost you an extra $20/mo.*, but you may not save as much by bundling compared to other bundles. A Suddenlink bundle with similar starting speeds to AT&T Fiber will cost you about $20 less per month and save you about $60 compared to purchasing these service alone.

AT&T Internet 50, 180+ channels with U-Family and Phone Unlimited North America

  • Internet 50 Mbps – $50/mo.* standalone
  • U-Family TV 180+ channels – $35/mo.* standalone
  • Phone – $72/mo.* when bundled with Internet 50
  • Internet, TV and phone – $75/mo.* bundled

Bundled savings: About $32/mo.*

AT&T Fiber Internet 100, 180+ channels with U-Family and Phone Unlimited North America

  • Internet 100 Mbps – $50/mo.* standalone
  • U-Family TV 180+ channels – $35/mo.* standalone
  • Phone – $72/mo.* when bundled with Internet 100
  • Internet, TV and phone – $94.99/mo.* bundled

Bundled savings: About $13/mo.*

Suddenlink Altice One Value TV, Internet 100 Unlimited data & phone

  • Internet 100 Mbps – $34.99/mo.* standalone
  • Value TV 225+ channels – $57.99/mo.* standalone
  • Phone – $39.99/mo.* standalone
  • Internet, TV and phone – $69.99/mo.* bundled

Bundled savings: About $63/mo.*

*Pricing per month plus taxes for length of contract. Additional fees and terms may apply. Pricing varies by location and availability. All prices subject to change at any time. May or may not be available based on service address. As of 10/2/18.

If you’re eligible for AT&T Fiber your monthly bundle savings could be cut in half depending on the plan you select. Call Allconnect to compare your monthly bundle savings and see which of these services are available near you.

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AT&T vs. Suddenlink internet

  Starting price Starting speeds Fastest speeds Data caps Wi-Fi hotspots
$40/mo.* 5 Mbps 1,000 Mbps DSL, 1 TB/mo.; Fiber, None Thousands nationwide
$34.99/mo.* 50 Mbps 1,000 Mbps Varies by plan In limited areas

Starting speeds with AT&T and Suddenlink differ greatly even though those plans will cost you about the same monthly price. With AT&T you’ll pay $40/mo.* to get 5 Mbps compared to 50 Mbps with Suddenlink. Residents in limited Suddenlink serviceable areas may be able to get these same speeds for even less, depending on annual income. Suddenlink customers will also be subject to data caps, although additional data can be purchased by the month.

*Pricing per month plus taxes for length of contract. Additional fees and terms may apply. Pricing varies by location and availability. All prices subject to change at any time. May or may not be available based on service address. As of 10/9/18.

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AT&T vs. Suddenlink cheap internet plans

Cheap internet plans are available with both Suddenlink and AT&T’s DSL and fiber services. You’ll pay about the same monthly price, but the speeds you’ll have access to will depend on the service.

AT&T DSL

  • Starting at $40/mo.* for 5 Mbps
  • $8 per Mbps (with cheapest plan)
  • Wi-Fi Gateway router included
  • Free installation with select bundles
  • 1-year agreement

 

AT&T Fiber

  • Starting at $40/mo.* for 100 Mbps
  • $0.40 per Mbps (with cheapest plan)
  • Wi-Fi Gateway router included
  • $50 network installation
  • 1-year agreement

Suddenlink

  • Starting at $34.99/mo.* for 50 Mbps
  • $0.70 per Mbps (with cheapest plan)
  • Standard modem rental $10/mo.*
  • $49 standard installation fee
  • No contract required

*Pricing per month plus taxes for length of contract. Additional fees and terms may apply. Pricing varies by location and availability. All prices subject to change at any time. May or may not be available based on service address. As of 10/2/18.

If AT&T Fiber is available in your area, AT&T service is your best value with $40/mo. for 100 Mbps. If AT&T DSL is your only option, you’ll get faster speeds from Suddenlink for almost the same price.

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AT&T vs. Suddenlink fastest internet

AT&T and Suddenlink both offer up to 1,000 Mbps in select areas, however, those areas are more limited with Suddenlink due to a more rural service area. AT&T offers their gig-speed connection using a fiber-optic connection, which allows for faster signal transmission and better quality overall.

Pricing is another considerable difference between gig-speed plans from either AT&T Fiber or Suddenlink. The faster your fiber internet connection, the more you’ll pay, in most cases.

