Frontier Communications offers some of the most appealing deals on DSL and fiber Internet plans 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

Frontier Internet Plus — Best DSL Deal

Frontier Communications Frontier Internet Plus — Best DSL Deal
Frontier's "Simply Internet Elite" plan comes in a little more expensive than their other Internet options at $35/month. However, that's still cheaper than most cable alternatives and delivers speeds that can easily handle a household of 3–5 users. Keep in mind that the promo price of $35 will raise after two years. Be sure to confirm the final price when you sign up, as this can vary regionally.

The 24 Mbps download speed offered by the Elite plan is the minimum we recommend assuming you'll be streaming HD and/or 4K video on a TV. If you don't use video streaming services like Netflix or YouTube regularly, one of their low-end plans might work for you, but will likely throw you buffering issues from time to time.

With Frontier, keep in mind that they charge an extra $5 for the gateway rental. You may be able to use your own to get around this fee if you're pinching pennies.
Includes:
  • 24 Mbps download speed
  • Free installation included
  • Two-year contract
Last updated 4 days ago.

Frontier FiOS 75/75 Internet, Prime Video, and Voice – Best Triple Play

Frontier Communications Frontier FiOS 75/75 Internet, Prime Video, and Voice – Best Triple Play
The 75 Mbps Internet plan from FiOS is a practical pick for a mix of TV, streaming, gaming, and general Internet use in a household of up to six users. We give it top marks for combining solid upload speeds with 240 channels and reliable phone service for a price that's cheaper than basic cable in other areas.
Includes:
  • 75 Mbps upload and downloads
  • Prime TV with 290+ channels
  • Fios digital voice service
Last updated 4 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
Simply Internet Ultra $2500 12 Mbps DSL(855) 272-6369
Frontier Internet Plus — Best DSL Deal $3500 25 Mbps DSL(855) 272-6369
Simply Broadband Core $2000 6.0 Mbps DSL(855) 272-6369
45 Mbps + Prime TV $8500 45 Mbps DSL(855) 272-6369
24 Mbps + Select TV $6500 24 Mbps DSL(855) 272-6369
45 Mbps + Prime TV + Frontier Voice Unlimited $9000 45 Mbps DSL(855) 272-6369
24 Mbps + Select TV + Frontier Voice Unlimited $7000 24 Mbps DSL(855) 272-6369
18 Mbps + Extreme TV $9500 18 Mbps DSL(855) 272-6369
18 Mbps + Extreme TV + Frontier Voice Unlimited $10000 18 Mbps DSL(855) 272-6369
100 Mbps + FiOS TV Prime $7500 100 Mbps Fiber(855) 272-6369
Frontier FiOS 75/75 Internet, Prime Video, and Voice – Best Triple Play $8000 100 Mbps Fiber(855) 272-6369
50 Mbps $3000 50 Mbps Fiber(855) 272-6369
150 Mbps $4000 150 Mbps Fiber(855) 272-6369
75 Mbps $4000 75 Mbps Fiber(855) 272-6369
100 Mbps $4000 100 Mbps Fiber(855) 272-6369
75 Mbps + FiOS TV Prime + FiOS Digital Voice $8000 75 Mbps Fiber(855) 272-6369
50 Mbps + FiOS TV Prime + FiOS Digital Voice $7000 50 Mbps Fiber(855) 272-6369
75 Mbps + FiOS TV Prime $7500 75 Mbps Fiber(855) 272-6369
50 Mbps + FiOS TV Prime $6500 50 Mbps Fiber(855) 272-6369

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

Frontier has two big “pros.” First, unlimited data — which makes them an excellent value for cord cutters who want to binge on Netflix and Hulu without worrying about overage fees.[3]

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 is one of the last major wired broadband providers to offer unlimited data on all plans (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.

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 and it’s 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 of us who just want a basic TV plan with a few premium and sports channels should consider the DISH/Frontier package that 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). The also both allow for recording on any TV, but only one can have play, pause and rewind functionality with the standard offering (versus 10 with the premium). The final (and biggest) difference is that 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 — resulting 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.

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:

Offer Details No Annual Contract option: No early termination fee applies. A $10/mo. router fee and $21/mo. DVR and service fee applies. $75 Installation fee waived on new FiOS Triple Play bundles. Services are subject to all applicable Frontier terms and conditions. 2 Year Term option: Requires a two-year agreement and maximum $240 early termination fee on new Internet, new TV and new Voice service. A discounted $5/mo. router fee applies for 12 months. After 12-month promotional period, $10/mo. router fee applies. $10 DVR service fee waived for 24 months. $11/mo. DVR fee applies. $75 Installation fee waived on new FiOS Triple Play bundles. https://frontier.com/order-online/offer

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