Not getting the best deals

    on your broadband?

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    Posted on: September 1, 2023

    We’re all feeling the pinch when it comes to the cost of living and, let’s face it, the bills we pay always go up and rarely go down.

    Plus, there’s more to pay for too – most of us have mobile phones and internet, which we need day to day.

    So, as experts in ultrafast broadband, we’ve got a few tips below on how to make sure you’re getting the right broadband services and not paying for the bits you don’t need. If you’re looking for cheap broadband deals, or how to make the most of your internet, read on!

    Figure out how much broadband you actually need. If you only stream a few videos a week, you can get the cheaper deals because you won’t need lots of Mbps. But if you’ve got UHD devices or you’re a household of more than two people, you’ll need to consider packages of 100Mbps or more.

    Choose the right contract length.

    It’s usually the case that the longer contracts tie you in, the better the price per Mb, so consider committing to 24 months and you’ll likely get a better deal. But, if you’re not sure how long you’ll be staying in your current home, it’s best to choose a shorter contract. That way, you won’t be locked into a long-term deal if you need to move and you won’t have to pay additional fees.

    Bundle your broadband with other services.

    Service providers offer discounts if you bundle your broadband with other services, such as TV or home phone. This can be a great way to save money, especially if you already use those services.

    Watch out for price rises.

    Our service providers don’t do mid-contract price rises, but some networks will let their providers increase their prices annually. Make sure you’re aware of the terms of your contract so you can switch to a cheaper deal if your price goes up.

    Switch providers.

    If you’re not happy with your current broadband provider, you can switch to a new one when your current contract ends. Many providers offer sign-up bonuses, so you could even save money by switching!

    For those of you mid-contract and unable to shop around for deals, here are some additional tips:

    Use a router that supports traffic shaping.

    You’ll be able to prioritise certain types of traffic over others, such as streaming video or file downloads.

    Set up a usage monitoring tool.

    You’ll be able to track how much data you’re using each month, so you can make sure you’re not overpaying.

    If you’re interested in finding out about our broadband deals, check out our deals of the month here.

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