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Broadband with Free Installation

If you’re looking for a new broadband deal, you’ll come across installation fees. But not all packages come with these additional costs, so why pay charges you don’t need to?

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Broadband with Free Installation
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Rated 4.9 / 5 on Google*

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Offers from over 15 providers

Offers from over 15 providers

Broadband Deals with Free Installation

Post Office Broadband

Unlimited Broadband

12 month contract + Phone

11Mb / second

Average speed

Unlimited

Usage

£17.00 / month

£0 upfront fees

Community Fibre Broadband

SuperFast

24 month contract Fibre

50Mb / second

Average speed

Unlimited

Usage

£17.50 / month

£0 upfront fees

Hyperoptic Broadband

30Mb Fibre Connection - Broadband Only

12 month contract Fibre + Phone

30Mb / second

Average speed

Unlimited

Usage

£17.99 / month

£9.99 upfront fees

Direct Save Broadband

Unlimited Broadband

12 month contract + Phone

11Mb / second

Average speed

Unlimited

Usage

£18.95 / month

£0 upfront fees

Plusnet Broadband

Unlimited Broadband

18 month contract + Phone
£60 Plusnet Prepaid Mastercard®

10Mb / second

Average speed

Unlimited

Usage

£18.99 / month

£0 upfront fees

Onestream Broadband

Jetstream Fibre Max Unlimited Broadband

18 month contract Fibre + Phone

45Mb / second

Average speed

Unlimited

Usage

£18.99 / month

£7.99 upfront fees

Hyperoptic Broadband

30Mb Fibre Connection - Broadband & Phone

12 month contract Fibre + Phone

30Mb / second

Average speed

Unlimited

Usage

£19.99 / month

£9.99 upfront fees

Onestream Broadband

Jetstream Fibre Unlimited Broadband

18 month contract Fibre + Phone

17Mb / second

Average speed

Unlimited

Usage

£19.99 / month

£7.99 upfront fees

Onestream Broadband

Xstream Superfibre Unlimited Broadband

18 month contract Fibre + Phone

67Mb / second

Average speed

Unlimited

Usage

£19.99 / month

£7.99 upfront fees

John Lewis Broadband

Unlimited Broadband & Evening and Weekend Calls

12 month contract + Phone

10Mb / second

Average speed

Unlimited

Usage

£20.00 / month

£0 upfront fees

John Lewis Broadband

Unlimited Broadband plus Evening and Weekend Calls.

12 month contract + Phone

10Mb / second

Average speed

Unlimited

Usage

£20.00 / month

£0 upfront fees

Community Fibre Broadband

UltraFast

24 month contract Fibre
£50 Amazon Voucher

150Mb / second

Average speed

Unlimited

Usage

£20.00 / month

£0 upfront fees

Origin Broadband

Origin Fibre

18 month contract Fibre

18Mb / second

Average speed

Unlimited

Usage

£20.99 / month

£0 upfront fees

TalkTalk Broadband

Fibre 35

18 month contract Fibre + Phone
£75 voucher

38Mb / second

Average speed

Unlimited

Usage

£21.00 / month

£0 upfront fees

Shell Energy Broadband

Fast Broadband

18 month contract + Phone

11Mb / second

Average speed

Unlimited

Usage

£21.99 / month

£0 upfront fees

Hyperoptic Broadband

50Mb Fibre Connection - Broadband Only

12 month contract Fibre

50Mb / second

Average speed

Unlimited

Usage

£22.00 / month

£29 upfront fees

Community Fibre Broadband

Superfast

12 month contract Fibre

50Mb / second

Average speed

Unlimited

Usage

£22.00 / month

£0 upfront fees

Vodafone Broadband

Superfast 1

24 month contract Fibre + Phone

35Mb / second

Average speed

Unlimited

Usage

£22.00 / month

£0 upfront fees

TalkTalk Broadband

Fast Broadband

24 month contract + Phone

11Mb / second

Average speed

Unlimited

Usage

£22.95 / month

£9.95 upfront fees

Plusnet Broadband

Unlimited Fibre

18 month contract Fibre + Phone
£60 Plusnet Prepaid Mastercard®

36Mb / second

Average speed

Unlimited

Usage

£22.99 / month

£0 upfront fees

TalkTalk Broadband

Fibre 65

18 month contract Fibre + Phone
£100 Voucher!

