Unlimited Broadband (12 month contract)
You might think a company that offers services as diverse as mobile phone contracts, gas and electricity, as well as phone and broadband might struggle to be the best broadband provider. But Utility Warehouse has been recommended before. Find out how its customers rate it in our latest survey.
Below you’ll find a range of information about Utility Warehouse broadband. Which? Members can also read our full review, including:
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Which? Recommended Providers are the cream of the crop, and the accolade is only given to broadband companies that achieve a customer score of 70% or above.
That's not all. We know that price is important, so companies can only be Recommended Providers if they charge a reasonable price for their services. If they charge too much they're not eligible, whatever score they receive in the survey.
Utility Warehouse has three types of router customers can choose from: ‘value router’, which is a Technicolor TG588N; ‘premium router’, which is a Technicolor DWA0120; and ‘super router’, which is a Technicolor DGA2231. The routers have progressively better capabilities, depending on what level you choose.
Unusually, Utility Warehouse employs a rental model for its routers. The value router has no monthly charge, whereas the premium router has a monthly rental charge of £1, or £2 for the super router. They all have a one-off £5.99 postage and packaging fee.
Utility Warehouse offers only combined broadband and phone packages, so you can't take a broadband-only deal and stick with your existing home phone provider.
The company has the standard choice of broadband deals, with a standard-speed package and two fibre ones. All include unlimited data and there's no minimum contract for standard-speed broadband, as long as you don't accept a free router from Utility Warehouse or get a new line installed (although there is a £10 disconnection fee). Minimum contracts are 18 months for fibre.
The company also offers energy and mobile deals, as well as home insurance and boiler cover. Discounts are available if you take out more than one service, and it passes on further savings if you use its Cashback card.
Utility Warehouse offers standard broadband (average speed of 11Mbps) and fibre (average speed of 35Mbps with ‘Ultra Fibre' or average speed of 63Mbps with ‘Ultra+ Fibre'). Customers in certain locations can opt for Utility Warehouse's ultrafast broadband deals - 'Full Fibre 100' (average speed of 100Mbps) and 'Full Fibre 300' (average speed of 300Mbps).