While Sonic is widely available in The Mission District, issues with in-building wiring leave many residents with only one option — usually Xfinity cable or AT&T IPBB (DSL-equivalent) service.
Still, the choice between Sonic and Xfinity is extremely common locally. Here’s how both options stack up:
|Base Price||$19.99/mo. sign-up price||$49.99/mo. sign-up price|
|Download speed range||75–1,200 Mbps||10,000 Mbps|
|Upload speed range||5–35 Mbps||10,000 Mbps|
|Network options||Cable, Fiber||Fiber|
|Contract terms||Contract required for discount price||Contract-free|
As a rule, we suggest Xfinity for San Francisco customers seeking the absolute lowest pricing. Their packages are especially well-priced for bundled TV or mobile service customers. The price is a full $15 below what Sonic offers.
Sonic is worth considering for “power users” who work from home, have lots of roommates, or otherwise value the increased upload capacity you get with a fiber internet connection.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the cheapest internet option in the Mission District?
Mission residents can get basic internet service from Xfinity starting at $19.99 for the first year. Comcast also offers a low-income plan for residents below certain income limits, with prices starting at $9.95 per month.
Can I get hot spot internet in the Mission?
All the major wireless carriers including Verizon, T-Mobile, and AT&T offer hotspot products that are serviced and functional in the Mission District. All three providers also offer tethering options on mobile phones, which is commonly used as an internet replacement for low-income residents.