Broadband with no upfront costs

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  • All deals include no upfront costs – so you pay nothing today
  • We compare the leading UK providers – TalkTalk, BT, SSE, Virgin Media
  • February 2019 deals with free installation from £17 per month
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    BT, Virgin Media, TalkTalk, EE, Sky, Plusnet, Vodafone, Post Office, NOW Broadband, SSE, John Lewis
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    Pay nothing today, Up to £30 set-up cost
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Broadband with no upfront costs

PackageBroadband SpeedMonthly UsageSet-up CostContract LengthMonthly Price
Post Office Broadband11Mb averageUnlimitedFree12 months£17 per month
TalkTalk Fast Broadband11Mb averageUnlimitedFree12 months£17.95 per month
SSE Unlimited Broadband11Mb averageUnlimitedFree18 months£18 per month
Post Office Broadband + Weekend Calls11Mb averageUnlimitedFree12 months£19 per month
TalkTalk Faster Fibre36Mb averageUnlimitedFree18 months£19.95 per month
Post Office Broadband + Eve & Weekend Calls11Mb averageUnlimitedFree12 months£21 per month
EE Unlimited Broadband10Mb averageUnlimitedFree18 months£21 per month
Vodafone Superfast 1 Fibre35Mb averageUnlimitedFree18 months£21 per month
Post Office Broadband + Anytime Calls11Mb averageUnlimitedFree12 months£17 per month
SSE Unlimited Broadband + Eve & Weekend Calls11Mb averageUnlimitedFree18 months£22 per month
TalkTalk Faster Fibre Speed Boost63Mb averageUnlimitedFree18 months£22.45 per month
SSE Unlimited Fibre Broadband35Mb averageUnlimitedFree18 months£23 per month
Vodafone Superfast 1 Fibre + Eve & Weekend Calls35Mb averageUnlimitedFree18 months£25 per month
Vodafone Superfast 2 Fibre63Mb averageUnlimitedFree18 months£25 per month
TalkTalk Fast Broadband + Anytime Calls11Mb averageUnlimitedFree12 months£25.45 per month
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PackageProviderOfferAverage SpeedMonthly UsageSet-up CostContract LengthFirst Year CostMonthly Price

Post Office Broadband

    Post Office
      Offer
    • 3 Months Free Anytime Calls
    11Mb
    Average
    Speed
    Unlimited
    Monthly
    Downloads
    Zero
    Set-up
    cost
    12
    Month
    Contract
    £204.00
    1st Year
    Cost

    TalkTalk Fast Broadband

    • UK's lowest fixed price broadband
    • No mid-contract broadband price rises
    TalkTalk
    order by phone
    0800 083 4313
    11Mb
    Average
    Speed
    Unlimited
    Monthly
    Downloads
    Zero
    Set-up
    cost
    12
    Month
    Contract
    £215.40
    1st Year
    Cost

    SSE Unlimited Broadband

    • Leave free with a 60-Day Happiness Guarantee
    • No price hikes during your contract
    SSE
    11Mb
    Average
    Speed
    Unlimited
    Monthly
    Downloads
    Zero
    Set-up
    cost
    18
    Month
    Contract
    £216.00
    1st Year
    Cost

    Post Office Broadband + Weekend Calls

      Post Office
      11Mb
      Average
      Speed
      Unlimited
      Monthly
      Downloads
      Zero
      Set-up
      cost
      12
      Month
      Contract
      £228.00
      1st Year
      Cost

      TalkTalk Faster Fibre

        TalkTalk
        order by phone
        0800 083 4313
        36Mb
        Average
        Speed
        Unlimited
        Monthly
        Downloads
        Zero
        Set-up
        cost
        18
        Month
        Contract
        £239.40
        1st Year
        Cost

        Post Office Broadband + Eve & Weekend Calls

          Post Office
          11Mb
          Average
          Speed
          Unlimited
          Monthly
          Downloads
          Zero
          Set-up
          cost
          12
          Month
          Contract
          £252.00
          1st Year
          Cost

          EE Unlimited Broadband

            EE
            order by phone
            0800 211 8078
              Offer
            • EE Mobile 5GB Data Boost
            10Mb
            Average
            Speed
            Unlimited
            Monthly
            Downloads
            Zero
            Set-up
            cost
            18
            Month
            Contract
            £252.00
            1st Year
            Cost

            Vodafone Superfast 1 Fibre

            • Ultimate Broadband Guarantee or money off until its fixed
            Vodafone
            35Mb
            Average
            Speed
            Unlimited
            Monthly
            Downloads
            Zero
            Set-up
            cost
            18
            Month
            Contract
            £252.00
            1st Year
            Cost

            Post Office Broadband + Anytime Calls

              Post Office
                Offer
              • 3 Months Free Anytime Calls
              11Mb
              Average
              Speed
              Unlimited
              Monthly
              Downloads
              Zero
              Set-up
              cost
              12
              Month
              Contract
              £258.00
              1st Year
              Cost

