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When it comes to your television service, you only want the best. To find the right provider for your home it's important to compare all of your options in terms of channels, equipment, customer experience and more. Continue reading to see how DIRECTV and Charter TV compare in a variety of areas and to see which one is the best fit for you!
The fourth largest cable operator and the ninth largest residential phone provider in the U.S., Charter Communications offers cable TV, high-speed Internet and home phone services to more than 6 million customers. Charter is based out of Stamford, Connecticut, and currently operates in 28 states so it is important to make sure they serve your area before you consider them for your home.
Customers can choose between cable TV, high-speed Internet or home phone packages from Charter, or they can bundle multiple services into one. Make sure you compare the available Charter technology, equipment and extra features to the other providers in your area as well.
With Charter, customers can choose packages with over 200 channels as well as access to over 10,000 On Demand shows and movies. Some of the other available Charter TV listings and features include DVR service, access to premium networks like HBO® and SHOWTIME® and certain sports packages.
Charter Internet customers have access to packages with download speeds starting at 60 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 4 Mbps. Charter also provides enough bandwidth to support several internet-enabled devices as well as an Internet security feature called Charter Security Suite®. This software helps parents keep their children from accessing age-restricted material and can be installed on up to three computers.
Certain Charter home phone packages offer unlimited local and long distance calling in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, Guam and The Virgin Islands. Other Charter Communications phone features include caller ID, custom ring, 24/7 voicemail, 3-way dialing and the ability to manage your home phone service online.
When you compare DIRECTV and Charter Communications, the differences are obvious. DIRECTV simply can't be beat when it comes to availability, available HD and sports programming. Here's how they compare to Charter in these areas:
Not only does DIRECTV offer more overall channels than Charter, with packages that include up to 285+ channels, they also offer more channels in HD. DIRECTV offers 195 full-time HD channels so you can enjoy more of your favorite shows and movies in stunning hi-def.1 Compare that to the available HD Charter TV listings.
Unlike Charter, which is only available in 28 states, DIRECTV is available in 100% of U.S. households. By relying on advanced satellite technology, DIRECTV doesn't face the same restrictions and limited service areas as cable. With DIRECTV and a clear view of the southern sky, you can enjoy a premier home entertainment experience no matter where you live.
There's no debate: DIRECTV is the undisputed leader in sports. Whether you love basketball, hockey, baseball, football or anything in between, DIRECTV has you covered. Plus DIRECTV is the only place where you can get NFL SUNDAY TICKET so you can see every game, every Sunday.2 If you're a sports lover, make sure you compare Charter's sports packages to everything you can get with DIRECTV.
Need more reasons to choose DIRECTV over Charter TV? Call now to speak with a customer service representative about all of the advantages of America's #1 satellite TV service.
Sources and Research:
Data collected on 3/25/15 from https://www.charter.com/
1 To access HD programming, HD television required. Number of HD channels based on package selection.
2 "Every Game. Every Sunday." applies to out-of-market games included in NFL SUNDAY TICKET and NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX. Local broadcasts subject to blackout rules. Actual number of games varies by market. Other conditions apply.
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