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Broadband and phone

If you have separate broadband and phone providers, you might find you can save money by switching to a combined contract. Here are some things to consider…

Why should I opt for a broadband and phone deal?

Many broadband deals come with landline options included, and managing your phone and internet service together can make life easier as you’re only dealing with one provider. In many cases, a bundled deal will work out cheaper than two standalone packages, so it’s always worth seeing what’s on offer.

What should I look for when choosing broadband?

When it comes to choosing broadband, you need to consider two key things: speed and usage.

If you only use your internet to check a few emails and browse the web, then speed isn’t likely to be a priority for you. On the other hand, if you do a lot of online gaming or streaming, and have a lot of devices connected to your network, then faster broadband is probably worth investing in.

Broadband speed is measured in Mbps (megabits per second) and the higher the number, the faster it is. To make life easier, we’ve classified broadband offers into three categories: superfast (up to 60Mbps); fast (between 30-60Mbps), and basic (up to 30Mbps).

When it comes to speed, where you live is an important factor. That’s because superfast broadband isn’t available everywhere. With this in mind, when you search for broadband deals, we’ll always check your postcode and only show deals applicable to you.

The next thing you need to think about is usage. This refers to the amount of information (or data) you upload and download. The more you do online and the more devices you have, the more data you’re going to need – in which case an unlimited data package is probably your best bet.

Alternatively, if you don’t use the internet that much, then you could benefit from a deal with a limited data package. These arrangements are typically cheaper, but you have to be sure you don’t consistently go over your data limit. If you do, you’ll be charged for the extra data you use.

What is fibre broadband?

Fibre connections mean you can get superfast speeds but, as mentioned previously, it’s not available in all areas. There are two types of fibre broadband connection: fibre to the premises (FTTP) and fibre to the cabinet (FTTC). The alternative is standard broadband.

FTTP offers the pinnacle of superfast – with speeds up to 300Mbps – because the cables that deliver your broadband go directly into your home. FTTC is still fast (up to 75Mbps), but the fibre connection only goes to the cabinet serving your area.

When you search and compare broadband with us, we’ll also give you the option of filtering by fibre or standard broadband.

What should I look for when choosing my home phone service?

As with broadband, when it comes to choosing a phone deal you need to think about your usage. Providers will have a range of options, such as unlimited daytime, evening or weekend calls. Some offers may also include free calls to numbers on the same network, while others could incentivise you with reduced national and international call charges. 

What other costs do I need to think about? 

It’s not just the monthly cost you need to think about – there could also be set-up fees with broadband deals and connection charges for your home phone too.

Some broadband providers will offer cashback or reduced monthly fees for a limited period. You might also find deals with free access to subscription channels. These introductory offers can be enticing, but always check what the prices revert to once the initial offer period ends.

What do I need to do if I want to switch providers?

Here’s a quick list of the steps you need to take when it comes to switching provider:

  • Check your current contract Make sure you’ve completed your minimum contract period and that you’re free to leave your existing provider, otherwise you could face a cancellation fee.
  • Look for a new deal This is where we come in. Just tell us where you live and we’ll search for you – simple.
  • Contact your new provider Contact the supplier you’d like to switch to and they should automatically change you over. In most cases, you’ll need to let your old provider know beforehand, then agree a date for your new service to start. Make sure you get confirmation from both suppliers to ensure a smooth transition.

You’ll find more information in our Guide to switching your broadband provider.

Compare broadband and phone deals

Just tell us your postcode and we’ll show you all the broadband and phone deals you can take advantage of, in order of the monthly cost. And because we always include any line rental charges within the prices shown, there’ll be no hidden surprises. You can also compare deals by data usage, speed and contract length. So start comparing today to see how much you could save.

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