How to Choose the Best Cable TV Provider

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Picking the right cable TV provider is a pretty daunting task. You need to keep under consideration multiple factors. You cannot just decide on one and go with it because then you have to deal with multiple issues in the future. Also, some websites appear to be quite intimidating as well. The information seems complicated, the plans and packages confuse the visitors and they also advertise offers that have already expired.

On the whole, the whole process turns out to be quite overwhelming. But don’t worry, take a deep breath and keep reading this guide on how you can choose the best cable TV provider in just a few steps. By the end of it, you will be able to make up your mind and land yourself an amazing deal that fulfills all your needs and requirements.

1.      Research Your Options

We cannot stress enough how crucial it is to do your proper research before picking a provider. A lot of thinking goes into this process. The first step to it is to check out the available cable providers in your area. After doing this you can narrow it down to the ones that need to be considered.

Now, we know that you cannot just go out and ask about every single one. This is why we recommend you to keep your eyes out for Spectrum because it is one of the most widely available cable providers in the United States. This telecom company offers its services in more than 40 states. It is also known for its quality and user satisfaction. So, while you are checking out the cable providers in your area, there is a pretty good chance you will come across the services of Spectrum.

Moreover, you can also go to websites that have listed all the providers and their extensive details. For example, you can go to as it offers one of the simplest user-interface. Simply enter your zip code in the bar and it will give you a list of all the available providers in your area.

Once you have the list, we recommend you do a little digging. You know, ask around for reviews from your friends, neighbors, or acquaintances and see what their experience has been with that certain company. Ask if they frequently experience outages? Is the quality good? Is the channel lineup worth investing money in? Also, don’t forget to ask about the customer service.

2.      Evaluate Your Channel Lineup Requirement

Did you know that on average an American adult gets around 205 channels? However, they only watch about twenty of them. This means they end up paying a whole lot more for channels they are never even going to watch. So, do you want to be amongst those people or do you wish to get value for your money? Of course, the latter, right?

The best way to go about it is that you write down all the channels that you frequently watch and the ones that you feel are the must-haves. In addition to this, you can also make a list of all those channels you think would be nice to have on your TV. Then compare that list with the channel lineups of providers that you have narrowed down to. If you find a provider that offers you all those channels then you are good to go with it.

But keep in mind, don’t pay an extra for something you are not going to watch. The bills of cable TV are already pretty high and you need to save as much as you can.

3.      Consider Bundles

Let’s be realistic, everyone has an internet connection in their homes and cable TV as well. Separately getting a connection of both could end up putting a dent in your wallet. of course, you also cannot give up on any one of these subscriptions either. This is why it is highly suggested that you go for bundles.

Almost 13% of Americans don’t use the internet. And we think you likely don’t lie in this percentage. Therefore, bundling is a smart option for you because it results in you getting more services at a reasonable price as opposed to getting an individual service at a high price.

Do you know, that a good internet and TV bundle could end up saving you more than a thousand bucks over two years? This is quite economical. But don’t just pick a bundle blind-eyed. You need to be careful to avoid any hidden charges. Everything that looks way too good to be true is often the opposite. It results in you paying even more than you were trying to save. So, smartly choose a bundle that comes with more perks and fewer risks.

4.      Check Out Deals and Promotional Offers

Don’t immediately settle for the asking price. Negotiate and look for any promotional offers or deals. If you keep your eyes out for an amazing deal, then you can land yourself a pretty amazing subscription with a highly reasonable price point.

You can take a look at any deals offered for new customers. Also, the holiday season is a good chance for you to stumble across discounted offers and extra perks

To Sum Up

There you have it. We hope that by now you have a good idea as to how you should choose the best cable TV, provider. So, on your next hunt, be sure to do your proper research, compare services, and prices, and evaluate your needs and requirements. In this way, you can easily pick the one that suits you the most.

Tonia Nissen
Based out of Detroit, Tonia Nissen has been writing for Optic Flux since 2017 and is presently our Managing Editor. An experienced freelance health writer, Tonia obtained an English BA from the University of Detroit, then spent over 7 years working in various markets as a television reporter, producer and news videographer. Tonia is particularly interested in scientific innovation, climate technology, and the marine environment.