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

How do broadband and phone deals work? 

When you’re shopping around for a good broadband and phone deal, you might well find that you can save money by paying for your broadband and home phone in the same package.

By pairing the two together as part of a bundle, providers will often offer you a discount. These deals are most common with the larger providers, so you may be more limited in your selection, but you can make great savings, and enjoy the simplicity of having both services looked after by the same company.

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, combining your broadband and phone deals might still offer you some worthwhile benefits, such as:

Price – by bundling your broadband and landline together, providers will usually offer you a discount. This can make it cheaper than arranging them separately.

Convenience - having one provider for both makes things a lot simpler, especially if you want to add extras to your contract, or you have an issue with your service.

Incentives and benefits – to attract customers, providers will often offer extras such as free gifts, upgrades, vouchers or cashback.

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, there’s a lot to consider. While many people may think it’s all about speed and price, there are several other things you should be looking out for.

Broadband

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.

Price
The cost is likely to be one of the most important factors in choosing the right broadband and phone bundle. You may be able to get the fastest speeds available, but do they offer you the right value? Comparing the prices for broadband and phone deals is quick and easy with Compare the Market, so we can do all of that legwork for you.

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.

Customer service and support
It’s always worth looking into a provider’s customer ratings, as you’re likely going to need some tech support for your service at some point. Service outages aren’t uncommon, so it’s important that you choose a provider who will quickly respond, and deal with any problems quickly.

Equipment and hardware
It’s important that you know of any new equipment you might need, when changing to a new service. Particularly with upgrades to a faster service, you may need a new router, or upgrading to fibre. These may require new gear being sent to your home, or transitioning from traditional phonelines to fibre-optic cables. Always check for any extra fees for hardware, or if they are included as part of your package.

Incentives and benefits
As a way of attracting customers, you may find that some providers will offer free benefits and extras. These can include free tech gifts, cashback on your deal, vouchers or access to additional services. It’s always worth checking, as these can make a huge difference to the value of your overall deal.

Contract length
While most broadband and phone deals are on a 12-month contract, don’t just assume that. It’s not uncommon for deals to stretch up to 18-months or even two years. If you tie yourself into a longer contract, you may get a better price, but it may make switching more difficult.

Landline

Free call periods
Look out for periods when you can make free calls. It’s fairly normal for evenings and weekend calls to be included for free with home phone packages.

Free landline minutes
You may find that you have a limited number of free call minutes. For example, the first hour of a phone call may be free, but if you go longer than that, you’ll be charged extra.

International calls or calls to mobiles
Most phone providers will charge extra for calls to international numbers, as well as mobile phones. If you need to make these sorts of calls often, then it’s important you check the rates.

Which providers offer broadband and phone deals?

We compare a wide range of broadband and phone 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. 

Find out more about our providers here

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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Do broadband and phone deals include line rental?

All broadband and landline packages should include line rental in their price. Broadband providers who offer fibre to the premises (FTTP), such as Virgin Media, can avoid a landline, but, to have a home phone bundle you’ll need the landline and, therefore, line rental.

If you’re looking to avoid line rental, you could always look for a broadband and mobile phone deal.

Can you bundle broadband and mobile phone?

With many broadband providers having expanded into the mobile space, broadband and mobile bundles are much more common. With landlines used less and less, these mobile bundles are increasingly useful, and can offer great discounts, too. You can even set up group or family plans, which can offer further discounts and benefits.

Virgin Media, Sky and BT are among the traditional broadband providers who have mobile offerings, while traditional mobile operators such as EE and Vodafone now offer broadband plans.

Frequently asked questions

How do I switch to a broadband and phone deal?

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

  • Check your existing contract – look for your current speeds, free call limits, minimum terms, cancellation fees, etc. 
  • Compare new broadband and home phone 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 and phone providers?

The process typically takes a few weeks. Once you’ve chosen your new broadband and landline 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. 

You can find more information here

What should I look for when I choose a landline service?

Landline 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 landline 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.

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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