67Mb / second

Average speed

Unlimited

Usage

£23.00 / month

£0 upfront fees

EE Broadband

Unlimited Fibre Broadband without landline

18 month contract Fibre

36Mb / second

Average speed

Unlimited

Usage

£23.00 / month

£0 upfront fees

TalkTalk Broadband

Fibre 35

24 month contract Fibre + Phone

38Mb / second

Average speed

Unlimited

Usage

£23.50 / month

£0 upfront fees

Origin Broadband

Superfast Fibre Booster

18 month contract Fibre

36Mb / second

Average speed

Unlimited

Usage

£20.99 / month for 3 months

Then £23.99 / month

Do I have to pay installation fees for broadband?

On top of the cost of your broadband contract itself, some providers charge installation or setup fees. Setup fees tend to refer to three stages:

  1. The hardware cost, which is the cost of the broadband router.
  2. The delivery cost.
  3. The activation costs, which is the charge of having an engineer come out to install your broadband for you.

Some broadband providers will include all three aspects as their setup costs, others maybe just delivery, and some may offer free installation altogether. When you run your broadband comparison, you can filter results by setup costs.

At times, providers will offer the router for free on condition you return it at the end of your contract, so make sure you don’t throw it out else you could end up paying additional charges!  

Which providers offer broadband with free installation?

All of the major players – like BT, Virgin, Sky Broadband, TalkTalk and the rest of the household names – tend to offer free installation with their broadband packages. Origin Broadband and Shell Energy Broadband, who are perhaps less familiar, also do. NOW Broadband only charge delivery fees with many of their packages.  

It’s worth knowing however, that not all packages come with free installation and you may also find that certain providers only offer it in promotional periods. So, here’s our advice: while it’s tempting to avoid paying installation fees if you don’t need to, consider the package as a whole. Look at the contract term, connectivity speed and total contract cost, because you could well find a package which does charge installation fees that actually offers you a better broadband deal overall. When you compare broadband deals with us, you can sort results by the total cost.

Can I get fibre optic broadband with free installation?

Yes, you can, but you may just find that your options are slightly more limited. ADSL broadband is still the most commonly available in the UK as it works through the copper wires of your phone line, so you’ll often find the most competitive deals for this type (though at the expense of such rapid speeds for all that content streaming!). If your heart is set on fibre optic, you can select this as a filter when you compare broadband deals and then sort results by those with free installation.

Is landline installation free for broadband?

Normally, you need a phone line in order to have access to broadband.  Yet with many of us now solely using mobile phones, having a landline installed isn’t necessarily the first thing we think about when we move to a new property. New builds, or indeed very old buildings, may therefore need a line installed; you could also find this is the case if you want two broadband connections in your home.

In most cases, having a phone line installed will cost you; this could be anywhere from £20 to £80, though it does of course depend on your chosen broadband package. Some postcodes will warrant free landline installation, but you’ll need to confirm this individually with your chosen provider.  

Can I install broadband for free myself?

If you already have a phone line installed, you may well be able to set up your new router yourself. Each provider will have their own set of guidance but, on the whole, it should be a fairly streamlined process.

You’ll receive your router in the post before your contract starts. On the activation day, you simply need to connect your router to what’s called the master phone socket and plug in your router. As your router warms up, there could be a small waiting period as it comes online, although times will be particular to your chosen provider. Once it’s connected, you’re good to go!

Where can I find broadband with free installation deals?

Right here with us at usave! Just pop in your postcode and we’ll show you broadband deals in your area. Once you’ve decided whether you also want a phone and TV deal included in your package, you can filter your results by setup charges. Here, you’ll be able to see which packages have £0 upfront costs and free installation.

If you see a deal that catches your fancy, then you click to expand it for further details. Here you’ll see a breakdown of setup costs. Sometimes you may just need to pay for delivery, so it’s worth considering moderate setup costs too if overall you’ll get a better broadband deal.

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Last reviewed: 06 October 2020

Next review: 06 November 2020