How to get Cheap Broadband Deals
The best way to find a broadband deal that’s cheap enough for you is to compare your options as effectively as possible. Usually, using a comparison tool to input your requirements and then weighing up the pros and cons is the most effective way to do this. The very cheapest deals tend to be simple, stripped back plans without too many features, often offered by dedicated ‘budget’ providers.
The Cheapest Broadband Providers
There are several options for low cost internet out there including a handful of great providers who specialise in offering cost effective deals for those on a budget. For example:
TalkTalk – offers low cost broadband, superfast fibre, and low cost YouView TV. You can even add Sky channels for a cheap fee.
Plusnet – offers affordable standard and fibre packages, as well as UK based customer support.
Post Office – a good budget broadband provider. You can pay your bill over the counter if you want to.
Make a Note of the Real Cost
Bear in mind that many broadband tariffs will be advertised at a certain cost, only for it to increase when the various compulsory charges are added up. By using our service, you’ll know exactly what you’ll be expected to pay each month. You need to be sure that an offer is as good value for money as it looks at a glance!
If it looks like you have been overpaying for your energy supply, then you are entitled to a refund for the amount that they have overcharged you by. If you need any assistance in receiving this refund or for lodging a complaint then you should contact Citizens Advice or the Energy Ombudsman. These bodies will advise you on what action you should take. However we strongly advise that your first step should be to contact your supplier directly.
Is a budget broadband package the best option for me?
It depends on how you use the internet. If you live on your own and only use the internet every now and again, a cheap option is fine. However, if you live in a house full of people who like to use the internet, a budget package probably won’t be enough. Your package should allow you to do what you want to do.
Make sure you think about how you plan on using the internet first, and then select a package that best suits your needs. Here are some questions you can ask that will help you to make your decision:
- Will a lot of people be using the internet?
- Do I want extra features, such as TV?
- Will I be streaming TV?
- Will I be playing/downloading games?
- Do I use the home phone much?
If you answered no to the majority, you could benefit from going cheap.