Apart from its amazing, award-winning beaches, the picturesque city of St. Petersburg is home to some high-end restaurants, and of course, the famous Salvador Dali Museum. The Sunshine City, known for its warm weather, is the perfect package for residents because it offers the best of everything.
The city doesn’t only have perfect eateries and ideal spots for getaways but is a robust market for utility services too. Covered by some of the best internet and TV service providers in the U.S., St. Petersburg thus offers denizens solid entertainment choices both indoors and outdoors.
With the onset of streaming services, the cord-cutting trend has been consistently gaining popularity. If you have also harbored the wild idea of ditching your cable TV in favor of streaming service(s), you should probably think twice. Because no matter how enticing these streaming services maybe, mainly because of their pricing, they don’t offer the complete package. Moreover, fierce competition has pushed cable companies to evolve and offer a lot more to customers, and that too at prices that are hard to resist.
St. Petersburg is served by companies reputed countrywide for their provision of TV services – both in terms of features and quality. For your ease we have done the research and combed through available offers, so you can make an informed decision. This short guide would be particularly helpful if you have recently moved to the city or you are considering relocating to St. Petersburg, or if you are just fed up with your existing TV service provider.
Let’s explore what’s in store for you:
Spectrum is the brand name that has been used by Charter Communications® since 2014 to market consumer cable TV, internet, and phone services. And following Charter’s merger with Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks in 2015-2016, Spectrum came to encompass services furnished by these providers too. Today, Charter Spectrum™ is spread across 44 states and is available to 102.7 million customers, and holds the second position among ISPs countrywide in terms of coverage area.
When it comes to cable TV service, Spectrum has a lot to offer compared to many other providers out there. Spectrum’s unique selling point is that it brings you the most HD content free of cost. And also offers three well-crafted tiers of TV packages: SELECT, SILVER, and GOLD.
Spectrum SELECT™ is what may be termed as an expanded basic package. Yet it comes with more than 125 channels and thousands of options with On Demand. Access to more than 80 network apps coupled with the versatile Spectrum TV app, enables you to take your entertainment on the go. And, you get all of this for $44.99 per month. It is a steal! The only drawback is that this package doesn’t come with premium channels. But then, you can always add those by paying a few extra bucks.
For more enhanced entertainment options, you can go for Spectrum Silver or Spectrum Gold that comes with 175 and 200 channels, respectively. Both Spectrum TV™ Silver and Gold include premium networks like HBO®, SHOWTIME®, STARZ® as well as popular sports networks like NFL Network, ESPNU, ESPNews, FS2, etc.
If you are looking for true value for money, we would recommend you opt for Spectrum Triple or Double Play bundles. Apart from the best cable TV services, Spectrum offers high-speed internet with download speeds starting as high as 400 Mbps, and a home phone service too. Spectrum Internet comes with unlimited data, a free modem, and a security suite, and you can also subscribe to powerful in-home Wi-Fi for just $5/mo. As for the home phone, it is not your traditional phone. You get 28 digital features and unlimited nationwide calling along with exceptionally great rates for international calling.
Many companies can offer enticing features, but what makes Spectrum different is that it does so at really affordable prices. Its Double Play bundles range from $79.98/mo. to 124.98/mo., while its Triple Play bundles can cost you between $89.97/mo. and $134.97/mo.
The cherry on top is that there are no contracts. So you can switch anytime you want to, but you really wouldn’t!
The AT&T footprint spans 22 states with a great variety of products and services available to a massive audience in its network fold. AT&T DSL reaches over 122 million, Fiber broadband is available to around 25 million, and AT&T Wireless services cover over 300 million. Given its long-term repute in the industry, AT&T is now a household name across America.
Among other services, residents of St. Petersburg can enjoy impeccable DIRECTV service by AT&T. The direct broadcast satellite service from AT&T comes with half a dozen packages – starring a channel lineup that starts at 155 and goes as high as 330 . Depending on the plan you subscribe to, you get to watch up to 185 HD channels. AT&T DIRECTV is a dream come true for all sports fanatics in particular because of the channel mix, and the 2-in-1-picture-in-picture feature. Sports fans can watch multiple broadcasts at the same time, and that too in the industry’s best picture format.
Other than that, you get DIRECTV Genie HD DVR that lets you record your favorite shows and movies so you can watch at your own convenience. You can record 5 shows at once so you don’t have to fight with your siblings or spouse over whose favorite show is going to be recorded. Plus, the smart feature also recommends your content you may like. A massive on-demand library with 40,000-65,000 titles at your disposal 24/7 and the DIRECTV app that lets you stream your favorites without eating on your data, only add to the value of your DIRECTV subscription. The best part is you get to enjoy these features with top-notch entertainment starting as low as $59.99/mo.
WOW! is the sixth-largest cable service provider in the U.S. with a network footprint of 7.2 million people.
As far as cable TV services are concerned, WOW! makes it really simple for you to take your pick. The provider offers three straightforward plans – Small, Medium, and Large Cable – while you have TV add-ons available for better customization. You can subscribe to WOW! Cable TV on a standalone basis, however in that case you must pay à la carte prices. If you bundle the service with fiber-powered cable broadband from WOW!, you are bound to get more value for the money, and also enjoy greater convenience. And, if you happen to be looking for a home phone service as well, you can bundle WOW! TV, internet, and phone in a Triple Play. You will be amazed by the discounted rates you get to avail yourself of.
WOW! double play package with download speeds up to 200 Mbps and Small Cable is perfect for small families not big on watching TV. You get a solid internet connection and your cable TV includes popular broadcast networks like ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, PBS, CW, etc. - all of for $69.99/month.
Depending on your needs and budget you can subscribe to a higher package as well. WOW! Offers internet speeds up to 1000 Mbps, and Medium Cable from WOW! brings you 130 channels while the Large Cable includes more than 160. So, there is plenty to choose from both in terms of internet speed and channel lineup.
Entertainment is one thing that we cannot compromise on these days. After a long hectic day at work, all you need to do is sit back and watch some good content rather than waste your precious time flipping through channels, searching for something worthwhile to watch.
All these internet service providers are at the top of the game, but the decision is yours; compare and choose the one that offers you the best value.
Charter Spectrum is spread across 44 states and is available to 102.7 million customers, and holds the second position among ISPs countrywide in terms of coverage area. Contact Spectrum support to know if Spectrum TV plans are available in your area.
DIRECTV service by AT&T comes with half a dozen packages – starring a channel lineup that starts at 155 and goes as high as 330. Depending on the plan you subscribe to, you get to watch up to 185 HD channels, along with a massive on-demand library with 40,000-65,000 titles at your disposal 24/7 and the DIRECTV app.
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