Broadband has become one of life’s essentials for most people these days. But if you are a parent of tweens or teens, broadband really is necessary. Although I do use it a lot too, I could manage for a few days without it. They cannot. With Xboxes, phones, tablets which are all constantly on the go, I’m not sure either of my two boys is ever far away from one of their screens. If they aren’t shouting at their friends on Xbox live, they are madly texting on Snapchat or sharing those all-important selfies on Instagram and the rest of the time, it is the endless videos on YouTube. And I know that their friends are all exactly the same. When a teen comes to our house for the first time, I can guarantee that within minutes, they are asking for the Wifi code.
For my two teen boys, life without broadband would not be worth living. I can still remember Christmas 2015. I should remember it for the happiness and memorable festive moments. That’s not quite the case. I remember it because it was the year that the broadband router broke, just before Christmas and my children were actually devastated. You would think that the world had ended. When everyone finally calmed down and was resigned to an internet-free Christmas, the new router magically arrived on the 23rd December and festive cheer was resumed. That Christmas was saved by the bell (the doorbell!)
There is no denying that Christmas is most definitely coming and we are all so wrapped up (see what I did there?) on presents, presents and more presents that we sometimes forget about our other bills at this time of year. At a time when we are spending so much money, it is important that we also try and save a little bit to make up for all of those pounds we are spending.
When was the last time you checked to see if you are overpaying on your utility bills? Things get so hectic at this time of year but doing a few online checks doesn’t take long and can save you a lot of money. So why not start with your broadband and shop around to see if you can find some good broadband deals.
Top of my bills list is broadband and I am going to be brutally honest and admit that I have been with the same broadband provider for quite a few years. I regularly swap providers with other utilities but for not broadband which really is silly. We have a package which includes a few things as well as broadband and I think I just assumed that it would be tricky to change. But this year, I am going to take the plunge and having had a quick look at the deals available, I already know that I will be able to save us some pounds which over the year, really do add up.
When was the last time you shopped around for a better broadband deal?