Broadband with no upfront costs

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  • We compare the leading UK providers – TalkTalk, BT, Post Office, EE
  • December 2019 deals with free installation from £15.90 per month
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Download speed 11Mb average
Contract length 12 months
Upfront cost None
Monthly price £15.90 per month

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PackageBroadband SpeedMonthly UsageSet-up CostContract LengthMonthly Price
EE Unlimited Fibre Plus Broadband67Mb averageUnlimitedFree18 months£27 per month
EE Unlimited Fibre Plus Broadband + Anytime Calls67Mb averageUnlimitedFree18 months£32 per month
TalkTalk Superfast Fibre67Mb averageUnlimitedFree18 months£21.95 per month
Post Office Unlimited Broadband11Mb averageUnlimitedFree12 months£15.90 per month
Vodafone Superfast 2 Fibre Broadband63Mb averageUnlimitedFree18 months£27 per month
EE Unlimited Fibre Plus Broadband + Apple TV 4K + Anytime Calls67Mb averageUnlimitedFree18 months£47 per month
Vodafone Superfast 1 Fibre Broadband35Mb averageUnlimitedFree18 months£23 per month
Post Office Fibre Broadband + Weekend Calls38Mb averageUnlimitedFree12 months£24.90 per month
TalkTalk Superfast Fibre + Anytime Calls67Mb averageUnlimitedFree18 months£29.45 per month
Post Office Fibre Broadband Plus + Weekend Calls67Mb averageUnlimitedFree12 months£30.90 per month
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PackageProviderOfferAverage SpeedMonthly UsageSet-up CostContract LengthFirst Year CostMonthly Price

Unlimited Fibre Plus Broadband

  • Great for big families who need to be online at the same time
EE
order by phone
0800 079 0585
  • New customers only
  • Free set up worth £15 plus save an extra £18
Broadband
Download speed (average)67Mb
Upload speed (average)19Mb
Monthly usageUnlimited
Fair usage policyNo
Home phone
Daytime calls (per min)7.50p
Evening calls (per min)7.50p
Weekend calls (per min)7.50p
Price breakdown
Monthly cost£27.00
Set-up cost£0.00
First year cost£324.00
Average cost per month£27.00
Minimum contract length18 months
67Mb
Average
Speed
Unlimited
Monthly
Downloads
Zero
Set-up
cost
18
Month
Contract
Save
£33

Unlimited Fibre Plus Broadband + Anytime Calls

  • Great for big families who need to be online at the same time
EE
order by phone
0800 079 0585
  • New customers only
  • Free set up worth £15 plus save an extra £18
Broadband
Download speed (average)67Mb
Upload speed (average)19Mb
Monthly usageUnlimited
Fair usage policyNo
Home phone
Daytime calls (per min)included
Evening calls (per min)included
Weekend calls (per min)included
Price breakdown
Monthly cost£32.00
Set-up cost£0.00
First year cost£384.00
Average cost per month£32.00
Minimum contract length18 months
67Mb
Average
Speed
Unlimited
Monthly
Downloads
Zero
Set-up
cost
18
Month
Contract
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£33

Superfast Fibre

  • No mid-contract broadband price rises
  • 30-day Great Connection Guarantee
  • Pay as you go calls
TalkTalk
order by phone
0800 211 8144
  • New customers only
  • Ends today
Broadband
Download speed (average)67Mb
Upload speed (average)17Mb
Monthly usageUnlimited
Fair usage policyNo
Home phone
Daytime calls (per min)16p
Evening calls (per min)16p
Weekend calls (per min)16p
Price breakdown
Monthly cost£21.95
Set-up cost£0.00
First year cost£263.40
Average cost per month£21.95
Minimum contract length18 months
67Mb
Average
Speed
Unlimited
Monthly
Downloads
Zero
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£45

Unlimited Broadband

  • No mid-contract broadband price rises
Post Office
  • New customers only
Broadband
Download speed (average)11Mb
Upload speed (average)1Mb
Monthly usageUnlimited
Fair usage policyYes
Home phone
Daytime calls (per min)15p
Evening calls (per min)15p
Weekend calls (per min)15p
Price breakdown
Monthly cost£15.90
Set-up cost£0.00
First year cost£190.80
Average cost per month£15.90
Minimum contract length12 months
11Mb
Average
Speed
Unlimited
Monthly
Downloads
Zero
Set-up
cost
12
Month
Contract

