Just like with any fixed deal you sign up for, broadband tariffs tend to last for a year or two
before the great price you signed up for ends, and you’re moved on to a more expensive rate.
If you’re not careful, you can end up paying way more than you need to for the exact same product you had the month before, which is why it’s so important to shop around for a new deal as soon as your existing one is up.
Whilst price is a key factor when it comes to broadband, there’s also download/upload speed which is a huge factor when switching to a new provider. Plus, you can bundle your broadband and TV together in one package, saving you even more money and giving you access to thousands of channels as well as faster wifi!
Some broadband deals are only available in certain postcodes, so in order to only show you deals that are available in your area we ask for your postcode first.
Fibre optic broadband offers faster internet speeds through an advanced delivery system which is now rolling out across the UK. Fibre is only available in certain areas, so once you’ve provided your postcode we can show you fibre only deals by using the filters on the deals page.
Getting a broadband package or bundle means getting more than just broadband - you could get a deal which includes broadband, TV and a mobile phone deal for example. The biggest benefit of consolidating your bills via a package is the saving - it’s normal to get a much cheaper deal if you opt for a multi-product bundle. Of course, if you’d prefer to just switch your broadband, then this is absolutely fine!
If you’re out of contract (meaning you’re not currently on a fixed-term plan) then yes, you’re free to switch to a cheaper deal whenever you like! There are over 8 million UK households that are out of contract currently, paying more than they need to for their broadband package. If you’re still in a contract with your existing provider, you may need to pay to exit that contract. If what you’d save by switching outweighs the fee to leave your existing contract, it’s something you’ll definitely want to consider.
There are a few ways to avoid getting a phone line with a new broadband package, namely via mobile broadband. This is where you’d have a dongle providing your broadband connection, which acts as a personal hotspot obtaining signal through the 4G mobile network. For most of us, however, broadband packages are still reliant on a phone line - even fibre optic packages.
"A good broadband package is no longer a nice-to-have - it’s a necessity in our hyper-connected world. Our home wifi now supports more devices than ever, whether it’s content streaming, gaming, or just general internet usage… thankfully you don’t need to break the bank to get a superfast speed."