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.

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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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Broadband only deals are usually more expensive

Though it would make sense that a broadband only deal without line rental would be cheaper - especially if you don't use your landline - it's often not. Virgin Media is the only major provider that allows you to have broadband with no phone line, but it's usually more expensive than taking a deal for broadband and line rental from it or another firm.

The best deals usually include line rental.

For the majority of deals you will still need a phone line to connect to the internet - even if you don't use your landline to make calls. There are usually line rental only options which mean you will pay extra for any calls you make, however if you still like a natter on the home phone, its often cheaper to add on a call package. These vary per provider but often include options such as:

  • Weekend calls
  • Weekend and Evening calls
  • Anytime Landline calls
  • Anytime Landline and Mobile calls
  • Unlimited UK calls
  • International calls

How can I reduce the cost of line rental by paying upfront?

If your provider offers the option - and many including BT and Plusnet do - paying upfront is usually the cheapest way to get line rental. These providers will usually have a monthly price for line rental and an annual cost which is discounted. Though, when you pay upfront there's always a risk you'll lose cash if the provider goes bust, however the risk's smaller with the large providers that dominate the broadband market.

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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.


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


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.


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.


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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