May 22, 2023
If you're thinking about switching internet providers, it can seem like a daunting task.
But it's not as hard as it might seem!
Much like you would switch your car insurance, or phone insurance for a better deal, broadband should be no different.
Just because you’ve been with the same provider for so long, it doesn’t mean they have the best deal.
Here’s a step by step guide on how to switch internet providers.
Before we start, just to note, we here at Netomnia only build the network! We do not supply internet packages ourselves!
First, research new providers in your area.
You can use online resources like review sites or comparison websites to find new providers.
But keep in mind that these websites may not feature every single option - just those willing to pay for spaces on them.
Look past just the first few listings in Google!
Once you've found a provider you're interested in, check whether they are available in your area.
Be prepared to look for a lot of options. It will be time-consuming, but it will be worth it when you find the right provider.
Next, compare the plans and packages offered by the new provider with your current plan.
For this step, it is important that you know your current broadband deal, how much you pay and what speeds you receive.
This is your foundation to find out if what you are researching is a good deal or not.
You might be surprised to find out that you can get a better deal with a new provider. But be careful of hidden fees that some providers might not include in their advertised prices.
Look for promotions or special deals that may be available to new customers.
When you've decided on a new provider, contact them to set up service. Depending on who you choose, you might have to wait on hold for a while, but it's worth it to get a better deal.
Before you cancel your old service, make sure you're not under contract or else you might have to pay an early termination fee.
You also want to avoid cancellation charges, even if you're not under contract.
If you were renting equipment from your old provider, return it to avoid additional charges.
Make sure to follow any instructions they give you carefully, so you don't accidentally incur additional fees.
Finally, install any new equipment provided by your new provider and enjoy your new internet service!
On the day, a lot of the hard work will be done by the installation engineers who will be able to liaise with you about the specifics.
Do ask them questions as they should be able to answer them!
Switching internet providers might seem like a lot of work, but it's worth it to get a better deal. Don't be afraid to ask questions and shop around to find the best option for you.
Check your availability today to see if your home can access our network; it could be the start of something revolutionising!
Just to remind, we only build the network, we are not an ISP!