What actually happens to the Internet subscription when you move? You have three different options: You can take it with you, transfer it to a new owner, or cancel it. Find out here what you need to bear in mind for each of these options.
The Internet moves with you
Most Swiss Internet providers now make it quite easy for you to move your Internet. All you need to do is inform your provider of your new address about a month before you move. The Internet connection will then be deactivated at your old address on the desired date and activated at your new residence. Most routers can also be taken with you without any problems and used as usual – without losing stored data such as passwords, etc. Important: Depending on the provider, there are different administration fees for notification and switching.
Change of ownership for the next tenant
If you want to change your Internet subscription, you don’t have to cancel the old one right away. Instead, you can request a change of ownership from your Internet provider. In this way, you may even be doing your new tenant a favor and saving him the tedious search for and installation of a good Internet connection! With a change of ownership, the product remains registered at the same address. This also means that you do not have to wait for any notice periods, as the transfer can be made within a very short time – with many providers even on the same day. The most important thing for the change of owner is that all previous invoices have been paid.
Is a move a reason for termination? In short, no. Nevertheless, many people want to change providers when they move house. However, if your contract has not yet expired, early terminations can be quite expensive. Swiss providers such as Swisscom and Salt, for example, require that the basic fees for the remaining term of the subscription be paid. In addition, the cancellation period of 1 to 3 months must always be observed. However, there are exceptions to this.
Special right of termination when moving
If the provider at your new place of residence cannot guarantee the same Internet quality as before, you are granted a special right of termination. This also applies if a price increase occurs with the move. For example, if you have to switch from a DSL interconnection to fiber because the new place of residence does not support your old connection. In this case, it’s time for a new subscription.
Find new Internet subscriptions quickly and conveniently
Moving is stressful enough, there’s no need to make the subscription search nerve-wracking as well. Fortunately, these days you can take out a subscription online from the comfort of your own home. The service and comparison portal alao is ideal for this. The platform not only provides you with a provider-independent overview of current Internet offers, but also enables you to take out a subscription directly with just a few clicks. In addition, with alao you benefit from exclusive discounts and first-class customer service, which will assist you in terminating your old contract.
Internet move made easy
What happens to your Internet subscription when you move is up to you. Probably the most cost-effective option is to change the holder. This ensures that you only pay for the service for as long as you use it. This also allows you to switch to a new – possibly more suitable and cheaper – subscription right away. In any case, it is important to check with your provider in advance, as well as to check the Internet connection at your new place of residence.