Broadband Unbundled Deals

Compare broadband deals, phone line & TV to create your perfect package

We compare 16 major providers. See who we do & don't compare.

Enter your postcode and current supplier - the deals you can get depend on where you live and who you're with.

Coronavirus & switching broadband

For most, switching is fine as no one needs access to your home – it's sorted remotely. Yet for those switching from cable (eg, Virgin), you'll likely have to wait a little while. This is because most other firms use the BT Openreach network and its engineers are only just starting a phased return of installations after they were put on hold due to social distancing.

When you do switch, you may be down for up to two hours, but in rare cases the outage can be longer if anything goes wrong, so it's worth considering at this time when broadband's so crucial.

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Fast Broadband

12 month contract
Its standard broadband speed, despite the name
New broadband customers only
B'band customer service: 5/10 (OK)
Not part of the Ofcom automatic compensation scheme
12 month contract
  • Average 11Mb Broadband
  • Truly Unlimited Downloads
Usage details
  • No calls included
Call costs
'£15.82'
Effective monthly cost
This effective monthly cost is made up of:
  • Costs added up:
    £19.99/mth Shell Energy Broadband line rental & broadband
  • Rewards taken off:
    £50 bill credit from Shell Energy
With the total then spread over the contract
Not part of the Ofcom automatic compensation scheme
Get deal* Get deal*
Ends 11.59pm Mon 31 Aug
Get deal* Get deal*
Ends 11.59pm Mon 31 Aug

Brilliant Broadband + Free Anytime Calls

12 month contract
New broadband customers only
B'band customer service: 6/10 (OK)
Part of the Ofcom automatic compensation scheme
12 month contract
  • Average 11Mb Broadband
  • Truly Unlimited Downloads
Usage details
  • Anytime calls included
Call costs
'£18.42'
Effective monthly cost
This effective monthly cost is made up of:
  • Costs added up:
    £18.00/mth NOW Broadband line rental & broadband
    £5.00 one-off delivery cost
With the total then spread over the contract
Part of the Ofcom automatic compensation scheme
Get deal* Get deal*
or call NOW Broadband: 0330 041 2512
Ends 14 Aug
Get deal* Get deal*
or call NOW Broadband: 0330 041 2512
Ends 14 Aug

Broadband Essential

18 month contract
B'band customer service: 5.9/10 (OK)
Part of the Ofcom automatic compensation scheme
18 month contract
  • Average 11Mb Broadband
  • Truly Unlimited Downloads
Usage details
  • No calls included
Call costs
'£22.55'
Effective monthly cost
This effective monthly cost is made up of:
  • Costs added up:
    £22.00/mth Sky line rental & broadband
    £9.95 one-off delivery cost
With the total then spread over the contract
Part of the Ofcom automatic compensation scheme
Get deal* Get deal*
or call Sky: 0800 759 1470
Ends 14 Aug
Get deal* Get deal*
or call Sky: 0800 759 1470
Ends 14 Aug

Fast Broadband

18 month contract
Its standard broadband speed, despite the name
New broadband customers only
B'band customer service: 4.6/10 (OK)
Part of the Ofcom automatic compensation scheme
18 month contract
  • Average 11Mb Broadband
  • Truly Unlimited Downloads
Usage details
  • No calls included
Call costs
'£22.95'
Monthly cost
Part of the Ofcom automatic compensation scheme
Get deal* Get deal*
or call TalkTalk: 0800 049 7834
Ends 14 Aug
Get deal* Get deal*
or call TalkTalk: 0800 049 7834
Ends 14 Aug

Brilliant Broadband + Free Anytime Calls (Monthly contract)

