Why Switch Your Broadband Provider
Thursday, 16th July 2020
Stop us if this sounds familiar... you’ve had a busy day and all you want to do is put your feet up and relax, catching up on that must-see Netflix docuseries with a nice glass of wine. You open the app only to be greeted with ‘Your device can’t connect to the internet.’
Then there’s the feeling that none of us want. You know the one when you click the link to your latest monthly statement only for your stomach to drop to the floor when you see your bill has increased.
Loyalty and ease can convince customers to stick with a broadband provider much longer than they should – and much longer the provider deserves! So, why do customers switch providers? Let’s have a look. Should any reasons ring a bell with you, then it may be time to consider your options.
You’re out of contract
If you’ve been with the same provider for a year or two, the chances are you’re already paying more for your monthly broadband than you were at the start.
Providers entice customers by slashing prices for the first six, nine or twelve months. Then prices go up... often by as much as 40% when you’re out of contract.
Find out when your contract ends and do some research to find a provider who’ll offer you the terms you want. You don’t want to pay a whole lot more for the same service, do you?
Faster broadband for a cheaper price
How you use broadband can change a lot in a few years. So much so that what was a good deal two or three years ago may not be now.
You could go from having one or two devices using the same connection to four or more which will affect broadband speed. 36Mbps may have been enough for you in 2018 (or whenever you negotiated your last contract)… but it’s now 2020 and your broadband must support a few more devices. Is 36 Mbps really fast enough?
The good news is that you can get faster broadband for the same, or even a cheaper, price - and who doesn’t want a better service for less!
Access to additional services
By not switching providers, you’re missing out on a load of goodies. From access to more TV channels and live sport to a free e-gift card and even a free hub that’s miles better than your existing one, providers offer great incentives to tempt customers.
Some providers even throw in Netflix as part of the package or free access to Disney Plus for 6 months. You’ll never miss a conversation about popular TV shows with friends or colleagues again!
You don’t need a landline anymore
Most providers can only supply broadband with a landline, but if you absolutely don’t want a landline, you don’t have to have one.
More and more people are ditching their home landlines... and it’s not hard to see why. VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) let’s people make audio calls to other VoIP users online for free. You can avoid those dreaded sales calls and save on the approximate £18 a month.
Fibre to the premises (FTTP) broadband supplies superfast broadband directly to your home with a fibre optic cable. You can also choose fibre to the cabinet (FTTC) where a fibre optic cable supplies broadband to a central cabinet on your street which is then connected to your home with a copper wire.
You also have the option of mobile broadband. It is cheap, but mobile broadband is only really suited to low level internet use, like checking emails and website browsing.
Then there’s satellite broadband... though this is only really an option if you live in a rural area or can’t access fibre broadband. You can make a line rental saving, but the installation and equipment costs make satellite broadband expensive.
When all is said and done, there are several reasons to switch your broadband provider and some that you may not have considered before. If you want to find great broadband deals in your area, all you need to do is click the link.