Suddenlink TV Review

If you’re in the market for a new TV service provider and Suddenlink has caught your eye, we’ve gathered all the information you need into one place to help you decide whether or not to welcome Suddenlink TV services into your home.

Currently servicing areas in 10 states including Texas, North Carolina, West Virginia, Louisiana, Arizona, Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, California, and Mississippi, Suddenlink TV offers three different cable packages to suit the needs of everyone from a family with varied tastes, to sports fanatics who want to have it all.

To help you become better acquainted with this TV service, we’ve put this guide together so you can see how Suddenlink stacks up in terms of price, speed, and channel selection.

Who is Suddenlink TV for?

Suddenlink cable TV packages offer the flexibility of no contract, no termination fees, and a 60-day money-back guarantee – perfect for anyone prioritizing flexibility and avoiding long-term agreements.

Suddenlink cable packages also offer several tiers to suit various needs. For families looking for all their favorite channels like Nick, Disney, major news stations and ESPN, the Suddenlink Core TV package offers 200+ fan favorites, including local channels for $58/month.

For households that want core channels plus a little bit more, the Suddenlink Select TV package includes all the options from the Core package, plus 90 specialty channels including Disney Junior, DIY Network, and NFL Network for $79.99/month.

And for sports enthusiasts, the Suddenlink Premier TV package is a sports lover’s dream offering options such as CBS Sports Network, FS2, and ESPN U, (not to mention the gamut of HBO channels for movie lovers) – rounding this package out at 340+ channels for $124.99/month.

All Suddenlink cable packages also offer the ability to choose additional packages (options vary by market) – allowing you to tailor your TV experience to your taste.

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Key considerations

Does Suddenlink TV service require a contract?

No contract is required and you can also upgrade or downgrade services at any time, without penalty.

Is DVR included with my plan?

DVR is not included, however, you can add on 25, 75, or 150 hours per month for $8, $10, and $20 respectively.*

Are there discounts if I bundle with other services (such as internet or phone)?

Currently, there are no discounts for bundling services with Suddenlink.

Is there a monthly equipment rental fee?

Yes. The price varies according to what you need, however, the cost is generally $10 per device/month.

Can I watch Suddenlink streaming on the go?

Yes. Simply download the Suddenlink app and you’ll be able to watch your favorite movies and shows from your phone or tablet.

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What others say about Suddenlink TV

Industry experts agree that Suddenlink TV is ideal for households in rural areas that may be lacking internet service coverage. In fact, a recent review from Consumer Affairs called Suddenlink “an excellent alternative to major internet and cable providers” and went on to say “if you’re looking for reliable internet at a fair price, Suddenlink is worth a look.”

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How does Suddenlink TV compare to other providers?

Although the competition varies by market, Suddenlink holds its own among big names such as Xfinity, DIRECTV, and DISH. While DISH offers more TV packages – four to be exact – Suddenlink offers many more channels overall. While Xfinity and Suddenlink are fairly even in terms of packages and price structure, Xfinity requires a contract and Suddenlink does not. The fact that DIRECTV is a satellite service vs. Suddenlink’s cable-based TV service is not the only difference between these two well-known brands. Suddenlink outpaces DIRECTV in the number of channels offered while being more competitively priced overall.

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*Pricing varies by location and availability. Speeds may vary. All prices subject to change; for current pricing and availability visit our TV service page. Prices as of 1/25/22.

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