What’s more annoying than a post-move call to the internet and TV companies to
set up a new account? Probably not much. Don’t just say you want cable and
internet. Follow these steps to ensure you get the best package for the lowest
1. You’re highballed: You ask for their prices, and they'll
give you a number. At first you think this price is pretty high, but you have
no other choice. Wrong! You do have a choice. They’re just not telling you what
it is. So take this first number and throw it away because there is always a
way to get something better.
2. Ask a few questions: After you get the initial price, make
sure to ask if there are any special deals. Such as, “Get cable internet and TV
at the same time and save.” Often, internet and TV companies are always running
promotions. If they say they’re not, don’t believe them. They’re most likely
trying to trick you into getting a more expensive package.
3. First time customer: If it is your first time signing up
with the company, make sure you ask them about discounts that first time
customers get. Make sure to include:
More likely than not, a first time customer is entitled to free instillation, a
trial reduced price, and a free trial on bonuses (HBO, Showtime etc.).
Free trial on bonus features