These 5 Internet Providers Make It Super Easy to Switch Plans

Breaking up with a significant other is never easy. And neither is breaking up with your internet provider. When you make the call to cancel, customer service agents can keep you waiting on hold forever or hit you with exorbitant early termination fees (ETFs).

But sometimes you have to take a leap of faith and switch providers if you want faster internet service or lower prices. Thankfully, there are sweetheart providers in this world ready to welcome new customers with open arms—and extra sign-up perks.

Here are five providers you should consider switching to if you want to minimize headaches and maximize deals when changing your internet service.

Pro tip:

As you shop around, run a search with our nifty zip code tool to see which of these providers are available in your area.

Select Spectrum for a contract buyout

Got some hefty ETFs hanging over your head? Don’t worry about it—Spectrum offers contract buyouts of up to $500 for new customers who sign up for double- or triple-play packages.

Other good news: Spectrum doesn’t require an annual contract—you can cancel anytime. It doesn’t impose data caps either, so you can use all the internet you want each month without worrying about overage charges.

How do you sign up?

Take a gander at Spectrum’s internet and bundle packages to see which one you like the most. Spectrum has a wide range of plans, from cheap options to gigabit service.

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Get Google Fiber for no annual contracts

This is arguably the best fiber internet you can get. Google Fiber gives you gigabit speeds at a fixed rate, with no sudden price hikes or hidden fees tacked onto your bill. Even if you don’t like it, you can cancel without facing financial repercussions because there aren’t any annual contract obligations.

Also, Google Fiber doesn’t do data caps (just like Spectrum and every other provider on this list). Yay!

How do you sign up?

Since this provider has a relatively small footprint nationwide, you’ll need to check if Google Fiber is available in your area before you sign up.

Google Fiber has just two plans to pick from. Both give you gigabit download and upload speeds, making this provider perfect for uploading large files, hosting livestreams, attending Zoom meetings, and other work-from-home activities.

Check Google Fiber Availability

Run with RCN for new-customer deals

Coupons, coupons, coupons—that’s what you get when you sign up with RCN. A cable provider that serves various urban areas around the East Coast and Midwest, RCN hooks up new customers with no-cost installation and other ongoing promotions, which vary slightly throughout the year.

Some of the best deals are reserved for customers in Chicago, New York, and Washington, DC, which is a shame for customers not from those places. But everyone with an RCN plan gets unlimited data, no annual contracts, and cheap prices.

How do you sign up?

Peruse RCN’s cable-internet packages—including a formidable gigabit option. Prices may change slightly depending on where you are in the provider’s service area, but make sure to see which promotions are on offer. You’ll also need a coupon code to waive installation costs, although the coupon is easy to find on RCN’s website.

Some of the best deals are reserved for customers in Chicago, New York, and Washington, DC, which is a shame for customers not from those places. But everyone with an RCN plan gets unlimited data, no annual contracts, and cheap prices.

View RCN Plans

Elect EarthLink for great customer service

If you need a helping hand to guide you through the sometimes annoying process of setting up or canceling your service, then EarthLink is the way to go. This provider not only has unlimited data, no annual contracts, and flat fees—but also gives you the best customer service you can get, according to our latest customer satisfaction survey.

How do you sign up?

See which EarthLink packages are available in your area. EarthLink has a great many plans, including affordable DSL packages as well as speedy fiber-optic options. Fiber isn’t available everywhere, but we highly recommend it if you can get it.

View EarthLink Plans

Try T-Mobile Home Internet for simple setup

Although T-Mobile is well known for its wireless offerings, it’s the new kid on the block when it comes to providing internet service. So perhaps it’s no surprise that the “un-carrier” is offering all sorts of perks to drum up interest in its recently launched T-Mobile Home Internet service.

Setting up is super easy—the provider will send you a Home Internet gateway (a combination modem/router). Then you install it, choose a network name and password, and connect your devices. You can even move the router to a new location, although you’ll still need to be in T-Mobile’s service area to get internet.

How do you sign up?

This service is still quite new, which means you’ll need to check with T-Mobile to see if it’s available in your area.

T-Mobile Home Internet uses 4G LTE and 5G wireless networks to get you internet speeds of around 100 Mbps and up. It’s $50 a month (with AutoPay via a $10 per month bill credit), comes with unlimited data, and doesn’t require any annual commitment. All in all, it’s a sweet deal, especially if you’re hoping to get away from cumbersome cable-internet contracts. T-Mobile gives you the flexibility to spread your Wi-Fi wings and fly.

View T-Mobile Home Internet

Want to see if there’s an easy-breezy internet provider in your area? Run a search with our zip code tool.

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Peter Holslin has more than a decade of experience working as a writer and freelance journalist. He graduated with a BA in liberal arts and journalism from New York City’s The New School University in 2008 and went on to contribute to publications like Rolling Stone, VICE, BuzzFeed, and countless others. At HighSpeedInternet.com, he focuses on covering 5G, nerding out about frequency bands and virtual RAN, and producing reviews on emerging services like 5G home internet. He also writes about internet providers and packages, hotspots, VPNs, and Wi-Fi troubleshooting.

Editor - Cara Haynes

Cara Haynes has been editing and writing in the digital space for seven years, and she's edited all things internet for HighSpeedInternet.com for five years. She graduated with a BA in English and a minor in editing from Brigham Young University. When she's not editing, she makes tech accessible through her freelance writing for brands like Pluralsight. She believes no one should feel lost in internet land and that a good internet connection significantly extends your life span.

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