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Moving to Massachusetts Guide

Internet, Cable TV, and Phone Providers

Getting Ready to Move to Massachusetts

One of the original 13 colonies and home to many of our nation’s most venerable institutions, Massacusetts is a fantastic place to live. Whether you’re moving to the Boston metropolitan area, Cape Cod, or to the beautiful Berkshires, SmartMove can help you plan your move from beginning to end and ensure you get connected to Internet and cable.

Check Out Cable and Internet Service Providers in Massachusetts by City

Setting Up Your Telecom and Entertainment Services in Massachusetts

Have everything you need in place as soon as you locate your modem and router to watch live TV, connect your mobile device to WiFi, and check in with work or school. SmartMove connects residential customers in Massachusetts with the best Internet service, cable TV, and phone service.

Internet Services in Massachusetts

High-speed Internet and strong Internet connection are essential to stay connected to  work, school, and  friends and family. Many popular entertainment options also require a dependable Internet service provider (ISP). 

Download speeds in Massachusetts average around 60 Mbps, which is about on par with the national average. This means that most activities that require an Internet connection should be a breeze, including streaming movies and music, browsing the web, and video chatting.

Broadband Internet access in Massachusetts is provided by several different companies. The type of Internet service you’ll be able to get will depend on where you live, as some areas may only have access to certain types of Internet.

Companies offering Internet plans with home WiFi in Massachusetts include:

Cable TV Providers in Massachusetts

Sitting down to immediate access to live TV, favorite TV channels — from HBO and Showtime to CNN and Starz — and on-demand services is something every mover dreams of after a long day of unpacking. In Massachusetts, you have many great options for TV services that will fit your budget and your viewing habits.

Plan ahead to order service, or see if you can transfer your existing cable service so you won’t miss out on any of your favorite shows, channels, live sporting events,  or movies.

Check out available TV packages for deals on combining Internet service and TV. Many Massachuestts providers also offer discounts and promotions to new customers, so you may find that, by moving, you’ll actually save money on your monthly bill.

Getting cable service set up in your new home in Massachusetts could not be any easier than it is with SmartMove. Xfinity and Spectrum offer cable service in the state. SmartMove is ready to help you transfer Internet, TV, and phone service with your existing company or, if you don’t currently have service with one of these, to set up service with your new provider.


Mobile Device Plans in Massachusetts

Whether you’re a dedicated iPhone user or an Android fiend, ensuring you have good cell phone service at your new address should be a priority. While many of the most popular carriers offer nationwide service, you may want to consider a different provider depending on your current plan and where you’re moving. Enter your address to find out what cell providers are operating where you are.

Resources and Support for Moving to Massachusetts

Getting connected to Internet, TV, and phone service at your new address so that you have access to your favorite channel lineup and streaming services and so you can stay connected with loved ones is essential. But moving is still something that happens in the real world. Here are some tips and advice about moving to Massachusetts for the first time or to a new location in state for current Mass residents.

Choose the Right Moving Company for You

Hiring a moving company can reduce some of the stress and risk of moving. To ensure it works for you, research companies far enough in advance to know what you’re getting — check out contract requirements and FAQs — reserve their services. Need help? Check out SmartMove’s free online tool. It can help assist you in both finding and comparing moving companies in Massachusetts.

Once you’ve narrowed down your list to the companies available where you’re starting out and where you’re ending up, really dig into the reviews. What should you look for? A combination of excellent customer service and reliability that also fits your budget. Once you’ve made a decision, book their services.

How to Move Yourself

Maybe you’re trying to save money, or maybe you just like the feeling of independence that comes with moving yourself, but if you’re considering moving yourself, consider the following: 

  • Are you and any helpers in good enough physical shape to handle the work of moving boxes and furniture?
  • Do you have a plan in the event of crummy weather or mishap?
  • If you’re moving to Massachusetts from far away, who will help you move in at your new address?

Whether you hire professionals or move yourself, be sure to save all your moving-related receipts for your tax preparer. If you’re relocating to Massachusetts for work, ask your news supervisor about being reimbursed for moving costs.

Also, check out SmartMove’s free moving checklist to help with all other aspects of your move.

Make Your Move to Massachusetts Easier with SmartMove

Moving to a new state can be stressful, but with SmartMove, you can transfer your existing digital services or set up new ones with ease. We work with the top providers in Massachusetts to get you the best deals on TV, Internet, and phone service.

Disclaimer: The information is provided for general information and educational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional advice.

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