Frontier vs. Windstream: Extra Fees and Contracts
Depending on the type of internet, Frontier customers are offered two installation options: self-installation and professional installation. If you’re eligible, you can opt for self-installation with no fee. Frontier’s professional installation is a one-time charge of $85.
With Windstream, self-installation is free of charge and includes modem shipment, installation instructions, and technical support over the phone. You can also opt for Windstream’s professional installation for a one-time fee of $35, which is relatively inexpensive.
Contracts, Equipment Fees & Fine Print
No annual contracts are required with Frontier’s Fio, high-speed plans, or bundles, which means you can cancel your service at any time without contract obligation or penalties. However, if you do sign a contract for a stellar promotional rate and signup rewards, be prepared to pay early termination fees up to $400 if you terminate your contract before it ends. Regarding equipment, Frontier has a non-return equipment fee of $150 per device.
Windstream offers contract-free options with all internet plans. Its contracted plans typically offer financial bargains such as three complimentary months or a year-long promotional rate. Although you can cancel service at any time, Windstream’s DISH service requires a contract, with early termination fees if the agreement is terminated early. Windstream’s fee to rent a modem range anywhere between $5.99-9.99/month.
There are no data cap restrictions with Frontier and Windstream, which means you have access to unlimited data.