Optimum is a cable internet and television service brand by Altice that currently serves over 170 million people across New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania. Optimum’s internet speeds tend to be faster than DSL and more affordable than fiber, making them a great option for most households and families in their serviceable areas. Plus, they have an extensive network of over 1 million WiFi hotspots accessible to all their customers.
A Quick Look at Optimum
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Internet, TV and home phone bundles available
Free with select bundles
Smart router included with service
Optimum has a wide range of packages to fit most lifestyles and budgets. They have five different internet speeds to choose from that can be ordered as standalone internet service or paired with television and/or phone service. It’s important to note, however, that not all speeds and packages are available everywhere. Optimum’s internet-only plans start at 20 Mbps and go all the way up to 400 Mbps.
If you don’t use the internet that much, 20 Mbps could be just what you need. This plan is great for light users who surf the web on up to four devices. Casual streaming and downloading music, photos, and shows shouldn’t be a problem either, but you might run in to some speed issues if you’re trying to download HD movies or stream on multiple devices at once.
100 Mbps could be the perfect speed for busy households with up to eight devices being used at the same time. Stream your favorite shows and download files while your kids are in the other room watching YouTube. With Optimum 100, you should be able to do it all without any glitches or buffering.
Welcome to a seamlessly connected experience for multi-device HD streaming, multi-player gaming and lightning fast downloads. If you want to ensure a speedy internet connection on up to 11 devices at once, Optimum 200 could be the perfect plan for you.
Enjoy a multi-player gaming experience like never before! Stream 4K UHD and HD on multiple devices, video chat with your loved ones, stream music, and download very large files simultaneously on up to 15 devices at once.
If you want Optimum’s fastest available internet plan, Optimum 400 is for you. Designed for consistently heavy streaming and multi-player gaming, 400 Mbps should be able to handle the latest technologies and heaviest network usage activities on up to 16+ devices at the same time.
Optimum’s prices are lower than many of their competitors, which is part of what makes their plans such a good deal. However, while prices are locked in for the first 12 months, they will typically increase if you choose to continue your service after the first year.
We couldn’t find prices for some of the lower tiered internet-only plans on Optimum’s website, but here is what we did find:
Optimum 200 - $44.99/mo. for 12 months
Optimum 300 - $54.99/mo. for 12 months
Optimum 400 - $64.99/mo. for 12 months
If you’ve done your research, you’ll know that these plans are relatively inexpensive compared to similar plans on the market. Optimum does charge a $99 setup fee, but there are various offers available to have it waived. Be sure to ask your sales agent about this when you call in.
Aside from their low prices, another great reason to sign up with Optimum is for their perks. Optimum customers get a handful of extra features included with their service, including free Wi-Fi hotspots, free security software, email accounts, a smart router, and more. Read up on some of these features below.
Optimum has over 1 million WiFi hotspots to help you stay connected on the go. You can find their hotspots in multiple places, from trains and buses to malls and public areas. Get online with your phone, tablet, or laptop and browse the web to your heart’s content whenever you’re in range.
Optimum offers internet protection powered by McAfee, a trusted security software for your data, identity, and privacy on multiple devices. As an Optimum Online customer, you can protect up to 20 devices – at no extra cost.
When you sign up for internet with Optimum, you get an Optimum smart router included with your service. This makes it easy to set up a secure home network while providing you with reliable internet access for all your wireless devices at home.
Depending on your level of service, Optimum offers up to 15 email accounts with up to 5 GB of space.
Stuck in a contract? Optimum’s contract buyout offer lets you get up to $500 towards your termination fees with your current service provider. As always, certain restrictions apply.
Free installation with select bundles
Multiple plans and prices available
Contract buyout (restrictions apply)
Large Wi-Fi hotspot network
Smart router included
Optimum isn’t available nationwide. Additionally, some plans increase in price after the first year.
The Bottom Line
Optimum offers a wide range of plans and speeds to suit multiple lifestyles and budgets. Give them a call to see if they’re right for you.
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