Moving Internet to a New House
Moving house is an exciting, and often stressful time. There is so much to do and so much to look forward to. Your move might signal the start of new beginnings at work, new schools for the kids, and the opportunity to make new friends. It’s important to keep a check list handy of everything you need to do during the moving process, including coordinating the move with your internet provider.
For most of us, the internet is a lifeline that keeps us in touch at work, school, and with our social circle. More people than ever before are working from home online, and connectivity is essential. Having the internet connected at your new abode is a sign that you are settling in and regular household routines can return to normal. Before moving, it’s important to consider your preferred internet connection and provider and take the steps to get connected as soon as possible.
Choosing the right internet service for you
Moving companies do all the heavy lifting and give you time to focus on the details, such as whether to stick with your present internet service or change to something new. There are a range of considerations that should be factored in. These include:
- Are you currently locked into a contract with your ISP (Internet Service Provider)?
- Are you satisfied with your internet package?
- Are you satisfied with the customer service of your ISP?
- Does your ISP operate in your new home location?
- Does your ISP bundle phone and internet together for a cheaper rate?
If you have issues with any of the above, now is a good time to speak to your provider or shop around for a better deal.
Keeping your present internet provider
Relocating is a great time to make changes in your life, but some things can stay the same. If your current internet service provider has coverage in the new area, and you are satisfied with their service, a change of provider could be an unnecessary headache during a busy time. Also, if you are locked into a present contract you can avoid paying any cancellation fee by sticking with the same company.
Changing to another provider
It could be a good idea to look elsewhere for a more suitable internet provider if you are unhappy with the service of your present company. If you are not locked into a contract, moving is an ideal time to shop around and find a better deal. Telecommunications is an extremely competitive field, and most providers offer a range of incentives to lure customers. However, it’s wise to read the fine print, speak to existing customers and find reviews before signing up. It may also be the case that your ISP doesn’t operate in the area you are relocating to.
The internet moving timeline
Every ISP has its own team of technicians and service personnel, and transfer times vary from company to company. It’s a good idea to begin arranging the switch several weeks before moving day to lock in your reconnection as a priority. As with all aspects of moving, planning ahead will minimise anxiety and ensure a smooth transition.
Moving companies employ trained and experienced removalists. They get the job done quickly, and are proud of a job well done. We take every precaution to ensure your valuable possessions are safe during loading, transit, and unloading, leaving you with little to do but plug in your devices and get your new home entertainment and communications systems up and running.