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Compare broadband & phone deals now and find the right one for you

Compare broadband & phone deals now and find the right one for you

Compare broadband & phone deals now and find the right one for you

Compare broadband & phone deals now and find the right one for you

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Update your previous quote

Compare broadband & phone deals now and find the right one for you

Broadband and phone

When you’re shopping around for a good deal, you might well find that you can save money by paying for your broadband and phone in the same package. Compare broadband and phone deals with us to see what’s on offer.

Before you begin, our guide should answer the key questions you’ll have about broadband and phone deals...

Should I go for a combined broadband and phone deal? 

Even if you're not going to get a landline plugged in - or you have one and are not going to use it - combined broadband and phone deals might still be cheaper than arranging them separately. Having one provider for both makes things a lot simpler – especially if you want to add extras to your contract. Compare prices with us to see if a combined package can save you money on your phone and broadband. 

Which is the best broadband and phone deal for me? 

When looking for the best broadband and phone deals, it’s all about speed and usage. 

Speed 
Broadband speed is measured in Mbps (megabits per second) and  the higher the number, the faster it is. To make life easier, we've classified broadband offers into four categories –  standard  (from 10Mbps),  fibre  (from 30Mbps), super-fast fibre (from 55Mbps) and ultra-fast fibre (from 100Mbps) 
Fibre isn't available everywhere, so when you start a broadband quote we'll check your postcode and only show you relevant deals. 

Usage 
Broadband usage is all about the amount of information (or data) you upload and download.  The more you do online and the more devices you have, the more data you're going to need. That's why unlimited broadband packages are so popular and are the best bet if you're worried about going over your data limit. 

Fair usage 
But even when you've got unlimited broadband, if you are a really heavy user you might need to ask more questions. Many providers have a fair usage policy. Up to 50 customers can share the same internet line, so if one user is continually downloading it can slow the connection for everyone else using the connection at the same time. 

If you are a continual heavy user or do a lot of peer-to-peer sharing your internet service provider (ISP) might tell you that they feel your usage is excessive and point to their fair usage policy and ask you to stop uploading and downloading files at peak times during the day.

They may also use traffic management methods such as slowing down the speed of your connection at peak times – also known as throttling. If they consider you have really overstepped that can even terminate your internet connection. 

Frequently asked questions

How do I switch broadband provider?

There are several things to consider if you want to switch your broadband: 

  • Check your existing contract – look for your current speeds, minimum terms, cancellation fees, etc. 
  • Compare new broadband providers – use Compare the Market to find and compare a wide range of deals and providers for the cheapest or fastest service 
  • Confirm your switch – once you’ve found the quote that suits you best, your new provider will usually handle the transition from your existing provider for you. 

If you’d like to find out more, check out our handy guide to switching your broadband provider

How long does it take to switch broadband?

The process typically takes a few weeks. Once you’ve chosen your new broadband provider, they will normally handle the transition. You’ll be notified by both providers, confirming your switch, including the date when you’re expected to go live. If you contact your new provider, you should be able to arrange little to no downtime between each service. 
 
If you are switching from a standard fibre-optic cable to a Virgin Media service, or vice-versa, the change in cable type may make your switch a lengthier replacement service. 

What should I look for when I choose a home phone service?

Phone deals are a bit simpler than broadband – it all comes down to how often you use your home phone. Most options cover unlimited daytime, evening or weekend calls. There's also usually offers on calls to numbers on the same network, national and international calls.

Can I keep my phone number if I switch provider?

Yes, you can keep your phone number if you switch broadband provider. Most of the large providers will handle this for you. Simply fill out that you’d like to keep your existing phone number, and they’ll handle the transfer. The exception is Virgin Media, who use different types of cables, this means you’ll need to transfer your number yourself, by arranging it with your providers. 
 
The only time you may have trouble, is if you’re moving to a new house. If you move outside of your area code, then you will need a new phone number. 

What other broadband and phone costs do I need to think about?

We always include any line rental charges within the price of your quotes. But be sure to check if there are any extra one-off costs, like set-up fees or connection charges.

Some deals offer new customers reduced monthly fees or free access to subscription channels for a limited period. These introductory offers can be great, but always check what the price will revert to once the initial offer period ends.

Which broadband and phone providers do we compare?

We compare a wide range of broadband providers at Compare the Market. From the big industry leaders such as Virgin Media, BT and Sky, to mobile providers such as EE and Vodafone, all the way to retailers that perhaps you didn’t know offered broadband, such as John Lewis. 

Just tell us your postcode and we’ll show you all the broadband and phone deals in your area. Compare deals by data usage, speed and contract length to get exactly what you want – see how much you could save.

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