When it comes to looking after the list of ‘must haves’ at home in 2019, high-speed internet should be on your list. Quality internet opens so many forms of employment, education, and entertainment for us. However, one problem that you might often have when trying to get good quality internet is the credit check side of things. When you go to sign up for a broadband package, you might be asked to take a credit check. If you do, the credit score that you have might not be enough to get you the contract that you had wanted.
When that happens, you need to be able to find alternatives. It can be frustrating to get rejected for broadband, especially when it comes down to a credit check. Given so many people make a living from the internet today, having slow-speed internet literally limits your employment opportunities. And since we need more money to help improve our credit scores, it pays to be able to have every income stream available open to us.
So, what can you do if you wish to get around the frustration of getting a credit check for broadband?
Why does my broadband application need a credit check?
Given the relatively affordable cost of modern internet services, you might wonder why a credit check is required. Well, if you were to go for even the lowest grade mobile phone contracts, you would need to pass a credit check. Why? Because you are entering into a monthly contractual agreement. It’s the same in any other industry: most companies want to know that you can make your payments.
Therefore, they are within their rights to ask you to show them your credit history. And, sadly, they are also within their rights to reject your application if you are not quite good enough for what they ask for. When this happens, it can feel hugely frustrating. You know that you can afford your bills, but previous credit incidents mean that you might not get accepted.
This leaves you in a perilous position. It means that you are unlikely to get the high-speed internet that you want and need. You could spend less on other bills, such as cable TV, if you had access to internet streaming, for example. So, what can you do if you cannot pass the credit check required?
Look for a broadband provider who does not ask for a credit check
The first – and best – thing to do is to look at your broadband options. You can find that many companies – including Easy Internet Now – make it simple for you to find credit check free high-speed internet. Not every company is going to demand a credit check of you, so keep that in mind. It’s often quite frustrating trying to get broadband, only to find that you are not eligible due to credit frustrations in the past.
EIN is one of the American internet providers that you can trust to give you access to the internet without a credit check being required. If this is something that is off-putting for you when it comes to internet access, then EIN can be the ideal place to start. Unlike other companies, they do not ask you to go through a credit check or undergo an extensive, long-term contract. This allows you to have freedom with your internet options, and to know that you are in a mutually beneficial relationship with your internet provider.
You are under no obligation to accept a credit check – especially if you know you have a patchy history. Instead, you are much more likely to get support and assistance if you turn to a broadband company offering residential broadband without a credit check.
It’s not as hard as you might have first expected. Good quality broadband and Wi-Fi services are not only provided by companies who want you to go through a draconian credit check. Quickly and easily, you can overcome such limits and start using a broadband provider who gives you more leeway and honesty.
It’s hard to get a company to take you on if you are constantly struggling with credit problems. Some companies, though, will not look to discriminate against you in this manner. If you have a poor or middling credit history, improving that credit score can be hard due to constant rejections. With credit check free high-speed internet from EIN, for example, you can build up that credit score once again.
EIN give you the chance to get the opportunity to have high-speed internet without being judged on the past. Why should you always be judged on your financial position in the previous years? The world has undergone massive, global financial flux. You shouldn’t miss out by being caught up in that flux.
Can broadband services without a credit check be trusted?
Yes, 100%. This is a common question of legitimacy that can come up a lot. If someone is not asking you for a credit check, when in the industry checks are common, there is often a hidden or ulterior motive. With a broadband contract, though, companies such as EIN simply want to give you the chance to get back on the ladder.
Not every contract that you sign today should be judged on your actions in the past. With the economic strife that many people have found themselves in beforehand, you might not have been 100% sure where to turn to. There is no reason, though, why you should be put off by a company that simply wishes to be more open-minded about the clients it takes on. If that is the case, then you should look to start using an internet service without a credit check.
The credit check industry has meant that many otherwise successful people have found opportunities needlessly limited. There is no need for that, though. Credit checks only tell part of the story – especially when it comes to getting internet service.
So, if you are someone who has been rejected before, don’t discount a company as they don’t ask for a credit check. They won’t slip in nefarious extra contract shenanigans, nor will they ask for outrageous rates. The main difference is that some high-speed internet providers are happy to give you a chance, even if your present credit score is not quite as high as they might like.
Don’t let yourself be judged so much on the actions of the past. If you think that previous credit decisions might preclude you from having high-speed internet, think again. If you cannot pass a credit check, look at an internet service who won’t denigrate you for that.
