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Known for their TV and video on demand services under the NOW TV brand, NOW Broadband adds internet service provision to their range.
You can bundle these affordable broadband connections with entertainment passes, giving you access to content from the biggest matches to the most buzz-worthy TV shows, with the reliable and zippy internet to comfortably stream it all. And don’t worry if you change your mind. All of NOW's broadband deals and entertainment passes are sold on a rolling, 30-day basis, so you’re not tied into anything for more than a month. But you can save money up front by committing to a 12-month deal, and still access NOW TV’s streaming pick-and-mix.
NOW Broadband key features
- Offers competitive prices on enviable broadband, TV and phone bundles
- No-contract broadband allows you to cancel any time
- 12-month contracts also available to customers looking for something more secure
- Standard ADSL and Superfast fibre optic broadband available
- Great TV packages available, including access to Sky Atlantic, Sky Cinema, Sky Sports and more.
- On-demand content available to stream on TV, computers, smartphones, consoles, tablets and more.
NOW Broadband packages
NOW Broadband offers three great packages; Brilliant Broadband, Fab Fibre and Super Fibre, each are available both as 12-month contracts or on NOW’s flagship rolling one-month ‘contracts’. You get line rental included in the price, with pay-as-you-go phone use as standard. For a small monthly fee you can add unlimited evening and weekend or anytime calls.
As with any broadband package, the higher the speed the higher the cost. But be sure to only go for the deal that suits your needs, so you’re not paying unnecessarily high costs.
You should also note that the average speeds are just that, and so it might not reflect the real speed you get. Compare broadband deals in your area now to check availbaility where you live.
Thankfully NOW subscribes to Ofcom’s Voluntary Code of Practice, meaning if NOW can’t meet their guaranteed minimum speed within 30 days, you can cancel your contract without incurring fees.
- Brilliant Broadband: 11Mbps average speed. NOW’s standard ADSL broadband option uses copper cables to supply your property with connection. It’s the slowest type of broadband available, but it’s fine if you only want to surf the web and stream the occasional video.
- Fab Fibre: 36Mbps average speed. This is aimed at online gamers and frequent video streamers who need constant access to high speed internet. It’s important to remember that, although it’s faster and more reliable than ADSL, you might not have access to the full 36Mbps.
- Super Fibre: 63Mbps average speed. The fastest available option with NOW Broadband, this is aimed at larger homes where several users need to be streaming, downloading or gaming simultaneously.
You’ll want to choose a fibre connection if you’re bundling NOW TV services with your broadband, so you have adequate download speeds for seamless and unbuffered streaming.
But all NOW Broadband packages come with unlimited downloads, meaning you’ll never have to curb your streaming or gaming or face additional fees for exceeding a data allowance.
NOW Broadband 30-day rolling contracts
NOW Broadband’s flagship 30-day rolling contracts are perfect for customers that require a little more flexibility than a 12-month contract. With a rolling contract you just pay each month that you want to use it, and you can stop any time, which is ideal if you’re living in your current address for a short period and don’t need to take the contract with you.
You can bundle in your NOW Broadband with monthly and daily NOW TV passes, that offer a similar level of flexibility, but with access to Sky channels.
Unsurprisingly, the trade-off for the flexibility is the price. A rolling broadband deal will mean more expensive setup charges, and the monthly cost will be slightly more too. You must also make sure to actively cancel the subscription when you need to, otherwise you might be stuck with unnecessary extra costs.
NOW Broadband speeds in your area
Broadband speeds differ depending on the infrastructure laid out in your area. Typically, people in urban areas have access to faster internet speeds, but not always. Use our postcode checker to see what kind of speeds you can expect to get from NOW Broadband.
NOW Phone Deals
All NOW Broadband packages come with line rental for a landline. Don’t worry about being hit with hidden fees for this service, however: under Advertising Standard Authority regulations, broadband providers like NOW have to include the line rental cost in the quoted price of your broadband package.
You can buy calls on a pay as you go basis or opt or free evening and weekend calls for £4 per month, or free anytime calls for £8 a month. But NOW is usually running a promotion that waives the cost of landline services. Opt for the free anytime calls and pay nothing on top of your broadband.
Perks and Fees
Will I have to pay for installation?
While you won’t have to pay to have a broadband line installed, you may need to pay an upfront ‘delivery fee’ at the beginning of your service. This will be a one-off payment of £60, for broadband packages bought on a monthly, rolling basis. There’s no setup fee for broadband contracts bought on a 12-month contract.
Will I have to pay for phone rental?
You will have to pay for line rental, but the cost is included in the sum quoted for your broadband package.
Alternatives to NOW Broadband
If NOW broadband isn't for you, there are a range of other providers that might be:
- Virgin Media
- Shell Energy
- John Lewis
- Post Office
Does NOW Broadband include line rental?
Yes – all NOW Broadband packages include line rental as standard. For an additional cost, though, you can upgrade your phone deal to include evening and weekend or Anytime packages.
Is Netflix free with NOW Broadband?
No. If you’re interested in additional TV extras, you’ll have to get a TV and Broadband Bundle.