How to Make Sure You Are Getting the Internet Speeds you are paying for?

Oct 27, 2020 10:39 AM ET

Oct 27, 2020 6:39 AM ET
iCrowd Newswire – Oct 27, 2020

This world belongs to those people who know how to act smart. Everything is fast pacing these days and people who know how to stay stable actually moves forward with success. It is important to keep a check on the bills that you are paying.

With Spectrum you do not need to worry about the speed that you are getting, you can always call on Spectrum customer service number that is given on their page online and ask about the package that you have signed up for. In most cases we are not even aware of what speeds we are getting for our internet services and to find that out you need to make a call on their number and ask one of their representatives to tell you after giving your account number, then they will add your number in their system and tell you about the speed that you have signed up for.

Always remember one thing, when you have to inquire about your existing services you will need your official Spectrum account number that appears on the top left corner of your bill. You can also check it in your email account in the inbox section you will see emails from Spectrum and there you can find out your account number by opening it. The only reason to mention it here is that, you should be prepared before asking any question because it will save your time is you have everything with you beforehand.

The other option that you have is the Live chat option that is also there, you simply need to add your question and you will receive a message from one of Spectrum agent and by giving your account number you can have all the information about services and speed that you are currently using.

Sometimes you don’t have your account number and you have no idea what speed you are getting in such case you can visit the online page and check the internet speeds that Spectrum is offering in your area, usually Spectrum offers 3 options in most of the scenarios the minimum speed that Spectrum is offering is 100 Mbps per sec, but for some areas it is 200 Mbps at the same economical discounted rate of $49.99 per month. The second option is for 400 Mbps per sec and it is for $69.99 per month and then there is the highest speed of ultra-fast internet that is 1 GIG for almost $100 per month. One more charge that you give is for router rental that is around $5 per month on top of the charges for Wi-Fi internet speed. By checking the details of the packages and their charges, you can have an idea that what package you have selected and signed up for.

After confirming your package and speed you can now understand if you are really getting that speed or not. For 100 Mbps you can easily connect around 4 devices at the same time and it should work fine, it can be your tablet laptop or mobile phone. For 200 Mbps per sec you can connect up to 5 devices to 6 devices at the same time. 400 Mbps per sec is a very high speed internet and with that you can easily connect up to 8 devices that can include your Smart TV, PS4 or even X-box and it will work fine with that. 1 GIG internet is the fastest speed available and if you are paying more than $100 per month than you can connect 10 to 12 devices at the same time if you have a large family or if you do a lot of online gaming it will still work fine, you should not see any buffering sign on your screen.

All these aforementioned steps about the devices and data usage are required to check if you are really getting the promised speed from your provider. Just make sure you know the package and speed that you are paying for and you understand that how many devices will work fine with that internet speed because only then, you can actually check if you are getting the speed that your provider claim or not.