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  • SIM-only deals

    Best SIM only deals for December 2018

    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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    Broadband without direct debit

    While broadband providers prefer it if you pay your bills by direct debit, they often accept other methods of payment. Unfortunately, using these will cost you more, but as… More »

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    How to choose a broadband provider and package

    Thinking of switching broadband? You're in the right place - we take you through some of the things to think about when choosing a package, and tell you how… More »

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    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 »

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

    Can’t live without the internet? If you’re travelling abroad, whether for business or holiday, using your mobile can leave you massively out of pocket. Here’s what each network offers… More »

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    Sky Hub and Sky Q Hub: What are Sky’s routers like?

    Taking out Sky broadband lands you with one of two routers: either the Sky Hub, or the Sky Q Hub. But what’s the difference? And which one should you… More »

  • BT Smart Hub

    BT Smart Hub: What’s it like?

    The BT Smart Hub - also perhaps known as the Home Hub 6 - is the latest router from the provider, and stands a good few inches taller than… More »

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    Top 10 essential festival apps

    Going to Glastonbury, Reading, Leeds or one of the many other festivals taking place this summer? Then download the likes of Find My Friends, Festival Ready, and Shazam before… More »

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    No monthly contract broadband

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

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    My broadband price has gone up. Can I cancel my contract?

    So you took out a broadband contract promising to pay your bill every month, when one day you get a letter through the post saying that you’ll now be… More »

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    How to choose a student broadband deal

    Broadband is absolutely vital when you’re a student, whether you want to download journal articles, book tickets to club nights, or just watch a bit of Netflix. It’s also… More »

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    Film and TV streaming sites: Top 10 places to watch online

    Watching films and TV shows at home these days is all about streaming. But which streaming sites are best for recent blockbusters, or smash hit TV shows from across… More »

  • Hull broadband

    Broadband in Hull

    Up in Hull in the East Riding of Yorkshire, broadband works a little differently. There’s no BT, there’s no Sky, there’s no Virgin Media… instead, there’s KCOM. More »

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    BT Home Hub 4 and 5: What you get, what it does and how to get it

    The BT Home Hub, designed especially for use with BT broadband, is one of the most attractive routers you can get - if you're into that sort of thing.… More »

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    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 - but it’s no good if… More »

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    All about broadband fair usage policies

    Signed up for an unlimited broadband package? Worried that there’s a ‘fair usage’ cap hidden away somewhere in the small print? Worry not - we at broadbandchoices have trawled… 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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    How to watch live TV online: The complete guide

    We haven’t always got access to a TV - whether that’s because your only set is on the fritz, someone else is hogging it, or you’d just rather not… More »

  • 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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    All about ‘existing customer only’ mobile deals

    Most mobile deals are available to anyone, but others have an elite-looking label on them that says they’re for ‘existing customers only’. But what does that mean? And are… More »