Negotiating with your cable, internet, or mobile provider can save you money. There is nothing wrong with asking for a deal once or twice a year. They want to keep you as a customer. Therefore, they are usually willing to discuss terms, and it cannot hurt to ask.
Reduce your monthly cable bill using the skill of negotiation. Here are a few tips:
- A good way to start is to politely tell the representative that you need to lower your bill and would like to discuss your options. Ask if they have any promotions including any for new customers since those often have the best deals. Let them know that you would prefer to stay with the company. However, only if they are willing to discuss.
- Whether dealing with the cable, The Internet, or other regular service be sure to shop around so you can better negotiate. Get prices from all the cable companies in your area and look for the best overall offer. You can then ask your current company to match or beat it.
- If you are a longtime customer, be sure to say it. Also, if you have always paid your bill on time, mention that too. The company may reward your loyalty and payment history with a lower rate or upgrades of various kinds.
- Ask about the relevant taxes, fees, and surcharges. These costs increase cable bills, ask about each charge to understand the final price will be each month.
Another way to save money on your cable bill is to discuss a plan to bundle your phone, the Internet, and cable for cost savings of at least $100.