How to move your Internet connection in a move

Among the many inconveniences of a move, one of the potential headaches has to do with also moving the Internet connection from the old address to the new one. Fortunately, the following tips can make the task easier.

How to move your Internet connection in a move

The steps to follow are different depending on whether you want to keep (or not) the Internet access provider

Below is a series of steps that must be followed to achieve an effective transfer. First of all, it explains how to proceed if you want to keep the current Internet access provider (ISP):

How to move the Internet while keeping the same company

These are the steps you must follow to move while keeping the same Internet access provider:

-Check that the ISP also offers its services in the area of ​​the new address.

-Contact the ISP to request (if possible) the transfer of the contract to the new location.

-Make an appointment with the ISP installer to install and configure the access at the new address.

It must be taken into account that during the move, the router will also have to be moved with its cables and adapter to the electrical network. Its disconnection is as simple as turning off the router with the ON/OFF button and carefully disconnecting the cables corresponding to the connection to the fiber optic box.

It is recommended to keep all these elements duly identified in a box that should not be mixed with the rest of the belongings to facilitate their search when installing at the new address.

What to do if you need a new Internet provider

In the event that the ISP does not offer its services in the new address, it will be necessary to contract Internet access with another company that does. In this case, in addition to choosing the best Internet provider , you will also have to take into account possible contracts with permanence that could force you to continue paying the contract to the ISP until a moment after the date of the move.

Some providers apply penalties in case of early cancellation, so, if you cannot cancel the contract, you will have to calculate whether it is worth paying said penalty or continue paying the monthly payment until the end of the contract.

In case of termination of the contract with the previous ISP, they usually demand the delivery of the router . It is not necessary to keep the original packaging, it will suffice to place it in a duly protected box or bag and follow the instructions for delivery marked by the supplier.

On the other hand, although it is not usually the most common, but in some cases the new address may already have its own Internet access service, something perhaps more common in rental homes. In these cases, the conditions of use and payment must be determined with the owner of the property.


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