Best TV, Internet, and Phone Bundles 2021

Bundle up, buttercups. We’re talking about the best internet speeds, high TV channel counts, and unlimited nationwide calling.
Best Value

Monthly price:
$39.99$159.99
Available channels:
260
Download speeds:
601000 Mbps
Best DIRECTV Bundle

Monthly price:
$89.98$179.98
Available channels:
330
Download speeds:
100 Mbps
Best Alternative DIRECTV Bundle

Monthly price:
$85$214.99
Available channels:
330
Download speeds:
10940 Mbps
Best for Premium Channels

Monthly price:
$62.98$152.97
Available channels:
200
Download speeds:
200 Mbps
Best for Fast Internet Speeds

Monthly price:
$89.99$169.99
Available channels:
425
Download speeds:
200940 Mbps

We sifted through hundreds of different TV, internet, and phone bundles to find some of the best out there. And when the dust settled, we found Xfinity, AT&T, CenturyLink, Spectrum, and Verizon Fios offer some of the best-triple play bundles.

But which bundle is best for you? Let’s dig into the prices, channel counts, and internet speeds—plus all the bonus perks—to find out.

Find TV, internet, and phone bundles available near you.

Xfinity Saver Pro Plus Triple Play: Best value

As the nation’s largest cable TV and internet provider, Xfinity is available to most people. Plus, it’s a pretty good deal.

You get fast internet speeds, tons of channels to surf through, and home phone service all for just over $100 a month in this Xfinity triple play bundle.

Saver Pro Plus Triple Play
Xfinity Bundles - West
TV channel count:
140+
Internet download speed:
400 Mbps
Calling allowance:
Unlimited nationwide calls
$104.99 a month

Data effective 12/10/2020. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
*For the first 12 months

Pros

  • Fast internet speeds
  • Solid TV selection
  • Available in most states

Cons

  • Reputation for bad customer service

What we like

Xfinity works for anyone who needs to work from home, play games online, or veg out and relax on the couch while watching Schitt’s Creek. (Ew, David!)

The 300 Mbps download speeds are enough for a medium- to large-sized family to run multiple devices at the same time without slowing anyone down. And Xfinity internet speeds held up well in our latest analysis of the fastest internet providers.

Xfinity’s TV service has a great on-demand selection, high channel counts, and a pretty cool cloud DVR (the X1). The voice remote helps you quickly find NBA games or the last episode of The Flight Attendant on HBO.

What we don’t like

With Xfinity, there’s often fees for equipment, HD TV, and early termination fees. If you need service to multiple TVs, these fees can add up quickly. As long as you know what you’re paying for, you’ll get your money’s worth with Xfinity.

Also, be aware that your price will increase after the second year of service. Make sure to budget appropriately.

AT&T Internet + DIRECTV CHOICE + Phone Unlimited: Best DIRECTV bundle

AT&T has long bundled its internet with DIRECTV, which is why it’s always showing up on our best bundles lists. If you ask our team, DIRECTV is one of—if not the—favorite TV service because it has all the channels you could ever want.

DIRECTV CHOICE All-Included Package + AT&T Internet + Phone Unlimited
AT&T Bundles - DIRECTV
TV channel count:
185+
Internet download speed:
100 Mbps
Calling allowance:
Unlimited Nationwide Calling
$114.98 a month

Data effective 12/10/2020. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
*for 12 months plus taxes & internet equip. fee w/ 24-mo. TV agmt & combined bill. Autopay & Paperless bill req’d. Prices higher in 2nd year. $10/mo. internet equip. fee applies

Pros

  • Tons of channels
  • Large service area
  • No data caps

Cons

  • No download speeds above 100 Mbps
  • High price and 2nd-year price jump

What we like

AT&T doesn’t have internet data caps for its bundles, so you can download all your Steam games and stream all the 4K HD shows and movies you want. You won’t pay overages or have your speeds throttled.

Then there’s DIRECTV. What can we say, we love DIRECTV’s huge channel count. And the CHOICE package even gets you the much-coveted NFL SUNDAY TICKET channel, which is a football fan’s dream.

