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How to Find the Best Internet Service Deals

Find Your Internet - Compare offers from the top Internet and TV providers in your area all in one place.

Linsey Knerl on June 29, 2020

Find Your Internet - How to Find the Best Internet Service Deals

You may not have given much thought to the internet service deals in your area, and who can blame you? Researching new plans, getting on the phone, and comparing the details of each contract can be exhausting. But there are online tools and comparison sites that you can use to make this process smoother — saving you more time and money in the long run. Here are a few tips for finding the best internet service deals along with ideas for comparing providers, speed, and price.

Assess Your Current Usage

Before determining which internet package might work best for you, try to understand what you’re using your current package for. Make a list of all the daily activities you do around your home that require data or internet. This may include:

      • Gaming
      • Streaming movies or television
      • Audiobook and e-book downloads
      • Music services
      • Podcasts and news
      • Working from home, uploading/downloading large files
      • Video conferencing with family or work colleagues
      • Web browsing, checking email, and using social media

Take note of how much money you spend per month for each service. Don’t forget premium add-ons, such as HBO, even if you only access them for a few months out of the year. Include a separate list for the amount of data you use. To find this number, you may need to review previous internet service statements.

Comparing online not only saves you time in making calls, but it also ensures that you have the most up-to-date information handy.

Review Your Current Internet Contract

Next, review your existing service plan. Determine whether you’re satisfied with the overall plan, and make a list of any changes you’d like to make. Ask yourself these questions:

      • Am I getting the advertised data speeds? If I don’t see these speeds, how far are they from what was advertised?
      • Am I in a long-term contract? If so, when does it end? If I’m not willing to wait for the contract to run out, what fees might I pay to cancel early? Does my contract auto-renew?
      • Does my current contract come with any valuable perks? For example, is a streaming service subscription included?
      • Are any hardware or support services included? Does my modem or router come with the price?

Make a list of everything you discover when reviewing your contract. You’ll need this information to compare future plans.

Research Competing Providers

Now, on to learning more about what other providers offer!

With the help of internet comparison sites, all you have to do is plug in your address and compare. Comparison sites will show you different provider offers, speeds, bundles, and more that service your area. Having the ability to shop and compare online is not only convenient, but it can save you a lot of time and money as well. While using the site to balance out your options, you can also use chatbot services to request more information about internet plans for new subscribers.

Comparing online not only saves you time in making calls, but it also ensures that you have the most up-to-date information handy. Plans and promotions often change, but this can help you make the most informed decision. Finding the best deals now with the help of one tool can really save you further hassle.

Take Advantage of Additional Offers

Once you’ve chosen a provider that best fits your needs, be sure to take advantage of any add-ons or extras they might tack onto your service for free. Add-ons and extras may include a free month of Netflix, an increase in your data cap, a bump in speed service, or more. Add-ons like these show that your provider appreciates your business.

And if you don’t find the provider that best fits your needs, it’s OK to walk away and do some more researching until you’ve found the right one. Remember: This is the internet service that you will be using for all of your online activities and connecting all of your smart home devices. Ensuring that you find the right bundled package is an important part of creating a seamless entertainment experience. Start comparing today!

Linsey Knerl

Find Your Internet - Compare offers from the top Internet and TV providers in your area all in one place.

Linsey Knerl is an online/print journalist and corporate content writer with experience in small business, consumer tech, HR, senior health, and women’s health verticals. She is passionate about making even the most complex B2B and B2C concepts accessible for all readers. With an active social media following of over 22K on Twitter, she is committed to helping clients with all steps in the content creation cycle, from initial planning stages to promotion via social media. Linsey is also the social media chair of the ASJA.

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