Superfast 2 Fibre Broadband

  • 55Mbps guaranteed minimum speed or money back
  • Claim discount via the Vodafone App
  • £25p/m for existing pay monthly mobile customers
Vodafone
  • New customers only
Broadband
Download speed (average)63Mb
Upload speed (average)20Mb
Monthly usageUnlimited
Fair usage policyNo
Home phone
Daytime calls (per min)11.50p
Evening calls (per min)11.50p
Weekend calls (per min)11.50p
Price breakdown
Monthly cost£27.00
Set-up cost£0.00
First year cost£324.00
Average cost per month£27.00
Minimum contract length18 months
63Mb
Average
Speed
Unlimited
Monthly
Downloads
Zero
Set-up
cost
18
Month
Contract

Unlimited Fibre Plus Broadband + Apple TV 4K + Anytime Calls

  • Only available to existing EE mobile customers
  • Apple TV 4K worth £179
  • Inclusive BT Sport
EE
order by phone
0800 079 0585
  • New customers only
  • Free set up worth £15
Broadband
Download speed (average)67Mb
Upload speed (average)19Mb
Monthly usageUnlimited
Fair usage policyNo
Home phone
Daytime calls (per min)included
Evening calls (per min)included
Weekend calls (per min)included
Price breakdown
Monthly cost£47.00
Set-up cost£0.00
First year cost£564.00
Average cost per month£47.00
Minimum contract length18 months
67Mb
Average
Speed
Unlimited
Monthly
Downloads
Zero
Set-up
cost
18
Month
Contract
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£15

Superfast 1 Fibre Broadband

  • Superfast speeds or money off until it's fixed
  • Claim discount easily with the Vodafone Broadband App
  • £21 per month for existing pay monthly mobile customers
Vodafone
  • New customers only
Broadband
Download speed (average)35Mb
Upload speed (average)10Mb
Monthly usageUnlimited
Fair usage policyNo
Home phone
Daytime calls (per min)11.50p
Evening calls (per min)11.50p
Weekend calls (per min)11.50p
Price breakdown
Monthly cost£23.00
Set-up cost£0.00
First year cost£276.00
Average cost per month£23.00
Minimum contract length18 months
35Mb
Average
Speed
Unlimited
Monthly
Downloads
Zero
Set-up
cost
18
Month
Contract

Fibre Broadband + Weekend Calls

  • No mid-contract broadband price rises
  • Great for social media and streaming on multiple screens
Post Office
  • New customers only
Broadband
Download speed (average)38Mb
Upload speed (average)2Mb
Monthly usageUnlimited
Fair usage policyYes
Home phone
Daytime calls (per min)8.50p
Evening calls (per min)1p
Weekend calls (per min)included
Price breakdown
Monthly cost£24.90
Set-up cost£0.00
First year cost£298.80
Average cost per month£24.90
Minimum contract length12 months
38Mb
Average
Speed
Unlimited
Monthly
Downloads
Zero
Set-up
cost
12
Month
Contract

Superfast Fibre + Anytime Calls

  • Do more online, with more devices, at the same time
  • 30-day Great Connection Guarantee
TalkTalk
order by phone
0800 211 8144
  • New customers only
Broadband
Download speed (average)67Mb
Upload speed (average)17Mb
Monthly usageUnlimited
Fair usage policyNo
Home phone
Daytime calls (per min)included
Evening calls (per min)included
Weekend calls (per min)included
Price breakdown
Monthly cost£29.45
Set-up cost£0.00
First year cost£353.40
Average cost per month£29.45
Minimum contract length18 months
67Mb
Average
Speed
Unlimited
Monthly
Downloads
Zero
Set-up
cost
18
Month
Contract

Fibre Broadband Plus + Weekend Calls

  • No mid-contract broadband price rises
  • Surf and stream on lots of screens
Post Office
  • New customers only
Broadband
Download speed (average)67Mb
Upload speed (average)10Mb
Monthly usageUnlimited
Fair usage policyYes
Home phone
Daytime calls (per min)8.50p
Evening calls (per min)1p
Weekend calls (per min)included
Price breakdown
Monthly cost£30.90
Set-up cost£0.00
First year cost£370.80
Average cost per month£30.90
Minimum contract length12 months
67Mb
Average
Speed
Unlimited
Monthly
Downloads
Zero
Set-up
cost
12
Month
Contract
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How to get broadband with no upfront costs

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
  • Shell Energy Broadband – Also a provider of gas and electric, Shell Energy 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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