There are numerous options to make sure your home is connected. You can obtain telephone, internet,
television, and even security services. In fact, most television service providers also offer each of these
other connectivity options for your home. You may be tempted to price everything out individually to
obtain the best price per service. In reality, you will likely find that ordering this service from the same
provider can make the entire package much more affordable. However, there are key points to
remember when bundling services.
Contract or Month to Month
First, you need to decide where your comfort level lies. Many of these bundling packages are cheaper
when a contract is signed. This is because customers are guaranteed to stick around for an extended
period of time. Most contracts are two years in length. Barring any unforeseeable circumstances, such
as a move or death, a fee will be charged if you cancel the contract early. However, by agreeing to this
contract, you will often receive added benefits, such as free premium channels, free installation, or even
a free month or two of services. Choosing to forego the contract does not indicate the bundle will not
save money, but may indicate freebies will not be given.
More Than You Need
The more services you bundle, the cheaper the package will be. Companies would rather guarantee that
you are giving them all of your business than risk losing you to a competitor. As a result, some of the
best priced packages offer more services than most people need or want. Many bundles include
internet, television, and telephone. In the age of increased cellular usage, most people do not wish to
have a home telephone. However, by agreeing to keep the landline, you may actually pay less per
month than if you purchased just television and internet. Be prepared to agree to more than you may
need or want to get better overall pricing. The added benefit is that if you decide you want to have the
service down the line, it is already built in. Agreeing to add the telephone service does not mean you
need to attach it to an actual phone. It simply means the line is there is you should choose to utilize it in
Bundling will almost always save you time and money, keeping your services in a neat billing package
that keeps you and your service provider happy. However, it is still important to price out each provider
to find the best price for your service needs. Using a company that works as a broker for these types of
service may be in your best interest. These companies do the legwork for you, giving you the pricing
from different providers to help you choose the best fit for your family. If you are shopping for service
providers for your home to make sure you are connected, contact the experts at The Connected Home
at (612) 424-8483. They will gladly help you find the best company for your needs and budget.
Cable and internet services for your home are necessary in the 21st century. However, they can be quite costly. It seems like cable companies are constantly adding new fees and raising your bill virtually every month. Almost nothing appears to be included in the initial price. To make matters worse, many providers tend to only offer better pricing to current customers who agree to sign a two year or longer contract. Many people believe the only option is to ditch cable television altogether and subscribe to services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu. You do have another option; however, it means leaving your comfort zone and switching providers.
We are grateful to our customers, employees and vendors.
As Thanksgiving day arrives again this year, we wish to extend our gratitude to all with whom we have been in contact this past year.
It has been a good year. We take pride and joy in helping people work their way through the maze of advertising, hype and often confusing set of options they face when deciding on the best carrier for the phone, TV, internet and security situation.
We have made significant progress this year as well in expanding our reach online in an effort to serve more people.
Sometimes when you offer a "Free" service people can discount or mistrust the effort. That said, we have been gratified by the large number of people who have been willing to refer their friends and neighbors as well as leave testimonials on our behalf.
We know we are not perfect, But we strive to do our very best to provide accurate and useful advice to all we meet.
So on behalf of the entire The Connected Home Family, we wish you a most happy and peaceful Thanksgiving day.
PS: Go Vikes - take out Detroit in time for our turkey dinner.
Comcasts X1 Service or Platform may soon be everywhere, even outside of Comcast's Cable Networks
The X1 platform is actually where internet and TV meet, for Comcast, so it’s not surprising that the company would be so focused on it.Recently Matthew Strauss Comcast person in charge of "Video & Entertainment Services" for Comcast discussed a series of questions on Comcast's competition and their X1 platform. His comments were captured in part by The Consumerist
That platform is actually where internet and TV meet, for Comcast, so it’s not surprising that the company would be so focused on it.
The point Struss is making is that people watch "TV" today on a lot of different platforms other than the standard TV set we all know and love. The key economic and technical challenge in the evolving media world is a fundamental consideration for Comcast and content providers.
