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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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

Broadband Superfast

18 month contract
B'band customer service: 5.9/10 (OK)
Part of the Ofcom automatic compensation scheme
18 month contract
  • Average 59Mb Broadband
  • Truly Unlimited Downloads
Usage details
  • No calls included
Call costs
'£25.55'
Effective monthly cost
This effective monthly cost is made up of:
  • Costs added up:
    £25.00/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

Sky broadband deals

Sky is the UK's biggest digital TV provider, and perhaps best known for its movies and sports channels - with its extensive Premier League coverage the jewel in its crown. It's also a popular broadband firm and offers home phone too.

What does Sky offer?

While Sky is famous for its Sky TV subscription service, it's also a major provider of broadband packages - both standard-speed and fibre - and Sky Talk is its home phone service. It also runs its own mobile phone service Sky Mobile, which 'piggybacks' on the O2 network.

How good is Sky's customer service?

In our most recent poll on broadband customer service in Feb 2019 its performance was mixed, with 35% of the 600-odd MoneySavers rating it 'great' and 25% saying it was 'poor'. With TV, customer satisfaction seems to be better - Sky attracts by far the fewest number of complaints per 100,000 subscribers of any of the major pay TV providers, according to Ofcom stats.

Sky TV & Sky Q

Sky TV requires a satellite dish, which you'll need to get installed - it'll be fitted to the outside of your home by a Sky engineer. Sky offers a range of pick and mix TV packages on top of its standard Entertainment option, including Kids, Ultimate On Demand, Sky Cinema and Sky Sports. All of Sky's new TV packages now come with its Sky Q box, which allows you to record and store your favourite programmes. In addition, Sky Q miniboxes allow you to have Sky TV in more than one room.

Sky broadband

Sky has a range of broadband packages. All come with Sky Talk line rental as well - there's no broadband-only option. Its different packages include Sky Broadband Unlimited, its standard option, available to 99% of the UK and Sky Fibre Max, its fastest offering.

Sky line rental

All of Sky's broadband packages require you to take line rental too, through its Sky Talk service. If you simply get its basic Sky Pay-as-you-Talk package so that you can have broadband, calls won't be included. If you'll use it to make calls, there are a range of packages you can pay for, including Sky Talk Anytime Extra and Sky Talk International Extra.

Our top need-to-knows

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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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