Unlimited Broadband

Get the Best Unlimited Broadband Plans

If you want to use the internet and stay connected for as long as you like without worrying about guzzling all of your data, an unlimited broadband package is the best option for you. Here we’ll discuss everything you need to know so you can get the best deal.

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Every single thing you do on the internet, whether stalking your ex on Facebook or playing World Of Warcraft, consumes data. Some things eat up megabytes, some things eat up gigabytes. It all depends on what you’re doing.

Some broadband packages limit how much you can use each month. This means you need to be cautious about how you use the internet. Unlimited packages let you do anything you like as much as you like – it helps to give you peace of mind. However, it’s important to make sure this option is right for you.

How to Know if Unlimited Internet is Right for You

Unlimited broadband is a great option for large families and those who use the internet heavily each day. However, if you’re only a light internet user who browses Twitter and sends emails, a cheaper package should do the trick. Here are some signs that could indicate an unlimited package is best for you:

  • You like to stream music using services like Spotify.
  • You download video games or play them online.
  • You watch Netflix, Now TV, and other TV streaming services.
  • You like to use catch up TV fairly regularly.
  • You have a large household and you all use the internet.

If a few of these sound familiar, then unlimited could be the best option for you. You’ll have a great experience with a fibre optic broadband package. You’ll be able to do what you want online, and won’t have to worry about any slow speeds impeding your experience.

Is unlimited really unlimited?

Some unlimited broadband providers will implement a traffic management policy, which involves slowing some online activities and prioritising others at times when usage in an area is particularly high. For example, slowing down file sharing and prioritising gaming. This is a way to ensure everybody gets a decent level of service. Importantly, traffic priority will be divided up (if at all) between types of task, not between users.

If a provider does implement any kind of traffic management, they will have a Fair Use policy, that dictates when it is used. For example, they set out how much you can download each month with unlimited broadband, before the provider can slow down your connection and potentially take other measures. Most people won’t have to worry about this at all. The limits are usually really high, and more than many people would use. Only if you stream and download intensively all the time is this something you should think about.

What unlimited packages are available?

Most providers offer unlimited broadband, so you’ll have lots of choice. Bear in mind that each provider’s definition of ‘unlimited’ will differ. This means that there are really two categories, ‘truly unlimited’ and ‘unlimited’.

  • Truly Unlimited Broadband – this type has no caps and no network wide traffic management. Your provider won’t ever slow down your connection, no matter how much you download. However, speeds can suffer when lots of people in the area use this connection at the same time. You can get a package like this with BT, Sky, and TalkTalk.
  • Unlimited Broadband – some providers will use traffic management at peak times to make sure speeds are more consistent. If you’re overloading the network, you could have a speed limit imposed on you. You can get packages like this from Post Office, Plusnet, and Virgin Media.

Bear in mind that every provider has its own policy on ‘unlimited’, so always read the small print. If you’re not sure, you can contact us!

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Switch Broadband Providers?

Switching providers is usually super easy. All you do is sign up online and the provider you’ve chosen will get in touch with your current provider and set the wheels in motion. 

Why Can’t I Get Fibre Optic Broadband?

This could be down to living in a rural area, a home in an awkward place, or something similar. Fibre optic broadband is rolling across the UK and available to around 90% at the moment.

How Long Does It Take To Switch Broadband?

Switching broadband providers can take around 10 working days. It could take up to a couple of weeks for fibre optic. Your chosen provider can give you more information on this.

Can I Keep My Email Address If I Switch?

Perhaps temporarily, but it depends on your past provider. We suggest getting an address from a free service like Gmail or Outlook so you don’t have to worry about this!