Getting Ready to Move to Ohio
The state of Ohio is both rich with economic opportunity and a surprisingly inexpensive place to live, so it’s no surprise you’re planning a move. With a great mix of urban and rural locations to live in, Ohio is known for being one of the most affordable states in the U.S. Whether you are planning to relocate to the state capital of Columbus, or to Toledo, Cincinnati, Cleveland, or one the many quaint, smaller towns in Ohio, SmartMove is ready to help you with planning and pulling off your big move.
As with all relocations, near or far, moving to Ohio requires effective advance preparation. With the resources available at SmartMove, you can get a head start on organizing and planning for your move. Be it a new home or a rental, SmartMove can get you great deals on a wide variety of moving-related expenses, while also helping you plan your move. Read on for a complete guide to moving to Ohio and start taking the stress out of the process with SmartMove.
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Preparing to Move Your Digital Life to Ohio
Modern life relies heavily on online and digital connections for pleasure and communication. SmartMove helps keep you linked to Ohio's most dependable Internet, cable TV, and phone providers.
Internet Services in Ohio
WiFi and broadband Internet are widely available in all areas of Ohio. The state has several large providers that offer a variety of service plans and speeds to meet the needs of any budget or Internet user. MBPS plans are widely available, with some providers offering speeds of up to 1 GBPS in select areas.
Download speeds in Ohio generally range from 5 to 50 MBPS, with most providers offering a variety of speeds to choose from. High-speed Internet is widely available in all areas of the state, with most providers offering service to more than 90% of Ohio residents.
Having no data caps on your Internet service is important if you like to stream movies or TV shows, download large files, or play online games. All of the major providers in Ohio have plans with no data caps, so you can use as much data as you want without having to worry about overage charges.
Having a reliable service provider is important, especially if you work from home or need to stay connected for other reasons. All of the providers in Ohio offer reliable service, with most offering a money-back satisfaction guarantee.
Cable Providers Available in Ohio
It couldn’t be easier to set up TV, Internet, and phone in your new Ohio home. Whether you are evaluating cable service providers such as Comcast, Charter, Cox, Optimum, Mediacom, or Armstrong, or if you’re looking to simply transfer or set up cable or bundle services, SmartMove is ready to help.
TV services that provide streaming services such as Hulu and Netflix are becoming more popular. Live TV and on-demand content can be streamed to your TV, computer, or mobile device with these services. You can also get local channels as well as national networks with these providers. Channel lineup and pricing will vary depending on the provider and package you choose.
Cable providers in Ohio offer a variety of TV packages to meet your needs. You can get local channels as well as all of the major networks with these providers. Channel lineup and pricing will vary depending on the provider and package you choose.
When you watch TV you want TV channels that are in your market. The best way to get these channels is with a TV antenna. You can get an antenna that will give you all of the local channels in your area. If you live in a rural area you may need an amplifier to make sure you get all of the channels.
Having a reliable modem and router is important because it ensures that you have a fast and reliable connection to the Internet. All of the major providers in Ohio offer both modem and router rental as part of their service plans. Streaming apps such as Hulu and Netflix are becoming more popular, so having a router that can handle the increased traffic is important.
Phone Services in Ohio
Phone services in Ohio are provided by a variety of providers, including the major wireless carriers. You can get a landline phone, VoIP phone service, or a wireless plan with any of the providers in Ohio.
VoIP phone service uses your high-speed Internet connection to make and receive calls. This type of service is becoming more popular as it offers many features that traditional landline phone service does not, such as caller ID, call waiting, voicemail, and more. VoIP phone service is also generally less expensive than traditional landline service.
Moving to Ohio: Resources and Support
You'll need to move from your current location to your future one in addition to getting your digital life in order. Here are some pointers on how to physically move to a new location in Ohio.
How to Choose a Moving Company
If you've decided to engage a moving company, you should perform your homework far ahead of time so that you can book their services. Start looking at companies that are available both where you are and where you want to go about six months before your move date. SmartMove is a free online tool to help you locate and compare movers in Ohio.
Once you've determined which firms are capable of moving you, use reviews to further reduce your list. Excellent customer service, price, and dependability are all things to look for. Reserve their services once you've made your decision. Then use SmartMove's free moving checklist to prepare for the remainder of your Ohio relocation experience!
How to Move Yourself
Moving yourself is a terrific alternative if you want to save money on your Ohio move or simply appreciate the feeling of having complete control over your stuff from point A to point B. Before you decide to relocate, think about the following questions:
- Do you truly want your family and friends to assist you with moving boxes and furniture?
- Are you, your friends, and your family physically fit enough to move?
- What are your contingency plans in case of terrible weather or an accident?
You can also hire local movers to assist you at the beginning and/or end of your travel.
Don't forget to keep your receipts for your tax preparer, whether you relocate yourself or employ a professional moving company. If you're relocating for employment, see if your company pays for your relocation.
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