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How to cancel a Post Office broadband contract

Post Office broadband: How to cancel your contract

Switching broadband providers regularly is a good way to save money on your internet bills. Whether you’re moving house, are dissatisfied with the service, or just want a change, it is simple to cancel your broadband contract. How do you cancel and what might it cost to cancel your Post Office broadband contract?

When does my contract end and when should I cancel?

Cancelling your broadband is easy, but it may come at a cost. Make sure you check the terms of your current contract before you opt to cancel. Most broadband providers will have a minimum contract length and if you cancel during that period you will have to pay a cancellation fee. The cost of this fee will depend on how much time you had left on your contract. If you are out of contract then there will be no cancellation fee and, if you have chosen a new provider, switching will be done for you at no extra cost. To check your contract, find the paperwork that was given to you when you signed the contract, bills may also tell you the contract length. If you cannot find any paperwork then you can contact the Post Office and give them your details, then they will give you your contract details.

How do I cancel Post Office broadband?

Post Office broadband contracts generally run for a fixed term of 12 or 18 months, which then automatically convert to rolling monthly contracts. Unless you are cancelling because you no longer require internet, make sure you have found a new internet service provider to switch to before you cancel your Post Office contract – it will make switching much easier.

Cancelling Post Office broadband is easy. When you decide to cancel, all you need to do is call 0345 600 3210 8am to 8pm, Monday to Saturday, and 9am to 6pm, Sundays. Bear in mind that you need to give 15 days’ notice before cancelling your broadband.

Cancellation Fees

There are no cancellation fees if you cancel your Post Office broadband outside of the fixed-term contract length. However, if you wish to cancel your contract early then you may face early termination charges. The exact charge will depend on what contract you are under and the length of time remaining on your contract. There are a few ways in which you can cancel your broadband without a cancellation fee, even if you are within the minimum contract length:

  • You can cancel your contract within 14 days of signing up during the ‘cooling off’ period.
  • If your provider raises your monthly bill by more than inflation rises, then you can cancel without penalty within 30 days of the price change notification.
  • If you believe your provider has breached the contract and hasn’t solved your issues, then you may be able to cancel without penalty.

There are no cancellation fees if you cancel your Post Office broadband outside of the fixed-term contract length. However, if you wish to cancel your contract early then you may face early termination charges. The exact charge will depend on what contract you are under and the length of time remaining on your contract. There are a few ways in which you can cancel your broadband without a cancellation fee, even if you are within the minimum contract length:

Finding a New Broadband Provider

If you wish to cancel your broadband contract, but still need internet, make sure you have sought out a new broadband provider. Finding a new broadband provider is easy – simply use our postcode checker to find the best broadband deals in your area. We will provide you with the most suitable broadband for your area, so you can pick the right deal for you.

FAQs:

Can I cancel my Post Office Broadband if it’s too slow?

If you’re unhappy with your broadband speed, then you can take action to improve it. You may feel that you have paid for faster broadband speeds but still be getting bad internet at certain times. If you think that your broadband is too slow then here are the steps that you should take:

  1. You can cancel your contract within 14 days of signing up during the ‘cooling off’ period.
  2. If your provider raises your monthly bill by more than inflation rises, then you can cancel without penalty within 30 days of the price change notification.
  3. If you believe your provider has breached the contract and hasn’t solved your issues, then you may be able to cancel without penalty.

Once you have followed this step-by-step process and you still aren’t satisfied, you may have grounds to complain or cancel your contract. Follow the standard complaints procedure and if nothing improves then you have the right to cancel your contract without a penalty and switch provider.

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