When it comes to your cable package, knowing when and when not to bundle services can help to save some serious money down the road on the services that matter to you. Whether you’re bundling TV with Internet and phone or some combination of the three, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. SmartMove is here to help you find special offers while also navigating the best way to approach bundling the services you use most.
Where Do You Watch Your TV?
Take a look at what your favorite shows are. Are you watching your television on cable, or on streaming? Is having a sports package important to you so you can always have access to the latest games? Do you value being able to watch live TV?
If you find yourself watching a lot of television on streaming, then there’s a chance you may want to cut the cord. However, a lot of channels still require a cable package for you to watch your favorite shows when they air, even if you watch it on-demand on their websites. Paying for these shows individually on services like iTunes or Amazon can rack up a hefty bill.
Take stock of the channels and shows you watch most frequently, and find out what’s available on what platforms with and without cable if you’re planning on making the switch.
If you do a lot of streaming, then it’s important that you have fast Internet, so check and see what Internet speeds you can bundle with your cable package. Often, high-speed Internet is bundled with cable so you can get fast, high-speed access to Internet while getting a discount on your cable package, too.
What Services Do You Use Most Often?
When looking at the utilities that matter to you most, figure out what you’re currently paying for them and what the cost difference would look like when you bundle it together.
When comparing costs, check and see how much each service costs individually with different providers — but be sure to factor into this usage data when it comes to things like Internet speeds and the number and types of channels you need.
If you’re a sports fan who loves fast Internet and also needs a landline for a home business, a triple-play bundle that includes Internet, cable, and phone may be perfect for you. If you travel constantly and only need Internet when you’re at home, then bundling services may not make sense.
Check Out the Perks
When you bundle television, Internet, and phone, there are often great deals and perks that go along with cable company offerings. Some companies will offer you things like free DVRs and free installation with your bundle.
One perk that is sometimes overlooked is the fact that you only have to pay one bill for all of these services: this may help prevent any late fees if you forget to pay one bill but not the other, and can help streamline your household.
SmartMove can help you get the best package for your household’s needs. Make sure you’re not missing out on deals in your area by using SmartMove’s tools to get special offers.
When making the decision whether or not to commit to a bundle of services, factor in these perks and savings to make sure you get the whole picture when it comes to whether or not to bundle.