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Business Internet: Month-to-Month vs. Contract

By October 4, 2017 No Comments
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Rethinking month-to-month Internet Contracts

Getting ready to sign up for Internet or phone services? Wondering if month-to-month or a contract is best for your business? Here are some reasons you shouldn’t be too quick to throw away a contract.

Lock in Best-Pricing

Internet pricing fluctuates like anything else. Contracts can offer a guarantee that your price won’t go up as the market changes. Think of long-term contracts as fixed-rate mortgages and month-to-month as adjustable-rate mortgages. Month-to-month Internet and adjustable-rate mortgages often start out with appealingly low prices or rates. The reason fixed-rate mortgages are so popular is the security of knowing your cost won’t fluctuate with the market. Why gamble when you can lock it in at a fair price? Contracts also give you better pricing if you know you’ll need services for a longer period of time. Service providers are making significant investments in equipment to provide your service. The longer you agree to buy the service, the longer the time period the service provider has to recoup the investment. Hence, a lower monthly price.

Avoiding Market Fluctuation

Internet pricing fluctuates like anything else. Contracts can offer a guarantee that your price won’t go up as the market changes. Think of long-term contracts as fixed-rate mortgages and month-to-month as adjustable-rate mortgages. Month-to-month Internet and adjustable-rate mortgages often start out with appealingly low prices or rates. The reason fixed-rate mortgages are so popular is the security of knowing your cost won’t fluctuate with the market. Why gamble when you can lock it in at a fair price?

Non-Changing Standards

Maybe you’re thinking, “Why don’t I try a carrier month-to-month, then switch if I don’t like it?” This is an option, though no one wants the hassle of re-configuring multiple times. Also, remember that the ability to cancel works both ways. Your Internet service provider can also cancel, leading to a headache trying to scramble to find a new carrier. They can also change their deal at any time, forcing you to either change or just go along and roll with the punches. Instead, choose a dependable carrier with a fair contract, and you’re set. A contract Service Level Agreement (SLA) protects you with carrier guarantees for response time, uptime, etc.

When Good Deals…Aren’t

Another thing to consider when signing up for a new service: if the price sounds too good to be true, it probably is. If you’ve had issues with previous Internet service providers, you’re not alone. Calling to get a problem resolved can take hours. Maybe it’s been so bad that you know what order to push numbers in when you call your ISP by memory. When you call celito, however, you actually get to speak with a real person who cares about your problems.

Make sure you don’t sacrifice great service, locked-in fair pricing, and stellar tech support in favor of an introductory month-to-month rate. At celito, we’re a full-service telecommunications company. We can give your business fair pricing on fiber Internet, VoIP phones, IT consulting, and data storage. Just reach out to us at sales@celito.net.