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    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 »

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    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 »

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    VoIP: The complete beginner’s guide

    VoIP - also known as internet telephony, IP telephony, or broadband phone - is a way of making phone calls that, believe it or not, doesn’t use a phone… More »

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    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 »

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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. Here we unpack the legalese in your… 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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    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 »

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    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 »

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    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 »

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    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 »

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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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    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 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 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 are… 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 January 2020

    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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