Tesco Mobile offers free broadband for a year


Updated on 25 September 2012 | 4 Comments

The supermarket giant is giving free broadband for 12 months to its mobile phone customers.

Tesco Mobile is to offer all of its customers free broadband for a full year.

The supermarket giant's mobile network has 3.2 million customers, across pay monthly, pay-as-you-go and SIM-only deals. And all of them will be offered unlimited broadband for a year.

While the broadband won’t cost you a penny, there is £13.75 a month line rental to pay. However, at £165 for a full year’s access to the net, that represents a pretty special deal. And you don’t just get broadband – the package includes your home phone, with free evening and weekend calls.

All you need to do to take advantage of the deal is head to tescobroadband.com/mobile and follow the instructions.

The deal runs until 31st December and you earn three Clubcard points for every £1 you spend. Just make sure you can leave your current provider before you switch.

How Tesco compares

Of course, if you aren’t a Tesco Mobile customer and don’t fancy switching, it’s not much of an option. So let’s see how it compares to some of the best-value broadband deals on the market. (Note that these are broadband and home phone packages)

Package

Broadband usage

Speed (up to)

Calls

Monthly cost

Line rental (monthly)

Total first-year cost

Offers?

Tesco Broadband & Evening and Weekend calls

Unlimited

14Mb

Evening and weekend

£2.50

£13.75

£195

Triple Clubcard points

Plusnet Value + Evening and Weekend

10GB

16Mb

Evening and weekend

£3.24 (with one-off £4.99 up-front set-up cost)

£12.99

£199.75

12 months half price

Primus Saver Broadband + Phone

40GB

14Mb

Evening and weekend

£2.99 (with one-off £4.95 up-front set-up cost)

£13.99

£208.71

 

TalkTalk Unlimited Broadband & Phone Essential

Unlimited

14Mb

Evening and weekend

£3.25

£14.50

£213

12 months half price, ends 10th October

Sky Broadband Unlimited + Talk Weekends (existing customers)

Unlimited

14Mb

Weekend

£7.50 (with one-off £2.18 up-front set-up cost)

£14.50

£221.18

Free for six months

Orange Broadband & off-peak calls (Orange/T-Mobile customers only)

Unlimited

14Mb

Evening and weekend

£5

£13.50

£222

Comes with £40 Tesco voucher

John Lewis Broadband and Evening & Weekend calls

20GB

16Mb

Evening and weekend

£11

£13.50

£228

Six months free, finishing on 30th September

Sky Broadband Unlimited + Talk Weekends (new customers)

Unlimited

14Mb

Weekend

£10 (with one-off £2.18 up-front set-up cost)

£14.50

£236.18

Six months free

Plusnet Extra + Evening and Weekend

60GB

16Mb

Evening and weekend

£5.74 (with one-off £4.99 up-front set-up cost)

£12.99

£229.75

12 months half price

Tesco Broadband & Anytime calls

Unlimited

14Mb

Anytime calls

£7

£13.75

£249

Triple Clubcard points

BT Broadband + Evening and Weekend calls

10GB

16Mb

Evening and weekend

£13 (with one-off £6.95 up-front set-up cost)

£14.60

£260.15

Comes with Sainsbury’s £25 gift card, ending 4th October

So even if you are not a Tesco Mobile customer, Tesco still currently offers the cheapest broadband and home phone package. To compare broadband only or packages that include digital TV subscription services, head over to our friends at BroadbandChoices.

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