              SSE Unlimited Broadband + Eve & Weekend Calls

                SSE
                11Mb
                Average
                Speed
                Unlimited
                Monthly
                Downloads
                Zero
                Set-up
                cost
                18
                Month
                Contract
                £264.00
                1st Year
                Cost

                TalkTalk Faster Fibre Speed Boost

                  TalkTalk
                  order by phone
                  0800 083 4313
                  63Mb
                  Average
                  Speed
                  Unlimited
                  Monthly
                  Downloads
                  Zero
                  Set-up
                  cost
                  18
                  Month
                  Contract
                  £269.40
                  1st Year
                  Cost

                  SSE Unlimited Fibre Broadband

                    SSE
                    35Mb
                    Average
                    Speed
                    Unlimited
                    Monthly
                    Downloads
                    Zero
                    Set-up
                    cost
                    18
                    Month
                    Contract
                    £276.00
                    1st Year
                    Cost

                    Vodafone Superfast 1 Fibre + Eve & Weekend Calls

                      Vodafone
                      35Mb
                      Average
                      Speed
                      Unlimited
                      Monthly
                      Downloads
                      Zero
                      Set-up
                      cost
                      18
                      Month
                      Contract
                      £300.00
                      1st Year
                      Cost

                      Vodafone Superfast 2 Fibre

                        Vodafone
                        63Mb
                        Average
                        Speed
                        Unlimited
                        Monthly
                        Downloads
                        Zero
                        Set-up
                        cost
                        18
                        Month
                        Contract
                        £300.00
                        1st Year
                        Cost

                        TalkTalk Fast Broadband + Anytime Calls

                          TalkTalk
                          order by phone
                          0800 083 4313
                          11Mb
                          Average
                          Speed
                          Unlimited
                          Monthly
                          Downloads
                          Zero
                          Set-up
                          cost
                          12
                          Month
                          Contract
                          £305.40
                          1st Year
                          Cost
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                          What you need to know

                          • Prices last checked and verified 22nd February 2019
                          • Broadband speeds may vary
                          • Monthly costs include line rental
                          • All prices are inclusive of VAT except business packages
                          • You should have the right to cancel without penalty if your provider increases charges during the minimum term of your contract
                          • Some providers offer line rental reduced prices when an upfront payment is made for 12 months

                          How to get broadband with no upfront payment

                          By Dan Howdle | Friday, January 25th 2019

                          In this guide

                          Offering free installation on broadband deals is one of the ways providers can make themselves more appealing than their competitors. In actual fact, broadband with free installation is pretty common.

                          There are no hard and fast rules to speak of when it comes to who offers it and who doesn't – this changes all the time. For a rough guide, though, you need look no further than a short way down this page where we list the most popular providers and their general attitude towards installation and upfront costs.

                          The term 'upfront costs' can include the cost of installation, but also covers other costs you'll pay before getting your broadband. These can include things like the cost of posting you your broadband router.

                          Broadband with no installation fees

                          To find out what broadband deals with free installation are available where you live, just follow these simple steps.

                          • Use your postcodeAt the top of this page there is a place to enter your postcode. This will then search our database to find the deals with free installation available where you live. We don't store your data, so you need not worry – it's completely safe and commitment-free
                          • Choose a deal and click through to the provider – Once you've found a deal you like, click the button to go to the appropriate provider page where you can sign up
                          • Most providers will do a credit check – Whether or not there are installation and/or upfront costs, most broadband providers will perform a credit check on new customers. If, as well as installation fees, this is something you'd rather avoid, we have a comparison of providers with no credit checks

                          Broadband and TV with free installation

                          If the broadband deal you've chosen has free installation and you want to bundle in TV, the TV deal will usually be free too. Check out our dedicated page to compare broadband and TV bundles with free installation.

                          Broadband providers with free installation

                          The situation when it comes to who offers free installation and who doesn't can change from one day to the next. However, generally speaking, the following is true…

                          Providers whose installation and set-up is almost always free

                          • Vodafone – Vodafone almost never charges any money up-front. It also commonly offers some of the cheapest broadband deals in the UK
                          • TalkTalk – TalkTalk rarely charges any money up-front. It too, on average, offers some of the cheapest broadband in the country
                          • SSE – SSE never charges for installation. Previously the company was only an energy provider, but has been offering good no-frills broadband since 2016
                          • John Lewis Broadband – Trading on its brand, John Lewis Broadband is usually found at the more expensive end of the market. However, it rarely charges for installation
                          • First Utility – Also a provider of gas and electric, First Utility Broadband will never charge you any upfront or installation fees

