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Optimum television pricing

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Price: $15.00 - $195.00/moSpeed: 100 Mbps - 940 MbpsChannels: 420+DVR storage hours: 150
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Is Optimum worth the cost?

Yes. Optimum is one of the best options for cable TV and internet service in its small coverage area. You get a ton of channels, speedy internet, and competitive prices. Overall, it’s an excellent choice for TV and internet.

It's important to note, though, that prices are locked for the first two years, but jump up in year three. If you bundle services and pay for the most channels and fastest speeds, your third-year price could be $200 higher than your first-year price.

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Make sure Optimum is available in your area.

Featured plans and prices

Get the best value by speaking directly with a sales rep at 1-844-719-8066 or checking your address at
Optimum's website.
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Altice Basic TV
  • Channels
  • DVR storage hours
Altice One Core TV and Internet 500
  • Download speeds
    500 Mbps
  • Channels
  • DVR storage hours
Altice Premier TV and Internet 500
  • Download speeds
    400 Mbps
  • Channels
  • DVR storage hours

Disclaimer: Availability and pricing are subject to location. Conditions apply. For offer details, view disclaimers

Want to bundle TV with other services?

Optimum offers bundles with internet, TV, and even cell service. Because TV is delivered over your internet connection, you will be required to pay for internet to access TV service.

Prices are very competitive, and you can often find bonuses and incentives attached, such as temporary discounts or prepaid Visa cards. Bundling generally makes a lot of sense—not only do you consolidate your bills to a single provider, but you also tend to save some money versus going with different providers for internet and TV.

Savings tip: Services often come highly discounted when you buy them together. Be sure to check
Optimum's bundling options.
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Premium channels and add-ons
  • HBO Max: $14.99/mo.
  • SHOWTIME: $10.99/mo.
  • STARZ & STARZ ENCORE: $9.99/mo.
  • Cinemax: $9.99/mo.
  • The Movie Channel: $11.95/mo.
  • Optimum Sports Pack: $5/mo.
  • Español TV: $15–$20.95/mo. depending on your base plan
Available add-ons vary based on your location and TV package. Visit
Optimum's website
or call 1-844-719-8066 for more details.
Switching to Optimum?

When switching to Optimum TV service, you’ll need to consider a couple of things. First, we strongly recommend ordering service online to save on installation costs—it can be up to $100 cheaper compared to other methods (like signing up over the phone). Second, you’ll need to decide whether you need the premium installation or if you can get by with the standard professional installation. The standard version is free, but the premium install costs about $50 more. It might be the way to go, though, if you need help setting up your devices.

Finally, you’ll need to determine how many set-top boxes you need. The first box is free, but upgrading to an Apple TV or renting additional boxes costs $10 each on your TV bill per month. Cloud DVR isn't required, but will cost you between $8 and $20 per month, depending on how much you want.

You can always add more storage or set-top boxes later, but to get the best experience, it’s a good idea to make these decisions up front.

Savings tip: Optimum often has
sign-up promotions
for first-time customers. Call 1-844-719-8066 to ask a rep about current deals and discounts.
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Canceling Optimum services?

Canceling Optimum service is simple. There are no contracts or service agreements, so you just need to call customer service and let the company know you want to cancel. You’ll also need to arrange to return any equipment you’ve rented to an Optimum store (or mail it in), but if you’ve purchased an Apple TV, it’s yours to keep.

There are different numbers for different service areas, so check the Optimum contact page to find the right one for you.

Locked into a contract? Call Optimum at 1-844-719-8066 and speak to a rep about available options.
Costs to consider:
  • Installation cost: $0$149.99 (depending on the type of installation and whether you order online)
  • Cloud DVR: $8–$20/mo. (based on amount of storage)
  • Additional equipment fees: First set-top box free, then $10/mo. for each additional
  • Regional sports fee: $10.47/mo.
  • Broadcast fee: $9.99/mo.
  • Contract length: None
  • Cancelation fee: None

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Disclaimer: Availability and pricing are subject to location. Conditions apply. For offer details, view disclaimers

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