Triple play bundled packages are offered by nearly ever DSL, or cable provider, and usually include home phone, Internet, and TV, though some providers might offer mobile phone service as well. In terms of cost savings you'll get a deeper discount on the "third" service than you would have if you ordered that service independently, or with two services. While nearly all three services (internet, tv, and phone) are offered by just about every cable, or phone service provider the types of service may vary. For example, cable tv, or satellite tv. DSL, or cable Internet.
Double play packages aren't as highly discounted as a triple play bundle, but you don't have to pay for a third service. In that sense double play combos are cheaper, and you only pay for what you use. Again, nearly all cable and DSL providers, or phone companies offer some sort of double play bundle for Internet, TV, and phone. Bundling two services makes a lot of sense if you don't plan on using a third. It's becoming fairly common these days for people to just use their cell phones, and have no landline at all. Situations like this are a perfect reason to go with an Internet and TV package only.
Cable bundles can include a combination of cable, and itnernet, cable, and phone, internet, and phone, or cable, internet, and phone, but in general cable bundled packages include a choice of cable TV, high-speed Internet, and digital home phone (regardless of the number, or order of services). You can bundle two services for a cable double play, or three for a cable triple play package. Each service may have additional features available such as DVR, HD programming, faster Internet speeds, or unlimited calling plans, and calling features.
Many phone companies offer bundled services with options for triple play packages, double play packages, and occasionally quad play bundle which include cell phone service. Available services are typically DSL high-speed Internet, satellite TV from Dish Network, or DirecTV, and landline phone service, or digital home phone. Each individual service may have different tiers of service such as faster DSL speeds, DVR, HD, and premium programming for satellite TV, or unlimited calling plans and features with phone service.
A few Telco providers now offer fiber optic services which make it possible for them to offer "cable like" TV service, and extreme Internet speeds sometimes topping over 50 Mbps. While Verizon, and AT&T both offer TV over a fiber optic network, fiber optic TV service isn't widely available from other Telcos at this time. Internet over fiber on the other hand is becoming increasingly more available. In addition to TV, and Internet you may have a choice of landline phone, or the generally cheaper digital phone service with a fiber optic double play, or fiber optic triple play package.
This page was last modified on 13 May 2013 at 4:26pm