With the rise in popularity of fast and affordable internet solutions, it is no surprise that there are so many new internet service providers popping up and entering the market almost every day. This is great for consumers because there are a lot more options to choose from and finding a deal suited to your home Fibre needs is easy. Alas, that is what you would think. With the flood in the market and so many companies popping up and offering internet connection deals, it has actually become a bit more difficult to find a reputable, cost-effective Fibre deal that suits your needs. There are so many different packages and options available that you can easily get lost in all of the data and information that is online. That is why it is important to do your research to understand not only what kind of deals are being offered by the various internet service providers but also to understand what each internet service provider’s terms and conditions are.
There is no shortage of home Fibre deals in South Africa. Home Fibre deals are nothing new and with the flood in the market with new providers popping up almost every day, comes new deals. So if you want to ensure that you choose the right deal suited to your needs and your pocket, you need to do extensive research on all the internet service providers as well as what their deals entail, what they don’t tell you, and what their terms and conditions say. Here are a few things to consider when doing research on the best internet service provider for you:
Look into what each deal offers
Do extensive research into understanding what each deal that you are interested in offers. Understand what the small print says, what is included, what is excluded, and so forth. Make sure exactly what you will receive versus what you will pay; consider monthly costs as well as installation costs and any other hidden or unexpected costs. A few things to look out for in each deal includes:
- The speed of the line
- Uncapped versus capped internet
- Do they throttle or shape internet lines?
- Compare the upload versus download speeds of your package
- What are the service agreement periods? Month-to-month, or long-term contracts?
Understand your internet connection needs
Knowing what kind of service or deal best suits your home Fibre needs is crucial before you start doing research and looking for an internet service provider. Consider what you are going to use your internet connection for because this will determine the kind of deal that you should get. Do you need a basic internet connection for basic internet usages like checking email, doing research for work or homework, and low volume streaming and downloading? Or do you need a package that is suited to cloud-based uploads and downloads, high-volume television streaming, high-volume downloading, emails, surfing the web and gaming? How many people and devices will need access to the internet at once? All of this determines the kind of package you need to get.