Compare AT&T vs. XFINITY

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Is AT&T or XFINITY better for you?

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

As ranked by Reviews.com as of 02/12/19.

  • 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 service: AT&T scored a 68/100 for internet customer satisfaction in 2018 while XFINITY came in slightly lower at 60/100.
  • Best for build your own service bundleAT&T gives customers numerous internet and TV bundle-building 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 and greater bundle savings than AT&T in most areas with bundles starting at $64.99/mo.

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.

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 2/12/19.

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 15-550+ channels
  • Record up to 5 shows at once
  • 1- or 2-year contract
  • Wi-Fi router included

XFINITY

  • Available in 40 states
  • Bundles starting at $64.99/mo.*
  • Speeds from 25 Mbps to 2 Gbps
  • TV channel range of 10-260+ channels
  • Record up to 6 shows at once
  • 1- or 2-year contract
  • 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 2/12/19.

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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. 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. Take a look at similar Triple Play bundles from both providers get a feel for what kind of savings you get.

AT&T internet, home phone and DIRECTV

  • Internet 100 Mbps – $50/mo.* standalone
  • DIRECTV 155+ channels – $35/mo.* standalone
  • Phone – standalone home phone not available
  • Internet, home phone and DIRECTV – $94.99/mo.* bundled

Bundled savings: $12/mo.*

XFINITY X1 Starter Triple Play

  • Internet 150 Mbps – $49.99/mo.* standalone
  • TV 140+ channels – $49.99/mo.* standalone
  • Phone – $20/mo.* standalone
  • Internet, TV and phone – $79.99/mo.* bundled

Bundled savings: $40/mo.*

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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 $29.99/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 2/13/19.

XFINITY internet beats AT&T in terms of nationwide availability, 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 with your service.

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AT&T vs. XFINITY cheap plans

XFINITY internet starts at a lower price than AT&T and offers 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 per month or higher 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
  • 1-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
  • 1-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 2/13/19.

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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 2/13/19.

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DIRECTV or 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.

DIRECTV or AT&T U-verse vs. XFINITY TV

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

DIRECTV SELECT Package

  • Starts at: $35/mo.*
  • 155+ channels
  • Installation included
  • 1 Genie HD DVR box rental included, $7/mo. for each added device*
  • Broadcast TV fee up to $8/mo.*
  • 2-year contract required

AT&T U-verse U-Family Package

  • Starts at: $35/mo.*
  • 185+ channels
  • Installation included
  • 1 HD DVR device included*
  • Broadcast fee up to $7.99/mo.*
  • 1-year contract required

XFINITY Digital Starter

  • Starts at: $49.99/mo.*
  • 100+ channels
  • Free self installation kit, or $60 professional installation
  • 1 DVR device included, $5.99/mo. for each added device, $10/mo. for HD receivers*
  • Broadcast fee up to $5/mo.*
  • 1-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 2/13/19.

AT&T DIRECTV vs. XFINITY TV channel packages

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

DIRECTV, AT&T U-verse and XFINITY all offer premium channel packages including HBO®, Cinemax®, SHOWTIME® and STARZ®. For NFL fans,  DIRECTV offers the exclusive NFL SUNDAY TICKET option, and includes a season for free when signing up for the CHOICE™ package or higher.

DIRECTV

  • 155-330+ channels
  • 6 main channel packages
  • Movies Extra Pack, DOGTV, Outdoor channel, Mediaset Italia and 6 sports add-on options available
  • Premium channels included for first 3 months
  • Record 5 shows at once and store up to 1 TB of content

AT&T U-verse TV

  • 15-155+ channels
  • 5 main channel packages
  • HD Premium Tier, Anime Network, 3 sports packages and numerous international packages available
  • HBO®/Cinemax® included first 3 months
  • Record 4 shows at once, storage capacity varies by device

XFINITY

  • 10-260+ channels
  • 6 main channel packages
  • Premium, international, subscription and 9 sports add-on packages available
  • 1-3 premium channels included for first 12 months depending on plan
  • Record 6 shows at once and store up to 500 GB of content

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DIRECTV NOW vs XFINITY Instant TV

Both AT&T and XFINITY offer “skinny bundle” options with internet, a customizable standard TV plan, streaming options and more.

DIRECTV NOW from AT&T

AT&T’s DIRECTV NOW subscription TV service starts at $40/mo.* and comes with no annual contract. Plans start with 65+ live channels and go up to 125+ live channels if you’re looking for more options. Choose premium channels to add to your channel lineup for as low as $5/mo.*

XFINITY

Starting at $39.99/mo.* with a 1-year contract, the XFINITY Internet Plus Instant TV package includes speeds up to 60 Mbps, streaming on internet-connected devices and 10 popular networks to start. From there, personalize your package with channel packs, premium channels or Spanish language add-ons.

XFINITY’s Internet Plus Instant TV plan offers lower pricing and includes internet service, but DIRECTV NOW offers more channel variety.

If you want more channels with your XFINITY skinny bundle, you have the option to add channel packs from the base amount of 10 channels. But, if you have no interest in internet service, you’ll be able to select from 5 DIRECTV NOW plans to get as little or as many channels as you want. Call now to find out if skinny bundles from AT&T or XFINITY are available in your area.

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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 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 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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