Five Great Reasons to Switch Broadband Providers
Wednesday, 17th March 2021
Ever considered switching broadband providers and then thought of a reason not to?
Whether your excuse is “It’s too complicated” or “I’ll be offline for days”, we’ve heard it all before… and they’re all untrue!!
In fact, there are many reasons why you should switch broadband providers and very few reasons not to.
So, if you need a bit of a push to find yourself a new broadband deal, here it is… just continue reading for the top five benefits of switching.
1) Slash your bills
We say it time and time again here at Switchly – and we’ll keep saying it until we’re blue in the face – but switching providers is one of the BEST ways to lower your broadband bills. We’ll explain why…
When you first signed up with your current broadband provider, you were given their best rate as a new customer. However, once your contract came to an end, your broadband provider will have moved you onto their ‘standard tariff’, which is more expensive.
So, by switching to a new broadband provider, you will be taking advantage of those 'new customer prices' once more – and this could save you up to £300 a year!
2) Faster speeds for the same price or cheaper
You may have got a good deal when you first signed up 12 or 18 months ago… but a lot can change in that time.
Have you had a look at what other deals are currently on the market? There is a good chance you could get a faster connection or the same speeds for less with a new provider.
Superfast broadband is now available to over 95% of UK households… and with fibre internet so widely available, prices aren’t as expensive as they used to be.
3) Keep your email address
If your email address is linked to your broadband provider, such as email@example.com, you may be worried that your account will disappear should you switch.
You’ll be pleased to know that some providers allow customers to cancel their broadband and keep their email address free of charge.
Other providers may charge a small monthly fee. For example, BT charges its customers £7.50 a month for their full-service email package, or Talktalk charges its customers £5 a month to continue using their email address.
4) Switching is easy!
According to a Which? survey, 32% of people believe switching to be “too much hassle”. As a result, only a third of consumers said they were considering switching, and nearly half were still with the first provider they ever signed up with.
While switching broadband providers may have been hard work in the past, it’s now a really easy and simple process.
In October 2020, Ofcom put in place new rules that meant the provider had to take the lead in managing the switch, regardless of whether the customer is switching to a different network.
This means your new provider will coordinate the entire thing, so you can sit back and relax while it’s being handled for you.
5) You won’t be without internet for long
As mentioned above, your new provider should manage the entire switch with your old provider – ensuring that your start and end dates fall on the same day.
According to Ofcom, 93% of new broadband orders are completed on time, reducing the likelihood of any interruption in service.
You may experience a short loss of connection, but this won’t be for long – usually only a matter of minutes rather than days.
If you’ve been persuaded that switching really isn’t that bad, click here to take a look at our UNLIMITED broadband deals at rock-bottom prices.