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Is AT&T or Xfinity better for you?

Considering AT&T or Xfinity services for your home? Take a look at how AT&T vs. Xfinity compare when it comes to pricing, plans, service features and more.

  • Fastest maximum internet speeds: Xfinity offers speeds up to 2 Gbps in select areas. AT&T’s top speeds max out at 1 Gbps.
  • Best customer satisfaction: AT&T scored a 69/100 for internet customer satisfaction in 2018 while Xfinity came in slightly lower at 61/100.
  • Best for buildling: AT&T gives customers numerous internet and TV bundling options with DSL and fiber internet services, plus AT&T U-verse TV and DIRECTV options available in select areas.
  • Best for cheap bundle deals: Xfinity offers cheaper bundles in select areas. Both providers offer discounts for bundling services.

Check out a full breakdown of bundles, TV and internet plans from AT&T and Xfinity to find the provider that offers the best deal for you.

 

AT&T vs. Xfinity quick comparison

  • Available in 21 states
  • Bundles starting at $75/mo.*
  • Speeds from 5 Mbps to 1 Gbps
  • TV channel range of 190-565+ channels
  • Record up to four shows at once
  • One-year contract required with most plans
  • Wi-Fi router included

Xfinity

  • Available in 40 states
  • Bundles starting at $40/mo.*
  • Speeds from 25 Mbps to 2 Gbps
  • TV channel range of 10-260+ channels
  • Record up to six shows at once
  • One or two-year contract required with most plans
  • Free personal modem use available

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 07/03/19.

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AT&T vs. Xfinity availability

When it comes to availability, Xfinity offers services in almost twice as many states as AT&T. However, AT&T covers more U.S. households at 40% nationwide coverage compared to Xfinity’s 36%, according to the FCC.

Xfinity’s main serviceable areas include the Great Lakes areas and much of the Northwest and Eastern U.S. You’ll find AT&T service in much of the South and Northeastern U.S., as well as coverage in most of California and select areas of Nevada.

Both providers are available in large popular, metropolitan areas like the ones listed below.

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AT&T vs. Xfinity bundles

If you’re looking for internet and TV bundle options, Xfinity has a variety of Double, Triple and Quad Play bundles. AT&T also offers Double and Triple Play deals, and you can choose between AT&T U-verse TV and DIRECTV in select areas.

U-verse TV U-family + AT&T Internet 100

  • Starting at $75/mo.*
  • Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • No internet data cap when bundling
  • 190+ TV channels
  • One-year contract required

Bundled savings: $20/mo.*

Performance Starter + TV Basic

  • Starting at $40/mo.*
  • Speeds up to 25 Mbps
  • Data cap varies by location
  • 10+ TV channels
  • One-year contract required

Bundled savings: $20/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 07/03/19.

Bundling Xfinity internet, TV and home phone can save you around $40/mo., higher than the savings you’ll get with a similar AT&T bundle. You also receive one, simple monthly bill from Xfinity while that may not be the case if you have AT&T internet and DIRECTV. If you’re more interested in standalone phone services, you won’t be able to purchase a phone plan without bundling with AT&T’s internet as well. Xfinity offers internet, TV and home phone services as standalone services.

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AT&T vs. Xfinity internet

Compare AT&T vs. Xfinity in price, speeds and more:

Provider Starting price* Starting speeds Fastest speeds Data caps Wi-Fi hotspots
$30/mo. DSL, $40/mo. fiber 5 Mbps DSL, 100 Mbps fiber 100 Mbps DSL, 1,000 Mbps fiber 150 GB/mo. DSL, 1 TB/mo. fiber. Unlimited options available. Thousands nationwide
Xfinity $20/mo. 25 Mbps 2,000 Mbps 1 TB/mo. Unlimited options available. Millions nationwide

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 07/03/19.

Xfinity internet beats AT&T in terms starting price, starting speeds and max speeds. You’ll also find more Xfinity hotspots across the country if you’re looking to use your internet service on-the-go. Before you pick your internet service provider, also consider term agreements, equipment fees and data limits.

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AT&T vs. Xfinity cheap plans

Xfinity internet starts at a lower price than AT&T and offers up to five times the speed with the lowest plans. However, if you choose to rent a Wi-Fi router from Xfinity, rental fees could add up to $11/mo. or more to your monthly bill. AT&T includes a Wi-Fi Gateway router with all internet plans, keeping your added equipment costs to a minimum.

