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Broadband type Fixed-line broadband is available either as standard (ADSL) broadband, or fibre optic. Fibre optic broadband is much faster and more reliable, but it isn’t available everywhere and can cost more.
Monthly usage allowance The amount you download determines the broadband package you should get. To keep things simple, we ask if you would like to see packages which are unlimited. These packages are ideal for users who are online for several hours during the day, or use the internet extensively for entertainment - like downloading movies and TV, streaming entertainment, or playing games. They are also good for large households where several people go online at the same time. If that sounds like you, pick ‘Just unlimited’.
Minimum speed Your broadband speed determines how fast web pages load, files are downloaded, the time streaming video takes to buffer, and more. For a big household, or one where you stream lots of video or play games, a fast speed is recommended
TV options
Phone calls / line options
Contract length
Our best picks are deals we highlight as having particularly strong special offers or are sponsored listings. To compare a wider list of packages, sorted according to your chosen criteria, you can enter your postcode in the box above.
Line rental included Line rental is now included in pricing, you can find out more here.

Online exclusive Unlimited Broadband + Weekend Calls

Call Post Office
0808 281 7028
Broadband Unlimited
Average speed* 11 Mb 12 month contract
  • £17.00 p/m for 12 months
  • £0.00 Setup Costs
£204.00 Total first year cost
  • 12 month contract

Fast Broadband

Call TalkTalk
0800 049 7843
Broadband Unlimited
Average speed* 11 Mb 12 month contract
  • £17.95 p/m for 12 months
  • £9.95 Setup Costs
£225.35 Total first year cost
  • 12 month contract

Online exclusive Unlimited Broadband

Call Plusnet
0808 178 7205
Broadband Unlimited
Average speed* 10 Mb 18 month contract
£50 Plusnet Reward Card
Offer Ends 21/08/18
  • £19.99 p/m for 18 months
  • £0.00 Setup Costs
£239.88 Total first year cost
  • 18 month contract

Unlimited Fibre

Call Plusnet
0808 178 7205
Fibre Unlimited
Average speed* 36 Mb 18 month contract
  • £23.99 p/m for 18 months
  • £0.00 Setup Costs
£287.88 Total first year cost
  • 18 month contract

Online exclusive Superfast 1

Fibre Unlimited
Average speed* 35 Mb 18 month contract
Free Gift Offer
Offer Ends 03/09/18
  • £24.00 p/m for 18 months
  • £0.00 Setup Costs
£288.00 Total first year cost
  • 18 month contract

Unlimited Broadband & Evening and Weekend Calls

Broadband Unlimited
Average speed* 10 Mb 12 month contract
John Lewis £40 E-Giftcard
Offer Ends 24/09/18
  • £20.00 p/m for 12 months
  • £0.00 Setup Costs
£240.00 Total first year cost
  • 12 month contract

First Broadband

Broadband Unlimited
Average speed* 11 Mb 18 month contract
  • £18.99 p/m for 18 months
  • £0.00 Setup Costs
£227.88 Total first year cost
  • 18 month contract

*Average speeds are based on the download speeds of at least 50% of customers at peak time (8pm to 10pm). Speed can be affected by a range of technical and environmental factors. The speed you receive where you live may be lower than that listed above. You can check the estimated speed to your property prior to purchasing.

Fibre/cable services at your postcode are subject to availability. You can confirm availability on the provider's website.

Providers may increase charges. You should have the right to exit your contract without penalty if this happens.

How to get 'free' broadband with nothing to pay upfront

Here at broadbandchoices, we’re big fans of low-cost broadband - and costs don’t get much lower than free. So what do we mean by ‘free’ broadband, and how do you get it?

What is ‘free’ broadband?

Don’t get your hopes up - sadly, there is no such thing as completely free broadband. What you can get, however, is a broadband package with nothing to pay upfront. That means a free connection, free installation, and a free router or other equipment. All you need to pay are the monthly bills on your service.

How to find free broadband deals

Start off by entering your postcode into our postcode checker.

Check my postcode

We’ll show you all the available broadband deals for your area - which you can refine using the controls on the left-hand side. So you could choose, for instance, to only see deals on fibre broadband, or packages with inclusive landline calls.

At the top of the results, use the drop-down tool to sort the deals by setup costs. This will push all the free, upfront-cost-less deals right to the top of the page where you can see them. Et voila - take your pick and just click on a deal you like to sign up.

