SuddenLink Customer Service

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How do I talk to a live human at SuddenLink?

A:Press 0#, then 2, then 0#

Does SuddenLink offer 24 hour customer service?

A:Yes! This call center operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The least busy day is Saturday, and the most busy day is Tuesday.

How long will I wait on hold?

A:The average hold time is 2 minutes. The longest hold times are on Wednesday, and the shortest are on Thursday. How is this calculated?

SuddenLink Customer Phone Numbers

Existing Customer Service

Toll-free · 24 hours, 7 days · Direct to a human · Optimum - To get started, please enter or say the 10-digit phone number on your account. Or say "use my account number" or "become a customer."

Call For New Service

Toll-free · 24 hours, 7 days · Press 1 ·

New Customer Concierge

Toll-free · Mon-Fri 4am-9pm, Sat 4am-4pm PST · This phone number is for setting up new service only. Talk immediately with a live person who can help you compare and choose packages. Super knowledgeable and friendly representatives ready to take your call, compliments of GetHuman. ·

How do I get through the phone menu to a live person?

GetHuman researchers routinely call this SuddenLink phone number to document the phone system.
Here is our latest tip for weaving through the phone menu to get to a real person the fastest: Press 0#, then 2, then 0#
Here is how our research team describes the way the SuddenLink phone system greets you: Optimum - To get started, please enter or say the 10-digit phone number on your account. Or say "use my account number" or "become a customer."
Below are some clips we've found from SuddenLink's phone menus and tips that help give an idea of what you will encounter when you call. We've highlighted why they are important as well:

They may need the phone number on your account

"Welcome to So I can find the right one, please tell me the ZIP code of the account you're calling about.
You can also say use a different phone number or use my account number.
Sure. To get started, please say or enter the ten digit phone number on your account or say use my account number."
Excerpt from a call with SuddenLink
Thursday, June 27, 2024 6:38 PM

They may ask you to say or enter information

"Welcome to Optimum. This call may be recorded. So I can find the right one, please tell me the ZIP code of the account you're calling about.
You can also say use a different phone number or use my account number.
Please say or enter the ZIP code of the account."
Excerpt from a call with SuddenLink
Friday, June 21, 2024 8:12 PM

The first phone menu

"Welcome to Optimum. This call may be recorded. Sorry. I seem to be having trouble. I couldn't find your account, but I may be able to help you anyway. Let's continue. Is this for your home or business? Is this for your home or business?
Sorry. I still didn't hear you. Say home or press one.
Or business or press two."
Excerpt from a call with SuddenLink
Tuesday, May 28, 2024 4:45 PM

What are the hours and when should I call?

SuddenLink operates the call center for this 877-694-9474 phone number 24 hours, 7 days. The short answer is that you should call on a Wednesday. This observation and the following section are based on analysis of a sample set of 630 calls made in the last 90 days using our free, web-based phone (see above).
An important note: busy times vs hold times vs best time to call
When we refer to busy or less busy times, we are talking about the volume of calls. The busiest times are when the most people are calling this SuddenLink phone number (least busy times have fewer people calling). This high call volume does not necessarily mean that you will have a long hold time when you call. Companies like SuddenLink staff their call centers differently based on the time of day and day of the week, so you may experience a shorter wait on hold at the busiest of times. When we refer to the best time to call, we are referring to the optimal combination of lower call volume and shorter wait times.

The least busy time to call

The least busy day to call SuddenLink is Saturday. The most busy day to call is Tuesday, which averages 160% more phone calls by comparison. Again, this is based on a sample of 630 calls made with our AI-powered, web-based phone in the last 90 days.

The shortest wait on hold

We measured the shortest hold times to be on Thursday. The longest wait in the queue on average occurs on Wednesday.

The best time to call SuddenLink

In summation, the best day to call SuddenLink is Wednesday.

Calling this SuddenLink Customer Number

Christian Allen is the editor / author responsible for this content.
Oct 24, 2023

Calling SuddenLink to get assistance is difficult to impossible if you're not a customer or a resident of a ZIP Code that it serves. First, the company is no longer known as SuddenLink; it was rebranded into Optimum in 2022. However, the phone number still works; you'll just get a menu that welcomes you to Optimum instead of SuddenLink when you dial.

Dialing this number isn't going to be successful unless you live in a ZIP Code that Optimum serves. When you call, you're presented with the option to enter your account number, the phone number associated with your account or declare yourself a new customer.

If you say new customer, you're then asked what ZIP Code you'd like to receive services in. You can provide any ZIP Code, but if you give them a zip code that they don't serve, they'll tell you that you cannot receive their services in your ZIP Code at this time. The system will then attempt to transfer you to a partner company that can offer you services or help you with relocation to a different address.

Overall, it seems like this number is set up well for actual customers to get assistance, but it's unclear whether the same holds for new customers. Entering identifying information ensures that only customers in genuine need of help are able to get through, which can help cut down on wait times.

I also like that the system does not assume if it can or cannot provide you services based on your phone's area code. Given how many people move around these days, it's reasonable that people with area codes from far out of state could get services if they have no intention of changing their area code when they change residences. Having the potential customer enter their preferred ZIP Code ensures that the system can make sure it's able to offer services without automatically excluding anyone.

Because of the way Optimum has its system set up, it's impossible to accurately tell whether or not calling this number would be a good experience. Based on the way it has its automated system laid out, it seems like using it for actual assistance would be a good idea, while calling to get information might be less reliable.

