These days, almost everyone has internet service in their home. If you are one of those people, and you want to pay less for your internet service, then you are in luck! Here’s five ways to get cheap home wifi service.
How to Get Cheap Home Wifi
1. Shop around: If you have more than one internet service provider in your area, shop around! See if there’s another provider offering a one year deal for new clients and consider switching your service. Tell them you’re shopping for a better deal than what you currently have and see what they say. You have nothing to lose!
2. Negotiate: After you get some quotes from new service providers, but before you lock in on one of those deals, call your current provider. Tell them you are unhappy with the current pricing, and that you got a quote with ABC company for X dollars. You can even lowball it a little and say the new company offered you a price 10% less than what they really offered. Why not give it a try? Worst they do is say no, and you cancel your service to go with the cheaper company.
3. Downgrade: Look at the service you’re currently using, and more importantly what you’re using it for. If you use your internet mainly for emailing, daily browsing and whatnot, chances are you don’t need the mega-high speed package. If you do online gaming, downloads or streaming, then this might not be an option for you. See what options each provider offers you and don’t let them talk you into the fastest premium package if that isn’t what you really need.
4. Share: This option is one people don’t really think of. I’m not talking about hacking into your neighbor’s Wi-fi without paying for it. I am talking about an internet-sharing service like Net-Neighbors. When you sign up for this free service, you can get matched up with people in your area looking to share internet service. This cuts your bill by at least half automatically, simply by splitting it with your neighbors. It’s a great way to keep your services for less money.
5. Get rid of it: I know this isn’t what you want to hear, but if all else fails, you should seriously consider cancelling your internet service. If money is REALLY tight, this is one luxury that can be done without in most cases. Chances are there’s a coffee shop or library nearby that offers free WI-Fi. It’s not the most convenient thing, but look at the bright side: You’ll be less likely to waste the day playing Farmville if you have to drive to a place in order to log in. In 99% of cases, the internet in your home is not a necessity but a luxury, even if it doesn’t feel like one. These days nearly all libraries and most restaurants and coffee shops (even the GROCERY STORE) offers free Wi-Fi.
What do you think of these ways to get cheap home wifi?