Getting Ready to Move to Mississippi
Mississippi, a beautiful state that’s rich in the traditions of the deep south, is a wonderful place to live and to relocate to. Regardless of which of Mississippi’s regions you’re planning to move to, you’re sure to find a fantastic new start once you arrive. Whether you’re relocating for a new job, for a change of scenery, or to retire to a warmer climate, SmartMove is here to help you during the move to your next home.
No matter whether you’re planning to rent a new home in Mississippi or to purchase one, the move itself will require careful planning and preparation. Using SmartMove to help make things easier, you can find great savings and incredible deals on a wide variety of moving-related costs. Read our guide on moving to Mississippi and walk through all the steps you need to take to prepare for your upcoming move to “The Hospitality State.”
The Best Internet Service Providers in Mississippi
When looking for the best Internet in Mississippi you want to look for a provider that provides fast Internet. Fiber Internet is the newest and best technology for speed, but it’s not available in all areas of Mississippi yet. The next best option is cable Internet, which is widely available throughout the state. DSL is also an option, but it’s slower than both fiber and cable.
Providers will supply Internet packages that contain different quality WiFi networks. You want to look for an Internet package that has fast upload speeds, download speeds, high-speed Internet, and no data caps.
Having a strong Internet connection is very important. Broadband Internet is what you need to keep up with work, school, and your social life. With so much of our lives being moved online, a good Internet connection is a must for most people.
Check Out Mississippi Providers by City
- Bay St. Louis
- Long Beach
- Moss Point
- Ocean Springs
- Olive Branch
Cable Providers Available in Mississippi
SmartMove is ready to help you transfer your cable service, or set up new service for your home in your new state. Depending on where you will be moving to in Mississippi, you could find cable service available from Sparklight, Charter, Mediacom, Optimum, or Comcast.
TV providers will offer a variety of cable packages. Smart TVs such as Roku now have streaming apps so you can use streaming services to watch your favorite TV shows. You want a cable service that has a variety of TV channels. Cable packages come with a modem and router that will give you a fast and reliable connection to the Internet.
TV services that offer on-demand movies are convenient because you can watch them whenever you want. You want to find a cable service that offers local channels in your area so you can stay up to date on news and events.
Phone Services in Mississippi
Phone plans will offer different minutes, texts, and data. You want to find a phone plan that has unlimited minutes and texts. Data is important for people who use their phones to stream music or video, or who need to use GPS navigation.
Some phone plans will include a hotspot feature. This is convenient if you need to connect your laptop or tablet to the Internet when you’re away from home. You want to find a phone plan that has no contractual agreements so you can change your plan or cancel it at any time.
Mississippi Relocation Advice
You'll also need to shift from your current location to your new one, along with getting your digital life in order. Here are some suggestions for moving to a new location in Mississippi.
Selecting a Relocation Services Provider
If you've decided to use a moving company, do your homework first so you can book their services. Start looking into companies 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 Mississippi moving companies.
After you've determined which organizations can transfer you, use reviews to limit down your list. Excellent customer service, fair pricing, and dependability are all important factors to consider. Book their services when you've made your decision. Complete SmartMove's free moving checklist to prepare for the remainder of your trip to Mississippi.
Moving yourself is a fantastic alternative if you want to save money on your Mississippi relocation or simply appreciate the feeling of having complete control over your stuff from point A to point B. Before deciding to migrate, consider the following factors:
- Do you want your family and friends to assist you with the moving of boxes and furniture?
- Are you, your friends, or your family physically able to relocate?
- What contingency preparations do you have in place in case of inclement weather or an accident?
You can always employ local movers to assist you at the beginning and/or end of your journey.
Keep all receipts for your tax preparer, whether you relocate yourself or hire a professional moving company. If you're relocating for employment, find out if your company will pay for your relocation.
After reading our Moving to Mississippi guide, you should have all the tools and information you need to make the journey — and your arrival — as easy as possible.
Finding the Right Providers in Mississippi
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