Should you trust your ISP? Bet you’ve had a plenty of bad experiences with your Internet service provider. What they promise in their ads, does not often translate into reality. We are talking about speed, of course. How fast is your internet connection? Is it really as reliable as advertised by the ISP? If you are like most people, you probably have a plenty of problems with your internet connection. No wonder you cannot trust your ISP!
Reason #1 Why You Can’t Trust Your ISP – Speed
Okay, your ISP promises a broadband speed of 16 MBPS, but turns out you hardly get 2 MBPS. It’s just a fact that most ISPs around the world over promise and under deliver. No wonder you can barely watch House of Cards on Netflix without it buffering all the time. Really, there’s something wrong with your internet speed. Why don’t you find out just how fast your broadband internet connection is by doing a quick check on DoSpeedTest.com?
DoSpeedTest.com is the most accurate internet broadband speed checking tool available online. If you feel that the speed on DoSpeedTest.com is the same as what your ISP claims it to be, then well and good. Otherwise, you really need to have a frank discussion with the customer support at your ISP, if you know what we mean!
Reason #2 Why You Can’t Trust Your ISP – Price
Did you know that your ISP adds a lot of extra charges to your internet bill that you have little idea about? Yeah, that’s true, they just bundle everything into one big package and don’t tell you about it. Why else do you think you have to spend so much for the internet?
Reason #3 Why You Can’t Trust Your ISP – Bandwidth
Did you know that your internet bandwidth is actually shared by a lot of people, especially if you live in a very crowded urban area? In fact, your internet speed is at its slowest between 7 pm to 10 pm at night, when most people would be in their homes surfing or using Facebook. What you can do is to ask your ISP about the connection rate – which is the number of people who will be sharing your bandwidth. No ISP advertises its connection rate – this is something you have to find out yourself.
Reason #4 Why You Can’t Trust Your ISP – Contract Length
Does your ISP offer a no-contract broadband – which is essentially a pay-as-you-go system? Such contracts are used by people who travel a lot. This allows them to buy an internet connection as when they require one. However, it’s not so simple. It’s likely that your ISP will have a 1-month fixed contract, even if they promise you the connection on a pay as you go basis. This is something for you to keep in mind.
Reason #5 Why You Can’t Trust Your ISP – Availability
Did your ISP promise you a nationwide coverage? All we can say is that, it’s nothing more than an empty promise. No ISP can really promise such a coverage. In fact, you could be in Sydney or Chicago right now and there will be a plenty of areas that are not covered by your ISP. When ISPs don’t cover a particular area, they provide their broadband services through another network. Nothing wrong with that, except for the fact that they charge you extra for it! This is another dirty secret that your ISP will not share with you.
For more tips on speeding up the internet and other great stuff, check out DoSpeedTest.com/Blog.
Raghav Hegde, Bangalore
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