See our checklist to help you switch
Frustrated with your current Internet provider? Looking to make a switch? Many Canadian small and medium businesses stick with their current IPs because it feels overwhelming to change or through simple inertia. Business internet is a competitive space and it’s worth it for your organization to shop around.
First, you need to determine your business needs and budget. How much data do you use per month? What speed and reliability do you require? How many devices and users do you have? How much are you willing to pay for your internet service? Ranking these requirements can help you focus on what is most important for your organization.
Second, you need to compare the different types of internet plans and providers available in your area. Use an online search tool to find internet providers in your area and read through the reviews. Talk with trusted peers to see what they’re using and if they’re satisfied.
Third, you need to evaluate the pros and cons of each provider and plan.
Finally, contact the providers directly to negotiate the best deal and terms for your business. You can also ask for a trial period or a money-back guarantee to test the service before committing. Don’t take the first plan they offer – always negotiate.
Here is a quick checklist for businesses switch business IP providers:
- Research other business IP providers in your area and compare their plans, prices, features, and customer reviews.
- Check for cancellation fees or contract terms with your current business internet provider. Make sure there are no a penalties or wait until your contract expires before switching=. You can also check with your current provider to see if they have any buyout offers or incentives to keep your business.
- Ask for a better deal from your current business IP. Sometimes, you can negotiate a lower price or a faster speed by threatening to switch. You can also look for bundle deals or promotional offers that may save you money.
- Sign up with a new business IP provider that meets your needs and budget. You can often do this online or over the phone. Be sure to read and understand the terms and conditions of your new plan, such as the speed, data limit, equipment cost, installation fee, and contract length.
- Schedule the installation of your new IP service.
- Prepare your office space for the installation, such as clearing any clutter or moving any furniture. Arrange to have someone present during the installation to supervise and sign any paperwork.
- Cancel your current business IP service. You should do this after your new service is installed and tested. You may have to call your current provider and give them a notice of cancellation. You may also have to pay any outstanding balance or fees before terminating your service.
- Don’t forget to return any rented equipment to your former IP provider. Check to see if you have to ship the equipment back to the provider or if you can drop it off at a nearby location. Keep all proof of return or receipts to ensure you avoid any charges or penalties.
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