Finding the right TV package can be a simple process, as long as you approach it in the right way. You can save time, money and a lot of hassle by structuring your approach. Before you know it, you’ll be enjoying the benefits of TV you actually want to watch, at a price that suits you.
Step 1: How much TV do I actually watch?
It’s very tempting to say that you want everything – the latest movies, the biggest sporting fixtures, all the award winning series, but a TV package
needs to suit your current lifestyle. If you only watch a couple of hours of TV a week, there’s not much point spending a fortune on hundreds of premium channels that you simply won’t watch. Think about the last week. How much time did you spend in front of the TV. If it’s less than five hours, you are probably better off getting digi box rather than a contract. If on the other hand, TV is how you relax at the end of a busy day, and you like to watch a few hours on the weekend, then you’ll get some good value out of even some of the pricier packages.
Step 2: What do I like to watch?
This may be easy for you. If you’re considering this switch because you’re a football nut and you want to watch all the Premiership games, then a sports TV package
is the obvious choice. Movie buff? There’s a range of movie related packages, including On Demand type packages that aren’t restricted by scheduling. TV dramas? Documentaries? Whatever it is that floats your boat, or whatever combination, write it down.
Step 3: Do I want to bundle?
It’s common practice for digital TV providers to offer broadband and phone packages
as well. The benefits of this include all three services being managed by one company, and (perhaps more importantly) a significant cost saving compared to getting them individually. If you are interested in combining the services, have a think about your desired broadband speeds (and any download limits) and also have a think about your likely phone usage.
Step 4: What’s available in my area?
Most digital TV packages are available to everyone, but in some areas, it can still be an issue. The simplest way of checking what’s available in your area is to use our Ofcom approved calculator. Just pop in your postcode and we’ll pull back all the best digital TV deals in your area.
Step 5: Compare your choices
You can then compare the best TV packages
. Remember steps one, two and three? Take your notes and compare them with the number of channels, the price, and the contract length, what you can bundle with and you’re one click away from the provider’s site if you want more information.
Step 6: Sign up and enjoy
If that all sounds like a bit too much work, take the easy option and just give us a call. Our independent experts can guide you through steps 1-6 above (and a few more besides if you want) and answer any questions you may have. We can even help organise the installation.
Let SimplifyDigital help you find the TV package
that suits you.