Getting broadband in a new house can be a confusing situation. Can you stay with your current broadband provider? Should you cancel your broadband contract and switch providers? There are several factors to consider about your WIFI when moving house. In this article, we answer key questions you may have about transferring your broadband, getting broadband installed, as well as discussing the potential options for changing providers.
How to Move Broadband to New Home – What You Need to Know
You’re moving to a new property and need WIFI in your home. If you’re planning on staying with the same internet provider, here are some things to consider.
Can I Transfer My Internet to Another Property?
Before considering transferring your internet access to your new home, you need to know if your provider operates in your area. If not, you may end up paying more money for internet access, especially if you’re under contract.
If you’re in a contract and your provider doesn’t operate in your new location, then you may need to pay an early termination fee to end your contract. In this case, contact your provider and set a cancellation date. They’ll notify you of any charges.
If you’re not under contract, you won’t need to pay a cancellation fee and can simply contact customer services to terminate your broadband. However, if you wish to stay with the same company, they may ask you to commit to a contract when moving. In this case, weigh up your options to determine:
- How satisfied you are with the provider
- If there will be good network coverage in your new area
- If you’ll be getting good value for money
Switching Your Broadband Provider
If your current internet service provider (ISP) doesn’t operate in your new area or you’re thinking of switching providers to save money, here’s what you need to know.
Can I Cancel My Broadband When Moving?
Yes, as long you’re not locked into a contract, you can simply cancel your broadband and move to another provider. If you’re in a contract, you’ll need to pay an early termination fee to switch. The fee you’ll pay will depend on how long you’ve been in your current contract and how long is left. Early termination fees also differ between providers.
Should I Look for Broadband Deals When Moving House?
Absolutely. New customers tend to get the best deals on broadband so moving house is always a good time to switch. You can easily use comparison websites to check for the current lowest prices on internet access. It may also work out cheaper to obtain a bundle package. Phone, internet and television packages can provide better deals than purchasing internet on its own.
However, always check the terms and conditions to determine if a specific contract period is required. If you require faster internet, look for a fibre broadband deal as this will give you a speedier connection for downloads and uploads. You may end up paying more but if you use the internet a lot, such as working from home, it may be worth investing in.
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