I can't say for sure what the customer service is like, but were I an actual customer, I'd be willing to use this number for assistance based on my limited interactions.

Christian has been writing about long hold times and customer service call center experiences since 2010. He's been featured in Bloomberg, the Wall Street Journal and the Boston Globe.

Why Customers Call SuddenLink

If you have time to do a bit of reading before you call SuddenLink, we recommend you read over some of our problem-specific articles.

How Do I Recover My Account Access to SuddenLink?

Optimum clients can access free webmail and email services by creating an account. If locked out of the account, users can regain access by following certain steps. First, browse the Optimum homepage and click "I Forgot My Password" to initiate the password reset process. Next, provide the Optimum ID and enter the security code. Click "Get Security Question" and answer the question, then tick the "I'm not a Robot" box. Optimum will send an email with instructions to create a new password. If needed, contact Optimum customer support through the website.

Is SuddenLink the Cheapest Internet Service?

Suddenlink offers fast internet speeds with internet plans in different tiers for you to choose from depending on your needs. There are three contract-free plans to choose from and prices range from $30/month to $119/month. All prices are subject to change at any time for the monthly pricing. The best way to decide if Suddenlink is the cheapest is by comparing it to other internet service providers. Suddenlink's lower-tiered internet plans are cheaper than AT&T Internet's while they are a bit more expensive compared to Windstream.

Is SuddenLink Internet Service Any Good?

If you live in one of the 17 states served by Suddenlink, you might be considering the company as your new internet service provider. The company offers a respectable variety of internet service plans and competitive rates. Its fees are rather high, though, and it charges more fees than other ISPs. Suddenlink's customer satisfaction ratings are consistently low.

Top SuddenLink customer service problems

Click the link above to get answers to just about any SuddenLink customer service question, including step by step guides for the most complex issues. You can also detail a new issue and get answers instantly.
Below is a sample of recent calls to SuddenLink, and their purpose. Are any of these similar to the reason you are trying to call?
Internet outage inquiry: "I was calling to get an update, I got a message last night saying there was a power outage in our area, and we've been without our Internet since last night."
- From a call lasting 9m 31s , Jul 9, 2024 9:06 PM
: "undefined"
- From a call lasting 22s , Jul 9, 2024 7:30 PM
: "undefined"
- From a call lasting 3m 43s , Jul 9, 2024 5:36 PM
Inquiring about new Internet service: "I was calling about y'all's Internet service, to see if I can get some of it to get installed in my home."
- From a call lasting 9m 11s , Jun 28, 2024 8:16 PM
Making credit card payment: "Make a payment with a credit card."
- From a call lasting 3m 52s , Jun 28, 2024 5:41 PM
Internet service issue: "No Internet service."
- From a call lasting 6m 47s , Jun 27, 2024 6:38 PM
Inquiring about cable and Internet services: "I'd like some information on your cable and Internet package."
- From a call lasting 4m 29s , Jun 5, 2024 8:50 PM
Payment issue with cell phone bill: "I got a notice on my cell phone that said the bill hasn't been paid, but the money is on the card and it should have been taken out already."
- From a call lasting 12m 7s , Jun 5, 2024 12:03 PM
Internet outage: "I'm calling because there's an Internet outage in my area."
- From a call lasting 3m 8s , May 28, 2024 4:45 PM
Making payment: "I need to make a payment on my total bill amount."
- From a call lasting 2m 17s , May 20, 2024 8:49 PM

More SuddenLink Customer Service Contacts

There are of course other ways to contact SuddenLink customer service besides the phone. Below we list the best ones, by medium.

SuddenLink Customer Service Live Chat

suddenlink.com - Customer Service
Suddenlink Contact Us - Click on Live Chat, fill out info
If phone-based customer service is not available, or the wait times are long, many people prefer chat as a next-best option. Some even prefer it to calling on the phone. Luckily, SuddenLink provides this option.

SuddenLink Customer Service on X (formerly Twitter)

twitter.com/suddenlinkhelp - Customer Service
Use the link to connect with customer service through Twitter
SuddenLink, like many companies, provides customer service on the X platform (formerly Twitter). While it rarely entails live dialogue with a customer service rep, this channel can yield rapid response times and can be a useful option if you have an X/Twitter account.

SuddenLink Customer Help Desk / Web Support

suddenlink.com - Customer Service
Customer service online support
As a last, sometimes only, resort- SuddenLink customer service can be accessed through their website. This can entail digging through help articles before finding a form and "being allowed" to submit a problem to their team, and rarely leads to a real-time conversation, which is why GetHuman does not recommend this unless it's the only way.

Conclusion and closing notes

This is SuddenLink's best phone number, the real-time current wait on hold and tools for skipping right through those phone lines to get right to a SuddenLink agent. This phone number is SuddenLink's best phone number because 17,826 customers like you used this contact information over the last 18 months and gave us feedback. Common problems addressed by the customer care unit that answers calls to 877-694-9474 include Account Access, Transfer Service, Lost or Broken Phone, Dispute a Charge, Device Support and other customer service issues. Rather than trying to call SuddenLink first, consider describing your issue first; from that we may be able to recommend an optimal way to contact them via phone or chat or web or twitter. In total, SuddenLink has 4 phone numbers. It's not always clear what is the best way to talk to SuddenLink representatives, so we started compiling this information built from suggestions from the customer community. Please keep sharing your experiences so we can continue to improve this free resource.

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