Save Money! Bundle Phones and Cable
Moving can really put a dent in your savings account. On top of paying a security deposit, cleaning fee, pet deposit and the cost of movers, you need to have utilities turned on in your name too, some of which require deposits. This is especially true with cable, phone and internet providers. That being said, even if you are not required to place a deposit, you can still save yourself a lot of money every month, if you bundle these together.
Is it Really Cheaper?
If you don’t believe that bundling is cheaper, all you have to do is figure out what the cost of each bill will be separate, compared to if you bundled. If you are paying $200 or more for cable and phone, this is too much. Even if you get a good deal and add internet in there, $200 is still way too much. Quite honestly, even $150 is too much, unless you are getting movie channels and upgraded internet.
You will find that some companies offer some pretty remarkable deals to bundle. Not only do they want to fulfill all your needs so another company does not steal you away, they can offer these great prices because they are already sending a signal to your house for one thing; adding on an extra line for another does not really make that much of a difference.
Just to give you an idea of how much you can really save, below are a few bundle prices for some of the country’s most popular providers.
- U-Verse TV, internet and phone starts at $89.
- Comcast Xfinity starts at $79 for cable and phone while the Triple Play adds on internet to start at $119.
- FIOS bundles from Verizon star as low as $84.99.
This just gives you an idea of how cheap bundles can be, even from the top service providers.
Choosing the Right Products
Most of the time, the bundle’s starting prices are with basic internet and standard channels. If you want movie channels, a faster internet speed or long distance packages, you will need to add these on.
Now, you may be saying that you don’t need a landline because you only use your cellphone. Who cares? It does not matter if you never even use it. All that matters is that your cable bill is cheaper because it is included in a bundle.
Be sure to add on products thoughtfully. You may see that you can add a movie channel for free for the first three months, but you need to make sure that you know how to cancel, if you choose to, and you need to know how much your bill will go up, if you don’t. Should you add on internet, you may find that you need an upgraded version for faster speed, if you use your computer for work or gaming. Alternatively, you may be able to drop down to a cheaper service, if you only use the internet to do a little browsing.
If you are not sure if bundling is right for you, perhaps you should check out some consumer reports.
At least 85 percent of readers say that they have had a favorable experience and would bundle again.