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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.

Get online for less!

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.

Primus Saver - Primus Saver specialises in saving you money - its right there in the name. Primus 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.

Direct Save Telecom - If you’re looking for low-cost internet, Direct Save Telecom should be on your radar. It offers incredibly cheap broadband packages - but make sure you factor in line rental when comparing.

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!

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Why do we need your postcode? More Info
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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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