Table of Contents
- Spectrum Bundles
- Mediacom Bundles
- Installation Fees
- Cancellation Process
- Modem Fees
- On-Demand and DVR Service
- Final Answer
Spectrum and Mediacom are two renowned, very popular service providers in America. Their services are available in the majority of the states, making them huge competitors of one another. Their services are very much alike, especially in terms of variety. So, both Spectrum and Mediacom have phone, internet, and TV services that can be bundled for additional cost savings.
If you’re torn between the two and can’t decide whether the Spectrum Gold Package or the is the way to go, we are here to help.
Here is a quick comparison between these two and the benefits they have to offer.
|Max channel count||200+||170+|
|Premium channels||HBO Max™, SHOWTIME®, STARZ®, STARZ ENCORE®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™, CINEMAX®, and EPIX®||HBO®, Cinemax®, SHOWTIME®, STARZ®|
|Mobile app||Spectrum TV app||Xtream TV app|
|DVR||Optional||Optional TiVO DVR|
Spectrum has a variety of packages to offer, so it’s good for single-person use or for families looking for budget options. The Spectrum Gold plan is the most premium of all and you may choose to add internet and/or phone service to make it a bundle. You have the choice of three Spectrum speed tiers, all of which come with unlimited data. Let’s take a look at the bundles available.
|Double Play Select||Starting from 200 Mbps||125+ with free HD||–||$89.98/mo. for 12 mos.|
|Spectrum Double Play Silver||Starting from 200 Mbps||175+ with free HD||–||$119.98/mo. for 12 mos.|
|Spectrum Double Play Gold||Starting from 200 Mbps||200+ with free HD||–||$139.98/mo. for 12 mos.|
|Spectrum Triple Play Select||Starting from 200 Mbps||125+ with free HD||Unlimited calling in the U.S. and to Canada, Mexico||$102.97/mo. for 12 mos.
|Spectrum Triple Play Silver||Starting from 200 Mbps||175+ with free HD||Unlimited calling in the U.S. and to Canada, Mexico||$132.97/mo. for 12 mos.
|Spectrum Triple Play Gold||Starting from 200 Mbps||200+ with free HD||Unlimited calling in the U.S. and to Canada, Mexico||$152.97/mo. for 12 mos.
Mediacom’s 1 gig internet deal attracts many people. These kinds of fiber-powered cable deals are ideal for family homes where the users need the internet for streaming, gaming, and working from home. However, Mediacom places data caps on its internet plans that can be from 200 GB to 6000 GB, depending on the plan you choose.
Let’s find out if Mediacom has any enjoyable packages for you.
|Mediacom Internet 100 + Variety TV||100 Mbps||170+||–||$109.99/mo. for 12 mos.
|Mediacom Internet 300 + Variety TV||300 Mbps||170+||–||$119.98/mo. for 12 mos.
|Mediacom Internet 1 GIG + Variety TV||1000 Mbps||170+||–||$139.99/mo. for 12 mos.
|Mediacom Internet 100 + Variety TV + Phone
|100 Mbps||170+||Unlimited nationwide calling & 17 calling features||$109.99/mo. for 12 mos.
|Mediacom Internet 300 + Variety TV + Phone||300 Mbps||170+||Unlimited nationwide calling & 17 calling features||$119.99/mo. for 12 mos.
Spectrum: for professional installation, you will need to pay an additional fee of $49.99. You can opt for a $9 self-installation kit too.
Mediacom: you need to pay an installation fee of up to $99 with Mediacom services.
Spectrum: There isn’t any cancellation fee or prior-notice requirement. You just need to call Spectrum customer service to cancel your subscription for any reason.
Mediacom: You get a 90-day money-back guarantee period. For cancellation after this period, you need to reach out to Mediacom customer service, give a 7 days notice and return your rented equipment during this time .
Spectrum: A free modem is included with all your internet plans and packages. You can opt for an additional router that costs $5 a month.
Mediacom: Mediacom basic internet equipment fee is $12 a month. You can also opt for an Eero mesh Wi-Fi device for an additional $10 a month.
On-Demand and DVR Service
Spectrum: Spectrum packages come with the Spectrum TV app that includes thousands of on-demand titles. The app is compatible with various platforms such as Roku and Android TV. It also gives you access to your DVR recordings from anywhere and everywhere
Mediacom: The Mediacom Xtream TV app is one of its kind. You can watch any channel from your subscribed channel lineup on this app, as well as use your smartphone as a remote control for your smart TV.
If you weigh Mediacom speeds against Spectrum’s, it seems like it’s a tie as both providers offer almost similar internet speed tiers. While Spectrum packages start with 200 Mbps of internet and go up to 1000 Mbps, Mediacom starts from 100 and goes up to 1000 Mbps.
Other than that, Spectrum wins from Mediacom in most cases. No contracts, no data caps, good customer service, and a higher channel count make Spectrum the clear winner.