When was the last time you watched TV without browsing online using your smartphone or tablet? According to Forbes, our viewing habits have shifted almost completely. Long are gone the days when the entire family gathered around to watch the news or the evening movie! Right now there are so many options when it comes to entertainment activities and content that we don’t know which one to choose. This is why we end up doing two or three things at the same time. But doesn’t this mean we cut our own entertainment quality? It is quite possible, but for now, we are doing things the way we’re doing it and it works.
Since we tend to use both TV and Internet at the same time, the big temptation is to pay only one bill. But, is it wise to consider bundling these services and dealing only with one provider? Let’s see the pros and cons for this.
This is definitely an advantage when you think about the number of people you have to deal with daily. Just make sure to choose the provider that has the best customer service team. This way you won’t get extra frustrated when something happens and you have to call for their assistance.
On the other hand, if the Internet is down, there’s a pretty good chance that the TV is down too. So you’ll be left dusting the books in the bookcase. If that’s a risk you’re willing to take, then getting just one provider might be a good thing.
Not by much, but you’ll pay a bit less for bundling two services together than when you pay for them separately. Actually, this is a win-win situation as the provider gets another customer who needs two different services and you get to see at least one bill going down.
Satellite is the best option you have for TV and Internet in rural areas. The TV palette is wide and many have contracts with reliable Internet providers so you can choose the best option. For example, with the Directv Internet bundles you get a great offer for both TV and Internet.
If you’re a bit skeptical when it comes to getting Internet from a satellite TV provider, you shouldn’t be. The technology evolved quite a lot in the last few years and now you can get high-speed internet from satellite TV providers just as easy. We don’t live in the dark ages of the Internet anymore.
Yes, we do have access to online streaming services, but the offer may seem a bit dull after a while. New shows are still aired on TV first and live events like sports and concerts are rarely live on such networks. This is why having both is the perfect entertainment combination.
Of course that, having both such services means you having both TV and Internet. So, if you managed to find a reliable TV provider, chances are they will show the same professionalism and quality of services with Internet plans as well.
In the end, the answer is yes. Unless you really want to keep these two services separate, there is no reason to have two separate providers for TV and Internet. Especially now when these two services go hand-in-hand.