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How can I find the right information...

April 13th, 2009 at 02:55 am

If the companies won't tell me?

I've been looking at prices for internet/cable/phone and am really confused. I don't want a lot of cable, just a simple package, but I need to bundle that with internet. However all I can find on the companies' websites are the introductory rates. Not the actual rate.

Very annoying.

I talked to my dad again and he will definitely be moving here in August/September unless something huge happens (i.e. medical bill wipes out our savings, etc.). I know it is 4 months off but already I'm preparing for it. I'm getting excited!

My boyfriend and I have been going over apartments and we found several that are cheap. One is in an iffy neighborhood, but the rest are in good areas. One apartment is $565/month with all utilities included (they didn't specify internet, but that won't be more than $40/month). Another is $450/month with water and garbage paid.

My dad offered to give us $500/month to help us if we need it, but I'm not sure if we'll take it. We should be able to pay for everything with just our income. And my boyfriend has more in savings than I do. So we should be ok. But it is nice knowing I can ask my dad for help if something happens.

I hope everyone had a good Easter! Boyfriend and I went to a morning mass and then nothing. He had a test he needed to study for so I've been puttering around the house. Did some cleaning and then bought cupcakes for my friend that just moved into her apartment. A boring, yet peaceful, day.

2 Responses to “How can I find the right information...”

  1. whitestripe Says:

    usually it helps to call the companies, then you will be able to get all the details you are looking for. and get a name and/or reference number so that if you ever call back and they say 'we dont offer that' you can say 'this person did, at this time etc'

    it helps to figure out what you roughly want first, too. when i was looking for internet and phone packages (we dont have cable) i had to ring a few companies to find out. if you have an amount in mind (like 5gb per month of internet upload/downloads) then just find out the closest to that one with each company and compare it in a list. it helps heaps. and dont forget to ask about contracts, set up fees, extra equipment needed, moving fees etc.

  2. cassandra Says:

    Thank you whitestripe! I didn't consider calling them. I pretty much know what kind of internet I want, I just need to decide if I want to get it with cable or phone. There aren't a lot of companies in my area so I don't have a lot of options to choose from. :P

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