(Pocket-lint) – Searching the web for a good broadband deal? Perhaps with more speed at a better price, now that you’re working from home? Then let us help you out as we round up the top packages from BT, Sky, Virgin, TalkTalk, Vodafone, Plusnet, EE and others.
If you’re looking to switch and same some money, we’ve got you covered and if you’re looking for faster speeds – we’ve got that too.
The deals below also factor in the best overall bundles, with freebies such as preloaded gift cards and other offers.
And just in case you are still in contract, feel free to bookmark this page as we’re constantly updating it.
- Average speeds of up to 67Mb
- Free £110 MasterCard
- Unlimited UK weekend calls
- Access to Wi-Fi Disc
BT has a number of packages, starting with up to 10Mb speed for £26.99 a month. The standout deal for us is their Fibre 2 package (67Mb) for £31.99 a month, with a free £110 preloaded MasterCard.
It’s accompanied by the latest BT Smart Hub router, unlimited monthly usage with no-cap, unlimited UK weekend calls and access BT WiFi hotspots as a part of the offer.
You can also now get the BT Wi-Fi Disc on this package for an extra cost, which extends the wi-fi signal around your home.
- Average speed of 63Mb
- Free Apple 4K TV
- 18 month contract
Vodafone’s broadband offers commence with its Superfast 1 package, with an average download speed of 35Mb priced at £22.95 a month over 18 months.
Only for a little more, you get their Superfast 2 service, with an average 63Mb speed and it guarantees a 55Mb – or your money back.
That’s with a free Apple TV 4K, on Vodafone for taking out the service.
Existing customers can also get a £2 discount, so there’s even more savings to be had.
It has unlimited broadband usage, 20Mb uploads speeds and a six month free trial of the anti-virus software F-Secure safe.
There’s a £4 or £5 extra charge for evening landline calls, and anytime landline and mobile calling – respectively.
Virgin Media Broadband
- Average speed of 108Mbs
- Only 12 month contract
- Weekend calls
- £35 activation fee
Virgin Media broadband packages start at the M100 package, with speeds of 108Mbs for £26.99 a month, reduced from £44 – saving £306.
.That’s also with uploads of 10Mbps, a free Virgin Media Hub 3 and with no phone line.
Virgin states this is for busy households, with 5 to 9 devices accessing the internet at once – although we’re sure many will find it useful with less devices.
- Average speeds of 63Mb
- Price fixed for 18-months
TalkTalk offers broadband with speeds at 11Mb, 36Mb and 63Mb – all with discounts the month – only it’s the last one we like the most.
It’s called the Unlimited Fibre Speed Boost and now costs £23.
You’ll get a fixed free for the 18-months of the contract, a free Wi-Fi router and a 30-day connection guarantee.
The latter means you are free to leave, at any time, over the first 30 days of your service going live.
- Average speeds of up to 59Mb
- £19.95 activation fee
- Call screening
Sky has a few packages, starting with 11Mb for £25 a month, but the one that caught our eye has speeds of 59Mb.
This is called Superfast broadband and costs the princely sum of £27 a month. Sky guarantees your download line speed or your money back – which has to be a good selling point.
It also has the Sky Q Hub and Sky WiFi hotspot access factored in, plus there are a range of phone packages that could be added.
The first fee paying one is priced at £4 a month, with inclusive calls to UK mobile and landline numbers at evenings and weekends.
That’s coupled with Sky Talk Shield, which is a personalised call screening service that allows you to listen to who’s calling and accept or block the call.
- Average speed 66Mb
- Free £60 MasterCard
- £26.99 £25.99 a month
- £25 £0 activation
Plusnet’s packages start with a 10Mb offering for £18.99, but our choice deal has average speeds of 66Mb.
This comes with a free Plusnet Hub One Wi-Fi router, McAfee security and all for £26.99 £25.99 a month with a free £60 preloaded Mastercard.
That’s with a fixed price, so that mean there’s no price rises, any time, during 12 month contract duration.
- Average speeds 67Mb
- Free 5GB data for mobiles
- £30 a month
- No activation fee
EE’s packages start at the £22.50 a month for 10Mb, moving up to a 900Mb plan. It’s the Fibre Plus, 67Mb deal that costs £30 a month that’s our recommendation.
And if you are already an EE pay monthly customer, you’ll get an extra 5GB of data added to your tariff each month and 10% off the charge.
Writing by Rob Kerr.