Having the internet at home doesn’t have to cost a fortune. If you’re looking for broadband for less, you’ve loads of choice from many different providers. Here’s everything you need to know about cheap broadband…
Which broadband providers are the cheapest?
If it’s low-cost internet access you’re after, you’re not short of options. There are quite a few providers who specialise in broadband that won’t break the bank. They include:
Plusnet - Voted best overall provider in the last broadbandchoices.co.uk Customer Satisfaction Awards. People with Plusnet gave it the thumbs up for quality and reliability, value for money and more.
TalkTalk - As well as doing low-cost broadband, TalkTalk offers cut-price YouView. Plus, for the price of a pint and a packet of peanuts, you can add Sky channels and more! It’s the complete package for cheap.
Fuel Broadband - The provider formerly knowns as Primus Saver specialises - unsurprisingly - in saving you money. Its packages don’t come with a lot of bells and whistles, but if you want budget broadband it can’t be ignored.
Post Office - No longer just a place to buy stamps, the Post Office is a respected budget broadband provider these days. And, unlike with its competitors, you can pay your bill by cash over the Post Office counter.
Check the true cost
Just a quick note - most broadband providers offer cheap deals, but the true monthly cost bumps up significantly when you start adding in compulsory charges like line rental.
At broadbandchoices.co.uk, we tell you exactly what you can expect to pay each month, including the costs downplayed in some cheap deals. Simply click the appropriate cost box in your results, and you can check whether a deal you’re looking at is as good value as it initially appears.
Is cheap broadband the best choice?
It depends. For some, such as those who live alone and don’t use the internet a lot, the cheapest option will do fine. For others, it would be a mistake.
The most important thing is that your broadband lets you do what you want, whether it’s uploading photos to Facebook or playing a game against an adversary a continent away.
So here’s our advice - think about how you use the internet, and pick the cheapest package that meets your requirements.
Ask yourself these questions first:
- Will a lot of people use it at once?
- Do you want TV as well as broadband?
- Will you be using it for streaming TV?
- Will you be playing online games much?
- Do you use your home phone a lot?
If you mainly said nope, go cheap!