Who wants more than one provider? Getting your broadband, home phone and TV in one big package means they’re designed to work together and you only have to keep track of one bill. A three-in-one bundle is usually cheaper too!
Find out how to choose a broadband, phone and TV package, including how to stick to your budget, where to start and how to make sure everyone who’ll be using it is happy, in just over a minute with this video.
Building your bundle
When you’re shopping for broadband, phone and TV, start with whatever you’ve got the strongest feelings about. For most, this’ll be TV.
Once you’ve narrowed down your search by deciding what telly you want, it’s easier to choose your broadband and phone.
Similarly, if you know what download speed you want, and you’re willing to compromise on TV, start with broadband.
- TV - TV packages range in size from basic Freeview, all the way up to a couple of hundred channels.
- Broadband - Busy households with lots of connected devices run more smoothly on fibre optic broadband, and you'll get out-of-this-world speeds - up to 200Mb is widely available. Standard broadband with a usage limit, meanwhile, will suffice if you live alone or don’t use the internet a lot.
- Phone - For many, it’s the least important part of a broadband, TV and phone deal - but if you need something specific, like international calls for phoning family abroad, check out what calls are included.
Choosing a provider
We compare broadband, phone and TV deals - mobile phone plans as well, if you’re interested - from all the major providers in the UK. But they don’t offer the same packages all over the country, especially when it comes to broadband. That’s why we ask for your postcode, so we can show you the best broadband deals available where you live, including those that come with phone and TV offered by the UK’s ‘big four’:
- BT - It’s the UK’s biggest for broadband and phone, and BT Infinity is the most widely-available superfast broadband. If you want TV as well, simply add a YouView box to your bundle. There are regularly BT deals available, so compare to see your options.
- Sky - Still top of the tree when it comes to delivering unmissable telly, live sports and new movies, Sky’s also the country’s second-largest broadband provider. To go superfast, get Sky Fibre.
- TalkTalk - If you’re on a budget, or just want broadband, phone and TV that doesn’t cost a bomb, TalkTalk is the one for you. Add YouView for TV and energise your internet with superpowered fibre.
- Virgin Media - If speed’s what you need, Virgin Media offers the UK’s fastest widely-available broadband - up to 200Mb - as well as a huge range of channels and features on its connected TV box TiVo.
Benefits of bundling
We’re always banging on about how much you can save by getting broadband, TV and phone in one big package - it’s almost always cheaper than getting them separately. Plus it's more convenient, as you only have to keep track of one monthly bill. It also means that when your contract is up, it’s easier to switch again as you can move everything to a new provider in one go. Last but not least, by bundling you get the best experience from your broadband, phone and TV because they’re made for each other.
Is a bundle always better?
In most cases, bundling’s the easiest way to save money on your broadband, phone and TV. If you add up the cost of getting them from separate providers, it’ll usually be much higher than that of a three-in-one bundle, but take your needs into consideration.
For example, if TV’s not high on your list of priorities, you might be better off with Freeview and a cheaper broadband and phone deal. However, if you want more from your TV, it makes sense to bundle it with broadband and phone.