The best broadband freebies and incentives
If you want to save money on your broadband, landline and TV, then these five current bargain bundles are for you.
The past few months have seen some amazing special offers being launched by providers looking to win over new broadband customers. Since the spring, new deals, discounts and incentives have been arriving every week as providers look to improve their market share.
Recently, we've seen some incredible deals, such as half-price broadband for nine months and broadband for under £2 a month. However, special offers keep coming thick and fast, so we've rounded up five of the latest deals for you to pick and choose from.
Bargain broadband deals
Although switching broadband providers may seem a pain, it has become a great deal easier in recent years. Indeed, I've switched suppliers a couple of times since 2010 and it's been a breeze. What's more, grabbing a cheaper broadband, phone and TV bundle can save you a fortune – especially if you're paying upwards of £20 a month for an outdated, overpriced package.
To help you to bash your bills, here are five of the tastiest and most tempting offers launched this month:
- Exclusive, market-leading deal: 12 months half-price broadband, plus £25 cashback
- 12 months of half-price broadband (up to 16Mb)
- From only £2.99 a month for 12 months (in low-cost areas) and £5.99 a month thereafter
- Monthly line rental is £14.50 (BT charges £15.45)
- Unlimited overnight usage; 10GB monthly download limit in daytime
- Free weekend calls to UK landlines and 0870/0845 numbers (for calls up to an hour; hang up and redial to avoid charges)
- Free wireless router (worth £40) (£5.99 P&P) and free activation
- Order online today and get £25 cashback
- Offer open to new Plusnet customers signing a 12-month contract
- Offer ends Tuesday 13th August
Comment: With high-speed broadband for under £3 a month for a whole year, monthly line rental 95p a month cheaper than BT and £25 cashback, this is a cracking deal for bargain hunters.
- Order online and get Sky’s Sports Bundle half-price for six months, plus a free £25 M&S e-voucher
- £21.75 a month for six months, then £43.50 for a further six months, then £51 a month
- Monthly line rental is £14.50
- Get Sky TV including all six Sky Sports channels, Sky Atlantic, Sky1, etc.
- Unlimited Sky broadband free for a year
- Inclusive weekend calls to UK landlines and 0870 numbers (for calls up to an hour; hang up and redial to avoid charges)
- Includes free Sky+ box and Sky hub and free standard installation
- Includes free Sky Go and inclusive and unlimited internet when you’re out and about from Sky WiFi
- Offer open to new Sky TV customers signing a 12-month contract
- Offer starts today (Friday 26th July) and ends on midnight 1st August
Comment: If you're keen on sports, then this is definitely the package for you -- and you'll save a pretty penny during this one-year contract.
3. BT TV Essential with Infinity 1: includes BT Sport, free HD for a year and free £60 Sainsbury’s gift card
- BT YouView Essential with Infinity 1, plus a free £60 Sainsbury’s gift card, with BT Sport included on TV and via app and online player
- £20 a month for 12 months
- Free HD for a year if you order before Thursday 1st August
- Free YouView box (worth £299) with seven-day catch-up and on-demand access; pause, rewind and record live TV
- Up to 38Mb superfast broadband with 40GB usage limit
- Free weekend calls to UK landlines and 0845/0870 numbers (for calls up to an hour; hang up and redial to avoid charges)
- Free connection and latest wireless BT Home Hub 4 included (£6.95 P&P)
- Free BT Smart Talk app: use your smartphone’s wi-fi connection to save money on calls to 0800, 0845 and 0870 numbers and calls from abroad to UK landlines by using your BT home calling plan
- £49 standard installation cost applies
- Introductory offer open to new BT TV customers signing a 12-month contract
- This bargain offer ends on Tuesday 31st July
Comment: Lightning-fast internet, Premier League and other football on BT Sport and free HD – all for just £20 a month – make this a mouth-watering offer for footie fans.
- Order by Tuesday 31st July to get half-price broadband, phone & TV for 12 months
- Up to 60Mb broadband with unlimited downloads
- Includes Virgin TV Anywhere and Virgin Media Super Hub
- £24 a month for the first 12 months, then £48 a month (plus monthly line rental of £14.99)
- Free weekend calls to UK landlines, Virgin Mobile and 0870 numbers (for calls up to an hour; hang up and redial to avoid charges)
- Includes free installation (worth £49.95) and free 500GB TiVo box with 200+ channels including 34 in HD
- Offer open to new customers purchasing online and signing an 18-month contract
- Offer ends Tuesday 31st July
Comment: Fibre-optic broadband for broadband and the best on-demand TV around – all for just £24 a month – add up to a great deal from Sir Richard Branson.
- Broadband and home phone for £2 per month for 12 months, then £6 per month (plus monthly line rental of £14.90)
- Unlimited download limit
- Free evening and weekend calls to UK landlines and 0845/0870 numbers (for calls up to an hour; hang up and redial to avoid charges)
- Keep your existing landline number
- Includes free connection
- Earn Tesco Clubcard points on every bill
- Offer open to new Tesco Broadband customers signing a 12-month contract
- This special offer has been extended to Monday 30th September
- Quote this promotional code: 4OFF
Comment: Where else but Tesco would you find broadband for a mere £2 a month? Line rental is 55p a month cheaper than BT and you earn Clubcard points, too.
In summary, I'd be happy to sign up to any of these five deals, especially the bumper bundles that bring together broadband, landline and TV all in one low-cost package. With the broadband price war being fought fiercely, one of these five special offers is sure to be right for you!
This article is regularly updated with the latest deals