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Setting up utilities, transferring services and other moving tips

From powering up your home to finding cable service and switching internet providers, there's a lot for new homeowners to consider. That's why we created this handy guide for moving into a new home.

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Setting up utilities, transferring services and other moving tips

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From powering up your home to finding cable service and switching internet providers, there's a lot for new homeowners to consider. That's why we created this handy guide for moving into a new home.

Already thinking about switching to Fios? See if your home is Fios-ready.

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Make life easier with these tips for moving.

Make a checklist


List everything you need to tackle in order of importance and timing, such as transferring utilities and finding moving companies.

Get a jumpstart


Check things off your list daily and pack a few boxes weekly – making sure to label by room. Sell or donate things you no longer need or want.

Do your research


Find the top-rated companies in your new area and shop for what’s important to you. Search for how to set up utilities and check internet availability by address.

 

Make a checklist
 


List everything you need to tackle in order of importance and timing, such as transferring utilities and finding moving companies.

Get a jumpstart
 


Check things off your list daily and pack a few boxes weekly – making sure to label by room. Sell or donate things you no longer need or want.

Do your research
 


Find the top-rated companies in your new area and shop for what’s important to you. Search for how to set up utilities and check internet availability by address.

Finding utilities by address before the big move

Whether you're a first-time home buyer or on your third property, making a utilities checklist can save you from forgetting something as important as power. Here's a list of utilities you might want to contact before your big move:

  • Electricity
  • Internet, phone, and TV service
  • Natural gas, oil or propane
  • Public water service
  • Trash and recycling collection
  • Home security system

Search the internet to find utility companies and internet providers in your area, and compare services, plans and prices. Also check the city and county’s website for information on setting up utilities. Make sure you schedule installation at least two weeks prior to your move-in date.

Switching internet providers

Moving means leaving familiar faces and places behind, but with a little planning you can change internet service providers (ISPs) and still stay connected to your world.

Here’s a helpful guide for finding the right internet service provider:

  • Step 1: Determine your needs
    What’s missing now - speed, bandwidth, reliability?
  • Step 2: Calculate the cost of canceling
    Check your current contract for any early termination fees you might owe.
  • Step 3: Shop for ISPs
    Search by address or zip code to find internet service providers in your new area.
  • Step 4: Make the switch
    Pick your new ISP, order a plan and schedule install.
  • Step 5: Cancel existing service
    Contact your current ISP to deactivate service and return equipment.

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Our 100% fiber-optic network provides the fastest speeds available*, up to 940/880 Mbps, which means more speed for more devices at once.  Details

Virtually seamless

Get more speeds for better browsing, streaming and everything you do online.

Game on

Bring it with the fastest upload speeds* for more real-time gaming and less lag.

Binge away

Stream your favorite shows on multiple devices at once with practically no interruptions.

 
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Fios TV One also lets you watch select content in 4K UHD quality   and Wi-Fi connectivity lets you put your TV virtually anywhere, not just where the coax outlet is.

 

Fios TV

Our 100% fiber-optic network provides 99.9% reliability with stunning HD picture and sound quality.

Your perfect TV plan

Pay for just the types of channels you watch with Custom TV or pick a plan with up to 425 channels. With Fios TV there’s a plan for everyone.

On Demand Titles

Over 145,000 On Demand titles on your TV, PC, tablet or compatible mobile device, including new releases and over 35,000 titles for free.

Netflix

The TV you love just got better. With advanced voice remote and seamless Netflix integration, you can get to what you want to watch faster.

Fios TV One also lets you watch select content in 4K UHD quality   and Wi-Fi connectivity lets you put your TV virtually anywhere, not just where the coax outlet is.

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Bring your world of loved ones closer to you with better sound quality, clear connections you can count on, 30+ helpful calling features and generous international plans.

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Additional tips for moving into a new home.

  • How can I make moving less stressful?

  • What should I pack first when moving?

  • Is internet a utility?

  • What information do I need to set up utilities?

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