Relocation is one of the most difficult challenges corporate America asks of its workforce in this day and age, and it has long been one of the most difficult challenges. Forget about the expenses. The time lost in the cross-country travel, the anxieties, the sleepless nights, and the packing; there are still many duties involved in setting up the utilities, cable, and other services you need the moment you reach the new area. It’s nearly enough to make even the most seasoned IT project manager go completely nuts. The hope is that by taking these five simple steps, which will assist you in moving your internet service, you will be able to shift the stress meter to a lower level.
- Determine whether or not your current provider can service you in your new location.
Despite its apparent straightforwardness, many people fail to account for it. There is a possibility that an Internet Service Provider (ISP) that is accessible to you in your current area is not a part of the wireless network on the other side of the country or even the county.
- Make Use of All Available Service Bundles
Check to see if any bundles can be purchased before making any changes to your existing provider or if you find yourself in the unfortunate position of having to move to a new one. In most cases, internet service, home phone service, or satellite television service will be bundled together by the provider. Many require a contract agreement. In most cases, these terms are calculated based on a particular period. You’ll find those sneaky early termination costs in the fine print of many contracts. Read carefully, and don’t sign until you’ve gone through everything to ensure that you won’t be subjected to financially ruinous surcharges if you have to move again!
- Put in your request for a service call at the New Location.
If you do end up acquiring a new internet package, make sure to set an appointment for an installation to turn on your service at a convenient time. Be sure you can be there when they arrive, and schedule enough buffer time in case any delays aren’t anticipated. Although the majority won’t even make it past the walls of your house, it’s advisable to be there when you test your internet connection to ensure that you are receiving the high download and upload speeds you are paying for.
- Prepare for the Move by Packing Your Equipment
When getting ready for the move, carefully pack up your modem and wireless router (if you have one). You will be required to return the equipment to the local service center of the new Internet service provider (ISP) you will be using. You might have to go to the post office if there are none in the immediate area to use. In either case, you should make sure the equipment is well safeguarded. Be sure to carefully examine and verify any receipts you may have (hopefully, you have preserved them). Some service providers will assess additional fees if the item they gave you is not returned in the same perfect condition in which it was sent. Make sure that labeled ethernet cables, modems, and routers are all returned in the same working condition that they were in when you received them. Yes, they will even charge you for cables if they come with the box.
- After the installation, check the speed of your internet connection.
After the technician gets you connected to the internet, make sure your home network is checked out before they leave. You must confirm that you are receiving the download speed that you have contracted for. In the event that there are any inconsistencies, the installation should ensure the quality of both your modem and router, in addition to any other equipment located outside. There is a strong chance that you’ll be streaming videos in no time, but there are many moving parts to home internet, so make sure you look into everything. Conduct numerous speed tests using various devices, ask questions, and evaluate the Wi-Fi signal in many different rooms throughout the home. It’s always better to be safe instead of being sorry later.
Connecting all of your electronic gadgets to your brand-new internet configuration at the same time will save you some time in the future. Don’t overlook less obvious equipment like your printer or smart home goods. The conclusion is as follows: Give your internet service provider a call if you’re experiencing any problems getting the internet set up at your new house. They should be able to help you figure out what the issue is and how to fix it.