 

AT&T Fiber

  • Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Starting at $40/mo.* for 100 Mbps
  • Fiber-optic connection
  • Unlimited data

Suddenlink

  • Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Starting at $54.99/mo.* for up to 400 Mbps
  • Hybrid fiber coaxial connection
  • Unlimited data

*Pricing per month plus taxes for length of contract. Additional fees and terms may apply. Pricing varies by location and availability. All prices subject to change at any time. May or may not be available based on service address. As of 10/9/18

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AT&T vs. Suddenlink TV

Pricing and package offering may seem like obvious factors in your TV provider decision, but also consider forgotten fees like equipment rental and installation when making your choice.

AT&T vs. Suddenlink costs

AT&T’s partnership with DIRECTV gives a clear advantage when it comes to channel package offerings, add-on options and DVR box rental. With a basic DIRECTV plan from AT&T, you’ll start with more than 155 channels, free professional installation, as well as 1 Genie HD DVR box rental included in your monthly payment. Additional DVR devices will only cost you $7/mo. compared to the $17 monthly rental fee you’ll pay with Suddenlink.

DIRECTV

  • Starts at $35/mo.*
  • 155+ channels
  • Free professional installation
  • 1 Genie HD DVR box rental included, $7/mo.* for each additional device
  • Broadcast TV fee up to $8/mo.*

  • Starts at $57.99/mo.*
  • 225+ channels
  • $49 installation or free professional installation with select plans
  • 1 standard box rental included, $10/mo.* for each additional cable device, $17/mo. *for each additional DVR box
  • Broadcast TV fee up to $10/mo.*

*Pricing per month plus taxes for length of contract. Additional fees and terms may apply. Pricing varies by location and availability. All prices subject to change at any time. May or may not be available based on service address. As of 10/9/18.

AT&T vs. Suddenlink channel packages

If you’re looking for the most TV package options, AT&T is your best bet. AT&T partners with DIRECTV to offer 6 channel packages and add-on options to customize your service. DIRECTV offers 6 sports add-ons alone, so if the Sunday game is a big deal in your household, you’re going to want the option to customize with more sports.

DIRECTV

  • 155-330+ channels
  • 6 channel packages available
  • Movies Extra Pack, DOGTV, Outdoor channel, Mediaset Italia and 6 sports add-on options available
  • 4 premium channels for first 3 months
  • Stream on up to 5 screens and record 200 hours of your favorite shows

  • 225-340+ channels
  • 5 channel packages available
  • Movies Tier, Family Tier, Sports & Information Tier and 5 more add-on options
  • Add 4 premium channels for up to $19/mo.* each
  • Stream on up to 3 TVs

*Pricing per month plus taxes for length of contract. Additional fees and terms may apply. Pricing varies by location and availability. All prices subject to change at any time. May or may not be available based on service address. As of 10/9/18.

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Unique provider services

Special features like advanced DVR with your TV service or skinny bundle options can make all the difference when it comes to choosing the TV provider that’s right for your home.

DIRECTV NOW

Starting at $40/mo.*, DIRECTV NOW gives you more than 65 popular, live networks and premium channels for up to $8/mo.* each.  You’ll get True Cloud BETA DVR with up to 20 hours of storage each month and the option to get more live channels for a little extra. Try a 7-day trial of DIRECTV NOW with AT&T.

TiVo HD/DVR

Have multiple TVs in your home? That means your eligible for Suddenlink’s award-winning TiVo HD/DVR and TiVo Stream starting at $17/mo.*  Sync your Netflix, YouTube, Pandora and iHeart Radio accounts to access all your content on all your TVs. Log in to TiVo Stream and take all your favorites with you on any Wi-Fi enabled device.

*Pricing per month plus taxes for length of contract. Additional fees and terms may apply. Pricing varies by location and availability. All prices subject to change at any time. May or may not be available based on service address. As of 10/9/18.

AT&T vs. Suddenlink customer satisfaction

With help from about 250,000 real consumers, American Customer Satisfaction Index’s Telecommunications Report gives providers an annual score based on evaluations of quality and experience. These scores can be a great way to judge a provider before committing to service.

In internet service, Suddenlink received a score of 61 out of 100, down 5 points from last year. AT&T received a 68 out of 100, down from a 69 in 2017. For comparison, of the 11 top providers, Verizon Fios, a fiber internet service, earned the top score of 71.

Available in select areas, AT&T’s U-verse TV service earned the top spot with a score of 70 out of 100. DIRECTV (AT&T) scored a 64, down from a score of 68 last year, while Suddenlink TV scored a 58, down from a score of 63 in 2017.

Last updated on 10/09/18.

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