“Securely” and its cousin, “authenticated,” are the key for Comcast. They want content providers who are worried about piracy to keep paying them, and they want customers paying them too.
Now there is something to note here. Comcast's X1 Service may or may not be the final solution to having access to all the myriad of content resources out there. But at this point in time, it is the leader in providing access to many if not all resources.
Not only can you access HBO and Showtime which have traditionally been cable based platforms, you can now access Netflicks and Hulu which it partially owns. These platforms were previously independent properties outside the typical cable package. Now they are being integrated and accessible via X1 service.
You will note that Comcast's TV advertising is increasingly focused on the X1 platform for good reason. It is their #1 selling point today and will likely remain so for a while. If you are interested in accessing Comcasts X1 Service in the Minneapolis St Paul Twin Cities area, contact us at The Connected Home.
The Connected Home is Proud to be an Authorized Representative for Century Link Phones and Century Link Internet Services
In the case of the $34 billion merger between CenturyLink Inc. (NYSE: CTL) and Level 3 Communications Inc. (NYSE: LVLT), the deal may have done more than just pressure the acquirer. The initial read a few days after the deal’s announcement could suggest that CenturyLink and Level 3 just ruined their stock charts for some time ahead. Still, CenturyLink did announce later in the week that it is selling its data center business for $2.15 billion in a fresh news announcement. Read more..
CenturyLink CEO Glen Post addresses shareholders during the company's annual meeting at the company headquarters in Monroe last year.(Photo: FILE/USA TODAY NETWORK OF LOUISIANA)
But making CenturyLink, Inc. an even more interesting and timely stock to look at, is the fact that in trading on Thursday, shares of CTL entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $22.86 per share. We define oversold territory using the Relative Strength Index, or RSI, which is a technical analysis indicator used to measure momentum on a scale of zero to 100. A stock is considered to be oversold if the RSI reading falls below 30.
Is CTL Stock's Dividend Yield Threatened?
What ever the near term future of Century Link's stock price, we are confident that they will continue to offer good value to Minnesota Phone and Internet users. If you are looking to add change or upgrade your phone or Internet service be sure to contact us at The Connected Home. 612-424-8483
We are your source for century link services.
Get Free Help When Shopping for Internet and TV Bundles in Minneapolis, St Paul or elsewhere in Minnesota.
Getting straight information about your options when setting up a new internet and or TV connection can be difficult. The companies of course all claim to offer the best service and often toss around technical jargon, few people actually understand. It is nearly impossible to know who to believe. Complicating things is the simple fact that in many cases the best answer is that, "It depends."
How will you and your family use the internet. Are you looking for TV as well as online access. Are you a Gamer, do you avidly follow sports or are you more interested in news and information or perhaps old movies. Will you be downloading a lot of music?
Thankfully, there is a place where you can get free unbiased advice on who are your best choice of internet companies in Minneapolis, St Paul and all of Minnesota.
The Connected Home has been working to help people understand their options and get the best deal on internet and TV Bundles. Minneapolis based, they serve the entire state of Minnesota and can help not only with high-speed internet, but also satellite TV, Internet Access, and Home Security offerings around the entire state of Minnesota.
The Connected Home is proud to partner with a variety of companies to offer you high-quality high-speed internet service at competitive rates. Give us a call to learn what company may best meet your needs. 612-424-8483 Read More:
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Get Free Help When Shopping for Internet and TV Bundles in Minneapolis, St Paul or elsewhere in Minnesota.
Minneapolis based The Connected Home has made a name for itself by providing free unbiased help to consumers seeking to find the "best" internet companies in Minneapolis and elsewhere in the state.
The Connected Home can help you access Frontier Internet if it is available in your area.
The Connected Home represents many different ISPs as well as TV providers in Minnesota. Each provider has its own service area and as such, we often are limited by our customers location.
So our first step is to determine which services are available at your address. In Minnesota, many of our rural and suburban communities have access to Frontier Communications services.
The Connected Home will help you get Frontier Internet Minnesota
Frontier offers phone, TV and internet access.