Our cofounders, President Michael Frentress and VP Kody Frazier, participated in a Techstars Startup Weekend event. Kody recaps their experience here:
This past weekend Michael and I had a great time participating in a Techstars Startup Weekend. These events take you through a crash-course in business development over a single jam-packed weekend, with opportunities to learn from mentors and to work with a team of people you would have otherwise likely never even met. For us, it was an opportunity to meet new people, step away from EIN for just a moment, and stretch our minds a little bit in new and exciting ways. We took a brand-new idea from concept to pitching it in front of business leaders in just 54 hours!
From the Techstars website:
At Techstars Startup Weekend, you’ll be immersed in the ideal environment for startup magic to happen. Surrounded by smart, passionate people and with the best tools and approaches at your disposal, you’ll take giant leaps toward creating a business, becoming a founder, and connecting with the right people and resources.
In just 54 hours, you will experience the highs, lows, fun, and pressure that make up life at a startup. As you learn how to create a real company, you’ll meet the very best mentors, investors, cofounders, and sponsors who are ready to help you get started. Your community is here to help you — find an event today!
The event was hosted by the Ozarks Small Business Incubator (OzSBI) located in beautiful downtown West Plains, right in the heart of the Ozarks, and the home to our Operations and Billing departments. OzSBI provides essential startup and business development services to the region.
EIN is proud to be a Business Level member of OzSBI, and to help support business development and entrepreneurship in West Plains and the surrounding region. If you’re an entrepreneur, or even if you’re not sure about starting a business yet, I highly recommend looking into any incubators, accelerators, or small business development organizations in your local community. Being a business owner is difficult, especially when you’re first starting out, so take advantage of every opportunity you can find.
For the competition, we brainstormed an idea about providing better access for citizens to interact with their local government in a way that lets all parties be aware of exactly with whom they’re interacting. Citizens know that everyone else remotely viewing a City Council meeting, or any other government function for that matter, are also local citizens in their community and not a random “troll” looking to disrupt citizen engagement. The concept could be built as a neutral platform that let municipalities sign up for the service for a small recurring monthly fee, which then allowed local citizens to register to be notified of any upcoming meetings and to submit documentation to the municipality to confirm their identity. The citizen could then remotely view the meeting, interact live with the city representatives, and instantly be more engaged. We called the idea Citizen Live.
I pitched the idea to the crowd of entrepreneurs and business mentors that had gathered for the event. In total 19 ideas were pitched this evening, but only four would go on to be developed over the weekend. Everyone participating in the weekend voted for their favorite ideas and the top ones were selected, and Citizen Live made the cut! After being selected as an idea that would be pitched to business leaders at the end of the weekend we set out to recruit our team from the other participants. We were lucky enough to snag Jim, a young developer still in college, and Nancy, a local artisan that we knew could provide the non-technical insight that we were desperately missing.
Starting Friday night we began developing the basic framework for how the concept could work in the real world. We tried to just dump out all of the ideas we could muster and see which ones really “stuck” before calling it a night. The tight focus of our ideas was really promising at this point.
By Saturday we had a better understanding of what the platform could really be, and that’s when we started making mistakes. To be clear we didn’t know we were making the mistakes at the moment, but a big part of this experience is realizing in retrospect where you could have focused better to have a more concise final product. First, we went too far down the road of trying to build a Minimum-Viable-Product (MVP) from a technical perspective. We should have been focusing more on the feasibility of the business and working on customer validation. Second, we started branching our ideas off into all the various implementations of the concept and found ourselves really excited about the prospect of for-profit and non-profit business applications. This was a problem because we had already hitched our wagon, so to speak, to the municipal government concept. We never really came all the way back to our original focus, and it showed at the end.
When it came time to make the pitch on Sunday evening I once again stepped up to the front of the room and explained to the judges why Citizen Live was such a great idea. Or at least, that was the plan. In reality, I went over our allotted time and wasn’t able to completely explain the concept, in particular, the financial projections that really made it a viable product. If we had completely removed the secondary and tertiary markets from the pitch we probably would have had better timing and a more polished presentation overall. But, I think we showed that we were an excellent team that came together in just a few short days to develop something really interesting.
In the end, we came in 3rd, and I’m really proud of our performance. I was glad to have the experience and the opportunity to be a part of such a cool program right in my hometown. I’d like to thank OzSBI for hosting the event, Nathan Gregg for being our facilitator, and the judges and mentors for giving up their weekend.
Team Citizen Live was amazing because of the people involved, and I especially want to thank our teammates for making the experience so great! We ate a ton of sugary snacks, drank too much coffee, watched Jim show us some close-up card magic, and built something together. That’s awesome!
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