In general, Frontier deals offer some of the most value for DSL and fiber internet shoppers of anything currently on the market. Their fiber “FiOS” plans, in particular, have been attractively priced since Frontier acquired an extensive fiber footprint from Verizon in 2016.[1]

TV fans can a choose between Vantage TV, their digital IPTV service, or DISH, one of the top satellite providers in the US.[2]

We consider their mid-range plans to be a good deal thanks to their combination of unlimited data and reasonable long-term pricing.

Top Frontier Deals

Internet Plus — Best DSL Internet-Only Plan

Frontier Communications Internet Plus — Best DSL Internet-Only Plan

Frontier's "Internet Plus" plan is currently the best option for customers who want Internet-only service from Frontier. The maximum download speed is 18 Mbps — this may be reduced to 12 Mbps in some service areas. This plan is currently reduced to $30/mo.

Either way, 12–18 Mbps is sufficient to stream Netflix in HD and do most regular Internet activities like gaming, Skyping, and etc. Customers who need more than 18 Mbps should call and check if Frontier offers fiber "Frontier Fios" plans in their neighborhood. Select cities in Florida, New York, Texas, and the west coast can currently get fiber from Frontier. The vast majority of their service is DSL, which is limited to 18 Mbps.

Frontier charges $10/month for the modem/router WiFi device. This fee is non-negotiable. They also charge $75 for installation — the installation fee can be waived in some cases for customers who sign a two year contract.

Frontier offers a variety of bundled TV services and security services, which can be added on at checkout for interested customers.

Includes:
  • Call-in only. Must sign up over phone to get reduced prices.
  • Best option for internet-only
  • Only $30/month for a limited time
  • Download speeds up to 18 Mbps
  • Good for streaming Netflix, browsing the web, gaming, video chat, etc.
  • Free installation with 2-year contract ($75 value)
Last updated 10 days ago.

Complete List of Current Frontier Internet Deals

See the table below for a rundown of every current national offer we’ve collected from Frontier’s various sales channels:

DealsPrice MonthlyInternet SpeedPhone
6.0 Mbps $2799 6.0 Mbps DSL(877) 773-4506
Internet Plus — Best DSL Internet-Only Plan $4499 45 Mbps DSL(877) 773-4506
Preferred Internet $3499 25 Mbps DSL(877) 773-4506
50 Mbps $2999 50 Mbps Fiber(877) 773-4506
100 Mbps $3999 100 Mbps Fiber(877) 773-4506
500 Mbps $3999 500 Mbps Fiber(877) 773-4506
1,000 Mbps $19999 1,000 Mbps Fiber(877) 773-4506
50 Mbps + Basic TV $4999 50 Mbps Fiber(877) 773-4506
100 Mbps + Basic TV $5999 100 Mbps Fiber(877) 773-4506
500 Mbps + Basic TV $5999 500 Mbps Fiber(877) 773-4506
1,000 Mbps + Basic TV $21999 1,000 Mbps Fiber(877) 773-4506
50 Mbps + Basic TV + Voice $5999 50 Mbps Fiber(877) 773-4506
100 Mbps + Basic TV + Voice $6999 100 Mbps Fiber(877) 773-4506
500 Mbps + Basic TV + Voice $6999 500 Mbps Fiber(877) 773-4506
1,000 Mbps + Basic TV + Voice $22999 1,000 Mbps Fiber(877) 773-4506
Frontier is one the most streamer-friendly providers on the market thanks to their high-speed, uncapped plans.

When is Frontier the Best Option for an Internet or TV Plan?

Frontier has two big “pros”. First, unlimited data — making them an excellent value for cord-cutters looking to binge Netflix without worrying about overage fees.[3]

Frontier is one of the last major wired broadband providers to offer unlimited data on all plans. Best of all, this is true regardless of video quality or network technology.

Combine that with the mobile viewing options on their Vantage TV bundles, and it’s easy to see why Frontier is preferred by binge-watchers and sports junkies alike.

Pros

  • No data caps
  • Varied TV options
  • Reasonable final pricing after promotion period

Cons

  • Slower speeds in DSL areas
  • Pricier premium TV service
  • Customer service issues

Frontier Internet/TV/Phone Bundles: Are They Worth the Money?

Internet-only Frontier Plans

Internet-only plans from Frontier Communications are overall a solid value thanks to their unlimited data policy. The speeds tend to be slower on their DSL network areas (closer to 15–30 Mbps rather than the 50–150 Mbps usually available in fiber “FiOS” areas). However, compared to competing cable networks, the reliability of performance on their DSL networks is strong. It should definitely be more than enough to keep a household of streamers happy.

Internet + TV Frontier Plans

Frontier’s TV/Internet double play plans are a good deal for heavy TV watchers and entertainment-focussed families. However, they can be overkill for “the rest of us” since the pricing is on the steep side. Those who just want a basic plan with a few premium and sports channels should consider the DISH/Frontier package. Conveniently, this bundles satellite TV service from DISH into your monthly bill. Compared to Vantage, their service has more flexibility on economy plans.

