When you think about TV in Hawaii, there’s a long list of possibilities. From big named companies to the smaller, lesser known ones, Hawaii definitely has a huge list of companies that offer TV services. These options include both Cable TV and Satellite TV, so if you’re finding yourself at the end of a contract and itching for a new provider or even if you’re just signing up for the first time, you will often have your pick of choices instead of just being limited to one or two companies.
Location, Location, Location
Perhaps the most important thing to remember when it comes to deciding on which provider is right for you is that you need to consider where in Hawaii you live. Because there are so many smaller companies out there, they often only service a couple of areas at the most. (In fact, several only offer service to one city alone.) Finding out which television company can service you, though, isn’t a difficult task. You can check out our deal finder below.
What Are My Options for TV in Hawaii?
Again, depending upon where in Hawaii you live, your options may vary. The big companies that can be found include Oceanic (a Time Warner Cable company), DirecTV, Dish Network and Comcast. These are the companies that honestly have the most to offer. They have huge channel packages and bundle services that can combine your television service with things like Internet, Home Security and Home Phone lines. The drawback to these, of course, is that the bigger companies tend to be more expensive than their smaller competitors. It’s good to keep in mind that these companies also generally offer incentives to new customers, whether it be a reduction in cost for 12 months or some extra service thrown in for free.
The Smaller Companies
And what about the smaller companies? Again, there’s a large list. The choices include Hawaiian Telecom TV , The Satellite Guy, Genie BPO LLC, Pacific Network, and DM Satellite Solutions LTD. But these aren’t your only choices. A quick search for television providers in your area will no doubt bring up several more options for you to choose from just based on your zip code.
With many of these companies, if you want to find out pricing information, you need to enter your location to see if they service your area and what is available in your neck of the woods. And don’t think just because they’re smaller companies that they won’t have much to offer you; while some of the companies are strictly for Cable TV, some of them will bundle with a phone line, an Internet connection or both.
What They Offer
As mentioned above, each of these companies can and will sometimes vary by service area. To give you an idea of what they offer, Hawaiian Telecom has two basic packages. One offers mostly all HD programming from your favorite networks with more than 175 channels, while the other bumps the channel count to over 225 and adds many premium channels like HBO, Starz, and SHOWTIME.
DM Satellite, as their name implies, offers Satellite TV service to customers in Hawaii. They are an authorized reseller for DirecTV, but don’t offer everything that DirecTV does. Their featured package offers about 150 channels and comes with a free Genie upgrade, as well as free NFL Sunday Ticket. Their package lineup ranges from a low of just over 130 channels to a high of more than 225 channels, so you’re sure to find one that fits your budget.
There are more options for TV in Hawaii than you might have thought before reading this article. But it’s up to you to find the best one for you and your family — so try our Deal Finder below.
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