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Why do we need your postcode?

We don’t want to show you a load of deals that you can’t actually get, that’s just annoying. So, by giving us your postcode we can just show you only the deals available where you live. Easy, and, contrary to popular opinion, we know it’s not always good to share, so we won’t be passing your postcode or details on to anyone else. Take a look at our privacy policy to find out more.

Broadband deals - the spice of your digital life

The internet connects us with family and friends, helps us learn and opens up a whole world of entertainment. And your broadband deal powers the lot - it fuels your home just like gas and electricity.

Choosing the right package

You wouldn't buy a Smart car to tow a caravan, so why settle for the wrong kind of broadband? It’s our pleasure to help you find your perfect bundle - but before we get started, have a think about the following:

Speed - If broadband’s the internet’s engine room, then your speed’s like the oil that keeps it running smoothly. The faster your broadband, the slicker and more enjoyable your online experience should be.

Usage - Do you live with other people, or have a houseful of kids all connected to the Wi-Fi and gobbling up the gigabytes? As well as speed, you’ll need a generous usage limit - ideally, unlimited broadband.

Bundling - Most providers do broadband, TV and phone - some even do mobile phones as well. It’s nearly always cheaper and easier to bundle them all together in one package with just the one monthly bill to pay.

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What speed should I go for?

As a general rule, the faster your broadband the better your online experience will be. With a faster connection you can download and stream without ever hanging around, and it shouldn't matter how many people in your house use the internet at once. Not everyone needs superfast broadband, though. You’ll find cheap broadband deals with lesser speeds, and it’s only worth paying extra if you’ll benefit from something quicker. Here’s a simple guide to broadband speeds:

Standard - Up to 16Mb - If you’re just checking emails, browsing websites, shopping and reading news, you don’t really need fast broadband. Standard packages with speeds of up to 16Mb are enough for light internet usage.

Superfast - Up to 38Mb - If you want to stream TV and films, or download music and games, you’ll find this much easier with superfast broadband. It’s perfect for households of three or more people, who all want to be online.

Even faster - 76Mb+ - For larger families, with everyone connected - on tablets, mobile phones, PCs and consoles - even faster fibre broadband, or Virgin Media’s top-whack cable broadband, could be a worthwhile investment.

Usage limits explained

Everything you do on the internet uses data. For general browsing very little data’s needed, but streaming music and video, or downloading large files like movies and games, can quickly eat up your usage allowance. If you’re worried about exceeding your limit - and running the risk of being charged for extra data - then unlimited broadband’s your safest bet, and it won’t necessarily cost more. Here’s a quick guide to usage:

Light - Up to 10GB - If it’s only you using the internet and you just want to browse the web, use email, Facebook and so on, then you won’t need lots of data. A cheap broadband package with a usage limit should be enough.

Medium - Up to 40GB - For one or two people using the internet to browse sites, send email, check Facebook, play games and so on, plus occasional TV and movie streaming, you’ll probably need a bigger usage limit.

Heavy - Unlimited - Households of three or more frequent web users, and anyone who regularly streams TV and movies online, should definitely consider unlimited broadband. You’ll never have to worry about data usage.

Broadband providers

We compare broadband, TV, home phone and mobile deals from all the main UK providers. Not everyone has the same pick of providers - that’s why we need your postcode - so we show the best broadband deals available where you live. There are smaller providers you might not know, as well as the big names you've heard of:

Fibre optic, cable or ADSL broadband?

Without getting overly technical, there are three main types of home broadband - ADSL, cable broadband and fibre optic broadband. Not everyone has a choice of all three, so we use your postcode to show only what’s available in your area. Some providers offer multiple types, while others are specialists in one particular technology.

ADSL - Broadband delivered down your telephone line is still the most common type in the UK, and normally offers speeds of up to 16Mb. You need an active phone line, which means paying line rental.

Fibre optic broadband - Superfast broadband delivered by fibre optic cable carrying data at the speed of light. Most fibre broadband, including BT Infinity, still needs a telephone line but offers speeds of up to 76Mb.

Cable broadband - Virgin Media’s different from other providers, with a cable broadband network that doesn't rely on BT’s infrastructure. You’ll get speeds of up to 152Mb and won’t necessarily have to pay line rental.

