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Broadband deal of the week: First Utility 17Mb, £18.99 per month with free set-up and no up-front costs

Friday, July 28th 2017

First Utility’s 17Mb, £18.99 per month broadband deal is this week’s standout, offering simply outstanding value, with that price including line rental, and unlike many others out there right now – including those from...

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Sky offers cut-price high-end soundbar to customers – in partnership with the DVLA… sorry, what?

Thursday, July 27th 2017

Turns out what has actually happened is that Sky’s teamed up with high-end, French speaker innovator Devialet – in my defence, pronounced almost exactly ‘DVLA’ – to ramp up the sound quality available to your average...

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Virgin Media to home movers: You’re damned if we do, and damned if we don’t

Wednesday, July 26th 2017

The explanation for how this works from Virgin Media’s own website reads thus: “If you decide to end part or all of your services with Virgin Media during a minimum period, then we’ll usually charge you an Early...

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Ask the expert: When should I consider switching my broadband provider?

Tuesday, July 25th 2017

People are funny. In an area of psychology called ‘behavioural economics’ (don’t let that put you off, it’s just the science of why we make irrational decisions), studies have found that we put a far greater value on...

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Ask the expert: Do I need a landline to get a broadband deal?

Monday, July 24th 2017

So why can’t we separate the two? The answer is tricky, so I’d like to split it into two parts. In the first part, I’m going to explain why most broadband deals demand a landline, and in the second what the options...

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