I’ve been meaning to change my broadband provider for a while now. Not because the one I have is bad, but because I can get a better deal. We’re a tech family and we all have an iPad each as well as myself having my laptop and me and Kevin with our phones.
We use the internet more than we think
The thought of having no broadband scares the life out of me. As it probably does with a lot of other parents. I use the internet constantly;
- Writing blog posts
- Posting on social media
- Downloading resources for homeschooling
- Organising meet ups with our home education network
- Watching Netflix
- iPad apps that need internet
- Watching YouTube
- Online shopping
Whether it’s getting emails through, sending pictures of the boys to family or writing a blog post. Oh and let’s not forget about us using the internet in our home schooling journey too; when we are watching documentaries on Netflix or downloading resources! We all use the internet far more than we think we do and the thought of being without it for a prolonged amount of time is frightening.
Switching is easy
I scoured the internet (obviously) looking for broadband deals and used comparison sites to make sure that I was getting a good deal. I was previously with EE and they have been great for the 4 years that we have had them. There wasn’t any problems with the broadband, the customer service is great and the price wasn’t unreasonable. You might be thinking, well why did you switch then? We switched because we’ve found ourselves not watching the TV; if we do then we watch Netflix or YouTube so we didn’t need a package deal. We just needed broadband. Vodafone ended up coming up trumps with their pricing and upload speed so that is why we decided to switch to them.
Have any of you switched your broadband recently? Remember when we had to be back and forth on the phone making sure we got connected to the new provider at the same time we disconnected from the old one? Well, that doesn’t happen any more. I put through the switch online and a few days later EE sent me a letter saying sorry you’re leaving and you’re broadband will be disconnected on x date. I didn’t even have to call them and go through the cancellations team. Hurrah!
Are you due a switch? Remember to go through a cash back website such as Quidco or Top Cashback and get some additional money back! There are lots of promotions that run so make sure that you are finding those deals first. I got cashback through Quidco and also a £75 amazon voucher for choosing Vodafone. Make sure you shop savvy!
Have you shopped savvy?