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Sparklight television pricing

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Price: $35.00 - $214.75/moSpeed: 25 - 940 MbpsChannels: 100+DVR storage hours: 200
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Updated 4/10/23

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Is Sparklight worth the cost?

Frankly, we don't think so because you’ll probably get a better deal with another provider. Sparklight offers just two plans, bucking the low-, middle-, and high-tier norm among TV providers. Economy Cable delivers just 20 basic channels, most of which you could get for free with an HD antenna. Standard Cable delivers around 100 channels, which is slightly lower than most middle-tier plans. You can add 27 more channels with a Digital Value Pack for about $16 per month, but you’ll still pay more per channel (90 cents) than almost any other TV provider. Even Cox, which has a reputation for high prices, comes in at around 70 cents per channel.

But here’s the real kicker: neither of these packages includes DVR or video on demand. You must add Sparklight’s TV Plus (which isn’t a standalone plan, despite the name) for another $12 per month.

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Featured plans and prices

Get the best value by speaking directly with a sales rep at 1-877-687-1332 or checking your address at
Sparklight's website.
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  • Channels
Std. Cable + Std. Phone + Internet 200
  • Download speeds
    200 Mbps
  • Upload speeds
    20 Mbps
  • Channels
  • DVR storage hours
Std. Cable + Std. Phone + Internet 500
  • Download speeds
    500 Mbps
  • Upload speeds
    40 Mbps
  • Channels
  • DVR storage hours

Disclaimer: Availability and pricing are subject to location. Conditions apply.

Want to bundle TV with other services?

Sparklight also offers internet and home phone service. Bundling TV with internet could save you around $5 per month (yeehaw). However, don’t bother adding a home phone unless you’re willing to spend big for the convenience. Sparklight’s Standard phone service is so expensive ($50 per month, compared to around $10-$30 for similar features elsewhere) that $32–$47 in savings looks more impressive than it is.

Savings tip: Services often come highly discounted when you buy them together. Be sure to check
Sparklight's bundling options.
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Premium channels and add-ons
  • HBO: $19/mo.
  • Cinemax: $19/mo.
  • STARZ: $19/mo.
  • SHOWTIME/TMC: $10.99/mo.
  • Bundle of two premium services: $32/mo.
  • Bundle of three premium services: $42/mo.
  • Hispanic Tier: $6
  • Digital Value Pack: $16/mo.
Available add-ons vary based on your location and TV package. Visit
Sparklight's website
or call 1-877-687-1332 for more details.
Switching to Sparklight?

Sparklight includes an Amazon Firestick ($49 value) to help you get connected when you add Sparklight TV Plus ($12 per month) to a Standard plan. Setup will cost you more than most providers, from $30 (self-installation) to $90 (professional installation). You can use your own modem and router if you use Sparklight internet. But if you have only Sparklight TV, you’ll need to rent a Sparklight TV modem ($10.50 per month). Sparklight won’t buy you out of your old contract, but you won’t have to sign another one, so that’s nice.

Savings tip: Sparklight often has
sign-up promotions
for first-time customers. Call 1-877-687-1332 to ask a rep about current deals and discounts.
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Canceling Sparklight services?

Because Sparklight doesn’t have contracts, there are no early termination fees. But you’ll have to call in to cancel since you can’t do it online. But the real bad news is, if you want to hit the easy button when returning equipment, it’ll cost you $45 for a technician to come collect it. Alternatively, you can drop it off in person. There’s no mail-in option. (Seriously, Sparklight?)

Locked into a contract? Call Sparklight at 1-877-687-1332 and speak to a rep about available options.
Costs to consider:
  • Installation cost: $30–$90
  • DVR fee: $0, but you must add Sparklight TV Plus to your plan for $12/mo.
  • Additional equipment fees: $10.50 for a router or TV-only router (depending on whether you have Sparklight internet service or not)
  • Regional sports fee: $9.20
  • Broadcast fee: $14.44–$30.54, depending on your area
  • Contract length: N/A
  • Cancellation fee: N/A

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Disclaimer: Availability and pricing are subject to location. Conditions apply.

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