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Virgin Media offers cheap broadband without a landline

Monday, September 13th 2010 by Editorial
With Virgin Media, you won't need to take out a home phone subscription in order to get broadband.
Although we're always waxing lyrical about the money-saving benefits of bundles, we appreciate that not everyone is going to want to take advantage of a broadband, digital TV and home phone subscription.

Many of us are reliant on our internet connection, but some simply have no need for a landline with free calls. If that sounds like you, then we - and the Guardian's computer editor Jack Schofield - would be inclined to recommend a standalone broadband package from a cable provider, such as Virgin Media.

With Virgin Media, you won't need a home phone to get great value high-speed broadband. For a total cost of just £20 per month - without the need to pay any line rental - you can get download speeds of up to 10Mb/s with unlimited usage, via the company's fibre optic broadband network.

Furthermore, a £5 discount will be applied to each of your first three bills and it's only a one-year contract, although you will have to pay a one-off upfront fee of £40.

This deal represents excellent value for money in our eyes, but we think it's worth paying that little bit more for a better broadband package.

You can get up to 20Mb/s download speeds, no download limit and no need to pay a connection charge if you opt for Virgin Media's XL Broadband offer, which costs £30 per month.

However, for the first three months you'll only have to pay the discounted rate of £20 per month.

Both of these offers also include a free wireless router and internet security.

Comments (1)

Nick
14th June 2011

Is that a monthly fee upfront too on top of the £40? = £56.00?

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