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Too many stick with their broadband provider through thick and thin, overpaying by £100s a year. If that's you, it's likely you can do the double whammy of boosting your package while massively slicing your bills.

Check your broadband and line rental cost now - people on standard deals typically pay BT £350/yr, Virgin £490 and Sky £300. The deals below can bring it down to £156.

What is broadband?

These days broadband is the standard way of connecting to the internet. Originally people used to dial up over their phone connection. Broadband got its name as it allowed a broader range of information to be carried than old dial-up connections.

There are two main types of broadband:

  • Home broadband: This is hard-wired into your house. It's either carried through your phone line (known as ADSL) or by cable. This is what this guide focuses on.
  • Mobile broadband: This isn't generally as fast or reliable, but as it's via the mobile networks, it's far more flexible. If you're looking for that, see our Mobile Broadband guide, which includes how to find free hotspots.

With home broadband, it's important to understand that while the information is carried via your phone line, you can still use the phone while you're online - and the broadband connection is always on. Read more on how home broadband works

Switching broadband can save you £100s

Many people have a broadband provider they're comfortable with and stick with it for ease. But this becomes a licence for providers to print money, as older packages are more expensive and tend to allow lower downloads at slower speeds.

Assuming you already have home broadband (if not, read on to choose), it's crucial to work out what you're paying and the service you're getting. However...

Never just look at your broadband cost. Always look at your phone line rental too. Often, the services are interlinked, so cheap broadband can mean a costly phone service.

Here are some typical costs the big networks are charging for long-standing deals. By contrast, using the best deals in this guide, you can often get broadband and home phone for £13 a month or £156/year.

Typical standard broadband and line rental costs
Provider Standard broadband cost Standard line rental cost Cost per year for both
BT £13 £15.99 £348
Sky £10 £15.40 £305
Virgin £25 £15.99 £492

Quick questions

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Five things you need to know to slash broadband costs

If you only read five things about broadband before you switch, read these.

  1. Faster advertised speed doesn't mean faster broadband

    Remember advertised speeds are just that - "advertised". A provider only needs a paltry 10% of customers to get a certain speed before it can list it.

    While providers may tell you their service is "up to" 16Mb, many won't get near that speed. It depends factors including how close you are to the exchange, and how well-equipped that exchange is. Do a broadband speed test* to check what you're getting.

    Many things help to boost your speed for free without switching. Try using a shorter cable from socket to router, cheap household signal boosters and plugging in instead of using wi-fi for big downloads. There's a full list in the Broadband Speed Boosting guide.

    Quick questions

    What speeds are my neighbours getting?

    What affects the speeds I'm likely to get with a broadband provider?

  2. Check your data limit - aim for unlimited or it'll cost you

    Our data use has rocketed. Catch-up TV and movie streaming hoover it up, and since many packages have download limits, this can be costly. If you just use the net for light browsing, emails and the odd YouTube video, you'll probably be fine with a limited 10GB package.

    Yet web watchers, beware. Watching an episode of Game of Thrones in HD's roughly 1GB, equivalent to looking at thousands of web pages. If you've got a 10GB limit, it isn't long before it’s all used up and you're paying extra charges. With BT you pay £5.30 when you go over the limit, though this gets you a further 5GB.

    So check your bill now for penalty charges. If your download limit isn't enough, switch to the super-cheap versions below. These days the vast majority of the cheapest deals are unlimited anyway.

    To track how much data you're downloading, get a free bandwidth monitor - try Rokario, Netmeter and TbbMeter.

  3. Fibre optic is faster, but is it worth it?

    Internet speed is measured in 'Mb' (short for megabits per second). What you do on the web determines whether pootling along at 14Mb is fine or you need to roar along at 30Mb.

    Superfast broadband allows much faster speed with greater consistency. While phone line speeds rarely match the 'up to' figures firms boast of, fibre gets closer.

    Yet while superfast sounds hot, it's overkill for many. For simple web browsing and email, common 14Mb-16Mb connections will do the job. But if you use it for lots of movie downloads, streaming videos, online gaming, or if everyone at home wants to connect at once, superfast is worth considering.

    To see if you can get superfast, see superfast best buys below. Alternatively, enter your postcode on Broadbandchoices* and click the fibre broadband tab (if there's no tab, it means you can't get it).

    Quick questions

    Is superfast likely to be in my area?

