High speed internet can be a big monthly expense. Depending on location, availability, and who provides your internet, price can vary widely. Depending on your needs you may be able to drastically reduce your internet bill. Below are 6 strategies to help you reduce the cost of your internet bill.
- Scale back: Look at your home internet usage. Let your home usage determine how much internet speed you need. Most of the time you don’t receive the internet speed you pay for. Find the speed you need (websites like Speedtest can help) then see if it's beneficial to switch to a slower and less expensive internet package.
- Bundle: If you bundle with television or phone, most internet providers will offer a discount. Contact your provider to see if they offer discounts for bundling internet with other services.
- Price Match. If you see a competitor offering a better internet deal, contact your provider to see if they will match the price of the competitor.
- Get help: Companies like billcutterz look at your bills and if they determine you are paying to much they will contact your internet provider and try to negotiate a lower price for you. Billcutterz charges you for their service but only if they negotiate a savings for you (they generally get half the savings).
- Share cost: If you have a neighbor you can trust, see if you can use their Wi-Fi and offer to pay some of their monthly internet bill.
- Switch internet providers: If your internet provider isn’t willing to negotiate a lower price, switch to a company that will offer you a better deal. Make sure your contract is coming to an end or you’re not in a contract with your current provider.