The Advantages of Prepaid Internet

Many Internet service providers tout the advantages of choosing their company for your Internet needs. Indeed, there are several benefits that come with going with a monthly subscription Internet service provider. These benefits could include:

  • Reliability. You know what you're getting each month, and you're happy to pay for that consistent level of service.
  • Discounted prices. Internet providers frequently "bundle" their services into packages, such as TV, phone, and Internet deals. This often comes at a discounted rate for each service included.
  • Unlimited data usage. Many providers offer a plan that allows for unlimited data usage each month. This is a huge plus for customers that make frequent use of the Internet.

Clearly, there are some benefits that come from signing up for a long-term Internet service contract or doing a monthly service.

However, many consumers have discovered an alternative to an Internet service contract. In fact, this alternative has become increasingly popular over the years. What is it? Prepaid Internet.

Prepaid Internet involves paying for Internet usage on a monthly basis, instead of committing to a long-term contract with yearly terms. There are a number of advantages that prepaid Internet service can offer to customers. What are some of these advantages? The following information will provide an answer.


The Advantages of Prepaid Internet

There are many benefits that come from utilizing a prepaid Internet solution. Here are just a few that you should consider:


Prepaid Internet allows you to select the amount of data that you want to pay for on a monthly basis. Perhaps some months out of the year you'll need to use a lot of data, whereas other months you'll only need to have a little. While an Internet service contract provides for a consistent amount of data usage month over month, a prepaid Internet plan lets you pick and choose the amount you need.

For instance, suppose that you need to use 250 GB of data in April, but only require 100 GB in May. With a prepaid service, you have the freedom to pay less for Internet in May, according to your needs for that month. This is a huge advantage for customers who have Internet needs that fluctuate throughout the year.


Another great advantage that prepaid Internet offers is payment flexibility. Contracts for Internet service generally require you to pay the same amount, month after month, regardless of your Internet usage. Customers who make use of such contracts plan on devoting a portion of their paycheck to the monthly Internet bill.

In contrast, prepaid Internet allows you to enjoy greater flexibility in how you budget for Internet service. You can pay for your Internet every month; or, if you so choose, you can skip a month, and keep your service plan intact. You're also able to adjust how much you pay each month, according to what you can afford and what you need.

Many customers have found that it makes sense for them to keep their Internet service options open every month.


Prepaid Internet can be much more affordable than signing up for a long-term contract. Many customers can afford paying a deposit to begin their Internet service; however, others may not be able to afford the required amount. Also, customers who decide that they want to exit a contract early usually have to pay an early cancellation fee, which may also be out of their price range.

A prepaid Internet provider, on the other hand, offers affordable service without the hassle of dealing with a contract. Customers don't have to deposit a large sum of money for service to begin. If a customer finds that prepaid Internet is not meeting his current needs, he has the freedom to walk away, no questions asked. And there are never any early termination fees.

These factors make prepaid Internet a highly affordable alternative to a service contract.

No Need for a Credit Check

Customers with good credit scores often decide to sign long-term service contracts. On the other hand, customers who have had credit issues in the past may want to avoid any arrangements that require a credit check before service starts.

Prepaid Internet providers do not penalize any customer for credit problems in his or her past. No credit check is required for prepaid Internet, and no additional fees or surcharges are tacked on because of bad credit. This is a great benefit for customers who have had credit issues in their past.


Some service contracts include fees and surcharges built into the monthly bill. These fees can cover a range of necessary and appropriate charges, such as router and modem rental fees, price increases at the end of promotional periods, data overage charges, setup and installation fees, and early cancellation charges.

Still, many customers who use a prepaid Internet solution find it refreshing to know exactly how much they are going to pay each month, and what that price includes. For instance, if someone pays for 100 GB of data in a month, he is not charged for going over his limit. If he runs out of data and needs more, he'll just need to "top up" and buy additional gigabytes for the month.

Prepaid Internet service is extremely transparent, and allows customers to know exactly what they are paying for, without any surprises at the end of the billing cycle.

Prepaid Internet: A Better Option

As discussed above, prepaid Internet offers several advantages that can't be matched by a monthly service. A reputable prepaid Internet service plan is:

  • Highly scalable
  • Extremely flexible
  • Very affordable
  • Not dependent on good credit
  • Clear and transparent

If you are interested in learning more about how you can benefit from a prepaid Internet solution, reach out to us at Buckeye Broadband. Our prepaid Internet service, Nymble, has benefited many customers looking for an alternative to monthly Internet service. We also offer premium Internet solutions for businesses. If you'd like to learn more, reach out to us today.

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