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Choosing an internet service is quite like a commitment, which works out both for your provider and you. Your provider can trust in receiving your business while you can enjoy the good services without having to worry about switching to a new provider. However, sometimes, this symbiotic relationship fails to bloom. Perhaps you do not feel like you are getting a good enough deal, or maybe you are simply moving and need to switch to a new provider. Whatever the case, switching your internet service is quite easy and hardly anything to worry about.

In this article, we discuss some of the reasons that may prompt you to switch your internet service and how you can go ahead with the process. We hope you can find it illuminating for your next switch, whenever that may be.

When Should You Switch Your Internet Service Provider (ISP)?

There are plenty of reasons that can push you against your current provider for the rest of your life. It could be something trivial like moving to a new location, but it can also be because the service fails to surprise you anymore. Price points, deals, bundling, and contracts may very well be the reason why you choose to move from a current provider. Here are some of the things that would tell you that it is time to switch your internet service.

  1. Moving To a New Address

If you are moving to a new location, you may want to consider changing your service. Of course, this would be because your current provider does not serve the area you are moving to. However, even if they do, it is always a great idea to look for other providers in the area. You never know when you might get a good deal. For instance, with Xfinity, you get the Xfinity Flex and Peacock Premium free, great value-added services that give you a little extra something to enjoy with your internet service.

  1. Saving Money

One of the most important reasons for anyone to switch providers is to save money. Some providers such as Spectrum, Xtream Powered by Mediacom, and more offer quite low prices during their promotional period (up to 12 months). This is perfect for new customers, since not only does it allow you to experience a new internet service, but you can do so at a better price than you would normally expect.

With some services such as Xfinity internet, you can also rely on flat-out cheaper pricing than other services in the area so you can continue saving money in the long run.

  1. Looking for Higher Internet Speeds

Sometimes, the reason to switch your service could also be the internet speed you want to get. Higher internet speeds do not always come with a hefty price tag, as thorough research on the matter would tell you. For instance, the Spectrum 200 Mbps plan comes for $49.99 per month whereas the AT&T Fiber plan of 300 Mbps comes for $55 per month. For a small additional charge, you get to enjoy a greater speed and that too via fiber internet, which is a much better service altogether.

If you are looking for the fastest internet speeds in town, Xfinity, AT&T, CenturyLink, Spectrum, and Ziply Fiber, offer gig and multi-gig speeds ranging from 1 – 5 Gbps. 

  1. Bundling Internet and TV Services

Some providers don’t have an option of bundling internet services with TV, which might push you into finding one that does. If you like to enjoy TV entertainment and are looking for a provider that can get you both, consider Xfinity or Spectrum. Not only do these two providers offer great value to your plan, but also unite your services on one bill, both of which are reasons that make your switch worth the effort.

  1. Unsatisfactory Service

Sometimes, there is only so much you can take. If you have tried to call your provider multiple times and tried to solve performance issues with repeated failure, it may be time to switch your provider. With providers that come with contracts, you may have to wait until the contract is over, or you can cancel midway and pay an early termination fee (ETF).  However, if you are going to cancel, do call your current provider once and let them know. You would be surprised to see the amount of effort they are willing to put in to keep your business.

Once you have a reason for switching your internet provider and are ready, comes the next phase of the solution. Switching the service. As you would imagine, this phase does require some research on your part, keeping in view your connection and speed needs, data allowance, contracts, and the works.

How to Switch to a New Provider

  1. Assess your Internet Needs

What are you looking for in an ideal internet service? Is it unlimited data or contract-free plans? Or perhaps you want a plan with greater value than others on the market? Whatever the case may be, sit down and devise a plan on what you and your family are looking for in an internet service.  Most cable internet providers usually come with high-speed internet plans so you would find a speed that fits you nonetheless. It is the other minor details you ought to consider such as service type, internet speed, contracts, data allowance, pricing plans, and the fine print.

Decide on what you want, based on the criteria given above. For instance, if you are looking for unlimited data and contract-free plans, Spectrum or CenturyLink will work for you. If you are looking for budget plans, Xfinity offers some of the best prices in the market. If you are looking for affordable fiber internet, AT&T Fiber is one of the strongest contenders out there.

  1. Pick an Internet Provider

Once you have assessed your needs, the next step is to pick an internet provider. If you have a clear idea of what you want out of your service, this should not such a difficult task. Compare your needs with the providers available in your area, and see the options you have. Pick whatever you think will work best for you.

 

  1. Cancel your Current Internet Service

The next thing to do once you have decided on a new provider is to go on ahead and cancel your current plan. All you have to do is call up the provider’s customer service and let them know you want to cancel your plan. With some services, especially those that come with term agreements, you may be liable to pay an ETF, if you have any time left on your contract. If you are renting out any equipment from your provider, you would also have to return it when you cancel.

If your current provider is looking to make amends with you, this is the point at which they would intervene. They might offer you a promotional rate, or something else to sweeten the deal. Which would of course be your call to make.

 

  1. Start With Your New Internet Service

And, there you have it. After canceling your internet service, you can immediately start on your new internet service and call it a day. Of course, as with a new service, there would be an adjustment period and there may be some issues here and there, but usually, it gets resolved soon. Plus the customer service will ensure that you are fully settled in.

Wrapping Up…

Choosing to switch from an internet provider can be a big decision. There is a level of comfort that you develop with your provider that is difficult to find elsewhere. However, if your provider fails to give you the services you deserve or need, it might be time to make the switch.

You do not have to worry too much. Just assess what you are looking for in an internet service and pick a provider based on that. In-depth market research helps you through the process. For more information on the best providers in your area or to order, call 1-855-349-9328 now!

 

FAQs

  1. Is it easy to change internet providers?

It may take a while to set things up but it is not that difficult to switch providers. You may need to call your current provider a couple of times to cancel the service, however, and make the time to choose a new service.

  1. Do I need to cancel internet before switching?

It is advisable to cancel your internet service as soon as you make another choice and order the service. However, before you have decided on a new service, do not just cancel your service at point blank. You will still need the internet to do your research and reach a decision.

  1. Do I need to change my router when I change providers?

If you are renting out any equipment from your current provider, you would have to return it when you cancel the service. However, if you have your own router, you do not need to change it, provided that it is compatible with the new internet service.

  1. How do I switch from one ISP to another?

Research new providers in your area, according to your internet needs. Once you have a favorite, cancel your current internet service. Then go ahead and call the new provider to purchase their service. For more info or to order, call our experts at 1-855-349-9328, around the clock!

  1. What happens when you change internet providers?

Nothing happens when you change your internet providers. If your previous provider had a contract, you may have to pay an ETF and return any rented equipment. You would have to take a little time and effort to understand your new provider and the intricacies of your service. You will adjust in a few weeks and then can enjoy your new internet service to the max!