What we don’t like

But with that massive list of channels to choose from comes a hefty price—especially when the cost rises after a year. And don’t forget that, next year, you’ll need to pay for your NFL SUNDAY TICKET season pass, which usually costs around $300, too. Yikes.

Then there’s also the question of internet speeds. AT&T bundles DIRECTV with download speeds up to 100 Mbps. That should be enough for a small or medium-sized family. But if you’ve got a home full of six people who use the internet all day, every day, it may not cut it.

CenturyLink Internet + DIRECTV SELECT + Home Phone: Best alternative DIRECTV bundle

CenturyLink is an affordable internet option that also pairs you with DIRECTV’s buffet of channels. That’s a combo you can’t really go wrong with.

We mentioned above in our review of the AT&T Internet + DIRECTV CHOICE + Phone Unlimited bundle that the DIRECTV CHOICE package gets you the NFL SUNDAY TICKET channel. But if you’re not a sports fan and would rather balance a budget than channel surf for hours, the ENTERTAINMENT package might be more up your alley.

DIRECTV® ENTERTAINMENT ALL INCLUDED + CENTURYLINK INTERNET + HOME PHONE
CenturyLink Bundles
TV channel count:
160+
Internet download speed:
up to 100 Mbps
Calling allowance:
Unlimited Nationwide Calling
$149.99 a month

Data effective 12/10/2020. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
*for 12 mos. plus taxes w/ 24-mo. DIRECTV agmt and combined billing. Price includes DIRECTV ENTERTAINMENT ($64.99/mo.), CenturyLink ($85/mo.) DIRECTV ENTERTAINMENT price higher in 2nd year.Additional taxes, fees, and surcharges apply. Rate excludes CTL Fees not to exceed $3.00/mo/line.* Speed may not be available in your area.

Pros

  • Lots of channels
  • No internet contract

Cons

  • 2nd-year price increase
  • No Price for Life on bundles

What we like

We said it before and we’ll say it again: We love DIRECTV. It has all the channels anyone could want. Even in the base ENTERTAINMENT package.

Plus, CenturyLink internet gets you up to 100 Mbps download speeds, which are more than enough for three to four people to stream different rooms. (Hey, whatever floats your boat.)

What we don’t like

With DIRECTV, your second-year price will increase, and in some cases, pretty dramatically. DIRECTV isn’t necessarily cheap to begin with, so make sure you know what you’re getting into with your contract.

The other thing we don’t like is that you don’t get CenturyLink’s Price for Life deal on its DIRECTV bundles. The price lock guarantee is one of the biggest reasons we like CenturyLink service, so to taking it away when you bundle leaves us feeling like something important is missing.

Spectrum Gold Triple Play: Best for premium channels

Spectrum bundles up TV, internet, and phone service, plus a few perks like no contracts, unlimited data, and premium channels. Say what?

That’s right. Spectrum’s Silver and Gold bundles get you premium channels like HBO and SHOWTIME. We’re over the moon.

Gold Triple Play
Spectrum Bundles
TV channel count:
200+
Internet download speed:
200 Mbps
Calling allowance:
Unlimited calls to U.S., Canada, Mexico, & U.S. Territories
$152.97 a month

Data effective 12/10/2020. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
*for 12 mos when bundled

Pros

  • Wide variety of channels
  • No contract
  • Premium channels included

Cons

  • Few internet speed options
  • High price

What we like

Spectrum’s TV service has a lot to offer, and we especially like that its Silver and Gold packages throw in premium add on channels. See, other providers might charge you up to $15 extra a month to get your hands on HBO or SHOWTIME. But not Spectrum.

We also love that Spectrum doesn’t require you to sign a contract or deal with data caps on any of its bundles—or on its internet service, either.

What we don’t like

The price you pay for a Gold Spectrum bundle feels like it’s about to blast into the atmosphere. We wish Spectrum’s prices would come down to Earth, just like we wish it gave you more bundled download speeds to choose from.

