Comcast Xfinity TV vs. YouTube TV Evaluate 2021

Does Xfinity TV or YouTube TV have a better DVR?

YouTube TV wins in the DVR department as it has the biggest storage space in the industry with unlimited.
If you’d like, you can record every NFL game this season, every Trisha’s Southern Kitchen, and every Anderson Cooper 360 episode. And you’d still have plenty of room to spare, and then some.
With any cable TV provider, you have to expect to pay DVR service fees.
Xfinity TV charges $5/month for your first TV box, $10/month for each additional set-top box, and $5–$15/month for the DVR service.
Although Xfinity’s X1 DVR only holds 150 HD hours, one upside to Xfinity’s DVR is that it stores your recordings indefinitely. Unlike with YouTube TV, you won’t have to worry about your recordings erasing after nine months.

*Data effective 8/12/2021.

AT&T TV vs. YouTube TV

There isn’t any decision-making needed once you jump aboard the YouTube TV train.
With only a single package, YouTube simplifies selecting a live television provider at the expense of available content.
YouTube TV’s only pricing option is cheaper than AT&T TV’s most affordable option and includes over twenty more channels.
If you’re after the basics, then YouTube TV might be the option for you.
AT&T TV vs. YouTube TV no contracts
One of the best aspects of selecting either AT&T TV or YouTube TV is the lack of service contracts. Some providers require you to sign multi-year contracts to get the best pricing at sign-up, but you won’t need to worry about that factor here.
Additionally, breaking service contracts with some providers results in nasty termination fees. If you aren’t happy with either AT&T TV or YouTube TV, you can cancel your service at any time with no pricing consequences.
Not even all of our best TV providers include this option.
AT&T TV vs. YouTube TV no hidden fees
With AT&T TV and YouTube TV, what you see is what you pay. There are no hidden fees for either service.
YouTube TV does offer a 4K service option, but at $20 a month, and a limited selection of channels, we feel that most customers can go without it.
AT&T TV offers a media streaming box that you can purchase to stream the service to your television. Still, it isn’t necessary if you already own a compatible device, including Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, or Roku.
If you opt to purchase AT&T TV’s media streaming box, it will either cost you $120 upfront or $5 per month over 24 months with no interest.
You can stream YouTube TV via the same streaming boxes that are compatible with AT&T TV, as well as Xbox and PlayStation.

Mint Cell vs. Seen Wi-fi Cell Telephone Plans Assessment

Still confused about data speeds with Mint and Visible?We’ll sum it up as simply as we can here.
Visible customers will always have their data throttled at 5–12 Mbps. That means your data speeds should almost never be below 5 Mbps or above 12 Mbps (unless you’re connected to the 5G network), no matter how much data you use.
Mint customers will have a data cap of 4–35 GB, depending on which plan they purchase. Data speeds can still be reduced before reaching that cap because of deprioritization, but, in general, they shouldn’t get too slow (and may be faster than Visible’s speeds). Once customers reach the data cap, however, speeds can plummet to way below Visible’s floor of 5 Mbps, to the point where it may be impossible to stream music and videos or even load some basic apps.

Mint Cell vs. US Cell Cell Plans Overview

Mint Mobile vs. US Mobile plans and pricing

Mint’s unlimited data plan is a great deal, but US Mobile has some unbeatable prices

Mint and US Mobile are both mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs), which is just a fancy way of saying that they don’t own their own cellular networks. Instead, they lease bandwidth from larger companies to bring service to their customers.
This means that both companies are able to offer plans that are much cheaper than those offered by traditional carriers, like Verizon and AT&T. But it also means both carriers have relatively slow data speeds.
The big differences between Mint and US Mobile’s plans are the prices, data allotment, and perks. Here’s everything you need to know, beginning with Mint.

Mint Mobile has four plans on the market right now. Every plan from Mint comes with these features:

Unlimited talk and text
5G network access
Mobile hotspot data
T-Mobile coverage

Each plan also comes with a certain amount of 4G LTE data, from 4–35 GB. Take a look at the prices in this chart.

With Mint’s 4–15 GB plans you can, technically, still use data after you reach your cap. But that data will be at 128 Kbps speeds, which is not enough to do really anything (like stream your favorite song on Spotify or watch a YouTube video).
Then there’s the unlimited data plan, which is actually more like a 35 GB plan. Once you use more than that, your speeds will be reduced. While 35 GB is plenty of data for most people, it’s certainly not unlimited.
All of Mint’s plans come with a risk of data deprioritization, which means that your data speeds can be slowed down when the network is busy.
In short, Mint’s plans are a great deal for those who want a cheap plan with a decent amount of data. But those who need truly unlimited data or super-fast data speeds will probably want something different.

A note about Mint’s prices

Mint definitely makes our list of the best cheap plans. But there is a drawback to these prices that you should know about before signing up. Mint’s prices will increase after the first month, unless you sign up for multiple months in advance.
Take Mint’s 15 GB plan. It goes from $25 to $45 after the first month! You have to sign up for 12 months of service to keep that low $25 price. Here’s a screenshot of the fine print on Mint’s website.

US Mobile’s plan structure is different from Mint’s. Rather than offering just a few data plans, US Mobile has a plan for pretty much every kind of user, whether you just want a few minutes or you want unlimited everything. There are literally too many plans to list out here, but this chart shows some of the company’s most popular offerings.

In general, US Mobile’s plans offer more bang for your buck than Mint’s. For example, the unlimited talk and text plan with 5 GB of data costs just $10. With Mint you’ll pay $15 and get just 4 GB of data.
Plus, US Mobile offers plans with less data or no data at all, including a free 75-minute plan (yes, it’s truly free after you apply a discount from WhistleOut and pay the $3.99 start-up fee).
So what’s the catch? Why are US Mobile’s prices so low? One explanation is that the company’s data speeds are lower than Mint Mobile’s. While it’s impossible to get firm data on this (carriers don’t usually release information about their specific data speeds), many online reviews from customers talk about how US Mobile deprioritizes data more than some other MVNOs.
This theory is backed up by the fact that Mint Mobile uses T-Mobile’s network, which has baseline speeds that are higher than US Mobile’s parent network, Verizon.

Comparing Mint Mobile and US Mobile’s unlimited plans

As you can see, Mint’s plan is $10 cheaper than US Mobile’s and doesn’t require a $3.99 start-up fee. It seems like the obvious choice. But there are a few details you should consider.
First of all, Mint’s unlimited plan actually has a data cap of 35 GB per month. Meanwhile, US Mobile’s unlimited plan is truly unlimited. You won’t have your data cut off or throttled because you use too much.
On the other hand, Mint Mobile lets customers use their phone as a mobile hotspot for free. With US Mobile you have to pay an extra $10 a month for hotspot data.
All in all, Mint’s unlimited data plan is probably the better deal for most casual users. But if you need truly unlimited data, then you should go with US Mobile.

HughesNet vs. DSL Web Assessment 2021

HughesNet vs. DSL: Prices

HughesNet satellite internet prices range anywhere from $59.99–$149.99 a month, while DSL internet prices range anywhere from $27–$50 a month, depending on which service and speed you choose.
One of the biggest issues with HughesNet prices is that your satellite internet service comes with itty bitty data caps compared to DSL internet. HughesNet offers 10–20 GB of data each month, and your bill might get out of control if you need to buy more.
On the other hand, many DSL internet providers now offer unlimited data. So if you work from home or regularly download large files, DSL might be a better choice for you.
Here’s a quick look at the HughesNet internet plans and how they stack up against plans from various DSL internet providers.