Long Term Contracts
Generally speaking once you get a contract you can have this for as long as you pay and want to keep it.
Therefore you want to continue to look for better deals even once you feel you have what you need.
If you can get extra low package pricing say on Netflix during a special then take that.
Sometimes when companies enter new markets they have very limited specials.
For example companies entering the cellular phone market have been known to have specials for $0 monthly.
How to avoid loosing the special deals.
Understand what you get and what you do not get.
Do not modify the services you have without first asking if it changes the special deal you have.
Often simply adding one item will remove that special and you get much higher costs.
Calculate your Costs
Like everything else in life these days it pays to know what it actually costs.
While it is in the interest of the TV companies to just give you a monthly cost, that is not enough for you.
You need to Calculate the true costs.
How to Calculate actual cost
The cost that you need to know before choosing a bundle is your cost per hour.
What is cost per hour ?
How many hours a day average do you watch TV ?
Now you know how many hours a month that you view the services you are paying for.
Providers bundle different services together to try and gain more customers.
These bundled services cost the provider less per customer when that customer has more than one service.
Providers bundle up to 3 or even 4 services and you will save overall as long as the provider has all the pieces you want.
The most common bundles are TV and internet, especially with newer TV boxes working on WIFI.
Watch for the BEST Deals
The very best deals are to be found when a provider is trying to break into a new market.
This market can be either a new service or a new geographic area.
Bundle offers like this are priced such that often the new service is at or below cost.
It is too good to be true, but the provider is trying to quickly cover their operations costs of the new service.
Most times these ‘Special Offers’ are very limited.
Often 1-2 weeks at best to gain new customer traction.
Research Bundled services
Do some research and look for the provider that offers the services that you want at the best price possible.
Most TV, internet, and phone providers offer options for bundling services.
These almost always include TV Bundle Services and can give you a dizzying array of choices.
Narrowing your choices down to just a few top picks.
Compare the services and relative value of those picks can help you come to a final decision.
It is important to read the fine print on any bundle deal.
Only then can you not regret signing up for it in a few months.
Introductory Bundle Packages
Some companies offer an introductory price that sounds very attractive.
Read the fine print to avoid unattractive consequences partway through the contract.
You are required to sign up for a certain length of Time.
Sometimes for only half of the term you will pay the low advertised price.
Then when the introductory offer ends the Costs rise.
You will pay a much higher rate for the remaining contract and can’t cancel without incurring penalties.
If you do intend to bundle your services, make sure you understand the terms of the full contract.
You don’t want to end up with any unpleasant surprises in the end.
Read our Main Article on TV Service Providers to understand your options and limitations.