  4. Should you get a broadband and line rental bundle?

    Never just look at your broadband cost in isolation. Always factor in your phone line rental as well – even if you get them separately. Many cheap broadband deals require you to take costly line rental, but only advertise the sexy broadband price in the headline. The deal to pick depends on which category you fall into:

    • Only got landline for broadband? Unless you've got Virgin cable, you need a landline for broadband at home. Our poll of 20,000+ people showed 51% hardly ever, or never use their landline (80% of under-30s).

      Millions feel forced to keep it just for broadband. If so, cut the cost and just go for a cheap bundle. Alternatively, you don't need line rental for Virgin superfast – see Cheapest broadband without a landline below.
    • Still use your landline to make calls? If this is you, you'll need to factor in call costs when choosing line rental.

      But you can make massive savings on call costs to landlines, mobiles and overseas without changing phone line by using specialist access numbers. See Cheap Home Phones for a full how-to and best buys.
  5. Check if you're under contract and haggle your existing price down

    If you signed up to broadband in the last 18 months, or longer in rare cases, first check if you're still in your contract period. If so, double-check that leaving doesn't breach your contract before switching. Exit penalties may kibosh savings. If you're planning to move home soon, check if your new contract's portable, or consider a no-contract deal.

    Before you ditch your current provider, remember broadband's a mature market and companies are frantic to keep hold of customers, so...

    Just call up, threaten to leave and your existing company will often offer kick-butt discounts.

    Just ask for your "Mac code", which can be helpful when switching. This'll automatically lead to a 'why are you leaving?' chat. It should put you through to what we call 'disconnections' but they call 'customer retentions' - these operators have serious discount-giving power.

    We polled 2,600 MoneySavers to see where hagglers had most success. Companies where hagglers revealed over 70% success rates included TalkTalk, Sky and Virgin. See full results.

    For more tips and the top companies to haggle with, see the Haggle With Call Centres guide.

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Best buys: Broadband deals

Below are our top picks. These are purely price-focused, and these deals are only for those that live in the providers' network areas (about 90% of the population). If your local BT exchange hasn't been opened up to rival firms ("unbundled"), you'll pay more.

CHEAPEST BROADBAND AND LINE RENTAL DEALS

Broadband usually needs a landline, adding to the cost. Rather than getting your broadband and line rental from different companies, it's possible to get them as a 'bundle' for £15/month or less.

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B'band & line rent equiv £13/mth, plus £100 Amzn vch (if line rent paid upfront)* Pay monthly and it's £17/mth. MSE Blagged

  • Available to: 85% of UK
  • Speed: Up to 16MB
  • Download limit: Unlimited
  • Traffic shaping: Yes, at peak times
  • Contract length: 12 months
  • Deal requires line rental? Yes
  • Inclusive calls? Weekend
  • New line installation cost: £60

Until 6 May, we've blagged a £100 Amazon voucher on EE's* already hot broadband and line rental deal. It's officially just for existing contract or PAYG mobile customers new to its broadband, yet as we explain below, there's a way for anyone to grab it. On a one-year contract, you get:

  • Line rental (which is compulsory). You pay £15.40/mth. But we suggest, if you can afford it, opting to pay £132 for the year upfront in the sign-up process, equivalent (equiv) to £11/mth.

  • Broadband. It's £2/mth for a year, so £24 for the year. Note that after the first year the price will rise, so check then if you can get cheaper elsewhere.

  • Weekend calls. Weekend landline calls are included, other costs mostly on a par (or a touch more) with BT.

  • A £100 Amazon voucher after 3mths. Sent automatically, if you go via this EE deal* link and use code EEHBB100 to get the voucher.

Analysis - this is staggeringly cheap

We explain how the deal works above, but, with broadband, different companies use different promotional formats, so we like to help you make a fair comparison.

The following analysis excludes call costs, as they depend on you as an individual, and the £60 new line installation fee for those on cable or who need a line.

  • If you pay line rental upfront. The total broadband and line cost for the first year is £156, equiv to £13/mth. Plus you get the £100 Amazon voucher. If you were going to spend that at Amazon anyway, factor it in and it's effectively £56 over the year, so equiv to just £4.70/mth.

  • If you pay line rental monthly. The total broadband and line rental cost is £17.40/mth, that’s £209 for the first year. Plus you get the £100 Amazon voucher. If you were going to spend that at Amazon anyway, factor it in and it's effectively £109 over the year, equiv to £9/mth.

