Moving home is never simple. From packing your belongings up, to letting your utility providers know about your new address, the numerous tasks involved in moving into a new home can quickly become very stressful if you don’t plan plenty in advance. Luckily, informing your internet service provider when moving and setting up your Internet connection at your new home is a surprisingly simple process. Here, we give our tips on preparing for the move in a way that will make the whole process as simple as possible.
Are you satisfied with your broadband provider
Sorting utilities and services such as your internet during a home move can be a pain, however it also provides an opportunity to cut ties with your existing provider and hunt out a more cost effective or high performance service.
It’s often the case when settled in a home that, even when our service isn’t up to scratch, we simply ‘can’t be bothered’ with the hassle of doing anything about it. If you’re dissatisfied with your current broadband provider, and have constantly put it off, now is your ideal opportunity to compare the best deals on the market.
Broadband providers typically sign you into a 12 or 18 month contract when your service begins. If you change providers while moving house, you may be required to pay an early termination fee to your broadband provider. However, these fees have recently been capped, meaning you probably won’t end up facing a steep bill.
Even if you choose to stay with your current broadband provider, and simply want to transfer your service to a new address, you could still end up being charged a moving fee. Despite the threat of this, fees like these can often be avoided if you sign a long-term contract for 12 to 18 months of service prior to your big move. It’s worthgetting in touch with your provider beforehand to sort out finer details such as this, as the threat of you moving will, from time to time, lead to them providing you a better deal.
It’s also vital that you plan ahead and contact your service provider in advance as many services will need a few weeks of notice, depending on their company policy. Whilst it’s important to check your situation when it comes to moving fees, it’s definitely something that you need to overly worry about, as many companies won’t charge any more than £20 – £30.
What you’ll need
Decided that you’re happy with your service and simply want to switch it to your new address? It’s simple to make the move, and all you’ll need are a few key pieces of information. As we mentioned previously, give your provider plenty of notice, allowing around a month to be on the safe side, and make sure that you have your account information handy, including your account number, your new address, moving date and MAC code.
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