Cable companies have gotten into the telephone business thanks to bundled service that often includes cable TV, Internet, and VOIP phone plans. Are you considering one of these bundled plans? The introductory rates are often tempting and can help consolidate your monthly bills for these services into a single lower payment.
When signing a cable phone deal, it's important to find out what terms of the agreement make your cable phone plan different than plans you're used to with top phone companies in the cellular phone market. For example, many top cell phone companies allow you to change the terms of your contract without waiting for your current contract to expire--as long as you sign a brand new contract. Does your cable phone contract offer this trade-off? Or are you locked in to your current rates and features until the end of the current agreement? Can you add features to your cable phone plan later? Ask your cable phone sales rep about these "fine print" details before you sign up and make the most informed purchase possible.