How to count as a new customer

Again, this deal is only for EE mobile customers. To count as one, you just need an active EE, Orange or T-mobile Sim. Here's how to do it:

  • Step one. Grab a free Sim. Pop into your local EE store and pick up a free pay-as-you-go Sim. You can order free EE Sims* online, though delivery takes up to five working days, so you may prefer to go to a store to ensure you've time to get the deal.

  • Step 2. Activate the Sim. Just top up with £10 (the min top-up) and make a call.

  • Step 3. Sign up for the deal. Use the link above, entering your new EE mobile number.

  • Step 4. Use the Sim every 90 days. To count as an active EE mobile customer and keep the cheap broadband, you must make a call or send a text once every 90 days.

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Broadband and line rental, equiv £14/mth (if line rent paid upfront)* Pay monthly and it's £19/mth

  • Available to: 85% of UK
  • Speed: Up to 16MB
  • Download limit: Unlimited
  • Traffic shaping: No
  • Contract length: 12 months
  • Deal requires line rental? Yes
  • Inclusive calls? No
  • New line installation: Free (see below)

TalkTalk's Simply Broadband* deal is a super-cheap £3.50/mth, though you must take its line rental. Here's how it works:

  • Line rental is compulsory. You pay £15.95/mth, but we suggest, if you can afford it, opting to pay £126 for the year upfront during the online sign-up process (equivalent to £10.50/mth). Upfront yearly line rental rises to £141 on 29 April.

  • Broadband. It's £3.50/mth, so £42 for the year.

We explain how the deal works above, but, with broadband, different companies use different promotional formats, so we like to help you make a fair comparison.

The following analysis excludes call costs, as they depends on you as an individual. If you don't have a non-cable, non-Sky line, a new one costs £50, but then £50 is credited to your first bill - we exclude this too.

  • If you pay line rental upfront. The total broadband and line cost for the first year is £168, equiv to £14/mth.

  • If you pay line rental monthly. The total broadband and line rental cost is £19.45/mth, that’s £233 for the first year.

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Unlimited broadband and line rent, equiv £18/mth*

  • Available to: 55% of UK
  • Speed: Up to 14MB
  • Download limit: Unlimited
  • Traffic shaping: Yes
  • Contract length: 12 months
  • Deal requires line rental? Yes
  • Inclusive calls? No
  • New line installation cost: £30

If you take Tesco* line rental, you can get broadband and line rental for £18/mth by signing up via this link.

  • Broadband. You can get unlimited broadband for £2/mth.

  • Line rental is compulsory. It's £15.40/month.

Factor in line rental and £6 router delivery, and it adds up to £17.80/mth, excluding calls. The deal ends 30 June.

CHEAPEST BROADBAND-ONLY DEALS

It’s often possible to get broadband together with line rental for under £15 a month. But for pure standalone broadband, these deals are the cheapest.

Plusnet

Broadband only with 10GB limit, equiv £11/mth*

  • Available to: 90% of UK
  • Speed: Up to 16MB
  • Download limit: 10GB
  • Traffic shaping: Yes at peak times
  • Contract length: 12 months
  • Deal requires line rental? No
  • Inclusive calls? No
  • New line installation cost: £49.99

The broadband-only Plusnet Essentials* deal is a good option if you want to add standalone broadband to your existing line rental.

The broadband costs £8.49/mth. Factor in a £25 connection fee and £5.99 router P&P, and it works out at equivalent to £11/mth, excluding calls.

Plusnet Unlimited

Unlimited broadband only, equiv £15/mth*

  • Available to: 90% of UK
  • Speed: Up to 16MB
  • Download limit: Unlimited
  • Traffic shaping: Yes
  • Contract length: 12 months
  • Deal requires line rental? No
  • Inclusive calls? No
  • New line installation cost: £49.99

If you want to add unlimited broadband to existing line rental, Plusnet Unlimited* is £12.49/month. Factor in a £25 connection fee, plus a £5.99 delivery charge for the router, and it works out at £15/mth, excluding calls.

Though as you'll need either a BT or Plusnet line, it'll work out cheaper to get a package from one of those.

CHEAPEST UNLIMITED DEALS

Our data use has rocketed due to catch-up TV services and movie streaming. If you get overuse charges from your current provider, you will likely be better on an unlimited tariff. The good news is nowadays the cheapest deals are usually unlimited anyway.

