cable entertainment

All of your favorite TV channels

Lifeline basic

 20+ channels

 Local network

Top cable channels

No contract

 

from $44.95 / mo

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Lifeline basic

Local network and top channels. *

* Analog only
† HD versions of available standard channels not included in total.
‡ HD Channels require HDTV with QAM tuner or HD set-top converter.
§ Requires set-top converter. One HD set-top converter included with package.

You may view our full channel lineup here. 

Expanded basic

 60+ channels

 Local network

Top cable channels

Optional HD set-top

No contract

from $96.68 / mo

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Expanded basic

Includes Lifeline basic

More top cable channels and HD.‡

* Analog only
† HD versions of available standard channels not included in total.
‡ HD Channels require HDTV with QAM tuner or HD set-top converter.
§ Requires set-top converter. One HD set-top converter included with package.

You may view our full channel lineup here. 

Family entertainment

 80+ channels

 HD + music channels

Top cable channels

HD set-top included

No contract

from $113.68 / mo

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Family entertainment

Includes expanded basic

All standard cable, HD, and music channels.§

* Analog only
† HD versions of available standard channels not included in total.
‡ HD Channels require HDTV with QAM tuner or HD set-top converter.
§ Requires set-top converter. One HD set-top converter included with package.

You may view our full channel lineup here. 

Family platinum

 100+ channels

 Premium channels

 HD + music channels

HD set-top included

No contract

from $150.68 / mo

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Family platinum

Includes Family entertainment

All standard cable, HD, music, and premium channels! §

* Analog only
† HD versions of available standard channels not included in total.
‡ HD Channels require HDTV with QAM tuner or HD set-top converter.
§ Requires set-top converter. One HD set-top converter included with package.

You may view our full channel lineup here. 

* Analog only
† HD versions of available standard channels not included in total.
‡ HD Channels require HDTV with QAM tuner or HD set-top converter.
§ Requires set-top converter. One HD set-top converter included with package.

Premium channels

Pick and choose your favorite premium channels, and add them to your plan. 

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Premium channels

Premium channels are available a la carte on any plan.

HBO add-on

The HBO premium add-on channel includes

HBO
HBO HD
HBO 2
HBO Signature
HBO Family

Showtime add-on

The Showtime premium add-on channel includes

Showtime
Showtime HD
Showtime 2
Showtime showcase
Showtime Extreme
The Move Channel
The Movie Channel Xtra

Cinemax add-on

The Cinemax premium add-on channel includes

Cinemax
Cinemax HD
More Max

Starz Encore add-on

The Starz Encore premium add-on channel includes

Starz
Starz HD
Starz/Encore
Starz Edge
Starz/Encore Action
Starz/Encore Black
Starz/Encore Classic
Starz/Encore Suspense
Starz/Encore Western

A la carte package additions. Price ranges from $12.95 – $15.00 per additional premium channel.

Experience whole home
wifi with Eero

Tel-Star Communications is proud to be partnering with Eero, to provide whole-home WiFi. Eero is a simple to use WiFi system that covers your entire home in fast, reliable WiFi. With a network that expands to fit your needs, you’ll finally be able to stream, work, and play from every corner of your home — and from the backyard, too.

With Eero, every device gets a reliable connection all the time, everywhere in your home.

How much is Eero?

Eero mesh wifi routers are $7.00/mo for 2 modules ($12.00/mo. including required modem) and $3.00/mo for additional modules.

What are Eero Secure and Eero Secure+

Increased access brings increased risk. Eero Secure is the only service you need to keep you and your family’s personal information, devices, and network protected from online threats. Real time threat scans with Eero Secure prevent malicious sites from loading. Family safe content filtering and ad blocking can also help customize and streamline your internet experience. Eero Secure+ includes:

  • encrypt.me VPN to browse the web privately and securely.
  • 1Password password manager which can safely create, store, and share unique passwords in one central place, to help you stop using the same simple password everywhere
  • Malwarebytes, which scans, cleans, and protects your computers and mobile devices from viruses, ransomware, and more.

More information is available at https://eero.com/eero-secure

Frequently asked questions

WHAT IS A QAM TUNER?

QAM stands for quadrature amplitude modulation. In regard to cable, it is the cable equivalent to an ATSC tuner and allows your TV to tune in to digital or HD channels.

DO TV'S HAVE QAM TUNERS BUILT-IN?

Many TVs made after 2006 come equipped with a QAM tuner. Most Emerson, Hitachi, Insignia, LG, Polaroid, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, TCL, Toshiba, and Visio televisions have built-in QAM tuners. Many economical brands such as Colby, Element, HiSense, Proscan, RCA, Sceptre, Seiki, and Westinghouse do not have QAM tuners.

HOW CAN I FIND OUT IF MY TV HAS A TUNER?

Check the manual or manufacturer’s web site, they might say something along the lines of “Built-in digital tuner (ATSC/Clear QAM)”. Also, if you notice that your television remote has a “-” or “.” buttons, your device likely has a QAM tuner, as QAM #’s are formated as 56-3 or 56.3.

HOW MUCH IS A SET-TOP CONVERTER WITH EXPANDED BASIC?

A HD set-top converter would be $12.90/month, and a HD/DVR would be $17.90/month.

DO I NEED DIGITAL EQUIPMENT TO WATCH PREMIUM CHANNELS?

Yes, you would need either a HD set-top converter or an HD/DVR. A HD set-top converter is included with Family and Premium Packages.

CAN I UPGRADE MY INCLUDED SET-TOP CONVERTER TO AN HD/DVR?

Upgrading to an HD/DVR would be $12.95/month.

DO YOU HAVE WHOLE-HOME DVR SERVICE?

At this time we do not carry whole-home DVR.

HOW MUCH ARE ADDITIONAL SET-TOP CONVERTERS?

Additional HD set-top converters for Expanded Basic, Family, and Premium packages would be $6.95/month.

HOW MUCH ARE ADDITIONAL HD/DVR UNITS?

Additional HD/DVR units for Expanded Basic, Family, and Premium packages would be $9.95/ month.

High speed and
digital phone

from $71.50 / mo

Home broadband

Data for 4-6 devices

Unlimited calls

Local & Long Distance

High Voice Quality