Your home is a veritable hot spot of communication, thanks to your mobile telephone, landline telephone, TV services and Internet connection. Keep in mind, however, that if you're ordering these services from multiple providers, you're probably paying more than you should. An increasing number of companies that initially only provided a single service, such as cable television, are now a triple threat: They provide bundled services, such as the television/Internet/telephone service combo. And some mobile telephone providers now offer a suite of services that include Internet and television.
This is a win for consumers, because subscribing to packaged services is usually a money-saver. As of 2011, it was common for telecom companies to offer a $99 per month television/Internet and telephone service for a 12-month contract. This is likely to save a bundle when compared to what you'd pay for these services individually. Just do the math before you sign up to make sure you're really getting a deal, and watch out for price increases after your introductory offer ends [source: Consumer Reports].