It is difficult to imagine life without the Internet as this is now the primary way of connecting with loved ones and to the world. Given that you will be spending money on Internet month after month, year after year, it is advisable to find ways to reduce your Internet expenses. You will be able to do this by finding a cheap Internet service. So, how do you get such a service?
- Join a referral program
Some Internet providers have referral programs where you can refer your family members, friends, colleagues, and other people to the company in exchange for free credit on your account. In most such programs, you get the credit once a lead converts to a customer. This is an easy way to get free Internet since you can take advantage of social media and other online platforms. You could even get free Internet for life if you are able to bring in enough people.
- Bundling Internet with other services
If you are getting other services such as guardian content filtering from your Internet service, you can bundle the two or more services and save. Guardian content filtering is a particularly good service that allows you to limit what your family is exposed to.
- Get a military discount
A good Internet service will offer discounts to military service personnel and veterans. You can combine the discount with any other offer from the Internet service. All you have to do is provide your military ID.
- Go for an extended contract
If you are sure you will be living or working at the same place for an extended period, you can ask for an extended contract from your Internet service. Such a contract will cover a longer period and the Internet service provider will give you a discount for it. Paying for a one or two year contract instead of paying month to month is also convenient.
- Buy the right bundle
There are different bundles for different applications. Buying the right bundle means you don’t have to pay for capacity you do not need. As an example, if all you do with your Internet is normal surfing, social media, and email, 1 MBPS is enough. However, if you do HD streaming, you need more than 5 MBPS.
- Do your own installation
Some Internet services charge an installation fee. However, the installation is quite easy even for an untrained person and you might consider doing it yourself. A good Internet service will guide you on how to go about the installation should you have a question.
- Buy the modem
You could buy or rent your modem. Buying is the cheaper option since you will avoid the monthly equipment rental prices. With a modem purchase, a good company will waive the activation fee.
- Choose a credible Internet Service Provider
Going for a credible Internet service provider saves you money since there will be no hidden costs or contracts that tie you. A credible provider is more likely to have good unlimited Internet that has no downloading caps.