If you are thinking of changing your Internet connection option or ordering Internet service for the first time, then you might be overwhelmed by the amount of options that are available. Different companies offer various types of Internet service, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. For example, Sprint offers a broadband connection card that can be used to access the Internet from anywhere, while DISH Network satellite Internet service can be hooked up and used on your home PC.
Figure out where you plan to use the Internet. If you only need service from your home, then DISH Network satellite Internet service is sufficient. However, with a Sprint broadband connection card, you can take the Internet with you wherever you go.
Determine the upfront price for each service. These can change and special deals are often available through both DISH Network and Sprint. Upfront costs can include the price of equipment, an installation fee or an activation fee.
Ask about the monthly price for service. Both DISH Network satellite Internet service and a Sprint broadband connection card come with a monthly service fee. Get exact figures for monthly prices and fees to help you compare the two.
Talk to each company about possible discounted rates, bundled services or rebate offers. These are subject to change and may require you to sign an extended contract to receive each discount or rebate.
Learn about the contract that you need to sign for service, if any. The contract generally states the length time you are committed to paying for the Internet service. The contract will also include terms and conditions that you should read, as well as information on how you can cancel service, which may include a cancellation fee.
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