Switching your broadband over to another internet service provider package can seem stressful but we want to provide you with relevant information and tools to make this as straightforward as possible no matter your current situation. We’ve created this switching broadband guide to help you understand a little more about the process.
No problem – we have a detailed blog covering the process, which includes the reasons for starting the process as soon as possible, the importance of checking your existing contract, and the benefits of researching coverage and broadband packages before signing up.
There are many ways you can make your decision to choose the right ISP easier, and it all depends on your preferences. These may include:
Look at the cost breakdown when looking at internet packages. As well as a monthly price, there may be an upfront cost to pay, too, for a router or line rental.
If you have a lot of devices, operate a business from home, take part in online gaming or stream television, you’ll need a fast connection. Why not give our internet speed test checker a try and see how fast your current broadband connection is? Many broadband providers advertise their maximum speed, but you may not get that where you live.
Most broadband providers offer unlimited broadband, which means you can stream and game to your heart’s content. However, it’s worth checking to see if any restrictions are in place. If there are, your data could be capped, or you could be charged extra for additional use.
Contracts usually last between 12 to 36 months. Longer-term deals are generally cheaper, but there is a bigger penalty if you end your contract early.
If you’re changing broadband providers because you’re moving house, you’ll want to take this into consideration. If you’re in a city or built-up area, you’ll be able to choose from many different providers. If you live in a more rural area, fewer providers may be available.
If you want a landline or television bundle alongside your broadband, check and see what you get in your package. You can usually make substantial savings if you want all three bundled together. Some packages also offer extra treats to sweeten the deal, such as streaming subscriptions or smart devices but check if this means you’ll be paying more or signing up for a longer contract.