AT&T Internet Basic

  • Starting at $30/mo.* for 5 Mbps
  • $6 per Mbps (with cheapest plan)
  • Wi-Fi Gateway router included
  • $35 activation, free installation with select bundles
  • One-year agreement

Xfinity Performance Starter Internet

  • Starting at $29.99/mo.* for 25 Mbps
  • $1.20 per Mbps (with cheapest plan)
  • $11/mo. equipment rental fee
  • Installation costs vary by plan
  • One-year agreement

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 07/03/19.

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AT&T vs. Xfinity high-speed internet

AT&T and Xfinity offer gig-speed internet for heavy internet users with multiple internet-connected devices and activities, like online gaming, downloading large files and streaming music and movies simultaneously.

Xfinity Gigabit speed plans use a hybrid fiber-coax connection to offer speeds up to 2 Gbps, or 2,000 Mbps. AT&T Fiber, which uses a fiber-optic connection, offers speeds up to 1 Gbps, or 1,000 Mbps. While Xfinity does offer faster speeds, their Gigabit Pro service comes at a much higher price than AT&T’s fastest internet plan. Consider your internet browsing habits and whether you’d rather pay more than double the price for double the speed with Xfinity.

AT&T Internet 1000

  • Up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Starting at $90/mo.*
  • Fiber-optic connection
  • Unlimited data

Xfinity Gigabit Pro

  • Up to 2,000 Mbps
  • Starting at $299.95/mo.*
  • Hybrid fiber-coax connection
  • Monthly data cap may apply

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 07/03/19.

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AT&T U-verse vs. Xfinity TV

When selecting your TV plan, consider your family’s entertainment preferences and what’s most important to you when it comes to pricing, channel lineups, DVR features and customizable options.

The biggest differences between AT&T U-verse TV and Xfinity TV packages are the range of channels available and the cost of their most basic TV plans.

AT&T U-verse U-Family Package

  • Starts at: $35/mo.*
  • 190+ channels
  • Installation included
  • $35 activation, free installation with select bundles
  • One HD DVR device included, starting at $10 for each additional device*
  • One-year contract required

Xfinity TV Extra

  • Starts at: $60/mo.*
  • 125+ channels
  • Installation included
  • Free self installation kit, or $60 professional installation
  • One DVR device included, $5.99/mo. for each added device, $10/mo. for HD receivers*
  • One-year 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 07/03/19.

AT&T U-verse vs. Xfinity TV channel packages

AT&T U-verse TV and Xfinity both offer comparable deals when it comes to TV channel lineups and bonuses. Choose from  AT&T U-verse TV or Xfinity TV and customize your plan with movie, sports and international channel add-ons.

AT&T U-verse and Xfinity offer premium channel packages including HBO®, Cinemax®, SHOWTIME® and STARZ®. Similar sports packages and international channels are also available.

AT&T U-verse TV

  • 190-565+ channels
  • Four main channel packages
  • HBO®/Cinemax® included first three months
  • Record four shows at once, storage capacity varies by device

Xfinity TV

  • 10-260+ channels
  • Three main channel packages
  • One to three premium channels included for first 12 months depending on plan
  • Record six shows at once and store up to 500 GB of content

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AT&T vs. Xfinity customer satisfaction

To compare consumer experience with what service providers give on paper, J.D. Power gives Power Circle Ratings based on feedback from real customers. To calculate, J.D. Power assigns a rating in multiple categories across 4 U.S regions.

In overall customer satisfaction, performance and reliability, customer service, price paid for services offered, billing and communication, J.D. Power ranks AT&T/ DIRECTV internet and TV service “among the best” or “better than most” with four or five out five out of five power circles. Xfinity customer service scores “among the best” in performance and reliability, but ranks “about average” and “the rest” in all other categories with two or three out of five power circles.

In overall customer satisfaction, performance and reliability, customer service, price paid for services offered, billing and communication, J.D. Power ranks AT&T/ DIRECTV internet and TV service “among the best” or “better than most” with four or five out five out of five power circles. Xfinity services scores “among the best” in performance and reliability, but ranks “about average” and “the rest” in all other categories with two or three out of five power circles.

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