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50Mb Fibre Connection - Broadband Only
50Mb / second
£22.00 / month
£29 upfront fees
Unlimited Fibre Broadband without landline
36Mb / second
£25.00 / month
£0 upfront fees
Superfast Unlimited Fibre
75Mb / second
£25 / month for 6 months
Then £42.00 / month
Full Fibre 500
500Mb / second
£55.99 / month
£29.99 upfront fees
Full Fibre 900
900Mb / second
£62.99 / month
£29.99 upfront fees
Can I get broadband without a phone line?
Should I get broadband without a phone line?
Is broadband without line rental cheaper?
What are my options for broadband without a landline?
Virgin Media are currently the only widely available broadband provider in the UK offering high-speed internet without a landline. This is because Virgin Media uses its own network of fibre optic cables to deliver internet to your home, compared to the majority of other providers who use BT’s Openreach network of copper wires.
As well as Virgin Media, a few smaller providers also use their own fibre to the premises (FTTP) networks, meaning there’s no need to pay for a landline with your broadband subscription. However, these companies such as Hyperoptic only operate in limited areas, so depending on where you live, this may not be an option for you.
Using 3G, 4G or 5G signals, mobile broadband is a viable alternative to fixed line broadband and doesn’t require you to have a landline. It works by inserting a USB dongle into your device which then allows you to connect to the internet via a 4G/5G signal.
With a 4G internet connection, you’ll get average speeds of around 21Mbps, so you’d be better off with a fibre optic broadband connection if it’s speed that you’re after. However, 5G can support speeds up to a massive 300Mbps, faster than many fixed-line connections.
You should be aware, however, that mobile broadband is often more expensive than fixed broadband. Average speeds are also less reliable with a mobile broadband connection due to interruption from other signals.
Also known as hotspotting, tethering is when you use your mobile phone to share its 3G, 4G or 5G signal with another device, such as your computer. It’s similar to mobile broadband, but the service is provided by a mobile provider such as EE or Three. However, tethering should only be considered as a short-term option for broadband without a landline, as mobile data costs considerably more and you’re much less likely to find unlimited deals.
Another alternative to fixed line broadband, satellite broadband requires you to have a satellite dish installed outside your home. While satellite internet is usually more expensive than fixed-line, and they usually come with download limits, it can be a good option if you live in an area with no access to high-speed fibre optic lines.
Last reviewed: 30 April 2021
Next review: 30 May 2021