If you think that calling the utility companies to get services hooked up in your new home before you move is the way to do it, think again! The days of calling on the phone are long gone – and so are the days of waiting forever to get your services turned on. What’s happened?
The Internet, that’s what!
Today, it seems like you can do almost anything online. You can talk to someone practically a world away, across the ocean. You can go to school. You can shop. You can schedule your relocation. You can even set up your utilities.
Yes! Most utility companies – phone, cable, satellite, electricity, gas, and Internet – now let people sign up for service, change existing service, and schedule appointments online. This is great news, especially for people getting ready to move!
Sure, you can contact each of the utility companies individually via email or their websites, but there are also special new services that will do it all for you. There are a number of these companies out there offering to sign you up for all your utilities and services at once. If you have a few extra bucks to spend on such a service, it might be the easier way to go. As you probably already know, moving is a hassle, so why add to the burden?
These online service providers will help you compare between utility companies as well – so you know you’ll get the best price for the service you need. What you need to do is simply sign up with the service and provide your basic geographic location and what you need to get hooked up.
We think this is a great way to get your utilities hooked up before moving day. Have you tried this? How did it work out for you?