Take a moment to check your internet needs. It might be a big money saver. The odds are pretty good that you are paying for more than you need. Some companies won’t make it easy for you to discover all the packages they offer. These same companies will take the liberty to highlight your “best value.” Don’t let the internet company tell you what is best for you, decide for yourself.
For example, I was paying $29.99/month for internet speeds up to 15MB. My internet company did a great job hiding a $14.99/month package that offered less speed. The speeds at this rate were enough for me. Don’t be afraid to dig deeper and receive what is right for you. It might mean a change to another company, but you won’t throw away money every month.
Companies often offer steeper discounts to their new customers or lower the price when current customers threaten to leave. While it is not ideal to do business this way, there is no reason that a loyal customer must feel less advantaged in the first place. Don’t hesitate to stand and take back some of your money!
While you’re at it, decide if the internet is more valuable than cable.
With a cable bill that seems to grow exponentially, much of the same content is available via the internet and streaming services. Say goodbye to the cable bill and don’t hesitate to pay more for an internet service, especially if combined costs are close.
Only you can decide which avenue is best for you. With the world connected in so many ways, the possibilities are endless, and the value continues to help the consumer. Take advantage of the benefit and value. But don’t allow your company to tell you what you need.
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