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    Broadband contracts: The small print

    Do you always read through the small print when you sign a contract for broadband? There’s an awful lot to read, after all, but sometimes it contains some pretty… More »

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    Why get a static IP address?

    One grand feature of business broadband packages is the all-important static IP address. It’s infinitely useful, say the providers, for all kinds of vital business-y things. So, uh, what… More »

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    Virgin Media 4G service guarantee in broadband outages – what you need to know

    Virgin Media home broadband down? Customers on Oomph broadband and mobile phone packages now get unlimited 4G until the service is restored. More »

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    Broadband and moving home

    Moving home is pretty stressful. Even when you’ve gone through the arduous task of house-hunting, there’s everything else to think of - electric, gas, power… oh, and broadband. More »

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    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 »

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    How to buy a mobile phone: The complete guide

    A new mobile phone is a big purchase. It’s something you’ll use every day, and it’ll probably be yours for the next two years. So it’s important to get… More »

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    Broadband without a phone line: Say so long to line rental

    How do I get internet without getting line rental included in the price? It’s a question we’re asked all the time. If you want broadband without a phone line,… More »

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    Internet data usage

    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 »

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    The truth about download and upload speeds

    Got a need for speed? Find out all you need to know about broadband speeds here, including what download and upload speeds are, what speeds you get, how to… More »

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    Why do a broadband speed test?

    A broadband speed tester is a useful little tool when you want an accurate impression of how fast your upload and download speeds really are. But why on earth… More »

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    Mobile coverage: No more 'no signal'

    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 »

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    Broadband deals for the elderly

    The cool thing about the internet is that there’s something on it for everyone - and that includes older folk. Want to get broadband in your home, or set… More »

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    How to repair your iPhone (and when to call in the professionals)

    All electronics are prone to wear and tear and the occasional dip in a puddle, and your iPhone is no exception. Some iPhone problems are easy to repair yourself… More »

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    Satellite broadband: What's it all about?

    We’ve come a long way since Sputnik 1. These days, satellites can be used for all kinds of things - including broadband. But how does that work? And is… More »

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    Best SIM only deals for October 2019

    Keep your phone, get the minutes and data you need, and pay less overall. These are the three main benefits of choosing a SIM only plan. We’ve compared deals… More »

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    On demand TV

    On-demand TV is a offered by all of the major broadcasters, letting you watch whatever you like, whenever you like, via the internet. We're no longer slaves to the… More »

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    How to recycle your old mobile phone

    The average person gets a new mobile phone every 18 months - so what happens to their old one? Well, a lot of them get recycled. Not only is… More »

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    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 »

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    FTTP vs FTTC broadband

    Let’s be honest, picking the right fibre optic broadband package can be daunting, and the jargon you'll hear along the way can make the experience a whole lot more… More »

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    What is contention ratio? - broadbandchoices explains

    A lot of things can affect how fast your broadband is - like the wiring in your home, what kind of router you have, or what’s available in your… More »