Best Holiday Broadband Deals

It’s fa-la-la-la-la season for gift giving. You are circling the latest iPhone deals. Are you digging deep to find the best new tv for your family room. Or maybe you just want to treat yourself to something liquor. No judgements. Whatever you want, there’s probably a sale out there for you.

But during this holiday seasondon’t miss the opportunity to get great deals from internet service providers across the country. Those ISPs probably won’t be at the top of your list for Santa, but maybe they should be. After all, how will you be able to uncontrollably look at all yours favorite holiday movies if your internet connection is unpredictable?

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Do yourself and your family a favor and check out these ISP deals. You may be able to get rid of a data limit or switch to a faster download speed. Maybe you just want to switch providers later years of dissatisfaction with your current ISP. Whatever the case may be, it’s worth investigating what else might be out there.

Here is our list of current holiday broadband deals.

Holiday broadband deals

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  • Promotion end date: Thursday 5th January

AT&T has been lining up several holiday promotions. First, existing postpaid wireless customers who sign up for a 300Mbps or higher plan can get a $200 rewards card.

Second, online customers who purchase an AT&T Fiber plan may qualify for an Amazon Smart Home Accessory Bundle, which includes an Echo Show 8, Blink Outdoor Camera, Blink Video Doorbell, and 2 Amazon Smart Plugs, or a card prize up to $150.

Third, new customers who sign up for an AT&T Fiber plan at a participating retail store or call center can get the first two months of service free through bill credits. (Note: This offer is only valid in ChicagoDetroit, Kansas City, Sacramento, San FranciscoWaco and West Palm Beach.)

Finally, new customers in all other US markets who sign up for AT&T Fiber at a participating retail store or call center will qualify for a Google Holiday Smart Home Bundle worth $224.

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  • Promotion End Date: Unknown

T-Mobile’s 5G home Internet product has a promotion that offers new customers a $100 prepaid debit card if they keep up service for at least 60 days. This means you get two months free. There is an additional offer where new customers can get $10 off each month when they have or add a qualifying T-Mobile voice line. You can stack this deal with the $100 gift card.

Read our T-Mobile Home Internet review.

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  • Promotion end date: Wednesday 4th January

Verizon offers several vacation deals for new home Internet customers with its Verizon Fios Fiber Internet Service and Verizon 5G Home Internet product. First, new customers—anyone who hasn’t subscribed to Verizon in the past 180 days—will receive a 10-year price guarantee.

Additionally, Verizon 5G Home Plus and Fios 1 Gig (or higher) customers receive a $200 Doordash or Grubhub gift card.

Finally, Fios 1 Gig (or higher) customers can choose between an Amazon Echo Show 10 or a $150 Verizon gift card.

Read our Verizon Fios home internet review.

Holiday broadband deals FAQ

Is the holiday season really the best time to get broadband?

It could be. May through October — the moving season — is typically the prime window to find great sales and incentives on Internet service. However, due to increased competition, some suppliers are skipping the holidays to attract new customers.

What should I look for to find a good deal on the internet?

A good way to determine a decent value is to look at the cost per megabit per second. For example, you could upgrade to a 100Mbps plan for $20/month and skip a 500Mbps plan for $40/month. After all, you’re playing for $20 less a month with the 100Mbps option.

However, when you look at the cost per Mbps, it’s 20 cents per Mbps for the 100 plan and just 8 cents per Mbps for the 500 plan. If you have multiple users in your home and multiple smart devices throughout your home, you’ll notice the difference. of performance in having the 500 Mbps plan compared to the 100 Mbps option.

Finally, don’t forget the value of promotional benefits. If a plan gets you free HBO Max, that’s a savings of $15 a month, or $180 a year if you were already a subscriber. Given how many of us rely on our streaming services, this is excellent value.

Are there any offers or promotions I should avoid while on vacation?

Stay away from plans and services that require you to enter into a term contract. When you do, it often means you’ll pay a steep penalty if you decide to terminate the service before the end of the contract. Thankfully, these long-term contracts are no longer the norm. But if a vacation deal requires you to sign a long-term deal, make sure you’ve explored all your options before signing up.