(Test) Here’s How Americans are Saving on Their Cable and Internet Bills
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Are you paying too much for cable and internet? Most likely. If you're paying over $90 per month, there's one thing you need to know before your next billing cycle: there are dozens of new cable companies popping up that are desperate to give you a better deal. Here's where to look:
It's amazing how many people will just continue to pay their cable TV bill every month and not realize their bills could be increasing thanks to fee increases and new add-ons.
Cable companies know this and they would much rather keep you in the dark. If it's been more than a year or two since you've looked at cable offers, there's a good chance you could be missing out on significant discounts and savings, even from your current cable provider.
Do you think your current cable provider would call you up to offer you the latest discount? Most likely not. They would much rather have you continue to pay the higher rates they're setting.
So what exactly should you do? Comparison shop.
Competition has risen drastically in past years and cable providers are constantly offering lower rates for higher internet speeds and more of your favorite channels just to win your business.
The best deals may not always be found in direct mail ads or through TV commercials. Most people see the big-box cable company ads and assume those are the only options.
The truth is that there could be other companies that offer better deals in order to compete with large Internet companies. Out of hundreds of offers available, there might only be a few that offer incredible discounts at certain times. These offers are there and smart consumers could be using these offers to significantly lower their cable bill.
Where to Look
Each area has their own local Internet companies, so it's beneficial to do a little research. Learn what others in your city are paying for their cable and know exactly how low cable providers will go on a price and demand that deal.
Like anything, it's always a good idea to be aware of the latest offers. We recommend comparing at least 3 or 4 options before making a final decision. Doing a search online is typically the quickest, most thorough way to discover all the pros and cons you need to keep in mind.