Bundling has many benefits, ranging from discounts on home services you use every day like high-speed internet, TV, and home (or mobile) phone, to only dealing with one bill each month. This is also a great way to save time, as there will be only one company to contact if you have any issues or questions. Today bundling has gained so much popularity that many companies are offering excellent deals, along with customizable options on bundled packages.
When deciding on bundling your home services, factor in the below so that you can be confident you’re getting a good value on your services.
What You Want vs. What You Need
Take stock of the channels and shows you watch most frequently, you might find that you are paying for channels that you do not need or ever watch. Depending on your preferences, you may be able to update to a less costly or more relevant package.
Similarly, evaluate your and your family’s internet usage by asking yourself a simple question…what do you use it for? If you’re a casual internet user, you could save by lowering your internet package. If you do a lot of streaming or use the internet for your home office, you must have high-speed Internet. Check with your provider on what Internet speeds you can bundle with your cable package to get the best value for your needs.
As bundle pool is getting more competitive, many providers are offering discounts on high-speed internet bundled with a cable package.
Re-evaluate Your Extras
One sneaky thing that contributes the most to your TV and internet bills is extra add-ons. This is a great time to review and eliminate add-ons you may not be using, like DVR or premium channels, to help save on your monthly bill. You may also want to keep your eyes open for new customer deals. When you bundle television, Internet, and phone, there are often great perks like DVR upgrade, free installation, free premium channels, and much more.
Doing prior research is very important if you want to get your hands on a great bundle price. Look at the utilities you want to bundle and figure out what you’re currently paying for each, and then what the cost difference would look like when you bundle them together. Call several providers (including your current one), and compare their price and offerings. Be aware of contract length and make sure the terms fit your preferences.
With the right bundle, you could be on your way to saving money on your monthly services.