How to get broadband with free installation
We love a good cheap broadband deal, and it doesn't get any cheaper than free. If you'd rather not splash out too much money today, a broadband deal with free installation and no setup costs is what you need. Here's everything you need to know about finding a package and signing up.
How to find a broadband package with free installation
It's easy: just use our postcode checker.
Enter your postcode into the box above, and we'll show you everything you can get in your area. To see all the deals with free installation, make sure you sort the results by setup costs using the toggle at the top. Deals that come with free installation and no setup costs will show up first, followed by ones with the lowest upfront costs of all.
Sometimes packages come with free installation but carry an upfront charge for other things - such as delivery of the router. However, our comparison table bundles all setup costs together, so you can really see which packages will charge you the least money upfront.
Will I still get a wireless router?
Yes. Just about every single broadband package comes with a free router included, so you can connect your gadgets to Wi-Fi - even on deals with nothing to pay upfront.
Heads up: some free installation deals do require you to return the router to the provider when you end your contract with them. Be prepared to hand it back, and don't get rid of the router you're given, or you may face a fee.
Which broadband providers offer free installation?
Exactly which providers offer broadband packages with free installation at any time can vary - but deals are pretty much always available. Some providers have free installation all the time; some only offer it on certain packages; and others just occasionally run special no-upfront-cost deals for a limited time.
Broadband providers that have been known to offer free installation include:
Of course, not all of them will offer free installation right now, and some providers may not be available in your area. That's why it's so important to check your postcode for what you can currently get.
Can I get fibre optic broadband with free installation?
Yes, you can. Providers are more likely to charge for fibre installation than they are for standard ADSL broadband installation, but fibre packages with free setup costs certainly are available.
Look out for fibre deals with no upfront costs from some of the providers above - such as TalkTalk and Plusnet.
Can I get a TV package with free installation?
It's a bit rarer, but it is possible to get pay-TV with free installation. TV packages with no setup costs are usually only offered as special limited time deals - so if you spot one, snap it up fast.
You're more likely to find TV deals with low setup costs, often just £20 or less.
Again, bear in mind that a TV package with no upfront cost may require you to return the equipment to the provider when you end your contract.
I don't have a phone line
Haven't got a phone line connected to your property at all? Need one installed from scratch? Unfortunately, you'll be charged for this in the majority of cases, even if you get a package with free installation. This charge is generally between £20-60 if you sign up to a long-term package, depending on the provider.
Virgin Media, meanwhile, doesn't charge anything extra to install a line in your home when you sign up to its services - provided you're in its covered area, of course.
For more info, see our guide to broadband line installation.