Should You Change Internet Providers When You Move?

Moving is a great time to go through your stuff and purge what you don't need. Most people think that just applies to books and clothing, but it can apply to your internet provider as well. That being said, internet providers like Xfinity, Comcast, CenturyLink, Frontier, Spectrum, Suddenlink and AT&T

Should you switch to a new internet provider when you move?

Updated 02/17/2020


The answer depends on a lot of factors. Check it out. Moving is a great time to go through your stuff and purge what you don't need. Most people think that just applies to books and clothing, but it can apply to your internet provider as well.  That being said, providers like Xfinity Comcast, CenturyLink, Frontier, Spectrum, Suddenlink and AT&T do not offer TV and Internet service in 100% of the country so you are probably going to have to start searching for a new internet option for your home.  

Does Your Internet Provider Offer Service in Your New Area?

Internet providers vary from area to area. Your current provider may not offer service in your new area. Call your provider and see if moving the services is even an option. If not, it's time to start looking at new companies. Try to do this early. That gives you time to shop around.  The good news is companies like AT&T, Xfinity ( Comcast) and Spectrum are available in a majority of the big cities and throughout the country so odds are you may be able to transfer your service. 

How Much Does It Cost to Move Your Internet?

Unfortunately, a lot of internet providers charge a fee for moving your service. The fee is usually only around $50, but it can be more. It covers the cost of sending out a tech or whatever else needs to be done. Check out the fee before agreeing to move your service. In some cases, you may be able to get the fee waived if you talk with the loyalty department. In other cases, you may be able to get the fee waived if you upgrade to a more expensive plan.  Many times the offers companies like AT&T, CenturyLink, Spectrum and Xfinity (Comcast) promote are for new customers and existing customers are often stuck paying the higher price.  Sometimes even though your service is able to be transferred, you may be better off canceling your existing service and setting up as a new customer at your new home or location.  This way you can take advantage of the new customer discounts these companies have to offer.  Internet and TV providers like AT&T, CenturyLink, Xfinity and Spectrum often have options for free standard installation, a reduced rate on your bill for your first year or even gift cards for signing up for new service at your home.  All of the internet service providers mentioned above also offer discounts when bundling your new high speed broadband internet service with TV, phone, internet and home security/ home automation for your new home.  To see what offers are available to you all you have to do is head over to Konecteaze handy zip code look up tool, type in your zip code and compare the offers in your area.  Sometimes seeing all of internet providers available as well as the best plans can be a little bit overwhelming so we are here to guide you through the madness.  Just give one of our friendly, US based reps a call and we will walk you through all the internet, TV and phone options for your new home or existing residence. 

Does Your Internet Provider Offer the Same Services in Your New Area?

It's also important to see if your internet provider offers the same service in your new area. Infrastructure varies from area to area. One place may have fiber optic cables, while another place may be running the internet over 30-year old phone lines. As a result, the available speeds may vary. To explain, imagine you live in a city right now, and you have super fast internet. However, you plan to move to the country. Your internet provider offers service in the country, but it can't give you the same high speed you're used to. In cases, like this, you may want to look into other options. For instance, you may want to consider switching to satellite internet.

Can You Get a Better Internet Deal?

Even if your company offers service at your new address, you may want to look at alternatives. Internet companies tend to offer the best deals to brand new customers. When you're moving to a new home, that's the best time to get a great deal. Plus, if you plan to get phone service or cable, you can get an even better deal. Most companies offer deals for bundles. A bundle is when you get TV, cable or internet from the same company or from companies who are willing to work together. Then, you receive a discount. In a lot of cases, bundled services are cheaper than standalone services. For instance, a lot of CenturyLink plans combine phone and internet service. If you got the internet on its own, it ends up costing more than both services together. Similarly, AT&T offers bundles deals for cell phone and internet service. Almost all internet providers offer some way to save through bundling. Moving deals can be the best internet deals. Don't just pack up your old internet service and take it to your new home. Consider looking around to see what else is available. Getting ready to move? Should you take your internet with you or switch to something new? Check out our newest post for what you need to consider.

RESOURCES;  Some internet providers offer help when it comes to moving like SPECTRUM, Xfinity, AT&T and CenturyLink