Why pay for installation and any other upfront charges if you don't have to? Here's everything you need to know about finding a package with nothing to pay upfront.
How to find broadband deals with no upfront cost and free installation
To track down broadband deals with no upfront cost, the first step is to input your postcode into our postcode checker.
From there, if you want 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 those with the lowest upfront cost.
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.
Which broadband providers offer free installation?
Household-name providers such as BT, EE, Plusnet and TalkTalk usually offer free installation on their packages. However, while some providers offer free installation all the time, others only offer it on certain packages. And others occasionally offer special no-upfront-cost promotions for a limited time.
Broadband providers that have been known to offer free installation include:
Will I get a free router with broadband if I pay nothing upfront?
Most broadband packages come with a free router, even on deals with nothing to pay upfront.
However, it's important to note that some free-installation deals require you to return the router to the provider when you end your contract with them.
That means you should be prepared to hand it back. If you've thrown it out and can't return it, you may have to pay a fee.
Can I get fibre optic broadband with free installation?
Fibre packages with no set-up costs are still widely available. We'd suggest you take a good look at fibre broadband from value providers, such as TalkTalk and Plusnet, as well as Virgin Media, Vodafone, BT, Sky and Now Broadband.
Can I get a TV package with free installation?
TV packages with no set-up costs are easy to find. Now Broadband and TalkTalk, both of which regularly waive set-up charge on their TV packages, are your best bet.
In the case of TV packages where there's a charge for installation, you should expect to pay between £10-£30.
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.
So it's a good idea to hang on to the set top box and router when your contract ends. If you've thrown it out, you could be charged a fee.
Can I get a landline installed for free?
The majority of broadband providers will install a new landline for free or for a relatively small fee, on the proviso that you sign up for a 12-month or 18-month contract.
The charge is generally between £20-£80, depending on the package you're signing up for.
For more info, see our guide to broadband line installation.