TV & Phone

What about TV & Phone?

When you switch to shared gigabit internet service from HBPW, you will need to make some decisions about existing data services for your home or business. While HBPW does not provide traditional TV or Phone services, there are a number of great alternatives to consider.

TV

Many of our broadband customers are opting to join a growing trend among Americans known as “cord cutting.” This means a departure from the traditional model of live channels and complicated DVRs toward more affordable and convenient online streaming options. Using an internet-connected streaming device like a Roku, Apple TV or Google Chromecast, most users will subscribe to a handful of services a la carte to meet their specific demands without all the extra channels. Some popular services include:

Service Description Live? Price Content
Members can watch as many tv shows and movies, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any internet-connected screen, all without commercials or commitments. No $7.99/mo Netflix includes 125 million hours of TV shows and movies, including original series, documentaries and feature films.
Prime membership includes instant access to thousands of movies and TV shows at no additional cost. Amazon Prime allows users to download entertainment to your device to watch offline anywhere. No $8.25/mo ($99/yr) Along with access to movies and tv shows similar to Netflix, Amazon Prime offers free two day shipping, free same-day shipping in eligible areas, free unlimited photo storage, unlimited reading on any device, and unlimited music streaming.
Includes full seasons of exclusive series, hit movies, Hulu Originals, kids shows, and more. Watch Hulu commercial free on multiple devices. Switch plans or cancel anytime. Yes ($39.99/mo) $11.99/mo (commercial free plan) Access to thousands of movie and TV titles. Often offers access to more recently-released episodes than Netflix or Amazon.
Best for those sports or TV news addicts. Personalize your own channel lineup. Start with the service that’s best for you, then customize with Extras in your favorite TV genres like Sports, Comedy, Kids, News, Lifestyle, Hollywood Movies, and Spanish TV. Change your service online anytime. Yes $20.99/mo The only TV service that gives you the choice, customization and control of a personalized live TV experience, for a reasonable price with 31+ channels.
YouTube TV live TV streaming service – think Netflix but instead of on-demand TV shows and movies you’ll see local and national cable channels. Yes $35/Month Besides local channels, you will have access to many of cable TV standards – i.e. ESPN, CSN, FOX Sports, USA, FX, Disney, E!, Bravo, SyFy, FXX, National Geographic, MSNBC, FOX News, CNBC and more.

Netflix

Description Members can watch as many tv shows and movies, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any internet-connected screen, all without commercials or commitments.

Live? No

Price $7.99/mo

Content Netflix includes 125 million hours of TV shows and movies, including original series, documentaries and feature films.

Amazon Prime

Description Prime membership includes instant access to thousands of movies and TV shows at no additional cost. Amazon Prime allows users to download entertainment to your device to watch offline anywhere.

Live? No

Price $8.25/mo ($99/yr)

Content Along with access to movies and tv shows similar to Netflix, Amazon Prime offers free two day shipping, free same-day shipping in eligible areas, free unlimited photo storage, unlimited reading on any device, and unlimited music streaming.

Hulu

Description Includes full seasons of exclusive series, hit movies, Hulu Originals, kids shows, and more. Watch Hulu commercial free on multiple devices. Switch plans or cancel anytime.

Live? Yes ($39.99/mo)

Price $11.99/mo (commercial free plan)

Content Access to thousands of movie and TV titles. Often offers access to more recently-released episodes than Netflix or Amazon.

Sling

Description Best for those sports or TV news addicts. Personalize your own channel lineup. Start with the service that’s best for you, then customize with Extras in your favorite TV genres like Sports, Comedy, Kids, News, Lifestyle, Hollywood Movies, and Spanish TV. Change your service online anytime.

Live? Yes

Price $20.99/mo

Content The only TV service that gives you the choice, customization and control of a personalized live TV experience, for a reasonable price with 31+ channels.

Youtube TV

Description YouTube TV live TV streaming service – think Netflix but instead of on-demand TV shows and movies you’ll see local and national cable channels.

Live? Yes

Price $35/Month

Content Besides local channels, you will have access to many of cable TV standards – i.e. ESPN, CSN, FOX Sports, USA, FX, Disney, E!, Bravo, SyFy, FXX, National Geographic, MSNBC, FOX News, CNBC and more.

What’s more, beyond these bulk streaming services, many premium channels are now offering a la carte streaming service including HBO, Showtime and Starz.

*Service prices are accurate as of August, 2017. Prices vary depending on level of service and may change over time.

Sticking with your current provider

Of course, if you really like your current cable subscription, you can always keep that even without it being bundled to an internet package.

Antenna

There’s also the option to use an HD antenna, which receives the same great quality picture. The only catch is that you’ll need a premium grade antenna. Standard big box store models aren’t very effective in the Holland area.

Phone

While many residential “cord cutters” will drop their home phone service in favor of mobile services only, we recognize that some customers and businesses still value a hard line phone service. As the market has evolved from traditional phone services to Voice-Over-IP (VOIP), a number of different national VOIP services have emerged including Ooma, Vonage, Skype and many others. Most come at a lower price point than even bundled services and offer reliable, high quality phone service for domestic and international calling.

Think HBPW Broadband Services is a good fit for you?