Got The January Financial Blues? Try This Top Tip to Slash Your Broadband Costs
Wednesday, 6th January 2021
If you’ve had the same broadband provider for years, then chances are you’re forking out more than you need to for your internet. Make it your new year’s resolution to stop overpaying for your broadband!
The secret to lowering your bills is to simply switch to another broadband provider! We recommend doing this after every contract ends if you want to continue getting the best deal available.
This one tip could save you £100s a year! And don’t worry, switching isn’t complicated or hard work... in fact, it will only take you a few minutes. So, what’re you waiting for...?
How does switching providers lower your bills?
Let’s say you’ve been with BT for 5 years, even though your initial contract was only 18 months long... for the first 18 months, you would have been on their introductory tariff.
After this, you may have automatically switched to their standard tariff which is usually more expensive. uSwitch has reported instances of bills jumping a staggering 400% when a contract was rolled over!
So, by switching after the initial term, you’ll be able to take advantage of other new customer offers on the market at the very best prices.
Some of these introductory offers even come with incentives or free gifts, such as vouchers, reward cards, gift cards, data boosts, free setup, access to discount clubs and more.
How much can I save by switching?
uSwitch states that the average household could save around £69 a year (or approximately £5 a month) by switching after their contract ends.
Savings could even reach as much as £300 a year or more if you choose a slower internet speed.
Ernest Doku, broadband expert at Uswitch.com, said: "With the kids at home and government guidance telling us to socially distance, many have found that their broadband connection can’t cope.
"If you aren’t getting the service you need, there has also never been a better time to shop around for a better broadband deal.”
How to choose the right broadband deal
While all the extra incentives, like free gift cards and vouchers, may seem appealing, it’s important to pick a broadband package based on your budget and requirements.
Consider what you use the internet for and how much demand you place on your bandwidth, and seek broadband speeds that will be able to keep up.
Another top tip is to look out for deals with desirable features. For example, you may want to search for a package that promotes no mid-contract price rises, so you can relax knowing your bills will remain the same for the length of the contract (usually 12-18 months).
Should I get unlimited broadband?
If you rely heavily on the internet because you work from home or have a large family of internet users, you don’t want to worry if your data is about to run out... right? That’s the benefit of unlimited broadband.
You can stream as many movies or TV shows as you wish, join as many video calls as you need and endlessly flick through Instagram without the fear of being cut off.
Did you know Switchly has a bunch of unlimited broadband deals available at affordable prices? Why not take a quick look and see if any take your fancy? Each offer comes with no activation charges, no set up fees and a free router!