Why switching broadband deals could save you money


Why switching broadband deals could save you money

Many of us perceive the idea of switching to have lots of negative consequences and, because of this, have been with the same broadband provider for years or, perhaps only switched when moving house.

Maybe you didn’t want to switch because; it’s too much hassle searching multiple different broadband providers to find the best deal, it could be too confusing to find a deal that best suits your speed and type of broadband requirements or you feel loyal to our current provider. Any of these ringing a bell?

In fact, remaining loyal to your broadband provider is much more advantageous to them than you. ‘Which?’ found that 13% of people feel loyal to their provider, yet those customers who spend long periods with one provider could be paying more for the same deal than a new customer - dubbed the ‘loyalty penalty’. Most providers often offer price incentivised deals to entice new customers to join them such as Sky’s ‘Superfast Broadband, Sky TV and Netflix’ deal where new customers save £15 a month, or plusnet’s ‘Unlimited fibre from £22.99/month’ deal that’s available exclusively for new customers.

Why switching broadband deals could save you money

Instead, what often happens for long-standing customers is that broadband providers quietly increase their rates over your contract, and while they might notify you of this, chances are that most people are unlikely to ring up their provider to negotiate this price hike.

Another reason switching broadband could save you money is that due to rapid advances in the industry, if you haven’t changed providers in a while you could be missing out on the latest technology – like fibre optic rather than standard or the fastest speeds. Or, other providers could offer the same deal you’re currently on but at a much cheaper rate because mean your deal offerings are no longer at the forefront of technological advancements like they were when you originally joined.

Help Me Switch takes the hassle and confusion out of trawling through countless providers to find the best deal and does the hard work for you.