It’s not uncommon for internet service providers to offer internet deals to entice you to buy a new streaming plan. August 2020 is an especially great time to purchase a new plan because there are many exciting new specials and benefits that you can receive with back-to-school sales and exclusive savings. This includes not only video and live TV streaming services but also the best sports streaming services so you’re ready for the upcoming football season.
Even if you do not have a student in your household, these internet deals for streaming can save you a ton of money and give you fun new perks like free streaming subscriptions and reward gift cards.
Types of internet deals for cord cutters
There are many different kinds of internet deals for cord cutters in 2020. These can include all sorts of exciting perks, such as rewards cards, upgraded speeds for less money and free equipment rental. These rewards are especially common with bundle deals when you combine your internet service with either phone or TV service.
While most deals are limited to new customers, many internet service providers offer a rate-lock feature for existing customers. This allows you to guarantee your price for a certain period of time, such as a year or two. With the rise of streaming services, it’s not uncommon to see complimentary subscription services, including the best video streaming services like STARZ and Disney+ and live TV streaming services like Philo.
Current 2020 internet deals
With so many internet service providers fighting for the same customers, there are frequently exclusive deals that you can use to save serious bucks on your plan each month.
These are some of the best 2020 internet deals currently available.
Verizon is already a great option for its lack of contracts and early termination fees, but the deals are pretty impressive, too. When you sign up for Verizon Fios or 5G Home Internet, you can get a free year of Disney+. The promotion runs through September 23, 2020 for Fios customers and October 31, 2020 if you choose 5G internet. Through December 23, 2020, you can also get Hulu for six months with Fios Home Internet 400 Mbps or 12 months for the Gigabit Connection plan. Included with the Gigabit plan is a free router rental and Stream TV.
For bundles, the Verizon Double Play offers high-speed internet and phone. You get speeds up to 15 Mbps with unlimited nationwide calling is $69.99/month for one year plus taxes and fees. If you buy online, you can save on the $29.99 activation fee.
AT&T offers plenty of deals for your home internet. You can receive a $100 Visa® Reward Card when you order AT&T internet online for plans of 25 Mbps or more; the same also goes for online orders of AT&T TV through August 31, 2020. There is also a $300 Visa Rewards card with the DIRECTV bundle, but it requires a 24-month contract. You can also save $10 on your monthly fee when you bundle your internet service with TV or wireless phone service.
Rewards cards aside, HBO Max comes included with AT&T Fiber 1 Gig Internet plans for $49.99/month for one year. You will receive free access to the AT&T Smart Home Manager app to integrate all of your devices, as well as AT&T Internet Security Suite by McAfee for free with plans of 5 Mbps or more. There is also a free self-installation option in some areas.
While Spectrum does not offer any rewards cards, there are some reliable freebies that definitely help lower the total bill. Customers receive free modem rentals and antivirus software with no data limits. Even better, there is a $500 contract buyout if you need help switching your service.
Xfinity plans come stacked with extras. With your internet, you will receive a free Flex 4K streaming device and Voice Remote with a complimentary advanced security suite and Peacock Premium from NBCUniversal.
Your money is safe with a 30-day money-back guarantee, and you can save an extra $10 each month when you pair your internet plan with mobile phone service. If you’re a student, you can save even more with a $150 gift card and six months of Amazon Music, courtesy of Xfinity.
There are major rewards when you bundle your Cox services. You can save over $100 when you bundle Cox TV and internet with a 30-day money-back guarantee and 1.25TB of data standard on all plans. Bundles come with free installation and TV receive rentals.
Additionally, you can receive free subscription services depending on which plan you choose.
- Silver Duo with Gigablast: HBO Max, Cinemax, STARZ, SHOWTIME
- Gold Duo: HBO Max, Cinemax, STARZ, SHOWTIME, EPIX
If you upgrade to the Platinum Duo plan, you will receive all of these streaming channels in addition to 2 DVRs for $179.99 a month. Offers expire on 08/31/20.
CenturyLink is already affordable with its $49/month flat rate for all speeds up to 100 Mbps. The Price for Life guarantee only further entices you to give the company a try, locking in an already affordable rate.
We recommend CenturyLink’s Fiber Gigabit plan with unlimited data for $65 a month. You can buy online to receive a free modem and Identity Guard® Basic Protection with free installation.
Internet plans start at just $20 a month and include a $100 contract buyout with a 30-day money-back guarantee. You also receive a free Smart Router when you lease a modem for $10 a month, and you will receive a $100 Amazon gift card if you opt for the 150 Mbps plan for $75 a month. Unlimited data come with speeds of 400 Mbps or more at $55 a month.
We love the Price for Life option that locks in pricing for your internet plan or internet and TV bundle. You also receive free access to Cheddar and CuriousityStream with free installation for online orders.
Optimum also gives you a Price for Life guarantee but you must purchase its 1 Gig Internet plan with Smart WiFi for $75 a month. If you need less power, the 300 Mbps plan is just $40 a month with no contract required.
Now through 8/20/20, you can add Altice Mobile for $20/mo for unlimited data, talk and text, giving you $10 off each month, plus an extra $200 off the purchase of a new phone. There is also an impressive $500 contract buyout with a 30-day money-back guarantee.