EVERYONE has the internet right? What do you pay for your internet? You can probably get it for a lot cheaper. Here are somethings that I have found to get the cheapest internet:
- Switch between internet providers every 6 months. Yes, this can be a hassle, but it can actually save you hundreds of dollars a year. For example, Cox and Centurylink where I live have $14.99 or $19.99 offers going on all the time. You could just jump from one promotional offer to the next.
- There are even incentives to sign up or comeback to an internet provider. Like THIS offer: currently Centurylink will give you $100 visa card to switch back to them or if you are a new customer.
- By just calling to cancel, you can also get a huge discount on your bill. You can also just call to ask for a cheaper price. Call and ask to speak with the "retention department" and tell them you want a cheaper price. If you know the price that you could get with another company, tell them and they will be much more likely to give you a cheaper discount. For example, when I called they immediately offered $10 off my bill, but I told them the price I was going to get with another company and they dropped the price down another $15 and kept my internet speed the same. You can always call again and talk to another customer service rep. or a manager.
- CenturyLink has a low income internet/internet basic application that is very good. Check it out HERE to see if you qualify.
- If you qualify you can get:
- 1.5 mpbs for $9.99
- 3-7mpbs for $14.99
- 12 mpbs for $19.99
- Bundling might also help get you a cheaper price, but I don't need a landline and bundling almost always includes a phone service. This makes the price much more expensive for me.
I don't have satellite or cable so these things might be easier/best for those that only want internet service.
So what do I pay? I have 20mpbs speed internet for $27/month including taxes/fees with Cox. This will last me a year and then I may switch to Centurylink and their low income/internet basic pricing. Maybe you pay less than that? Tell us what speed you have, what you pay, and how you got the price in the comments!