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4 Easy Steps on How You Can Save Money on Internet Bills

If you’re looking to lower your monthly bills, one of the ones that can easily be overlooked is the Internet. A lot of families easily take for granted that the Internet service is just there and don’t pay too much attention to what the cost of always having it there is. If you’re not careful, you can easily end up paying over $100/mo for services that you don’t really need.

To start with the process of lowering your internet bill, first, take a look at what you’re paying now. If the cost is more than $40/mo, you’re probably paying too much. After you’ve got your monthly cost, it’s time to start lowering it. The exception to this is if you have DSL and your internet provider requires you to have a phone line through them as well (such as Verizon does).

  1. First, you’re going to want to search to see what internet companies service your area. Make a list with website addresses and phone numbers. Once you’ve got your list made it’s time to start checking them out. Go through each one and set up the package you think you’d like to get. Write the cost down on your list.
  2. After you’ve got the costs, start weeding it out crossing out the highest packages until you only have one. Now before you switch take one second. One of the biggest reasons for an internet bill that is too high is because you’re paying for more speed than you really need. Take a second look at the speed that you’re currently paying for and make absolutely certain that you truly do need it. If not, lowering for the service now while you’re paying attention to it can usually save you quite a bit.
  3. After you’ve figured out the lowest speed you can live with, it’s time to call your current Internet provider. Switching providers can be a real pain so if you don’t have to do it, don’t. When you call, tell them that you’re considering switching companies for a better deal and ask them what the best deal they can make you is.
  4. Businesses do NOT like losing customers. 9 times out of 10, the Internet providers will work with you. Make sure that you tell them if you want to lower your speed. In some cases, they’ll actually give you a better deal by keeping your current speed.

If, by some chance, they can’t beat the deal, go ahead and call the other Internet provider and make the switch. It’s better to switch and save money on Internet than to stay with a provider that very obviously doesn’t value you as a customer.

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  1. Joanna Sanchez

    February 20, 2015 at 10:13 am

    I just switched to EarthLink and I’m saving $20.04/month keeping the same speed I had before. You will get robbed if you let your self.

  2. cory

    February 20, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    i am on my own service right now with charter, but i still feel like their cheapest is too much for me.

    Does anyone recommend any low cost providers in the pasadena/san gabriel area? i know time warner isnt offered here.

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