When it comes time for you to choose a broadband deal there are a number of things you need to consider. In this guide we talk you through what to look out for when choosing a broadband deal, offer advice on what to be wary of and provide a few tips on how you can save on your broadband deal.
We’ve all seen the ads from the likes of Sky, BT, Virgin, TalkTalk etc. and they all seem to be making offers we simply can’t refuse. But which one of them really is offering you the best broadband deal? The best way to separate them is with a quick visit to a comparison website. These sites let you search through all the best deals currently available and compare providers and deals like for like to see which one really is best. Some websites now have a postcode checker, which means by tapping six/seven keys you’ll be able to see a list of the best deals available to you in seconds. However, regardless of which provider you choose and which package you go with, broadband prices tend to start around £15 a month and go up to around £40 for super fast more deluxe packages.
Something that often gets overlooked by consumers when searching for broadband deals, but when you think about it customer service is equally as, if not more, important than all the usual considerations such as data limits, contract length etc. It’s all well and good a provider offering what seems to be the broadband deal for you, but if you sign up and you don’t get the speed that was being advertised or you’re constantly losing signal you might be wishing you’d paid a bit extra and gone with someone else. The best way to find out the kind of customer service you can expect to receive is to read previous customer reviews. Looking at this feedback will let you know if the deal you had your eye on is really worth investing in and also give you an idea of which deals to avoid.
✔ Step 1: Check that you can leave your existing supplier without charge;
✔ Step 2: Choose a new broadband provider and/or deal;
✔ Step 3: Contact your new provider;
✔ Step 4: Cancel your current contract & switch.
With providers in constant competition with each other, there is a tendency for them to offer deals for short periods of time. So you could find yourself signing up to what seems to be a great deal, only to find out a few days later that your provider is offering an even better one. Or you might find you sign up to a deal paying only a few pounds a month and the after six months you find the payments have doubled. Fortunately there is a way to combat this problem.
If you’re unhappy with your current provider then shopping around and switching can lead to big savings. Even if you’re happy with your provider there are still ways to improve your existing deal and save. A quick bit of research will show you if the deal you’re on has expired and been replaced by a better one. If so calling your provider and mentioning a price or package for them to compete with can see them offer you a better deal. Combining services like TV, Phone and landline might save you some pounds as you will get additional discounts and pay all at once with one bill. Another way to save is check your current deal to make sure you’re not paying for things you simply don’t need.
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