America is witnessing a tide of consumers who are bundling their television and internet packages into a single service. The move has its advantages. The service providers are offering a discounted deal on the bundles, and it makes sense for the consumers to go for them. In addition to saving money, the consumers get one bill for both the services, which is undoubtedly more convenient. However, with the introduction of bundles, it has become almost impossible for an average consumer to compare different bundles from multiple service providers.
Questions like “should I go with more channels for TV by forsaking the internet speed, or should I choose high speed and give up my premium TV packages?” are being raised, and people are finding it difficult to decide between the two. But, don’t worry. We have you covered. Here are some suggestions to help you choose around.
Set a Baseline
Set a baseline for the minimum amount you would want to pay for the TV and internet package. You can do it this way. First, consider your average monthly expense on television. Add to it your monthly internet expenditure. Now, consider the various add-ons you want. Are there any premium television packages that you would like to have? Do you want to make an upgrade to your internet speed? Ask yourselves questions like these. Once you have considered what all you want to have, find a service provider that offers all of these features. Chances are that you might find bundles from multiple service providers within the range of your baseline.
Type of Consumption
Your internet and TV packages should be customized to your consumption styles. If all or multiple members of your family have many internet-enabled devices, and tend to use them extensively, then you will need a high speed internet connection. On the other hand, if members of your family spend more time watching television than surfing the internet, then you probably need a better TV package, and can compromise with the internet speed. So, understand how your family consumes the internet, and television entertainment, and choose a bundle accordingly.
Type of Service
Television entertainment can be delivered to you in multiple ways. There is cable television; there is satellite television; there are streaming services which only require an internet connection. Similarly, choose a type of internet connection – whether you want a DSL broadband, fiber optic, satellite TV, cable internet, and so on. Once you go through the pros and cons of each service in your area, you will know which among them suits your needs.
This is possibly the most important step in your evaluation process. You will find thousands of reviews on each service provider and they are really helpful. Some service providers are notoriously negligent towards their customers. Once you have removed them from your shortlist of service providers, you will be left with fairly reliable candidates. Ask people you know about their television and internet service providers. They have used them, and are best disposed to provide information about them.