the costthe contract lengthwhether you want any other services included, andwhat kind of support they provide.
Activation fee – some
providers will charge if you’re new to broadband. If you’re switching
providers, this charge won’t be included in the 1st year cost.Migration fee – if you’re
switching your broadband from one provider to another, some providers
will charge you. If you’re getting a new broadband connection, this
charge won’t be included in the 1st year cost.Modem fee – some providers
will offer a modem for free, some may make a small charge for this,
while others will offer a range of different modems or routers with
different prices. If you don’t want a modem (for example, you’ve
already got one through your existing broadband connection), this
charge won’t be included in the 1st year cost. For customers looking
to switch to another provider, look closely at the fine print to see
whether the modem that was originally provided to you is yours to keep
or if you need to send it back or pay for it if you switch.Monthly charge – we show the
standard monthly charge on the results table separately from the other
costs without any discounts included, so you get a better idea of what
you’ll need to pay after any special promotions have finished.Discounts – any special offers the provider is offering are included in the 1st year cost.
Usually they’re pretty good value, especially if you already use one of the services from the company already.Each of the bundled results in the
table includes the cost of line rental so that you can compare like
with like. Some of the deals you might read about include line rental
while others don’t, even though you have to pay it to get broadband.Bundled services also provide
simplicity – you’ll only get the one bill for several services, and
there’s only one place to contact for questions or problems.
Make sure each service is right for you. Would you be better getting each service tailored to you individually?Once you’ve signed up to multiple
services, it may be difficult later on to stop just one service if
something better becomes available.If the company doesn’t offer great service, you might want to think twice before taking up several services with them.