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If you aren’t familiar with Suddenlink Communications, don’t beat yourself up: it’s one of the largest cable internet providers in the US, yet fewer than 10 million people have access to its low-priced internet deals. Though it may not be known everywhere, Suddenlink is familiar to folks who live in suburban Southern and Midwestern towns. As a new, budget-conscious customer, I gravitate to Suddenlink over deals from competitors like AT&T — I like giving the underdogs a shot. Plus, there’s no obligation or fees requiring you to stay if you decide Suddenlink isn’t for you.
Right now, new Suddenlink customers who sign up for any Suddenlink cable internet plan can get a $200 Visa Reward Card with their purchase. If they opt for the Internet 1 Gig plan with the Premier TV service, then they can also get HBO Max for free. What's better than that?
Former Suddenlink customers may be eligible for “new customer” deals as long as their previous account was in good standing and they haven’t disconnected in the past 30 days. Speaking to the retention department is one way for existing customers to get deals from their internet provider.
Suddenlink’s range of plans is similar to what we normally see from cable internet providers. Each plan has fast enough speeds to support at least one heavy streaming, remote working, online gamer — the more speed you get, the more streamers and gamers you can support. But Suddenlink outshines most of its competitors, including Spectrum (see our review) and Cox (see deals), with its low starting prices.
The only things that top affordable, high-speed, and contract-free plans are plans without data caps. All Suddenlink high-speed internet plans are free of data caps. In the fine print for each plan, Suddenlink states that speeds might slow down during network congestion. That’s common for any internet provider, especially cable internet providers. Besides, the speed advertised for your plan is the maximum download speed, not the speed you’ll normally get.
As a cord-cutter, I want an internet provider that offers high-speed internet, a strong Wi-Fi router, unlimited data, no obligations (contracts), and as many freebies as I can get. Suddenlink checks off all my boxes at a lower price than I thought possible. The only thing is, you have to sign up during a promotional period to get the best prices from them. The Internet 500 and Internet 1 Gig plans have Suddenlink’s best promotional deals, but let the number of people and devices in your home dictate how much speed you should get. Either way, you’ll still get the best prices, smart Wi-Fi, and access to two streaming services.