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


Unlimited EE Broadband & Weekend Calls – £324 For 18 Months ee-sml-logo

  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • Up To 17MB
  • 18 month contract
  • £16.61 line rental if paid upfront (£299 for 18 months)
  • £1 a month for broadband for 18 months
  • £7 delivery charge for new router
  • Free weekend landline calls under 60 seconds

Total cost per month is £17.61 for the first 18 months providing you pay the £299 line rental up front (total cost of £324 including the router). If you can’t afford to pay the £299 upfront then the cost will be £19.50 per month for the broadband and line rental (total cost of £351). Monthly costs increase to £28.50 after 18 months.


BT Broadband & Weekend Calls – £287 For 12 Months – £100 Prepaid Mastercardbt-sml-logo

  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • Up To 17MB
  • 12 month contract
  • £17.09 line rental if paid upfront (£205.08 for 12 months)
  • £6 a month for broadband for 12 months
  • £9.99 delivery charge for new router
  • £100 Prepaid Mastercard to spend anywhere

Total cost per month is £23.09 for the first 12 months providing you pay the £205.08 line rental up front (total cost of £287 including the router). If you can’t afford to pay the £205.08 upfront then the cost will be £24.99 per month for the broadband and line rental (total cost of £310). Monthly costs increase to £38.99 after 18 months.


Post Office Broadband Premium & Calls – £366.77 For 18 Months 39

  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • Up To 17MB
  • 18 month contract
  • £19.99 per month (including line rental)
  • £6.95 set up cost
  • Free router
  • Free unlimited weekend calls to UK landlines

Total cost per month is £19.99 for the first 18 months (total cost of £366.77 including setup). Monthly costs increase to £26.99 after 18 months.


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Current Deals- Fibre Broadband


Vodafone Unlimited Fibre 38 – £573 For 18 Months
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  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • Up To 38MB
  • 18 month contract
  • £25 per month (including line rental)
  • £109 set up cost
  • £6.99 for deliver of a new router

Total cost per month is £31.44 for the first 18 months (total cost of £573 including setup and router).


Virgin Super 50 Fibre Broadband (No Phone Line) – £338.99 For 12 Months 43

  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • Up To 50MB
  • 12 month contract
  • £27 per month
  • £14.99 set up cost
  • Free router

Total cost per month is £28.25 for the first 12 months (total cost of £338.99 including setup and router). After 12 months the monthly costs increase to £32.25


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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