Savings to be had on broadband
Broadband Savings – We look at lots of ways to save money but how about making a saving on what we pay on our broadband? It’s something most people have and need and is another one of those necessary things we simply must have.
So, how does paying out less on broadband sound to you? Tempting, you bet!
Staying loyal to the same broadband provider can end up costing you money and prove to be a costly factor when making sure your outgoing doesn’t exceed your income. A lot of companies rely on rolling contracts that simply keep on going, but, beware as in some cases costs go up without you noticing and some companies have taken advantage of the fact that we are busy people who don’t have time to keep an eye on the ‘trusted’ broadband provider that we signed up to. Make a note of the day your contract starts and is expected to need renewing and don’t just let it continue if you’re not really sure you want to stick with it. Ok, so, we have made a note of the date now to look at the actual tariff, does it meet your needs? Think about when you are more likely to use your home broadband, if it’s during the day, great, if its evenings and weekends, good, but make sure the tariff you are on and paying for matches your exact needs. If you don’t then you might end up paying more because you have exceeded your tariff amount or have used your broadband out of the agreed tariff limits. It’s always worth checking with your supplier what tariff you are one and discuss which one might suit your needs better.
Right, how about looking at a deal that includes line rental for your home phone and TV along with your broadband package? There are many deals to be had and different suppliers will have different deals for you, again, you need to think about when you are most likely to watch TV and the type of programmes you watch as well as when you are more likely to use your home landline.
If you are signed up to a broadband provider but not happy then shop about to see who is offering a better deal, there are lots of comparison sites which offer this quick guide tool and worth checking out. Still unsure? Compare the different packages, if in doubt then ditch the comparison sites and contact the provider directly as this can iron out any issues that you have and can often be quicker. Your provider will be able to go over what you need to do and how long it should take to change over. In most cases you will have 14 days in which to change your mind as this is the usual ‘cooling’ off time companies need to give their customers in which to cancel their package.
Whoever you decide to go with, always make sure you know exactly what you are agreeing to and if it’s what you really need, don’t pay for what you don’t want and make sure you shop around to get the best deal that suits you.