All broadband, no contract
Need a temporary broadband fix for a few months? Prefer to fly by the seat of your pants, stopping and starting your broadband service whenever you want? Time to get rid of that contract and connect to some commitment-free internet. Here’s how it works.
Broadband without a contract? Really?
Yes, really. You can get broadband in your home without tying yourself down to a scary long-term contract.
Most broadband packages lock you in for 12, 18, or even 24 months, but a few providers offer it on just a 30-day basis. That means there’s no commitment, and you can stop and start it whenever you want. And you’ll still get a great broadband service.
Which providers offer no-contract broadband?
- Now TV - which also lets you throw in a 30-day TV, Sky Sports, or Sky Cinema pass
- Virgin Media - all of its broadband and TV packages are available on a 30-day basis
- Plusnet - just pick a 30-day contract when you reach the checkout
- Relish - for unlimited, contract-free mobile broadband in central London
- Various other mobile broadband providers - read more about them here
You’ll get the exact same service as a full contract package - there’s no compromise on quality, speed, or inclusive features. And it’s just as widely available as any other package from that provider.
Bear in mind that Now TV is the only one on the list that will let you get superfast fibre optic broadband without a contract. That’ll be your best bet for speedy, contract-less internet.
Should I get no-contract broadband?
- It’s the perfect choice if you’ll be living somewhere for less than a year, including a holiday home
- There are no hefty cancellation fees
- You may not need a credit check
- You can cancel it and take out a better deal when one comes along
If you’re living somewhere long-term, on the other hand, you’ll probably get a better value deal by signing up to a proper contract - take a look at our broadband page to see what your options are.
Aren’t there hidden costs?
For some contract-free broadband packages, you may have to pay a fee for the connection, or for the cost of a router. Your chosen provider will tell you what these are before you sign up. Most contract-free options also cost a little more per month than their long-term equivalents.
Our comparison service calculates by your total first year cost - including those one-off upfront fees - so you know exactly what you can expect to pay.