Internet + TV + Phone Frontier Plans

Frontier’s landline digital phone service is comparable to current offerings from other major cable, DSL, and fiber providers. That’s a good thing in our opinion, as phone service has improved dramatically across the board thanks to VoIP and Digital Voice options that enable futuristic features like unlimited long-distance calling.

DVR Options with Frontier DSL and Frontier FIOS

With Frontier Fios, you’ll have two main DVR options; standard and premium. Both options include 500 GB of storage space, or 50 hours of HD content). They also both allow for recording on any TV, but there’s a catch. Only one can have play, pause and rewind functionality with the standard offering (the premium option includes up to 10). The final (and biggest) difference? The standard option only allows for two shows to be recorded simultaneously, while the premium device offers 12.

For standalone Frontier, only one option is available; the whole-home DVR system, which allows for simultaneous recording of up to four shows, and includes one terabyte (1000 GB) of storage. This option is included with your cable TV package (or more accurately, the price is rolled into the overall TV charge so you can’t see it or remove it).

Aside from letting you watch live TV on mobile with the Frontier app, Frontier is behind the trend on “smart TV” features like those offered by Verizon Fios or Xfinity X1.

DVRStorageTunersLease (varies regionally)
Fios Standard DVR50 hrs HD2~$10/mo.
Fios Premium DVR50 hrs HD12~$20/mo.
Frontier Whole-Home DVR100 hrs HD4Included

How to Compare Frontier Deals

Frontier has a couple nice perks when it comes to contract options and installation options.

Tip #1: Contract vs Contract-Free

Frontier offers flexible month-to-month plans that are usually cheaper than their competitors. However, some customers we spoke to reported issues with confusion about whether they were on a contract or not. Unfortunately, this can potentially result in unwanted cancellation fees down the road. The lesson here is: don’t take phone reps at their word, and always verify the fine print of your service agreement within 30 days of signing up for service.

Tip #2: Installation options

Frontier bundles installation and some equipment fees with their Internet service. This is good news for the average user who would rather have a professional set up their home network rather than tweak it themselves.

Frontier’s Main Strength: Reliable, Uncapped Bandwidth

What Frontier lacks in customer service they make up for in the reliability of their internet connections. Compared to a coaxial cable connection of the same speed (think Spectrum, Xfinity), Frontier delivers a reliable connection that won’t slow down dramatically during peak use hours.

Since this holds true for their rural DSL networks, we generally recommend them over satellite service — especially for streamers.

Frontier is a rare breed of internet provider that won’t ask you to hand over money for your initial service installation (in most cases). Take advantage of this, even if you’re bringing your own gear. Image Source: Lucas Favre

How to Install Frontier Internet Service

Frontier has two options for installation, whether you’re on a FiOS fiber connection or DSL/cable connection:

  • Self-installation
  • Technician installation

Frontier doesn’t generally charge for Internet installation, so we recommend that customers take advantage of this offer and have a professional technician set up your home network. Even if you’re using your own equipment, Frontier technicians will generally help get your service up and running and optimized. Working with a technician also helps if you’re setting up a multi-room DVR or similar complex full-home TV system.

Frontier Router: Do I Have to Pay Extra to Rent?

Frontier is one of many providers across the US who now include a free router with your service. This isn’t true for every service area or plan, but overall you can expect that your equipment fees will be zero or at least less than other major DSL/fiber providers. That said, using your own router can be preferable for customers who want to customize or optimize their home network for speed and functionality beyond the basic settings offered by a leased gateway device.

Conclusion: Frontier is a Premium Internet-Only Option

Overall, Frontier Communications is best suited to internet-only customers and busy family homes.

Internet-only customers will appreciate the affordable prices, reliable speeds, and unlimited data policy.

Family homes will benefit from the huge range of channels on the Vantage TV platform and the capable, multi-room DVR setup.

Disclaimers:

Limited-time offer for new residential Frontier single Play customers in select areas. Offer not valid in select areas of CT, NC, SC, MN, IL, OH and NY. Call 1.888.623.4009 to check availability for your address. Must subscribe to new High-Speed Internet with maximum speed range between 25.1 Mbps and 115 Mbps download. The maximum speed range will depend on provisioned product tier. Maximum service speed is not available to all locations and the maximum speed for service at your location may be lower than the maximum speed in this range. Service speed is not guaranteed and will depend on many factors. Your ability to stream may be limited by speeds available in your area. Service subject to availability. Installation ($40), equipment fees, taxes, governmental surcharges, and fees, including router fee ($10/mo.), and other applicable charges extra, and subject to change. After 12 months, monthly rates for Internet service subject to change. A $9.99 equipment delivery/handling fee applies. A $9.99 broadband processing fee upon disconnection of service applies. Minimum system requirements and other terms and conditions apply. Standard charges apply for jack installation, wiring and other additional services. Frontier reserves the right to withdraw this offer at any time. Other restrictions apply.

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