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B'band & line rent equiv £13/mth, plus £100 Amzn vch (if line rent paid upfront)* Pay monthly and it's £17/mth. MSE Blagged

  • Available to: 85% of UK
  • Speed: Up to 16MB
  • Download limit: Unlimited
  • Traffic shaping: Yes, at peak times
  • Contract length: 12 months
  • Deal requires line rental? Yes
  • Inclusive calls? Weekend
  • New line installation cost: £60

Until 6 May, we've blagged a £100 Amazon voucher on EE's* already hot broadband and line rental deal. It's officially just for existing contract or PAYG mobile customers new to its broadband, yet as we explain below, there's a way for anyone to grab it. On a one-year contract, you get:

  • Line rental (which is compulsory). You pay £15.40/mth. But we suggest, if you can afford it, opting to pay £132 for the year upfront in the sign-up process, equivalent (equiv) to £11/mth.

  • Broadband. It's £2/mth for a year, so £24 for the year. Note that after the first year the price will rise, so check then if you can get cheaper elsewhere.

  • Weekend calls. Weekend landline calls are included, other costs mostly on a par (or a touch more) with BT.

  • A £100 Amazon voucher after 3mths. Sent automatically, if you go via this EE deal* link and use code EEHBB100 to get the voucher.

Analysis - this is staggeringly cheap

We explain how the deal works above, but, with broadband, different companies use different promotional formats, so we like to help you make a fair comparison.

The following analysis excludes call costs, as they depend on you as an individual, and the £60 new line installation fee for those on cable or who need a line.

  • If you pay line rental upfront. The total broadband and line cost for the first year is £156, equiv to £13/mth. Plus you get the £100 Amazon voucher. If you were going to spend that at Amazon anyway, factor it in and it's effectively £56 over the year, so equiv to just £4.70/mth.

  • If you pay line rental monthly. The total broadband and line rental cost is £17.40/mth, that’s £209 for the first year. Plus you get the £100 Amazon voucher. If you were going to spend that at Amazon anyway, factor it in and it's effectively £109 over the year, equiv to £9/mth.

How to count as a new customer

Again, this deal is only for EE mobile customers. To count as one, you just need an active EE, Orange or T-mobile Sim. Here's how to do it:

  • Step one. Grab a free Sim. Pop into your local EE store and pick up a free pay-as-you-go Sim. You can order free EE Sims* online, though delivery takes up to five working days, so you may prefer to go to a store to ensure you've time to get the deal.

  • Step 2. Activate the Sim. Just top up with £10 (the min top-up) and make a call.

  • Step 3. Sign up for the deal. Use the link above, entering your new EE mobile number.

  • Step 4. Use the Sim every 90 days. To count as an active EE mobile customer and keep the cheap broadband, you must make a call or send a text once every 90 days.

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Broadband and line rental, equiv £14/mth (if line rent paid upfront)* Pay monthly and it's £19/mth

  • Available to: 85% of UK
  • Speed: Up to 16MB
  • Download limit: Unlimited
  • Traffic shaping: No
  • Contract length: 12 months
  • Deal requires line rental? Yes
  • Inclusive calls? No
  • New line installation: Free (see below)

TalkTalk's Simply Broadband* deal is a super-cheap £3.50/mth, though you must take its line rental. Here's how it works:

  • Line rental is compulsory. You pay £15.95/mth, but we suggest, if you can afford it, opting to pay £126 for the year upfront during the online sign-up process (equivalent to £10.50/mth). Upfront yearly line rental rises to £141 on 29 April.

  • Broadband. It's £3.50/mth, so £42 for the year.

We explain how the deal works above, but, with broadband, different companies use different promotional formats, so we like to help you make a fair comparison.

The following analysis excludes call costs, as they depends on you as an individual. If you don't have a non-cable, non-Sky line, a new one costs £50, but then £50 is credited to your first bill - we exclude this too.

  • If you pay line rental upfront. The total broadband and line cost for the first year is £168, equiv to £14/mth.

  • If you pay line rental monthly. The total broadband and line rental cost is £19.45/mth, that’s £233 for the first year.

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Unlimited broadband and line rent, equiv £18/mth*

  • Available to: 55% of UK
  • Speed: Up to 14MB
  • Download limit: Unlimited
  • Traffic shaping: Yes
  • Contract length: 12 months
  • Deal requires line rental? Yes
  • Inclusive calls? No
  • New line installation cost: £30

If you take Tesco* line rental, you can get a year's unlimited broadband for £2/mth by signing up via this link.

