Are You Paying £300 Per Year Too Much For Broadband?

The way broadband providers advertise deals is so murky and misleading, and new laws came into force last month which require them to break down their pricing in a simpler way to make it easier for consumers to differentiate between deals and choose the best one for them. At the moment many people are paying over £300 a year more than they need to for their broadband service when you include the obligatory “line rental” part of it.

There are always special deals available that will reduce your annual costs – many of these are available on cash-back sites like Quidco and TopCashBack. The broadband providers will also use gift vouchers from major retailers to reduce the real cost of their services. These deals change constantly so its worth checking the providers websites on a regular basis. We’ve outlined the latest deals below and will keep the article up to date as we go forward.

The first thing to understand when choosing a broadband deal is to know the standard rates offered by each company and how these break down.

 

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Once you have this information you can better understand the savings on offer. We’ve seen consumers reduce their monthly bills by £25 pounds, a saving of over £300 per year.

 

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Current Deals- Broadband & Line Rental


Sky Broadband Unlimited – £227.88 For 12 MonthsSky small logo

  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • Up To 17MB
  • 12 month contract
  • No upfront costs
  • £18.99 per month for first 12 months
  • £28.99 per month after first 12 months
  • £75 Prepaid Mastercard to spend anywhere
  • Add unlimited calls for £8 per month

Total cost per month is £18.99 for the first 12 months (there are no additional charges for the router). Monthly costs increase to £28.99 after 12 months. A compatible phone line is required, otherwise a connection charge may apply.


SSE Everyday Broadband & Talk Evening & Weekend – £351 For 18 Months SSE logo

  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • Up To 17MB
  • 18 month contract
  • No upfront costs
  • £19.50 per month for first 18 months
  • £26 per month after first 18 months
  • Free weekend and evening calls to UK landlines

Total cost per month is £19.50 for the first 18 months (there are no additional charges for the router). Monthly costs increase to £26 after 12 months.


BT Unlimited Broadband & Weekend Calls – £287.88 For 12 Months – £150 Prepaid Mastercardbt-sml-logo

  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • Up To 17MB
  • 12 month contract
  • £9.99 delivery charge for new router
  • £23.99 per month for first 12 months
  • £32.99 per month after first 12 months
  • £150 Prepaid Mastercard to spend anywhere
  • Free weekend calls to UK landlines

Total cost per month is £24.82 for the first 12 months (total cost of £287.88 including the router). Monthly costs increase to £32.99 after 12 months.


Post Office Unlimited Broadband & Weekend Calls – £384.77 For 18 Months 39

  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • Up To 17MB
  • 18 month contract
  • £20.99 per month (including line rental)
  • £6.95 delivery cost
  • Free router
  • Free unlimited weekend calls to UK landlines

Total cost per month is £20.99 for the first 18 months (total cost of £384.77 including delivery cost). Monthly costs increase to £26.99 after 18 months.


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Current Deals- Fibre Broadband


Sky Fibre – £399 For 18 Months
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  • 25GB Usage
  • Up To 38MB
  • 18 month contract
  • £39 connection cost
  • £20 per month for first 18 months
  • £38.99 per month after first 18 months

Total cost per month is £20 for the first 18 months (total cost of £399 including connection charge). Monthly costs increase to £38.99 after 18 months.


Virgin Super 50 Fibre Broadband – £326.99 For 12 Months 43

  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • Up To 50MB
  • 12 month contract
  • £26 per month for first 18 months
  • £40 per month after first 18 months
  • £14.99 set up cost
  • Free router

Total cost per month is £27.25 for the first 12 months (total cost of £326.99 including setup and router). After 12 months the monthly costs increase to £40.


EE Unlimited Fibre With Weekend Calls – £545 For 18 Months
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  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • Up To 38MB
  • 18 month contract
  • £28.50 per month for first 18 months
  • £34.50 per month after first 18 months
  • £25 connection cost
  • £7 delivery charge
  • Free router

Total cost per month is £28.50 for the first 18 months (total cost of £545 including connection and delivery charges). After 12 months the monthly costs increase to £34.50.


Some of the best broadband deals can be even better if purchased through a cash-back site so make sure you check those regularly.

Always go for an unlimited data package. With more and more of us streaming movies online, any limit on the data you consumer will likely lead to high additional monthly charges.

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