Check out our broadband guides

Browse our collection of broadband guides for expert and independent advice on getting more from your broadband provider.

  • Without a phone line icon

    How to get broadband without line rental

    If you want broadband without a phone line, there are several ways to get it, but be warned - it might not actually work out cheaper… More »

  • Mobile coverage icon

    Which network has the best mobile phone coverage?

    The big mobile networks cover 99% of the UK, but how can you be sure you’ll get good reception where you are? broadbandchoices explains how to check mobile coverage… More »

  • Shell Energy Broadband logo

    Shell Energy Broadband - everything you need to know

    While Shell is best known as an energy supplier, it also offers superfast broadband and phone packages, too. Here’s everything you need to know… More »

  • Man stacking coins

    How to save money on your broadband

    Spending more than you need on your broadband package? Here’s everything you need to know to trim your outgoings, including how to get the most value from your… More »

  • Upgrade phone icon

    How do I upgrade my phone?

    So you’re coming to the end of your phone contract, and you’re tired of dragging around an ancient brick of a mobile. It’s time for a new one. More »

  • Mobile phone reseller icon

    What’s a mobile phone reseller?

    One of the best ways to get a cheap mobile deal is to go through a reseller. But what are they? Broadbandchoices takes a look. More »

  • Cleaning wipes

    How to protect your phone against viruses and bacteria during Coronavirus

    Right now, it’s more important than ever to protect your smartphone against viruses and bacteria – for your own health, as well as others. Read on to find out… More »

  • USB

    Dongles: What are they, and how do I get one?

    A dongle gets you broadband when you’re on the go. They’re portable, easy to use, and, best of all, mean you can get online wherever you are in the… More »

  • Broadband contract

    What do end of contract notifications mean for you? We walk you through it

    Major changes are afoot in the broadband and mobile phone market, with the advent of end-of-contract notifications. So what’s changing? And how will if affect you? Read on and… More »

  • 4G

    4G mobile deals

    There’s a lot to think about when you’re taking out a new mobile deal. What phone do I want? How many texts am I really going to send each… More »

  • Speed test icon

    What broadband speed do I need?

    Get broadband that’s too slow and you’re in for a frustrating time. But you don’t want to overpay for a speed you don’t really require either. Read on and… More »

  • Mobile network abroad

    Using your mobile phone abroad - roam without racking up big bills

    To avoid a large phone bill at the end of your holiday, you'll need a roaming plan. Here’s what each network offers when it comes to roaming, and how… More »

  • Freeview vs freesat vs Youview

    Freeview vs Freesat vs YouView

    At first glance, Freeview, Freesat and YouView are very similar. They all offer dozens of free-to-air TV channels and catch-up services without a subscription fee. But there are, in… More »

  • Consumer rights

    Your broadband consumer rights

    It’s important to know what your rights are when it comes to your broadband service. Especially if you’re unhappy with your provider. Here we unpack the legalese in your… More »

  • Switch broadband icon

    10 tips for switching your broadband

    Thinking of switching to a brand new broadband provider? Well you’ve come to the right people. There are tons of benefits to switching - it means you can get… More »

  • Download icon

    Internet data usage explained

    Ever asked yourself, 'how much data am I using?' And do you know how much data you'll use streaming movies, TV or music? What about normal web browsing? Find… More »

  • Phones for the elderly icon

    Best phones for older people

    Need an easy-to-use, durable phone with big buttons that's suitable for older people? Looking for with a large, clear screen and an SOS alarm for emergencies too? We've picked… More »

  • Moving house icon

    Broadband and moving home

    Moving house sometime in the future? We’ve got all the information you need on how to transfer your broadband to your new home. More »

  • No monthly contract icon

    No monthly contract broadband explained

    A small number of flexible 'no contract' broadband packages exist in the UK, giving you freedom to switch provider when a better deal comes along. More »

  • What's the best mobile network for me icon

    What’s the best mobile network for me?

    Looking to switch to a new mobile network? We outline some of the extras you can get from each of the UK’s major mobile providers. More »

Compare broadband, TV & landline deals