I feel for you, Cupra. I mean, years ago, who cared (except those, like me, whose business depended on it)? But these days it’s getting harder and harder to just run our normal lives without ’net access. For instance, reluctant though I am (and believe me, thats VERY reluctant) to do banking online, despite the convenience, it’s now bordering on impossible, and inconvenient as hell, to avoid. After all the branch closures, I think my nearest actual bank branh is on a tiny outer planet round a minor star in a far distant galaxy, behind a giant midden heap, in the 3rd floor sub-basement behind the door marked “beware carnivorous plants, and the dragon” (nod to blatant rip-off of HHGTTG).
Which is why the last couple of times I’ve changed, I’ve ordered the new service and only AFTER it’s up and running do I give notice to the old.
And yes, obviously, that means at least one month, maybe more, paying for both. Which puts a large portion of sand down the front of my swimming trunks, but overall was worth it. The money I mean, not the sand. But it does ensure not ending up without service entirely if, for any reason, they don’t install when they promise. It’s worth it (to me, YMMV) to do that.