                          Providers who sometimes charge installation and set-up costs

                          • EE Broadband – EE Broadband has been known to charge installation fees on some of its packages and not on others. All in all it's unusual to find an EE Broadband deal without some sort of set-up or upfront fee
                          • Post Office Broadband – Post Office Broadband tends not to charge for installation on its standard broadband deals, but does on its fibre plans. It provides a good no-frills budged broadband service, aimed primarily at older people
                          • Plusnet – While Plusnet will usually shy ways from expensive installation fees often levied by the likes of Sky and BT there will often be some sort of cost, usually around a tenner

                          Providers who almost always charge installation and set-up costs

                          • BT – BT will almost always charge for installation and/or set-up, though it will usually offset these costs with cashback and/or shopping vouchers for new customers. Keep your eyes peeled for these if you have your heart set on BT
                          • Virgin Media – Virgin Media will have to visit your home and install a cable coming in through one of the walls. It's a lot of work, and for this reason Virgin Media almost always charges for installation
                          • Sky – Sky seems to follow step with BT most of the time. If BT is charging for installation, so will Sky. If BT is offering vouchers or cashback, so will Sky. Sky and BT's installation costs are usually around the same amount – sometimes this can be very high

                          If you don't have a phone line

                          In some instances it matters if you have a phone line installed already. Some providers who don't list charges for installation will charge you regardless for installing the phone line needed to bring you your internet, if you don't have one already.

                          Generally speaking all providers require you have a functioning landline installed at your property, and if you don't, they will have to install one as part of your broadband deal. The exception is Virgin Media, who, while they would prefer you have a Virgin Home Phone setup, does not actually require it. Virgin Media is the only broadband provider to offer true broadband only (broadband without a phone line).

                          About line rental

                          If you are taking out a phone line with your new broadband provider, you will have to pay line rental. Line rental is exactly that – the cost of leasing the line from the provider. Since 2016, line rental prices have been included in the advertised price of your broadband package. If you want to know how much of that price is line rental and how much is the cost of the broadband, most providers will separate out these costs once you reach the checkout.

                          Deals with free broadband

                          There are only two things you need to know when it comes to broadband deals that are entirely free:

                          • There aren't any – A few years ago some providers advertised free broadband deals, but the reality was you'd still pay the same as those that weren't free – they just rolled up the cost into the line rental. It was a con-job. Thankfully, Ofcom, the UK telecoms regulator, along with the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) put a stop to it by ruling that all advertised prices must include line rental
                          • With bundles you could pretend – If you get a sufficiently high-end TV and broadband bundle from Sky or Virgin Media, you could pretend the broadband is free, since they tend not to cost much more than the TV package on its own

                          Frequently asked questions

                          Which is the cheapest broadband provider in the UK?

                          It changes all the time. To find out who it is right now, head on over to our cheap broadband deals comparison page. The deals are sorted in price order, so the cheapest will be at the top.

                          What's the cheapest broadband and phone package?

                          Same answer as above: It's always changing. Our listings are in price order so if you want to know what the cheapest deal is right now, go to our main broadband comparison page. Just bear in mind that cheapest isn't always best.

                          Which broadband provider has the quickest installation?

                          All UK broadband providers will get you up und running within two weeks if you already have a line, (Virgin Media cable line or Openreach landline) when subscribing to a service that uses it. If you don't have a phone line or don't have one of the type required for your new deal (you have a Virgin line, but are signing up to an Openreach provider or vice versa), then you can expect to wait around three weeks to get up and running.

                          If installation is free, will I get a router?

                          Yes. All broadband deals come with their own router no matter whether you're charged up-front fees or not. In some instances, where you already have a compatible router that's equal or better than the one supplied by your provider, you can ask them not to send you one.

                          Do all providers use BT landlines?

                          Technically those are Openreach lines, not BT landlines. The term BT landline has just stuck around because it's easier for us to remember. Most do require one. Only Virgin Media doesn't as it's on its own network.

                          What if I have bad credit?

                          If you have a poor credit rating you may wish to avoid the credit checks carried out by most providers. You can use our dedicated page to compare providers who don't do credit checks.

                          What are set-up costs? Are they the same as installation costs?

                          Installation costs refer to the specific fees associated with connecting your line and bringing a broadband signal into your house. Set-up costs can be installation costs, but also include things like the cost of your router, its postage and any other up-front fees. Some deals will have you pay the first month upfront, for example. This would be counted as a set-up cost.

                          If installation is free can I get gifts or cashback?

                          Yes. Most broadband deals aimed at drawing new customers will offer low prices, cashback or gifts, and no upfront costs in some unique mix. So there will be, for example, deals with no set-up fees and a cashback voucher, or super-cheap deals with no voucher, but also no set-up costs. You just need to see what's available on any given day.

                          How long does broadband installation take?

                          Between two and three weeks depending on whether you already have a landline or not.

                          Can I get fibre broadband with free installation?

                          Yes. All types of broadband – both ADSL (standard) and fibre – are available in deals with free installation.

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