Do you need to change your Internet Service Provider(ISP) ? also know as your broadband service.
There are many deals to be had these days with everything tightening up and services suppliers trying to win your business.
Changing your ISP may not always be an advantage, ask yourself these questions…
Why am I changing? is it just cost?
Will my email address change? Can I update my settings?
What is the support like is it UK based? Free call or premium rate?
Will it really be faster or is my line already maxed out?
How long will my internet be off for the change?
If the router is changed will everything still work?
What is the contract details? is there a charge if I want to change again?
In the past few months I have seen some users change ISP with quite major impacts with services not working, lines going dead, bad contracts, poor response to setup problems.
If your email address is tied to your supplier such as BT then if you leave BT that email address will go dead and you will get a new one from your new supplier and you will have to inform everyone of the change including all those websites you buy from and your bank etc etc..
There are good reasons to change ISP such as if the service is poor, very slow when others near you are ok, email often has problems, poor helpline, no longer a competitive deal and speed improvements.
If its just a cheaper deal you want and you are happy with the service etc then try talking to your existing supplier about a new deal, very often a ISP will want you to stay and will offer you incentives to stay. I’ve seen it happen when a customer is on an old deal and thought about moving but called their current supplier up and said they were thinking of leaving and got a great deal with none of the hassle of changing ISP.
Cheapest is’nt always the best option….