If you've recently moved to a new area, you may be wondering, "How can I find cheap internet in my area?" There are several ways of going about this and we'll cover some steps to take during your search.
1. Ask your neighbors. While not all of your neighbors will have internet service of course, many of them undoubtedly will. It's a great idea to get to know your neighbors when moving to a new neighborhood, and this is a great, non-personal question to ask in order to break the ice. You can take an informal poll, and see if your new neighbors are happy with the internet service they have, or if they are getting ready to switch. You can also start to get a feel for what prices run and what levels of service you can expect for those prices.
2. Use the phone book. Hopefully you had one of these delivered shortly after you moved in, but if not, the local library is sure to have one. Check the yellow pages under Internet & Online Services. This should give you the broadest selection of companies to choose from, though it may take time to call them all. This is where the information you gathered from your neighbors may come in handy. That info may be able to help you narrow down the number of calls you have to make; if they all raved about one service, then perhaps this is the only call you need to make, just to find out what their rates are for new customers (and of course to get installation scheduled!
3. Remember to ask about introductory rates, and when they run out. You can get some fantastic deals by taking advantage of a company's intro rates, but make sure you know when those rates run out, and what you'll be paying once they do. This will help you avoid unpleasant surprises a few months down the road!
Remember these simple steps the next time you move, and are once again wondering "How did I find cheap internet in my area last time?"Keep On Looking