We carry the nation’s premium internet providers so that in one phone call, you can get the best home internet options for your lifestyle and family. With five of the top ten internet providers, we can help you find the right plan for your budget and needs.
Finding the right internet plan for your budget and lifestyle
The first step in identifying the right internet plan for your budget and lifestyle is to count how many users will be sharing the same internet plan. If one of those users is a heavy user (IE – gamer, digital marketer, online education), than make sure to keep that in mind as you estimate the bandwidth usage.
The second step is to consider how many devices in total will be connected to the internet, whether via wi-fi or ethernet connection. What devices do you need to consider as you make this list:
+ Smart appliances like an Amazon Echo or Nest thermostat
+ Smart TVs, streaming devices or DVRs that will require internet usage
+ Security Systems for example ADT, Vivint, Ring etc
+ Computers, laptops and tablets
+ Cell phones
+ Gaming consoles
After you have considered how many devices will be connected to the internet, than you want a clear idea of the usage for all these connected devices.
For example here is a good list of activities that will help you understand how much bandwidth you need for each activity and possibly for each simultaneous user:
A couple of special notes to keep in mind are:
1. If you have several users that will be gaming or streaming video at the same time you will need a higher bandwidth, even if you don’t many devices connected
2. If you are on a budget, remember you can always disconnect devices that are not essential when not in use. This will help you save on bandwidth and overall costs.
After you take the time to count total users, list devices and consider usage with this chart the you can easily identify the total bandwidth you need. At SmartConnect we always recommend plans and solutions that will help you with your budget and lifestyle.
Each one of our representatives is trained and focused on asking you questions, just like these. Our priority is to help you identify an internet plan that meets your needs and is affordable for your family budget.
Whether you are a casual internet browser, binge TV show streamer, hardcore gamer or you run a home office – we are confident we can help you find the right internet plan at the right price.
Our most affordable home internet plans start at $30 per month for rural areas and $40 for metro areas. In less than 10 minutes on a phone call with one of our representatives we can help you identify if you could be saving hundreds of dollars every year on your monthly plan. Our team is available from 9am to 9pm EST to answer your questions and help you find the right monthly plan for your budget and lifestyle.
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