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Moving to Iowa

Guide to Cable TV, Mobile, and Internet Providers

Moving to Iowa?

If you're moving to Iowa, the first thing you'll need to do is figure out your cable, mobile, and internet options. This can be a daunting task, but Smartmove is  here to help! We've compiled a list of providers in the state so you can easily compare your options and find the best fit for your needs.

Iowa, also fondly known as the Hawkeye State, shares borders with six other states—Minnesota to the north, Nebraska and South Dakota to the west, Illinois and Wisconsin to the east, and Missouri to the south. Whether you’re planning to relocate to the bustling metropolis of Des Moines in the state’s center, to one of the Iowa suburbs of Omaha in the West, or Cedar Rapids or Iowa City in the East, SmartMove is here to help you plan and execute your move to a new home.

It doesn’t matter much whether you’re planning to rent or purchase a new home in Iowa, your move will require careful, advance preparation. Use SmartMove to help you get and stay organized. In addition to tons of terrific free tools and moving checklists, you can also find ways to save on common moving-related expenses while you plan and execute moving to Iowa. Read on for a complete guide for moving to the Hawkeye State.

When searching for an Internet provider in Iowa it is important to look for one with strong WiFi and Internet connection, fast download speeds, no data caps, and a wide variety of plans to choose from. Here are some of the best options across the state:

  • Cox Communications- Offer a variety of Internet speeds. The plans they offer include a 30-day money-back satisfaction guarantee, no data overage fees, and free installation with a professional technician.

  • Mediacom- One of the largest providers of high-speed cable broadband in the U.S., Mediacom serves over 1.3 million customers in more than 500 communities nationwide, including in Iowa

  • CenturyLink- They are a global communications company that offers an array of technology solutions including High-Speed Internet, Full Spectrum WiFi, VoIP Phone Service, and more!

  • Windstream- A leading provider of advanced network communications. Services they offer include High-Speed Internet, Home Phone Service, Business Phone Service, and more.

Internet Options

Fiber Internet is the newest kind of high-speed Internet, and it is becoming more and more popular as people learn about its benefits. Fiber optic offers incredibly fast speeds, crystal-clear HDTV, and unlimited bandwidth. It is perfect for gamers, movie buffs, and heavy Internet users.

Cable Internet is a good choice for people who want reliable service with speeds that can vary depending on location. Cable providers offer a wide range of packages and services that can fit any budget.

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Cable TV Providers in Iowa

Cable TV providers are plentiful in Iowa, making it easy for residents to find one that fits their needs and budget. When looking for a cable TV provider, it is important to consider what channels and features are important to you.

Iowa isn’t the biggest or most populous of the states, but there are still plenty of cable providers to choose from. Depending on where you are moving to in the state, you could get your cable from Mediacom, Charter, Cox, or Sparklight. SmartMove is ready to help you find the cable providers available in your new area and to help you set up new service or transfer your existing service for TV, Internet, and phone.

If you are fortunate and your current cable provider is operating in the area you’ll be relocating to, you can do yourself the favor of having SmartMove transfer your service. In many cases, you can simply take your equipment with you when you move, and your new Internet, TV, or phone service will be transferred and on, waiting for you in your new home when you arrive. This could save you serious time and hassle of waiting for a service appointment at your new home in Iowa.

A good cable company will offer a variety of packages to choose from, including premium channels, movie channels, and sports packages. They should also offer a free trial period so that you can test out the service before committing.

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Phone Services in Iowa

There are many mobile phone providers to choose from in Iowa, so it is important to find one that offers the coverage and features that you need. When looking for a mobile phone provider, consider what kind of phone you have and how much data you use each month.

Most providers offer a variety of plans that range from basic talk and text to unlimited data and international calling. They also offer family plans that include multiple lines and discounts for added lines.
 

Advice for Relocating to Iowa

You'll need to transfer from your current location to your new one in addition to getting your digital life in order. Here are a few pointers on how to migrate to a new place in Iowa.

Choosing a Moving Company

If you've made the decision to hire a moving company, do your homework ahead of time so you can book their services. Start researching what companies are available in both your present and new locations about six months before your relocation date. SmartMove is a free online resource that can assist you in locating and comparing moving companies in Iowa.

After you've determined which organizations are capable of moving you, use reviews to limit down your list. Excellent customer service, fair pricing, and dependability are all things to look for. After you've made your decision, book their services. Complete SmartMove's free moving checklist to get ready for the rest of your vacation to Iowa!

Suggestions for Moving Yourself

Moving yourself is a great alternative if you want to save money on your Iowa move or simply appreciate the feeling of having complete control over your stuff from point A to point B. Before deciding to migrate, keep the following considerations in mind:

  • Do you want your family and friends to assist you with relocating boxes and furniture?
  • Is moving you, your friends, or your family physically possible?
  • What contingencies do you have in place in case of inclement weather or an accident?

Keep in mind that you can always employ local movers to assist you at the beginning and/or end of your journey.

Keep your receipts for your tax preparer whether you relocate yourself or hire a professional moving company. Check with your company to see if they would cover your relocation charges if you are relocating for a job.

After reading our Moving to Iowa guide, you should have all of the tools and knowledge you need to make the trip — and your arrival — as seamless as possible.

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