Best fibre broadband deals
By Jon Barrow
Best fibre broadband deals
Want superfast broadband but put off by the price? Our regularly updated round-up can help you find the best deal.
Superfast broadband can be hugely appealing, especially if you're a heavy downloader or share your connection with others in your house. However, it can be very pricey.
To help keep your costs down, we've trawled through all the available superfast broadband deals to find out which offer the best value.
In our round-up below we've listed three of the best cheap broadband deals you can buy. The options are quite different but should help you find a great value package.
But don't just think about cost. Read our best broadband providers guide to see which companies received the highest customer ratings in our latest satisfaction survey.Package and price information is correct as of 15 February 2017
CHEAPEST DEALS #1: 'Simple, guaranteed prices'
TalkTalk Faster Fibre - 24 month contract
- Total cost over the 24 month contract: £648
- Effective monthly cost: £27
TalkTalk's prices change according to the length of your contract - this option commits you for a lengthy two year period, so won't appeal to everyone, but the price on offer is very appealing. You can drop the contract length to 12 or 18 months but this will see the cost per month increase.
The £27 a month fee covers everything - there's no set up cost or charge to send out a router - and prices are guaranteed to stay the same for the length of the contract. You don't get an inclusive call allowance (other than free calls to other TalkTalk customers) so you will either have to pay for any calls you make or add one of TalkTalk's 'Calling Boosts' such as unlimited calls to landlines and mobiles at any time (currently £5 per month). But handily, these boosts are flexible so you can add or remove them at any time.
And all deals come with a free mobile Sim card that you can use in an existing phone and which gives you 500MB data, unlimited texts, and 200 UK minutes for free each month. The Sim is on a flexible 30 day contract so you can cancel it whenever you want.
TalkTalk broadband review – see how TalkTalk did in our latest customer satisfaction survey.
CHEAPEST DEALS #2: 'Very low month charges but upfront costs'
BT Unlimited Infinity 1 - line rental saver option (offer ends 23 February)
- Total cost over 12 month contract: £391.87
- Total cost factoring in £100 reward: £291.87
- Effective monthly cost incorporating reward: £24.32
This promotional option from BT only lasts till midnight on 23 February so if you decide to go for it then don't hang around. It's potentially very good value but it does require a bit of effort to get the £24.32 effective price (the TalkTalk deal is a far simpler proposition).
BT's package normally costs £29.49 per month of which £10.50 is for the broadband part of the deal and £18.99 is for line rental. However if you can pay all the line rental in one go (£205.88) then the effective cost over the contract drops slightly to £17.16 per month. Add on a £59.99 one-off activation and delivery fee and you're left with a total cost of £391.87 (or effectively £32.66 per month).
That price isn't that attractive but BT is currently offering new customers a £100 BT Reward Card that you can spend in most shops that display the MasterCard logo. If you factor that in to the price then the cost drops to £291.87 or effectively £24.32 - a great deal.
In return you get speeds of up to 52Mbp (faster than the deals from TalkTalk or Vodafone), free calls to UK landlines at weekends and free access to five million BT wi-fi hotspots.
BT broadband review – see how BT did in our latest customer satisfaction survey.
CHEAPEST DEALS #3: 'Vodafone mobile customers only'
Vodafone Unlimited Fibre 38
- Total cost over 18 month contract: £463
- Effective monthly cost: £25.72
The standard cost of this Vodafone broadband package - £26 per month plus a £49 one-off fee (giving an effective monthly cost of £28.72) - is pretty good value. But the £3 discount available to Vodafone mobile customers brings the effective cost down to £25.72 per month, making it even more appealing.
In return you get speeds of up to 38Mbps though you don't get any inclusive calls so will either have to pay as you go or add a calling package (prices start at £4 per month for free evening and weekend calls to UK landlines).
Vodafone broadband review – see how Vodafone did in our latest customer satisfaction survey.
Haggle to get the best broadband deal
If you're happy with your existing provider, you don't have to switch to get a better deal. A recent Which? investigation found it's easy to save money by simply phoning your current provider and asking for a better deal.
Simply follow our expert haggling tips and use the prices outlined above to show the better deals available with other companies.