How to Keep your Benjamins

Does your wallet have you fighting the blues after this holiday season?  While we can’t put that money back into your pocket after those shopping sprees, we can help you find ways to save in 2018!  There are a number of things you can try to lower your next cable or internet bill, depending on the services you have and the situation you’re in.

For instance, do you get a paper invoice in the mail each month?  Just by signing up for e-billing and going paperless, you can save $1.00 each month!  Go green and save!  Additionally, you can get a $2.00 payment discount if you attach a bank account instead of a credit card.  It may not sound like much, but it adds up and takes minimal effort to implement.  Just contact us at (800) 365-6988 to inquire.

Another alternative to save money on your bills would be to purchase your own modem to eliminate a monthly rental fee.  Of course, you’d have the initial cost of the device, which could land right around $100, but in 10 months you’d recoup the cost and save roughly $10/mo in the months to follow!  Before making this move, however, contact your provider and make sure it is an option as some do not allow you to have your own.  Additionally, do your research beforehand and make sure it’s compatible with your provider as well!  A quick phone call to your provider will verify this. (Check out the Hitron or Arris modems!)  The downside, is if anything goes wrong, your provider will most likely not be able to troubleshoot equipment that is not theirs.

This next one may seem like a definite “no way” but take an honest moment to consider your actual usage.  When was the last time you watched all of your channels or were internet intensive?  Look at your account and consider a change if you never hit your current usage allotment.  Switching video packages or switching your internet speed tier could be an option you’re not considering!  While various channels are bundled together from the network providers and you can’t just cut individual channels, you still may find that a different package combination could satisfy your viewing needs just fine.  To see the options in your area, head to the video page on our website, scroll halfway down, and enter your zip code in the “view my channel lineup” section.  You’ll see what channels fall under which packages.

You can head over to our Bandwidth Calculator to see what your internet usage is as well.  You will need your Modem’s MAC ID, which you can find on the back of your modem and then enter the date range you’d like to retrieve stats on.  Each internet package has a data limit.  If you fall under your limit, you may have a larger tier than what you actually require.  Of course, this applies to non-internet intensive customers, but it’s worth looking into if your main priority is to keep the green in your pockets!  If you’re currently paying separate providers for internet, video, and phone then make sure you check out the savings in a triple play bundle.  Three services, one provider, one bill, one low price.  Cha-ching!

Got friends?  Sign them up!  With our Refer a Friend program you can save $10, $15, or even $25 off your bill for 4 months!  Your friend must be in good standing for 30 days before the credit is applied.  The credit amount depends on the type of service your friend signs up for.  To take advantage, just go to the website, fill out the form, and we’ll do the rest!  Easy peasy!