Utilities / TV / Internet
Details on preferred suppliers will likely be provided by your apartment, but just in case, here is a list of potential providers of electricity/gas, cable tv and internet:
For University housing, it is not necessary to arrange for electricity/gas to be set up, and most units have internet access included in the rental price (however, you will need to buy a wireless router in most cases in order to have wireless internet in your apartment). University housing is also usually wired for cable tv, but you will need to arrange for the cable company to come to your apartment to set up the connection.
In terms of paying extra for cable tv, keep in mind that you will have VERY little spare time during your first year at CBS, so the extra $50 or so a month may not be worth it, especially considering site/services such as:
- www.hulu.com (if you sign up with your .edu email address you can receive a 2-month free trial of hulu plus)
Movers & Other Services
There are a few options when deciding on a furniture moving service, air conditioner installer, etc.
- Ask around – word of mouth recommendations are usually best!
- Check out online review sites such as Yelp
- Utilize services such as Paygr, which allow you to set your price / requested activity and have providers bid on your business
Rob the Mover: http://robthemover.wordpress.com/. They get good reviews and are willing to just send guys to help unload.
DYNAMITE VAN MOVING & DELIVERIES
They were great! Super cheap, really nice, really highly rated on Yelp. It’s just a few guys who started this after college I think. I had them for two hours (so $150 for two hours for two people) and they finished unloading in about an hour, so they stayed and set up furniture.
If you’re interested in renting a car to assist with the moving process, you can check out the following cheap(er) options near campus: