You may be shrugging your shoulders thinking about whether you should start searching for a new broadband deal immediately. Perhaps you chose an internet service provider who provided you with a 3 year-long internet package and you want faster internet speed. Perhaps your internet requirements have changed and you are hoping to change a package to meet your changing requirements. Switching your internet from one service provider to an entirely new one needs to be a well-planned process. You don’t want to incur any unnecessary costs when making the change. Therefore it is advisable to opt for a new broadband deal when your term is drawing closer to the end.
Here is Why
- Firstly, you must remember that you don’t just want to settle for any broadband deal that comes your way. You want to take your time to search for a package that suits your internet requirements and speed demands well. You also want to spend a fair amount of time on research. While the sound of research sounds tedious, you must remember research allows you to save a buck or two in the long run. So research all the possible package offerings and analyze the prices of each package well. Research will enable you to look at the packages from all angles.
- Secondly, you want to wait for your contract terms to end as packages that include free gifts and even bonus vouchers may be found. Usually, when you make an internet-related decision at the spur of the moment, you don’t always find what you are looking for in terms of packages. Waiting until your term ends may allow you to search for longer and actually find packages that may even include technological gifts like a television set or a pair of headphones.
- Thirdly, waiting for your term to end will enable you to understand the duration of the contract that you want to sign on. All in all, you want to find an internet package contract that is not too lengthy and prohibits you from reaching a contract with a faster speed or a pure fibre optic connection should this become available in your area in the future.
- Lastly, you must check your existing contract. Before making a switch to a brand new internet contract you need to check that you can leave your current contract provider hassle-free.
Certain contract providers have a clause in their contracts that state if you leave mid-way during your contract, you pay for the duration of your contract. You may have to contact your internet service provider to see how harsh they are about leaving your contract before seeing it to completion. You don’t usually incur exit fees should the contractor spike monthly fees higher mid-contract. During the first 14 days of your contract, you can choose another contract without paying a penalty on an already signed contract that you wish to terminate. Some providers do not charge exit fees if you are quite close to your term-end.
You also need to find out when your contract ends before you make any sudden changes in contracts.