1 month contract
New broadband customers only
B'band customer service: 6/10 (OK)
Part of the Ofcom automatic compensation scheme
1 month contract
  • Average 11Mb Broadband
  • Truly Unlimited Downloads
Usage details
  • Anytime calls included
Call costs
'£23.42'
Effective monthly cost
This effective monthly cost is made up of:
  • Costs added up:
    £18.00/mth NOW Broadband line rental & broadband
    £60.00 one-off installation cost
    £5.00 one-off delivery cost
With the total then spread over the contract
Part of the Ofcom automatic compensation scheme
Get deal* Get deal*
or call NOW Broadband: 0330 041 2512
Ends 14 Aug
Get deal* Get deal*
or call NOW Broadband: 0330 041 2512
Ends 14 Aug

Fast Broadband & Anytime Calls

12 month contract
Its standard broadband speed, despite the name
New broadband customers only
B'band customer service: 5/10 (OK)
Not part of the Ofcom automatic compensation scheme
12 month contract
  • Average 11Mb Broadband
  • Truly Unlimited Downloads
Usage details
  • Anytime calls included
Call costs
'£25.82'
Effective monthly cost
This effective monthly cost is made up of:
  • Costs added up:
    £29.99/mth Shell Energy Broadband line rental & broadband
  • Rewards taken off:
    £50 bill credit from Shell Energy
With the total then spread over the contract
Not part of the Ofcom automatic compensation scheme
Get deal* Get deal*
Ends 11.59pm Mon 31 Aug
Get deal* Get deal*
Ends 11.59pm Mon 31 Aug

Which is the best broadband in my area?

When it comes to getting a broadband deal, location is everything. The packages you can choose from will depend on your postcode - that's why our Broadband Unbundled tool allows you to search which providers, speeds and prices are available in your area to give you a true comparison.

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How broadband availability varies

The broadband that's available to you will depend on where in the country you are. Broadband infrastructure - ie, the wiring - and providers vary according to postcode. As a general rule, if you live in a big town or city you're likely to have a decent choice and get the best speeds. Live out in the sticks, and you may struggle.

Most broadband providers (including BT, Sky, TalkTalk, Plusnet and many more) operate off the BT Openreach network - which is in the process of splitting from BT as this article was written.

As a general rule for the providers above:

  • Standard speed broadband with average peak speeds around 10Mb is available in 99% of the UK, though there are still the odd pockets where you can't get it.
  • Fibre-optic broadband with average speeds between 8pm-10pm of 30Mb to 67Mb is less common - it's still being rolled out across the UK but around 90% can get it.

What about Virgin Media?

The big exception is Virgin, which runs its own separate fibre-optic cable network. This covers a smaller area - just over 50% of households. But if you're in the right area it can be very fast, offering top speeds of 350Mb.

It's worth noting broadband and home phone service work a little differently in some places in and around Hull - the city has an entirely independent telecoms network run by KCOM, also known as Kingston Communications.

How to check what's available in your area

The simplest way to navigate this postcode lottery is to use our free Broadband Unbundled tool.

Our top need-to-knows

1

Who we do and don't compare

This tool looks at 16 of the biggest providers, including the giants of BT, Sky and Virgin. Plus special deals we've found or blagged that we think are top picks. Yet there are also many small providers we can't list - which occasionally have cheap deals - so it's always worth checking direct with any local provider you know of. Let us know if you find a top deal we've missed and see which providers this tool covers.

2

Switching can save you £100s

Many get a cheap promo deal for broadband, line rent and/or TV, and stick with it when it ends, usually paying £100s/year more than they started with. Don't let it be you - compare now and see if you could save

3

Fast advertised speeds don't mean faster broadband

Providers only have to advertise the average speed received by at least 50% of customers between 8pm and 10pm. Your actual speed can depend on a host of factors - see the full checklist of tips in Broadband Speed Boosting.

4

Consider your need for speed

If it's just you and the dog, you're likely to be fine with standard speeds averaging around 11Mb. If you share a house, or you use the web for movie downloads, streaming or gaming, you may want to opt for faster speeds in excess of 30Mb.

5

Beware of mid-contract switching costs

Usually you'll pay for the rest of the contract plus termination fees. If your provider increases prices mid-contract and didn't warn you before you signed up, you can switch penalty-free within 30 days of notification of the price hike.

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