The best broadband freebies and incentives
If you’re on the hunt for a new broadband package take a look at the incentives and freebies on offer right now that can sweeten the deal.
Searching for a new broadband deal can be a challenge, but comparison sites like broadbandchoices.co.uk can make the whole process a lot easier.
You can compare packages by contract length, provider, usage, broadband speed, upfront cost, monthly cost or even the total first-year cost.
With all this information to hand you can easily pinpoint the best deal for your needs, which leaves you time to judge the value of any incentives or freebies.
Behind the gimmicks are some useful promotions that could be a deal-clincher when deciding which package to go for. At the moment there are plenty of sweeteners knocking about.
Here’s a round-up of the best incentives and freebies on offer with each of the main broadband providers right now.
Sky is offering a £100 Prepaid MasterCard for new Sky TV customers, until 3rd April.
Unlike other freebies you won’t be restricted to one retailer as you can spend the £100 anywhere MasterCard is accepted.
The cheapest Sky TV package included in the deal is The Original + Broadband Lite + Talk Weekends, which is available on a 12-month contract.
It comes with broadband speeds of up to 16MB, a 2GB usage allowance, free weekend calls and 307 channels. All this will set you back £36.90 a month including line rental.
At the moment broadbandchoices has an exclusive 'half price for the first six months' offer on BT’s Unlimited Infinity 1 packages, which means you can put the super-fast connection to the test with uncapped usage.
The cheapest unlimited fibre BT deal comes in the shape of the Unlimited Infinity 1 + Weekend Calls package, which is available on an 18-month contract.
It comes with truly unlimited usage, speeds of up to 38MB and free weekend calls. With line rental this will set you back £27.49 a month for the first six months and £38.99 a month thereafter.
Talk Talk is promoting its TV packages with a three-month free subscription to Picture Box Films (worth £5 a month) as well as a £50 Love2Shop voucher.
Both Essentials TV and Plus TV are available on an 18-month contract and get you access to truly unlimited broadband with speeds of up to 16MB. You also get a free YouView box thrown in with both deals.
The cheapest option is Essentials TV, which with line rental will set you back £21.95 a month for the first six months, then £24.45 thereafter.
The Premier Collection comes with superfast fibre optic broadband with speeds of up to 100MB, unlimited usage, over 230 channels and free weekend calls on an 18-month contract. It’s available for £26 a month for 12 months with the half-price offer, but including line rental you’ll pay £41.99 a month.
While the VIP Collection offers fibre optic broadband speeds of up to 152MB, unlimited usage, over 260 channels and free anytime calls on an 18-month contract. This deal is available for £52.22 a month with the half price offer, but with line rental it will set you back £68.21 a month.
Primus is offering a £20 credit on its broadband and phone packages.
Both promotions are running until 31st March.
Primus is one of a handful of providers that offers truly unlimited usage, which means there are no caps on downloads.
The cheapest deal using the offers is the Primus Saver Broadband + Phone, which is available on an 18-month contract for £16.90 a month including line rental. It offers truly unlimited broadband with speeds of up to 16MB and free evening and weekend calls.
EE’s regular broadband offers speeds of up to 17MB and its fibre deals offers speeds of up to 76MB. But its unlimited usage is subject to caps.
The cheapest deal you can get with this offer is the Unlimited Broadband & Weekend Calls (EE/T-Mobile/Orange mobile customers only), which is available on a 12-month contract and comes with unlimited broadband with speeds of up to 17MB and free weekend calls for £17.40 a month including line rental.
Choosing a deal
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