It can be tough and nerve-wracking if you don’t know what you need to do with your internet service while you are preparing for a move. Worry not, we’ve got you there. In this article, we’ll tell you steps that you need to keep in mind about your internet service when you are looking to move houses. Most internet service providers are cooperative about this whole process and make sure the whole process goes as smoothly as possible for you. You simply need to communicate with customer service to find out the answers to your questions. If you have subscribed to Xfinity Internet, you can dial the Xfinity phone number to get information on whether Xfinity is available in your locality or what would you need to do with the equipment.
Nevertheless, we have created a list for you. Following are some of the things you need to make sure of about the internet service providers;
- Check if the same internet service providers are available in your new locality where you are moving to.
- If it is available in the new locality, you can reach out to the current internet service providers and request transferring of service.
- If it is not available in your new locality, you might need to look for a new one instead.
- If you are transferring, you will need to pack up all the internet equipment to take them with you. If you need help with packing up equipment, you can call for a technician to come as well.
- You can also hire a technician to help set up your equipment in the new locality as well.
ISPs in New Locality
Before canceling your internet service, you might want to check if the same internet service provider, that you are satisfied with, is available in your new locality. There are several tools or websites through which you can check which internet service providers are available in your locality, such as LocalCableDeals. You just need to enter the zip code or address of the new locality to find the list of internet service providers that serve that locality.
When moving houses, it is not always safe to assume that your current internet service provider might be available at your new location. That is why it is important to do research about what kind of internet you will be getting at your new location.
Switch or Transfer – what’s it gonna be?
Did you find that your current internet service provider is also available in the new locality? If you are satisfied with your current internet service provider, do you prefer using their service in your home as well? If yes to both the questions, then your internet service provider will inform you whether you can carry the same equipment along with you or you need to return it and will be provided with a new one in your new place. They might also charge a transfer fee though.
But if you can’t find the current ISP in the new location, then you might need to find and switch to a new internet service provider when you move. What about your internet equipment? For that, you will need to reach out to your internet service provider and make an appointment for disconnection of internet service on a suitable date. But the equipment will be handled by you. You can return it at their brick-and-mortar store or you can mail it to them. Try and make sure that the hardware is packed up in the box that it came in.
Setting Up in Your New Home
You might have already reached out to the new internet service provider in your new locality, and have agreed to one of their internet plans and pricing. With that being done, the internet service providers will send a technician to your house to set up the equipment.
If you considered transferring, then you already brought all the equipment with you. But if you need help, your internet service provider will send a technician to your home to set up all the equipment for you.
Setting up the internet in your new place can get confusing. As long as you have done your research about the availability of internet service providers in your area, the whole procedure will go smoothly. Once your internet is set up and working, then the process of moving your internet to your new home is complete.