Way back in 1996, there was an episode of Seinfeld where Kramer gets fed-up waiting for the cable guy. Instead of letting the cable guy keep making him wait, he reverses his circumstances by making the cable guy wait. In the episode, Kramer gets a rare win against the cable company. You can get a win just like Kramer did by saving money on your monthly payment; you don’t even need to cut the cord.
Here is a snippet from the hilarious episode:
Isn’t it ironic? Over twenty years later, we still have those same problems. (Or maybe it is more depressing than ironic)
Today, miraculously, the cable and internet companies are still giving us the same runaround. You can get a win just like Kramer did against the cable companies; your win will just be paying them less money. You can think about these two companies as if you were hiring Kramer to do the work for you, instead of putting hours into dealing with these companies yourself.
Here are two companies able to help you in your endeavor to save money on your cable and internet and get a win against the cable companies.
UPDATE: Unfortunately Savvy is no longer around. According to its Facebook page it shut down in April. However, Movearoo is still around so you can still try them.
Savvy – Save without changing your current services
Savvy is quite an interesting concept. When I first started researching the company, I figured they were like many other companies I had come across. Most companies try to save you money by finding a new provider at a lower price.
Savvy does NOT lower your costs by finding a new provider at a lower cost. Rather, they negotiate with the cable companies to reduce your CURRENT services.
The company states that it saves money for over 90% of customers. You can save upwards of $300 annually just by having them contact your provider and negotiating on your behalf.
The company figures, if you receive a lower cost for the same services, you will be happy with the service they provide.
How to sign up
Savvy is great thanks to the speed and simplicity of their sign-up process. There are three easy steps to get going with the company.
- Create an account through this link: SAVVY SIGNUP. (took me less than one minute)
- You will receive an email; all you need to do is hit reply to that email, and attach a copy of your bill.
- The company will negotiate with your provider and come back to you with the savings.
It is crazy easy. You just create an account, reply to an email, and, boom, potential savings.
How it works
Savvy calls your provider on your behalf and they negotiate your rate for your services.
I want to make this clear because it is important. Savvy does NOT do the following:
- Negotiate a new contract
- Add services or features
- Cut services or features
You need to realize the company does not do these things because, when they negotiate on your behalf, the results are final.
The company will NOT change your plan in any way. The result will simply be a lower bill with the exact same services you had before.
Like all things, there are a few negatives with Savvy:
- Savvy receives a portion of your savings as their fee.
- For example, if they negotiate your bill and save you $300 for the year, they will receive 1/3 of the savings for a one year period. If they save you $300, their fee is $100 from the savings and you receive $200 of the savings. However, all savings after the first year is 100% yours. This means on year two and after, you will receive the full $300 of savings. It is savings you wouldn’t otherwise have, so either way, you net a better result using them.
- If you cancel your services within a year (if you are moving for example) the company will not prorate their fee.
- You may not wish to use them if you will be moving your services soon.
- They don’t change your services.
- If you want a new provider, or to change the service you currently have, they do not do that.
Overall, the negatives are minimal and there is no downside risk to using them. I care about the NET outcome of services like this, and the net outcome should be a positive savings amount for you.
If you like your provider but just want a better price for what you currently have, this is the company for you.
To sign up with Savvy, click this link: Save money with Savvy
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Movearoo – Save by changing your current services
Movearoo is an interesting concept. It is a joint venture business between Verizon, AT&T, and Century Link. It is a consortium to help customers with moving needs.
Basically, when someone moves to a new town, or a new state, you need to cancel the cable and internet, then find a new provider (or perhaps the same provider in the new location). You call Movearoo and they help do this for you. They will find you the best deal for the services you desire.
When I used Movearoo I was not moving to a new city. However, I was outside my contract so I had the ability to move my provider without any repercussions. If you fit into this category as well, you can use Movearoo to shop better deals with the providers in your area.
How it works
Movearoo isn’t as technological as Get Savvy; you actually have to pick up the phone and call the company old-school stylez.
Here is the number you can use to contact Movearoo: 1-844-211-4603
You will simply call them, tell them your address and what you are looking for, and they will shop it out for you.
- You have to call Movearoo and there is no way of working with them strictly via the web.
- Unlike Savvy, they won’t contact your current provider and negotiate a better deal for your current services.
- If you are inside a contract, you may not be able to benefit from them.
Both Savvy and Movearoo are viable options to help you save money on your monthly bill. If you want to lower your current services and provider with no changes to your plan, then Savvy is for you. If you want to shop a new provider and are outside your contract, or if you are moving to a new area, Movearoo is what you are looking for.
Thanks for reading and happy savings!
Has anyone used Get Savvy or Movearoo before? Has anyone read this and saved money through one of the services?
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