  • Broadband. You can get unlimited broadband for £2/mth.

  • Line rental is compulsory. It's £15.40/month.

Factor in line rental and £6 router delivery, and it adds up to £17.80/mth, excluding calls. The deal ends 30 June.

CHEAPEST SUPERFAST (FIBRE OPTIC)

Superfast broadband allows much faster speed with greater consistency, though it's far pricer than normal broadband.

Virgin Media

Fast fibre optic broadband and line rent, equiv £20/mth* If you pay line rent upfront (pay monthly and it's equiv £24/mth)

  • Available to: 50% of UK
  • Speed: Up to 50MB
  • Download limit: Unlimited
  • Traffic shaping: Yes at peak times
  • Contract length: 18 months
  • Deal requires line rental? Yes
  • Inclusive calls? Weekend
  • New line installation cost: Free

This is a seriously cheap deal. Until Wed 30 Apr, newbies who sign up via this Broadbandchoices link Virgin Media* can get fibre optic broadband and line rental for the equivalent of £20/mth. Here's how:

  • Fibre optic broadband. Sign up via the link above and you'll pay £4/mth for the first 12 months. It's then £15.50/mth for the next six months.

  • Line rental is compulsory: It's £15.99/mth or £128 if you pay the first year upfront (equivalent to £10.67/mth). To pay upfront, sign up, then call 0845 840 7777 once your installation date's confirmed, and request the Line Rental Saver option.

Installation's free. Assuming you pay the line rent upfront, the total package is £365 all in (excluding calls), equivalent to £20/mth. It works out at £24/mth if you pay line rental monthly. This offer is ongoing.

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Blagged. Fibre bb & line rent, equiv £27/mth. Plus £100 vch* If you pay line rental upfront (pay monthly and it's £30/mth)

  • Available to: 85% of UK
  • Speed: Up to 38MB
  • Download limit: Unlimited
  • Traffic shaping: Yes, at peak times
  • Contract length: 18 months
  • Deal requires line rental? Yes
  • Inclusive calls? Weekend
  • New line installation cost: £60

We've blagged an £100 Amazon voucher on EE's* 38MB fibre broadband and line rental. It's officially just for existing contract or PAYG mobile customers new to its broadband, yet as we explain below, there's a way for anyone to grab it. Here's what you get:

  • Broadband. It's £8/mth for the first six mths, then £16/mth for the remaining 12mths.

  • Line rental is compulsory. It's usually £15.40/mth, but later in the online sign-up process you can opt to pay £132 a year upfront. It's then £15.40/mth for the final six mths.

  • £100 Amazon voucher. Sent automatically, if you go via this EE deal* link and use code EEHBB100 to get the voucher. Warning - it takes three months to arrive.

Pay line rental upfront and factor in £25 connection, and it's £489 for 18 months, equivalent to £27/mth (excluding calls). It's £30/mth if you pay line rental monthly.

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Fibre broadband & line rent, equiv £29/mth. Plus £50 vch*If you pay line rental upfront (pay monthly and it's equiv £31/mth)

  • Available to: 60% of UK
  • Speed: Up to 38MB
  • Download limit: Up to 40GB
  • Traffic shaping: No
  • Contract length: 18 months
  • Deal requires line rental? Yes
  • Inclusive calls? Weekend
  • New line installation cost: Free

Until Tue 6 May, newbies who get BT Infinity Extra* via this BroadbandChoices link can bag a £50 Sainsbury’s voucher.

This is a good option if you want BT Sport, though you'll only be able to watch it via its app and online player - you need superfast AND BT TV to watch it on your telly (more in Digital TV Deals and Football on TV). Here's how it works:

  • Broadband. It's £8/mth for the first six months, then £16/mth for the next 12 on an 18 mth contract.

  • Line rental is compulsory. You must take BT line rental, usually £15.99/mth. If you pay upfront for 12 months, it’s £141, then £15.99/mth for the remaining six months.

  • £50 Sainsbury's voucher. Warning. You need to claim the voucher, it's not auto-sent (details below).

There's a £30 activation and £6.95 router delivery charge. Pay the line rental upfront, and all-in it works out at equivalent to £28.50/mth, excluding calls. Pay monthly and it's equiv 31.40/mth. Plus you get the voucher on top.

CHEAPEST Existing customer deals

Some providers offer free or cheaper broadband if you've got other products: great if you’ve already got one but rarely worth a deliberate switch.

