Sat. Jun 6th, 2020

How to lower your Internet bill: Just ask

We’ve rounded up what ISPs are doing for customers during the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic. But there’s something you can do as well: Call your ISP and ask for a lower price on your Internet service. I did, and it’s saving me ...

We’ve rounded up what ISPs are doing for customers during the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic. But there’s something you can do as well: Call your ISP and ask for a lower price on your Internet service. I did, and it’s saving me about $20 per month.

Everyone’s struggling right now: consumers, businesses, and ISPs alike. Millions of Americans are filing for unemployment (including my wife). But your Internet provider wants you to remain as a customer.

My advice: Meet in the middle. Normally, negotiating a better rate with your ISP is best left to the end of the month, when the company doesn’t want to ruin its retention numbers. But why wait?

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