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A Customer’s Guide to Switching Internet Service Providers

Whether you’re moving, or your current internet company is just not cutting it anymore, at some point, switching internet companies will be a necessary part of life. Here are some tips to help you make the switch without spending more than necessary.

How Much are your Current Internet Costs?

First, find out how much you’re currently paying for your internet service. This number might seem high, but it’s good to know where the bar is to make sure you’re getting a good deal on your new plan when you find it.

While checking your current internet costs, you should also look into any hidden fees on your monthly bill. It’s not uncommon for companies to tack on a “service fee” or “delivery fee” for their services. These fees can add up over time, so it’s good to know what you’re getting into from the beginning when you switch internet companies.

What can you afford?

If you go into the process without knowing how much money you have available, you could find yourself stuck in a contract with a provider whose prices are way too high for your budget. Take time to look at your budget and decide what you can realistically pay for internet every month.

If you’re looking at a new internet providor , make sure that you’re aware of any hidden fees that your internet provider may include in the price of your new plan. If there are hidden fees and they cost more than your current plan, it might not be worth switching to a new one because it won’t save you money in the long run.

Read the Fine Print

Don’t get hung up on the monthly price alone—other things can cost you if you aren’t careful about reading all of the fine print before signing any contracts or agreeing to any deals.

In particular, you should look for these four things:

Early termination fees: You don’t want to get stuck with a massive bill if you have to cancel your contract early—so look for a provider that offers competitive early termination fees (or, better yet, no cancellation fees).

Additional taxes and fees: Some companies will advertise a low monthly rate but then shock you with other taxes and fees. Check whether your company will charge extra for installation and equipment rental.

Data caps: If your company slaps a data cap on your internet usage, there is a chance that you could end up paying for more data than you anticipated—or even face penalties for going over that limit.

Equipment: When signing up with a new company, find out their policy regarding equipment—if they own the routers and modems or if you will be responsible for purchasing them. Also, note that some companies charge an installation fee, but others will waive this if you install the equipment yourself.

Get Started with A New Internet Provider

Switching internet providers can be a daunting task, especially when changing to something you’ve never tried before. But with the information above, you should feel more confident about what to look for in an internet provider.

To recap, know how long your contract is, any early termination fees, and the price before signing. These are the main things you need to know when making the switch.

Contact us today to find out how we can help you get the exemplary internet service for your needs!