Advice on how to have internet when moving into your new home

That’s it, in a few weeks time, it’s the big day and you’re moving into your new home! This is an important step that you’ve been preparing for some time now, between sorting out the endless to do list, the boxes to fill in and above all the administrative procedures to carry out. This includes subscribing to natural gas & electricity contracts for your new flat. A multitude of things to do which has almost made you forget that you will also quickly need an internet connection once you get there. Don’t worry, you’ll be given all the advice you need to avoid finding yourself without the Internet when you move in thanks to the article below.

First of all, remember to anticipate several weeks in advance!

The first thing you need to know is that this kind of procedure deserves your attention several weeks in advance and not the day before you move to your new home. Just like subscribing to energy contracts or home insurance, you’ll be glad you don’t have to deal with these types of calls on the day you arrive at your new address. For the comfort of your installation, it would be nice to have a wifi connection as soon as you enter the new flat or house. To do this you should contact your current Internet service provider to request either the cancellation of your offer (especially if you wish to switch to a competitor) or the migration of your current offer to your new home. To do this, you must first check that your new home is eligible for the same technologies as your old one.

Carrying out an eligibility test for your new home 

Before deciding to cancel or migrate your current offer to your new home, the first thing to do is therefore to carry out a digital performance diagnosis of the flat or house you are packing your suitcases in. With the help of your landline number and your new postal address, you can then carry out an eligibility test which will enable you to find out the level of ADSL and/or fibre optic coverage of this dwelling. To do this, simply contact the Internet Service Provider of your choice. From this information, you will know whether you are eligible for the same technologies as the old one, or whether you can have a better quality connection, with fibre optics for example (which is the fastest connection technology to date).

Finding the Internet offer that best suits your needs

Depending on the technology that your accommodation is eligible for (ADSL, VDSL, FTTH fibre optic), you will have to change your internet offer for this new start. So it’s up to you to ask yourself the right questions about what you would like to see included in your offer: do you want a TV on demand service, a landline phone with an international call option, unlimited calls to mobile phones, or specific internet router equipment? Once you have decided on the elements that make up your Internet offer, all you have to do is sound out the market and the subscriptions offered by the various Internet Service Providers and choose the offer that seems most advantageous to you in terms of rates, and which has the most reliable customer service. Once these steps have been taken, all that remains for you to do is enjoy your first film evening using your new router!

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