Grab a warm coat, some mittens, and a scarf, because we’re going to bundle town. Here are all the reasons that you may want to consider bundling your cable TV and internet services.
In the words of the Swedish pop band ABBA: “I work all night, I work all day to pay the bills I have to pay. Ain’t it sad!” Yes, it is sad. But bundling may help you lower the cost of those bills, so you can work less and watch more (or, you know, spend some time outside).
We should be clear, not all bundles will save you money. Many companies offer bundles that are just the same price as buying separate services. But sometimes you can find an amazing deal.
For example, with Comcast Xfinity you can get 400 Mbps internet service plus TV service with 125+ channels for just $86.15 a month. Separately, these two services would cost over $110! Comcast has quite a few bundles like this, depending on where you live.
But it’s not just Comcast. Cox, Spectrum, and Verizon and others have stellar bundle deals. Here’s a look at some of our favorite TV and internet bundles on the market.
This might be obvious, but paying one bill instead of two (or one bill instead of three) saves you time. But it’s not just paying your bill that can be easier.
If you decide to cancel your service because you’re moving or just want something different, you only have to deal with one company’s (likely) annoying cancellation process.
Plus, many bundles offer special promotions that aren’t available for single services, like free installation and equipment, rebates, and waived fees.
Many people are cancelling their cable subscription and opting to stream to their TV through the internet (we’ll talk about this option more below). While this may work for some people, there are downsides.
For one, bundle packages often offer live TV, special channels, and pay-per-view options that aren’t available via streaming services. And there’s something nice about having content that’s just on all the time. Sometimes you don’t know that you want to watch Speed 2: Cruise Control until you come across it while channel surfing at two in the morning.
Another thing to keep in mind is that streaming TV through the internet eats up your data and your bandwidth. Even the fastest internet can get congested when you have too many devices streaming high-definition video at once. With cable TV, you don’t have to worry about it.