Finding the best broadband with line rental
To find the best phone and broadband deals for you, it’s important to know where to start. Most people will compare deals based solely on price. Sure, you want to find the cheapest deal, but you also need a bundle that satisfies your needs. So, start things off by looking at what you need from your broadband and phone bundle. Take a look at each service, and figure out what things are a must-have for you.
Firstly, let’s take a look at what you should think about when looking for a good broadband package:
Speed: Your internet speed can be very important if you do a lot of things online. Perhaps you stream live TV or download movies a lot? In this case, you’ll need the fastest broadband there is, which is fibre optic broadband in the UK. If you have a very limited internet usage, then you can probably make do with a standard broadband speed instead.
Every time you connect to the internet, you’re using up data. If you’re an avid downloader/streamer, you’re going to use up loads of data, fast. In which case, you should be getting a package that has unlimited data
If you love TV and want a service that includes loads of satellite subscription channels, then you may want to consider bundling your TV with your broadband. It can save a lot of money, and most of the big companies like Sky Broadband
, Virgin Media
, and BT
all offer TV bundles.
Look for the best home phone plan
Once you’ve figured out what you want from your broadband, it’s time to look at your home phone plan. Generally speaking, pretty much every broadband package comes with standard line rental. However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t additional things you should look for in a home phone plan:
Inclusive Calls: If you find everyone in your house is always using the home phone to chat away, then you can benefit from adding inclusive calls to your home phone plan. But, if phone usage is rare, you can save money by just sticking with basic line rental or getting evening and weekend calls instead.
Call Charges: It’s important that you check how much a provider charges you for making calls with your home phone. Often, they sneak in call charges in the small print, meaning you don’t notice them until it’s too late.
Extras:There are many extras you can add to home phone plans these days. Popular ones include inclusive calls to mobile phones and cheap overseas calls. Sure, extras will cost extra, but they’re worth it if you really need them.
Who offers broadband and phone packages?
In truth, almost every provider will have a host of great broadband and phone deals for you to choose from. Perhaps the biggest of the bunch are Virgin Media
, Sky Broadband
, BT Broadband
, and Plusnet
. These companies tend to have the best variety of phone and broadband deals, but don't be put off by smaller providers you might not have heard of.
Can I keep the same phone number if I switch providers?
Yes, but only if you’re staying in the same house as before. If you’re switching providers and moving to a different house, you might not be able to keep your number. Especially if you’ve moved far away and will need a different area code.
Can I have a second phone line installed?
You can get a second phone line installed, but it will cost you extra money. The exact price will depend on your provider, so you should contact them and find out the specifics. Getting a second phone line is a great idea if you’re splitting your property into separate flats or want a dedicated business line coming into a home office.
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Last reviewed: 19 January 2021
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