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Why choose Plusnet Broadband?

  • Award winning broadband
  • UK based customer support
  • Easy to switch
  • Great value broadband and calls deals
Check Plusnet availability Call: 0808 178 5954

Plusnet:Unlimited Broadband

£19.99 p/m for 18 months
£5.00 setup costs, 18 month contract

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  • Fixed price contract
  • Offer ends 23rd October
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About Plusnet - simple, affordable broadband

Sheffield-based Plusnet has built a strong customer base by specialising in affordable, straightforward broadband packages and strong UK-based customer service. It’s owned by BT, but run independently, so it differs quite a bit from its parent company.

Let's take a look at everything you can get from Plusnet - from fibre optic broadband to BT Sport.

What does Plusnet do?

Plusnet does it all: broadband, fast fibre optic broadband, home phone, mobile deals, and maybe even TV for some lucky customers.

Plusnet broadband

With Plusnet, you can choose between basic ADSL broadband with average download speeds of 10Mb, or its faster fibre sibling. Whichever one you choose, you'll get totally unlimited downloads and a free router. In the case of the standard ADSL broadband, that's a Plusnet Hub Zero router.

Plusnet also does broadband-only packages - in other words, packages that don’t include calls. However, you’ll need an active BT landline to be able to get one, so you’ll still have to pay line rental - either to Plusnet or another provider.

Read more about Plusnet broadband

Plusnet fibre optic broadband

Super speedy fibre optic broadband is available from Plusnet in two forms: one package with average speeds of 36Mb, and another with average speeds of 66Mb. Both come with truly unlimited downloads, a Plusnet Hub One router, and internet security in the form of Plusnet Safeguard.

Again, you can get it bundled with a landline, or on its own with line rental from another provider.

Read more about Plusnet fibre

Plusnet home phone

All broadband packages are available with a home phone package. You get basic line rental included as standard, so you can make PAYG calls, but if you have a more talkative household you can upgrade for an extra charge. Those upgrades include the option to add evening and weekend calls, unlimited anytime calls, or cheaper international calls.

Sadly you can't get a Plusnet phone line on its own - you'll get it bundled in with its broadband.

Read more about Plusnet home phone

Plusnet TV

Certain Plusnet customers also have the option to get TV from the provider as well - though unfortunately that doesn't include everyone just yet.

Onto your broadband package, you may be able to add a YouView box, which gives you more than 70 Freeview channels, 20 extra entertainment channels, BT Sport Lite, and tons to watch on-demand too.

Read more about Plusnet TV

BT Sport on Plusnet

You can now get BT Sport on Plusnet. Take out a YouView box with your broadband package for some basic TV, and you'll get BT Sport 1 included free; or, add on the full pack for £5 per month.

If you don't have Plusnet TV but you do have a Sky set-top box and satellite dish, for an additional £9.99 a month you can get BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2, BT Sport 3, and ESPN. And for another £2.50 a month, you can have them in sparkly, pin-sharp HD.

Adding BT Sport to Sky TV through Plusnet costs way less than what it costs to do it through BT if you haven’t got BT broadband. Once you’re signed up to Plusnet broadband, get in touch with the provider to add BT Sport.

BT Sport has exclusive live rights for 38 Barclays Premier League matches a season, and has dibs on 18 of them. It also has live football from the Champions League, A-League, Brasileirao, Bundesliga, FA Cup, Ligue 1, MLS, Serie A, UEFA Europa League and more.

There’s also other live sports, including WTA tennis, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) events and MotoGP racing. For more information, check out our guide to BT Sport.

Plusnet Mobile

Like its broadband (and home phone, and TV, and… well, everything), Plusnet's mobile arm is cheap as chips. You can get low-price SIM-only deals, complete with 4G and excellent coverage. Best of all, if you're a Plusnet broadband customer, you'll get access to special mates rates on mobile plans.

Read more about Plusnet Mobile

What’s good about Plusnet?

  • Specialises in affordable broadband
  • Unlimited broadband, with no download limits
  • Special offers and vouchers regularly available
  • Highly-regarded UK-based customer service
  • Mates rates on Plusnet Mobile deals for broadband customers
  • YouView TV available to existing customers
  • BT Sport available to watch online and via app. Also available on YouView
  • Broadband-only option available - although you need an active phone line to be able to get it
  • Free Plusnet Hub Zero or Plusnet Hub One with broadband packages
  • Pay less for line rental by paying a year’s-worth upfront

What’s bad about Plusnet?

  • Fibre optic broadband not available everywhere - use our postcode checker to see if you can get it
  • Access to BT Sport costs extra (may be included with special offers)
  • Not much in the way of extras - favours simple and affordable over bells and whistles
  • Heavier users may be better served elsewhere, as there are faster packages available from other providers - such as Virgin Media

See our full Plusnet review for more.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I switch broadband provider?

    The process of changing your broadband provider is actually pretty straightforward. First, you put your postcode into our impartial comparison tool. We’ll display the broadband, phone and TV deals available where you live, and then you can use our search filters to narrow down the options and find the perfect package for your household. Finally, you sign up with your new provider online. They’ll contact your existing provider and take care of everything else for you (unless you're switching to or from Virgin Media).

    The actual switch should be virtually seamless, and in the vast majority of cases it is. Your new broadband provider will send you all the stuff you need to get set up, like a new wireless router and/or TV set-top box.

    For more info, see our guide: How to switch broadband

  2. How fast is fibre broadband?

    Speeds vary between providers and packages, but most fibre broadband offers average download speeds of around 35Mb or faster. BT Infinity has average speeds of 50Mb or 67Mb; while Sky Fibre has average download speeds of 34Mb and 57Mb, and TalkTalk fibre broadband has average speeds of 35Mb or 63Mb depending on the package. Virgin Media cable broadband is even faster, with average speeds of 362Mb on top-end bundles.

    While ‘up to’ speeds are never guaranteed, when you’re on fibre the speeds you receive are typically closer to the advertised speeds than with standard broadband.

  3. Why can’t I get fibre optic broadband?
    Superfast fibre optic broadband is slowly making its way across the UK as part of a nationwide roll-out part sponsored by the government. Currently, around 90% of the country has access. You can use our postcode checker to see whether fibre optic broadband’s reached your area yet. That's the most likely reason why it's not available to you, but it could also be due to living in a rural area, in an awkwardly-placed property, or just too far away from a street cabinet.
  4. How long does it take to switch broadband?
    When you sign up to a new provider, they’ll contact your existing one and request a transfer of your service. The only exception is when you're switching to or from Virgin Media, in which case you'll have to call and cancel. While switching times vary depending on the type of package, it shouldn’t usually take more than 10 working days. It can take longer if you don’t currently have a phone line, as an engineer will need to come out and install one for you.
  5. Can I keep my email address if I change provider?
    This depends entirely on who your current provider is. If your email address is from BT, Sky, TalkTalk, Virgin Media, or Plusnet, you'll still have access to your emails at least temporarily - but we'd suggest changing over to a free service like Gmail or Outlook so you don't need to worry about losing all your emails just for switching broadband. See our guide for more info.
  6. Can I keep my phone number if I switch provider?

    Yes, you can normally keep your existing number if you switch from one provider to another. However if you're a cable customer or need a new line, you may need to get a new one.

    For everything you need to know, see our guide: Can I keep my phone number?