Among the benefits they offer are a no contract service. As they say in the promotional material, they are confident that you will love their service. No signature is needed. Compare that to others vendors, some of whom need a two year commitment.
Speaking of two years, they also offer a price guarantee for a full two years.
Plus they offer a free router, saving you the expense or even worse the rental charges some cable providers gouge their customers on.
And in terms of quality of service, they offer a dedicated connection. That results in more speed for you vs. shared connections that bog down when too many of your neighbors are online the same time you are.
Get a Frontier Landline
Many people have given up their landlines. but if and when you have an emergency, a landline can be a lifesaver. Frontier's home phone service is reliable and can be used to connect to your security system. Better yet, the voice quality is clear, which makes it easier to hear, especially for persons with less than 100% hearing.
Inexpensive on its own, it is a true bargain when packaged with internet service.
image credit: http://internet.frontier.com/home-phone.html
Frontier Means Business
Frontier Means BusinessWhen you choose Frontier, you never have to worry about connecting with clients. You get Internet that's reliably fast and phones with a steady, crystal-clear connection. Here's more of what Frontier can offer your small business:
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We Can Help You Get the Best Deals on Century Link High Speed Internet & Phone Service for Minneapolis and St Paul Businesses and Residential.
Century Link Internet Minneapolis, St Paul or elsewhere in Minnesota can be a spotty thing. At the Connected Home, we can help you identify the level of service available where you live or work and help you determine whether or not it is your best option for internet based on your needs.
Where it is available, Century Link can offer tremendous speeds which is a huge asset if you are a business and or an active gamer or have multiple users within your household.
One added benefit with Century Link is the included Norton AntiVirus backup.
The big issue for many is its availability which is still spotty within the Twin Cities metro area. Give us a call at 612-424-8483 to see what level of service is available to you.
While many people have given up their land lines for their cells, there are still many others who prefer to keep their land lines for voice clarity and other reasons. For these people, Century Link offers many features and benefits. We can help you set up and understand your phone service as well as explore other options with you as well.
The Connected Home is About - Choice!
More than anything else, what The Connected Home offers people is a choice. We work with all the major providers. The service we provide is honest advice to users to help them break through the marketing Mumbo Jumble, and bored employees working in the majors call centers intent on meeting up selling quotas.
Available services vary by location. As such, we can first identify which options are available to you and then help you understand your options. At this point, the key is to understand how you will be using your service(s.) Are you a gamer, needing tons of bandwidth? Or do you merely want to follow the family on facebook from time to time. These differences in use patterns are key to understanding how to get the best options for your money.
Get Help Choosing the Best Packages When Signing Up for Comcast Xfinity Service.
Whether you have just moved or are about to, or perhaps it is time to make the switch to Comcast's Xfinity Service, you will need to make some choices.
You have two choices before you make your call. Do you want to talk to an anonymous voice in one of Comcast's Calling whose paycheck may well depend upon how well he or she can upsell you - or - do you want honest advice on the content and price option available to you from an impartial source.
And what if a third choice might be even better for you. There are alternatives to Xfinity that may be more appropriate, depending on where you live. Would you like to know of better options if they exist?
Sure you would. As long as it was simple, honest and accurate.
And that is just what The Connected Home offers to Minneapolis, St Paul and all Minnesota residents.
The Connected Home is an independent authorized reseller for all the major TV and Internet service providers in the area. We get paid by the vendor, not you when you sign up for service. That means we are free to suggest a better alternative if we think it will better met your needs and interests.
And how do we do that? We listen...to you. And as we do, we are in a position to help you choose not only the best service for your needs, but also the best packages.
We have built our reputation on our honest effort to serve our clients fairly and impartially. We consider that our USP or unique selling proposition, other marketers refer to. Imagine that, trying to build a business on offering people honest advice.
We know signing up for TV and Internet packages can be confusing. It can be difficult comparing apples to oranges.And that is where we excel.
So if it is time for you to sign up for new TV or Internet service or both, give us a call. 612-424-8483