Getting Ready to Move to Rhode Island
Rhode Island is the definition of “tiny but mighty.” With some of the best ocean views on the East Coast less than an hour’s drive from anywhere, a long-standing commitment to diversity, great schools, a passionate sports culture, and a capital that was recently voted America’s top food city, the smallest state in the country really has something for everyone. If you’ve chosen the Ocean State as your new home, SmartMove can make the move a snap.
Moving to a purchased home or rental property in Rhode Island will require a lot of planning and preparation, and SmartMove is here to help. With this guide, you’ll soon be packed up and on your way to Lil’ Rhody.
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Preparing to Move Your Digital Life to Rhode Island
Modern life revolves around online and digital entertainment and communication. SmartMove can help you stay connected to Rhode Island's most dependable Internet, cable TV, and phone service providers.
Cable Providers Available in Rhode Island
Despite the state’s small size, Rhode Island offers a number of options for TV, internet, and phone providers. The main companies are Cox, Full Channel, and Verizon. Using SmartMove, you can easily check if your new provider is the same as your previous one, so you can transfer your services and start using these services as soon as you’re in your Rhode Island home. If you decide to go for a new company, SmartMove will help you find great offers and ease the transition from one provider to the other.
TV services are offered by most of the same companies as the Internet and phone. The main providers in Rhode Island are Cox, Full Channel, and Verizon. TV providers will offer different channels, so it’s important to choose a provider that offers the channels you want. You can use our channel comparison tool to see which providers offer the channels you want.
You want to be able to watch your favorite TV channels, but you also don’t want to overspend on your TV package. SmartMove can help you find the perfect TV package for your needs and budget.
Smart TVs are becoming more popular, and there are several options available in Rhode Island. The best thing about smart TVs is that they let you connect to the Internet so you can stream movies, shows, and music from online sources. You can also use apps on your smart TV, which gives you even more options for entertainment.
Phone Services in Rhode Island
Phone services in Rhode Island are provided by a variety of companies. Finding the right data plan for your needs can be a challenge, but SmartMove can help.
If you’re looking for a new data plan, SmartMove can help you compare the different plans and find the one that’s right for you.
Moving to Rhode Island: 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 Rhode Island.
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 identify and compare Rhode Island moving companies.
Once you've determined which firms are capable of moving your belongings, use reviews to narrow down your list. Excellent customer service, price, and dependability are all important factors to consider. Reserve their services once you've chosen a decision. Then use SmartMove's free moving checklist to prepare for the rest of your relocation to Rhode Island.
How to Move Yourself
Moving yourself to Rhode Island is a terrific alternative if you want to save money or simply appreciate the sense of being in charge of all of 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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