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B'band & line rent equiv £13/mth, plus £100 Amzn vch (if line rent paid upfront)* Pay monthly and it's £17/mth. MSE Blagged

  • Available to: 85% of UK
  • Speed: Up to 16MB
  • Download limit: Unlimited
  • Traffic shaping: Yes, at peak times
  • Contract length: 12 months
  • Deal requires line rental? Yes
  • Inclusive calls? Weekend
  • New line installation cost: £60

Until 6 May, we've blagged a £100 Amazon voucher on EE's* already hot broadband and line rental deal. It's officially just for existing contract or PAYG mobile customers new to its broadband, yet as we explain below, there's a way for anyone to grab it. On a one-year contract, you get:

  • Line rental (which is compulsory). You pay £15.40/mth. But we suggest, if you can afford it, opting to pay £132 for the year upfront in the sign-up process, equivalent (equiv) to £11/mth.

  • Broadband. It's £2/mth for a year, so £24 for the year. Note that after the first year the price will rise, so check then if you can get cheaper elsewhere.

  • Weekend calls. Weekend landline calls are included, other costs mostly on a par (or a touch more) with BT.

  • A £100 Amazon voucher after 3mths. Sent automatically, if you go via this EE deal* link and use code EEHBB100 to get the voucher.

Analysis - this is staggeringly cheap

We explain how the deal works above, but, with broadband, different companies use different promotional formats, so we like to help you make a fair comparison.

The following analysis excludes call costs, as they depend on you as an individual, and the £60 new line installation fee for those on cable or who need a line.

  • If you pay line rental upfront. The total broadband and line cost for the first year is £156, equiv to £13/mth. Plus you get the £100 Amazon voucher. If you were going to spend that at Amazon anyway, factor it in and it's effectively £56 over the year, so equiv to just £4.70/mth.

  • If you pay line rental monthly. The total broadband and line rental cost is £17.40/mth, that’s £209 for the first year. Plus you get the £100 Amazon voucher. If you were going to spend that at Amazon anyway, factor it in and it's effectively £109 over the year, equiv to £9/mth.

How to count as a new customer

Again, this deal is only for EE mobile customers. To count as one, you just need an active EE, Orange or T-mobile Sim. Here's how to do it:

  • Step one. Grab a free Sim. Pop into your local EE store and pick up a free pay-as-you-go Sim. You can order free EE Sims* online, though delivery takes up to five working days, so you may prefer to go to a store to ensure you've time to get the deal.

  • Step 2. Activate the Sim. Just top up with £10 (the min top-up) and make a call.

  • Step 3. Sign up for the deal. Use the link above, entering your new EE mobile number.

  • Step 4. Use the Sim every 90 days. To count as an active EE mobile customer and keep the cheap broadband, you must make a call or send a text once every 90 days.

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Unlimited b'band & line rental, equiv £19/mth. Plus £25 vch*

  • Available to: 90% of UK
  • Speed: Up to 16MB
  • Download limit: Unlimited
  • Traffic shaping: No
  • Contract length: 12 months
  • Deal requires line rental? Yes
  • Inclusive calls? Weekend
  • New line installation cost: £20

Existing Sky TV customers can get broadband half price when they add broadband and line rental via Broadbandchoices*. You also get a £25 M&S voucher on top.

  • Broadband. It's at £3.75/mth for 12 months (then £7.50/mth).

  • Line rental is compulsory. It's £15.40/mth, including weekend calls.

Include line rental at £15.40/mth and £2.18 for the router, it works out at the equivalent of £19/mth, excluding calls.

To count as an existing TV customer, you need to already have it installed. The M&S voucher will be sent to the email address you gave Sky within 45 days of your service starting.

Cheapest no-line rental needed broadband

Getting broadband without a phone line is incredibly tricky. There's only one provider that does it and this is Virgin, as its broadband is delivered by cable.

Virgin Media

Fibre optic broadband only, equiv £28/mth*

  • Available to: 50% of UK
  • Speed: Up to 50MB
  • Download limit: Unlimited
  • Traffic shaping: Yes for heavy users at peak times
  • Contract length: 12 months
  • Deal requires line rental? No
  • Inclusive calls? No
  • Installation cost: £49.95

Just want fibre optic broadband with no line rental? Virgin Media* newbies can get it for £28/mth.