Is ‘free’ broadband really cheaper?

Free broadband is cheaper right now, because there’s nothing to pay upfront.

However, you’re right to be sceptical - deals with free setup aren’t always the cheapest packages overall. There may be broadband out there with slightly higher upfront costs but slightly lower monthly bills, which ends up balancing out at a lower overall price.

To see what the lowest-cost deals really are, sort your results by total first year cost. Or, take a look at today’s cheapest broadband deals, hand-picked by us.

Cheap broadband deals

You may also find good value by finding a broadband deal with cashback, or deals with free gifts such as vouchers.

Another option for spending less is paying upfront. If you’d rather not fork out on broadband bills each month, there are a few providers that let you pay for everything upfront in one big lump sum. Or, you can pay for a year of just line rental upfront - which means significantly reduced bills, and usually an extra discount on top of that too.

Broadband providers with no upfront costs

You can find deals on both ADSL broadband and fibre optic broadband - and tons of broadband and home phone combo deals - with free setup. Some providers, including TalkTalk, even offer ‘free’ deals on TV packages.

Some providers always offer packages with nothing to pay upfront, while others have setup-free deals available for a limited time only as part of a special offer.

Providers that have been known to offer free broadband, with no upfront costs, include:

…and plenty more.

If you can’t see any deals you like right now, check back in a week or two. Special offers pop up all the time that could be worth your while - including ones with the upfront costs slashed.

Can I get pay-TV with no upfront cost?

Yes, you can, though it's less common than 'free' broadband. Most TV providers do charge an upfront cost, usually for equipment or engineer visits - but you can absolutely find broadband and TV packages with free installation, and therefore nothing to pay upfront.

  • TalkTalk doesn't charge any setup costs for its basic telly package
  • EE doesn't either - though it works a little differently from most pay-TV

With other providers, you'll need to look out for special deals that lop off the setup fees. Or, take a look at packages with low upfront costs - setup can cost as little as a tenner or so.

To find broadband and TV bundles with nothing upfront, use our postcode checker to see what's in your area, and sort the deals by setup cost. You'll see free installation deals first, followed by the ones with the cheapest setup costs.

Compare TV with free installation

Broadband without a credit check

If your finances are on your mind, you may also be looking into broadband that doesn't require a credit check. Sadly, this is quite difficult to find - but there are options. BT has a special credit check free package, PAYG mobile broadband doesn't require a check, and, really, a lot broadband providers are just quite lenient with their checks. Check out our full guide here for more info:

Broadband with no credit check


  1. How do I switch broadband provider?

    The process of changing your broadband provider is actually pretty straightforward. First, you put your postcode into our impartial comparison tool. We’ll display the broadband, phone and TV deals available where you live, and then you can use our search filters to narrow down the options and find the perfect package for your household. Finally, you sign up with your new provider online. They’ll contact your existing provider and take care of everything else for you (unless you're switching to or from Virgin Media).

    The actual switch should be virtually seamless, and in the vast majority of cases it is. Your new broadband provider will send you all the stuff you need to get set up, like a new wireless router and/or TV set-top box.

    For more info, see our guide: How to switch broadband

  2. Can I keep my email address if I change provider?
    This depends entirely on who your current provider is. If your email address is from BT, Sky, TalkTalk, Virgin Media, or Plusnet, you'll still have access to your emails at least temporarily - but we'd suggest changing over to a free service like Gmail or Outlook so you don't need to worry about losing all your emails just for switching broadband. See our guide for more info.
  3. Can I get broadband without a phone line?
    Cable giant Virgin Media is the only major UK provider to offer broadband without a telephone line. Its fibre optic network is completely separate from the copper phone wire network that ordinarily connects you to the web. Aside from this, the only alternative is to use mobile broadband instead - then you have no requirement for a landline. But, if your internet use is anything other than particularly light, this might just prove to be too slow or too restrictive to need your needs.

    See broadband-only deals here
  4. Can I keep my phone number if I switch provider?

    Yes, you can normally keep your existing number if you switch from one provider to another. However if you're a cable customer or need a new line, you may need to get a new one.

    For everything you need to know, see our guide: Can I keep my phone number?

  5. Can I save money by bundling TV, phone and broadband?
    Yes you can. Providers like Sky and Virgin Media offer competitively priced bundles, comprising broadband, home phone and TV, and getting all three services from the same place often leads to significant savings. It also makes it easier to manage finances, as all services come on a single bill.