What is quad-play?
You may have noticed that some broadband providers also offer things that are not broadband - like subscription TV. And some even have four entire services available that you can bundle together in a single package.
By getting them all from the same place, you have the chance to save a bit of dough and combine everything into a single bill to make life just that little bit easier.
Which providers offer broadband, TV, phone, and mobile deals?
A few providers in the UK offer quad-play bundles. Take a look at these:
Virgin Media broadband, mobile, and all but one of its TV packages are available on their own, but you can save some serious moolah by combining everything in one of their Big Bundles. Existing customers can get extra features on Virgin Mobile plans too, or you can add a SIM when you first sign up.
Sky does bundles of broadband, phone, and its impressive TV service too, giving you average download speeds of 57Mb on its fastest package and at least 300 channels. You can also add a Sky Mobile plan onto your bill too - and as a Sky broadband and TV customer, you get unlimited calls and texts plus the ability to manage your TV box from your mobile.
BT has a impressively broad range of packages with something to suit everyone. Its TV packages are only available when added on to a BT broadband and home phone deal, but being a BT customer also means you get £5 off on BT Mobile deals every single month.
EE offers standard broadband, fibre, and home phone, and you can also get EE TV too. Then, if you want to add an EE mobile plan onto that, you get a pretty sweet bonus: at least 5GB extra mobile data every month.
What’s good about broadband, TV, phone, and mobile deals?
For a start, bundling means you can save money. Special deals are always available to give you a cheaper price if you bundle multiple things from the same provider. And on top of that, you’ll get access to exclusive discounts - mobile contracts and SIM-only deals that are only available to existing customers.
It also means more easily manageable bills. There’s no faffing around with multiple documents and statements each month, since four things you subscribe to are right there on one single account.
What’s bad about broadband, TV, phone and mobile deals?
Unfortunately, there’s still limited availability on quad-play deals, since only a few providers offer them… and not all of their services are available everywhere either. Use the postcode checker above to see what you can get in your area.
Sticking with one provider for everything also limits your options. Each only offer certain packages, which might not all be the best ones for you. And if your perfect broadband deal is with one provider but your ideal TV is with another, you risk missing out on those discounts.
What are the best broadband deals?
The best broadband deal for you all depends on what your household needs from an internet connection. We recommend using our comparison tool to select the things you want: including speed, download limits, whether you want fibre or not, and more. Sort by cost, and you'll see the best value deals with the broadband you need right at the top.
It's worth mentioning that some TV providers use the internet to get you the telly you want. BT, TalkTalk, NOW TV, EE, and Sky all do this - in some cases to connect to TV channels, and sometimes just for apps, catch-up services, and on-demand. If you're considering a broadband-and-TV bundle from one of them, it's best to err on the side of faster internet. Fibre optic broadband is especially good here. This way, there'll be less buffering and quicker loading times, and HD content will work more smoothly.
You'll want unlimited downloads too - streaming telly will eat up the gigabytes in no time.
For the best value broadband deals right now, see our pick of the best - you can add a TV package and mobile SIM onto your bundle from any provider that offers them.
Broadband, TV, and phone deals
A couple more providers do broadband, TV, and phone combos without the mobile bit. It's worth taking a look here, and seeing if you can save cash by getting a mobile deal elsewhere. All 'quad-play' providers offer bundles without the mobile SIM included too.
Broadband and TV deals without a phone line
Prefer a mobile phone over a landline entirely? Unfortunately, there aren't any providers that will let you get a broadband, TV, and mobile deal without line rental - most broadband needs a landline in order to connect you.
You can get separate, standalone broadband, TV, and mobile packages - but probably not all from the same provider, and certainly not as a value bundle.
Our recommendation is to go for a combo bundle anyway. They're great value, the cost of the phone line is included in the standard price, and it doesn't mean you have to actually get a landline phone.