You do NOT need to a landline to get this. Though bear in mind it (bizarrely) works out cheaper to get Virgin broadband AND line rental than broadband alone. Here's how it works:

  • Broadband. You get £5 off for the first three months (£20/mth). It's then £25/mth for the next nine months.

  • Installation. It's £49.95.

Over the 12-month contract it's £335, equivalent to £27.90/mth, excluding calls.

Cheapest no-CONTRACT broadband

If you're planning to move home soon, check if your new contract's 'portable', meaning you can take it with you if you move. Some providers will let you do this, but it's on a case-by-case basis. Alternatively, consider one of the no-lock-in deals below.

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Unlimited broadband and line rent, equiv £21/mth*

  • Available to: 55% of UK
  • Speed: Up to 14MB
  • Download limit: Unlimited
  • Traffic shaping: Yes
  • Contract length: 30 days
  • Deal requires line rental? Yes
  • Inclusive calls? No
  • New line installation cost: £30

Until Mon 30 Jun, if you take Tesco* line rental, you can get a year's unlimited broadband for £2/mth by signing up via this link. You can opt to take this on a 30-day rolling contract during the sign-up process (£40 connection charge), so it's ideal if you're moving home soon.

  • Broadband. It's £2/mth for 12 months.

  • Line rental is compulsory. It's £15.40/mth.

Factor in line rental, £40 connection and £6 router delivery, and it adds up to £21/month. Though that's averaged over a year - it would work out more if you left earlier.

Best BT broadband for BT sport

All BT broadband customers with a BT TV package used to get BT Sport. However, since January 2014 newbies who sign up to BT's standard broadband only get access to BT Sport via its app and online player. You need its superfast broadband and BT TV to watch BT Sport on your TV (see TV Football and Digital TV Deals for more).

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Broadband & line rent, equiv £24/mth. Plus £25 vch*If you pay line rental upfront (pay monthly and it's equiv £26/mth)

  • Available to: 80% of UK
  • Speed: Up to 16MB
  • Download limit: 10GB
  • Traffic shaping: No
  • Contract length: 18 months
  • Deal requires line rental? Yes
  • Inclusive calls? Weekend
  • New line installation cost: Free

Until Tue 6 May, newbies who get BT Broadband Extra* via this BroadbandChoices link can bag a £25 Sainsbury’s voucher.

This is a good option if you want BT Sport, though you'll only be able to watch it via its app and online player - you need superfast AND BT TV to watch it on your telly (more in Digital TV Deals and Football on TV). Here's how it works:

  • Broadband. It's £6/mth for the first six months, then £12/mth for the next 12 on an 18mth contract. There's a £6.95 router delivery charge.

  • Line rental is compulsory. It's usually £15.99/mth. But if you pay upfront for 12 months, it’s £141, then £15.99/mth for the remaining six months.

  • £25 Sainsbury’s voucher. Warning. You need to claim the voucher, it's not auto-sent (details below).

Pay the line rental upfront, and all-in it works out at equivalent to £23.55/mth (pay monthly and it's equiv £26.40/mth). Plus you get the voucher on top.

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Fibre broadband & line rent, equiv £29/mth. Plus £50 vch*If you pay line rental upfront (pay monthly and it's equiv £31/mth)

  • Available to: 62% of UK
  • Speed: Up to 38MB
  • Download limit: Up to 40GB
  • Traffic shaping: No
  • Contract length: 18 months
  • Deal requires line rental? Yes
  • Inclusive calls? Weekend
  • New line installation cost: Free

Until Tue 6 May, newbies who get BT Infinity Extra* via this BroadbandChoices link can bag a £50 Sainsbury’s voucher.

This is a good option if you want BT Sport, though you'll only be able to watch it via its app and online player - you need superfast AND BT TV to watch it on your telly (more in Digital TV Deals and Football on TV). Here's how it works:

  • Broadband. It's £8/mth for the first six months, then £16/mth for the next 12 on an 18mth contract.

  • Line rental is compulsory. It's usually £15.99/mth. But if you pay upfront for 12 months, it’s £141, then £15.99/mth for the remaining six months.

  • £50 Sainsbury's voucher. Warning. You need to claim the voucher, it's not auto-sent (details below).

There's a £30 activation and £6.95 router delivery charge. Pay the line rental upfront, and it works out at equivalent to £28.55/mth, excluding calls (pay monthly and it's equiv £31.40/mth). Plus you get the voucher on top.

Want a more bespoke deal?

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