All cable television companies offer a variety of packages and bundles for different services. The way to select the best bundles is to compare everything that is included, the total pricing, and the requirements that have to be met to get the lowest rates. There are some extras that are included in Time Warner Cable bundles, for example, that are not found in other companies. Access to 500,000 wifi hot spots nationwide is included in most complete bundles. A complete bundle has services for television, internet, and digital phone services. Many of those bundles also include a free application that allows streaming of live television, as well as “On Demand” programming, for any device.
Complete bundles vary in terms of speeds for internet, the number of channels for the cable service, and data storage and usage for digital phones. That allows families to select the bundle that suits the needs, preferences, and budgets. If a family wants viewing with no commercials, for example, streaming capacities will be the most important component of the package. If talking and texting long distances is a priority, a few deluxe packages offer a free “Phone2Go” application that provides calling and texting worldwide. The price quoted online is clear, and all taxes and fees, that have to added by law, are explained well. Some companies wait until a bundle is ordered to explain added costs. Make sure the advertising for the bundle provides total pricing before deciding on which company to choose.
Requirements that have to be met to get the advantage of the lowest rates will vary greatly between companies. Some require a long-term commitment, such as a two or three year contract, before the best price is offered. That may be fine for some people, but it does not allow individuals or families to adjust bundles to meet changing needs. Relocation, for example, may be needed for a promotion. Not being locked into a three year contract will make moving across the country easier, and less expensive. No contracts to sign provide the freedom to change packages and bundles as needs and circumstances change. The pricing for all bundles is for a total of only twelve months. If services are canceled prior to the first year, a small fee is charged to the account, but a contract is not required to get the lowest rates for bundles.