The average broadband and TV contracts are set for generally 12, 18 or 24 months, sometimes less so it’s definitely worth looking into switching every now and then around the end of the contracted period. My first important advice is that always remember when the contract runs out, or set yourself a notification as if you don’t switch at that time, you will be very likely to pay your supplier’s standard pricing. Switching a supplier will mean that you can get better price with a new contract so make sure you shop around before deciding on your new supplier.
Be on time
As I mentioned it, make sure you don’t run into the standard pricing period of your provider, be ahead and make the switch before that.
Use a comparison website
But make sure, that you use a reliable website for broadband and tv deals that offers impartial and independent comparisons, giving the customer the knowledge needed to make an informed decision. Ultimately, it also saves you the headache and being overwhelmed with all the options out there and it will also save time for you. And we all know: time is money! Get it done online, no more calling up providers.
Get a package deal
When you’re opting for a broadband and TV together deal, you can save even more money. Broadband and TV packages are normally a lot cheaper than buying these services separately. There’s also fewer bills to worry about. There are something 200 broadband packages available on the market these days, all with different speeds, usage limits and customer service propositions. But by comparing broadband deals to find the best broadband bundle, consumers can save a lot of money.
Decide about your needs
How much do you want to spend? We all have budgets for everything. Broadband and TV bills will be present in your monthly budget and make sure you get value for your money. The length of your contract will also determinate this, so always look at the total spend during your contracted period.
What speed do you need? For an average household, normally calculate 10Mbps per household member – but if there’s a gamer in the household or you stream movies, double that. If you want to go super-fast and purchase a fibre-optic package, expect to pay more.
What are the channels you want? Or how many? Having lots of channels generally denote a large quantity of premium channels, where fewer channels indicate that what you will get is mostly Freeview.