Building your bundle

Why stop at broadband, when you can save even more money with a broadband, TV and home phone bundle? It’s also a good way of simplifying things, because you’ll only ever have the one bill to manage, and if anything ever goes kaput then it’s just one provider you’re going to be dealing with. It makes sense to compare TV packages whenever you’re thinking of switching broadband - if nothing else, just to see what’s new.

TV - Whether live sport’s your thing or you’re a big movie buff, subscription TV providers like Sky, Virgin Media, BT and TalkTalk can take your home entertainment to the next level.

Home phone - Home phone - Apart from Virgin Media, all the major providers require you to have a landline for broadband. All-in-one broadband deals that include phone and TV will normally bag you the best value.

Mobile - A few providers offer mobile phone plans on top of their broadband, TV and home phone bundles. You can save even more money when you take all four in one big, juicy bundle.

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Why do we need your postcode? More Info
Why do we need your postcode?

We don’t want to show you a load of deals that you can’t actually get, that’s just annoying. So, by giving us your postcode we can just show you only the deals available where you live. Easy, and, contrary to popular opinion, we know it’s not always good to share, so we won’t be passing your postcode or details on to anyone else. Take a look at our privacy policy to find out more.

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Broadband FAQ's

  1. How do I switch broadband provider?
    The process of changing your broadband provider is actually pretty straightforward. First, you put your postcode into our impartial comparison tool. We’ll display the broadband, phone and TV deals available where you live, then you can use our search filters to narrow down the options and find the perfect package for your household. Finally, you sign up with your new provider online. They’ll contact your existing provider and take care of everything else for you. The actual switch should be virtually seamless, and in the vast majority of cases it is. Your new broadband provider will send you all the stuff you need to get set up, like a new wireless router and/or TV set-top box.
  2. Which broadband provider’s the best?
    There’s no straightforward answer to this one, as the broadband provider that’s best for you might not the right choice for everyone. It depends on your budget, what’s available where you live and how much you want from your broadband package. For example, if you’re bundling with TV, Sky has the biggest range of channels overall and because it’s delivered by satellite - not aerial - you can get Sky TV just about anywhere. However, Sky is one of the more expensive broadband providers, so it isn’t right for everyone’s budget. When you’re thinking of switching, take the time to weigh up the costs and benefits of all the packages available.
  3. Why can’t I get fibre optic broadband?
    Superfast fibre optic broadband is slowly making its way across the UK as part of a nationwide roll-out part sponsored by the government. The aim is to have reached 95% of the population by the end of 2017, and over half the UK’s home and businesses already have access if they want it. You can use our postcode checker to see whether fibre optic broadband’s reached your area yet. If not, don’t worry - it should be arriving within the next few years, unless you live in a very remote area not included in the 95% set to benefit from the roll-out.
  4. Why can’t I get Virgin Media?
    Virgin Media’s cable network, which delivers the provider’s broadband, phone and TV services, now covers the majority of the UK. If you live in a town or city, or at least a built-up suburb of one, then chances are you’ll have access to Virgin Media cable. The network is always growing, though, so if you can’t get it now, that doesn’t necessarily mean you won’t be able to get it in the future. Enter your postcode into our comparison tool to find out if Virgin Media is available where you live.
  5. Why do I have to pay line rental?
    Even if you never use your home phone to make calls, you still need a phone line to receive your broadband connection. This is true of virtually all broadband providers, so paying line rental is pretty much unavoidable. Virgin Media is the only widely available broadband you can get without taking a phone line as well.
  6. How long does it take to switch broadband?
    When you sign up to a new provider, they’ll contact your existing one and request a transfer of your service. While switching times vary depending on the type of package, it shouldn’t usually take more than 14 days. It can take longer if you don’t currently have a phone line, as an engineer will need to come out and install one for you.
  7. Can I keep my email address if I change provider?
    If you currently use an email address that was supplied by existing broadband provider, then you’ll more than likely have to give it up when you switch. There’s no harm in asking your current provider if you can take your email address with you, but most of the time it’ll be a no. Your provider doesn’t want you to leave and won’t make it any easier for you to do so than they have to. However, changing your email address isn’t too much of a hassle these days. You can move your contacts in one go to a specialist online email service like Google’s Gmail or Microsoft’s Outlook - formerly Hotmail - then you’ll never again be tied down to a provider by your email address.

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