just got to go, but never your means to stay connected with the rest of the
With the way
and the speed by which the world transmit information and connect people, not
having the technology to stay connected can be devastating. Yet, paying for all
the services related to these can be overwhelming. Imagine having separate
bills for the Internet, for a home phone, for the cabled TV and more bills for the
mobile phones. When you find yourself in this quandary, it is time to consider Home phone and internet packages, and other bundles that ISPs offer in your
This is a
common predicament for consumers and subscribers because nobody wants to be
left out of the loop. There is also that tendency for consumers to pay more when
they deal with several service providers. This is why consumers need to
understand their options.
The good news
is competition has made service providers more acutely aware of this consumer
dilemma. Thus, aside from the increased number of options for connectivity,
competing service providers now also offer Internet and home phone bundles that
can save them money and provide them the convenience off making a single
payment for two services. To better lure consumers, certain service providers
even allow subscribers to customize a bundle of services to better serve their
Check out the
Packages and Know the Benefits
makes sense to take advantage of the home phone and broadband deals that service
providers offer. But, before signing up with any service provider take time to
check out what you are getting.
out about the download limits. Does it meet your daily requirement? If you keep
a job or you like downloading games, music, or movies, then you require higher
limit. Make sure that the usage limit will be enough to satisfactorily meet
your needs. Otherwise, you may just end up paying more for all those extra
downloads beyond your limits.
out too about the speed or connectivity of your Internet. Again, check the
speed against what you actually use and need on a regular basis. You would not
want to sign up in a plan that will not be able to provide you with the
connectivity that you need. Usually there are several options you can choose
from. You can compare these with the deals from the other service providers.
out too about the kind of calls allowed as well as the call limits to landlines
or mobile phones. If you make a lot of phone calls related to your business,
work or you make a lot of calls to a family member living abroad, find out if
the free minutes will be enough for your usual needs. Compare service
providers’ rates per minute for calls made beyond the set limits.
At the end of
the day, estimate the total cost you will incur when you avail any of the home
phone and Internet packages against your total cost now. If there is wisdom and
benefits in the bundle, then by all means go for it. It is just important that
you shop first before signing up with any of the service providers.
This was a guest post by Yvonne Hart. Yvonne Hart is a tech blogger from Australia. Her knowledge about consumer technology is backed up by 8 years working as a marketing professional in an I.T. distribution company. She now works as a consulant for http://www.comparebroadband.com.au.