Verizon Fios Gigabit Internet + The Most Fios TV: Best for fast internet speeds

There’s no getting around it, Verizon Fios Home Internet has some of the fastest internet speeds in the country. And we’ve heard it has great customer service too.

Verizon Fios recently launched its mix and match service that lets you pair any of its internet plans with a TV plan. We think that’s pretty stellar since those mix-and-match combos give you the freedom to choose the bundle you want.

Fios Gigabit Connection + The Most Fios TV
Verizon Bundles
TV channel count:
425+
Internet download speed:
Up to 940 Mbps
$169.99 a month

Data effective 12/10/2020. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
**General: For new eligible TV and/or Internet res. custs. Availability varies. Wired & wireless Internet speeds vary due to device limits, multiple users, network & other factors. See Verizon.com/yourspeed for more info. $15/mo. router and $99 setup charges & other taxes & terms may apply. Auto Pay (ACH or bank debit card only) & paper-free billing req’d. for Internet service. Subj. to credit approval & may require a deposit. Fios Gigabit Connection: Gigabit network connection to your home. Wired speeds up to 940/880 Mbps with avg. speeds betw. 750-940 Mbps download / 750-880 Mbps upload. Fios TV: $12/mo. STB charge may apply.

Pros

  • Fast download and upload speeds
  • Lots of customizability
  • Great customer service

Cons

  • Unclear data cap policy
  • Limited availability

What we like

Verizon Fios Home Internet is known for its fiber plans, which give you some of the fastest speeds for both downloading and uploading. (Seriously, it even made our list of the fastest internet providers.)

Plus, Verizon Fios TV has some of the highest channel counts out there. You can even opt for a personalized TV plan with Your Fios TV.

There’s also the fact that Verizon doesn’t rope you into a contract with its bundles. And if you need to make a phone call, Verizon Wireless service has the best coverage and best performance.

What we don’t like

Verizon Fios Home Internet has an ambiguous data cap policy, and most of the time you can’t find it spelled out anywhere. But if the company doesn’t say it’ll charge you or throttle your speeds for going over data limits, it (probably) won’t. So we assume you can use the internet as you like.

Then there’s the issue of where you can get Verizon Fios Home Internet. Right now, it’s mainly limited to the East Coast. So anyone out west is missing out.

Recap: What are the best TV, internet, and phone bundles?

Finding the right combo might be a little tricky, but we’d advise starting with your required internet speed. After that, look over TV packages carefully. TV packages tend to get more expensive quickly, but make sure you’re getting the channels you want—otherwise, what’s the point?

Data effective 12/10/2020. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
*For the first 12 months
**for 12 months plus taxes & internet equip. fee w/ 24-mo. TV agmt & combined bill. Autopay & Paperless bill req’d. Prices higher in 2nd year. $10/mo. internet equip. fee applies
†for 12 mos. plus taxes w/ 24-mo. DIRECTV agmt and combined billing. Price includes DIRECTV ENTERTAINMENT ($64.99/mo.), CenturyLink ($85/mo.) DIRECTV ENTERTAINMENT price higher in 2nd year.Additional taxes, fees, and surcharges apply. Rate excludes CTL Fees not to exceed $3.00/mo/line.* Speed may not be available in your area.
††for 12 mos when bundled
‡General: For new eligible TV and/or Internet res. custs. Availability varies. Wired & wireless Internet speeds vary due to device limits, multiple users, network & other factors. See Verizon.com/yourspeed for more info. $15/mo. router and $99 setup charges & other taxes & terms may apply. Auto Pay (ACH or bank debit card only) & paper-free billing req’d. for Internet service. Subj. to credit approval & may require a deposit. Fios Gigabit Connection: Gigabit network connection to your home. Wired speeds up to 940/880 Mbps with avg. speeds betw. 750-940 Mbps download / 750-880 Mbps upload. Fios TV: $12/mo. STB charge may apply.

  • Mike

    I currently have Direct tv choice,internet, and landline phone. My current contract will expire soon. What company offers the best deal as Att says they will not renew at same price

  • Kevin Thomas

    So, where is the data on Spectrum!?

  • jmgbooks

    You should call DISH and ask them