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    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 »

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    How to watch the Premier League 2018 on TV and online

    Will Harry Kane score in August? Probably. Is Mo Salah a one-season wonder? Unlikely. Will Jose get his excuses in before a ball has been kicked? He already has.… More »

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    Boost your internet and Wi-Fi: Top 5 tips for faster broadband

    People often think slow internet must be down to their broadband provider . But computer settings, ageing wireless hardware or an old PC can all have an impact. Here… More »

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    Can I keep my mobile number? Switching networks, PAC codes & porting

    It’s easy to keep your existing phone number when you change network. Here we'll walk you through the number-porting process step by step. And really take the strain out… More »

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    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 »

  • Can I get fibre optic broadband in my area?

    When you want broadband faster than a cheetah in a Ferrari, it’s got to be fibre. But can your home get it? More »

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    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 »

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    Best SIM only deals December 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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    How to watch TV on games consoles

    Which consoles support Netflix, Amazon Video and NOW TV? And which let you watch iPlayer and ITV Player? Read on, as we take a look at your TV options… More »

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    Sports and broadband

    Which provider offers the best broadband and sports bundles? Is Sky or BT best for live Premier League games? And what sports channels can you get on Virgin Media… More »

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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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    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 »

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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 »