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Our cheapest broadband packages for August 2022 start from just £17.99 per month. Enter your postcode for the best deals in your area.

Cheapest deal Shell Broadband
Broadband speed 11Mbps
Contract length 18 months
Upfront cost Zero
Monthly price £17.99 per month
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1 M100 Fibre Broadband
Virgin Media
£50 Bill Credit
was £44
£25.00 per month
£50 Bill Credit
  • Effective Cost Only £22.22pm
  • £0 Setup Fee
  • You Save £427
New customers only. Average upload speeds of 10Mbps. Virgin Media Hub 3.
  • 108Mb Average Speed
  • Unlimited Monthly downloads
  • Zero One-off Cost
  • 18 Month Contract
  • No phone line
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£50 Bill Credit
was £44
£25.00 per month
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2 Super Fibre Broadband NOW Broadband
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£22.00 per month
  • Super Fibre for Fab Fibre price
Includes Broadband Buddy parental controls.
  • 63Mb Average Speed
  • Unlimited Monthly downloads
  • £5.00 One-off Cost
  • 12 Month Contract
  • Pay as you go calls
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£22.00 per month
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3 Broadband Superfast
Sky
No set-up fee
£26.00 per month
No set-up fee
  • No set-up fees (save £19.95)
New customers only. Add Sky WiFi Guarantee. Includes Speed Guarantee. Prices may change.
  • 59Mb Average Speed
  • Unlimited Monthly downloads
  • Zero One-off Cost
  • 18 Month Contract
  • Pay as you go calls
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No set-up fee
£26.00 per month
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4 M200 Fibre Broadband
Virgin Media
£50 Bill Credit
was £50
£29.00 per month
£50 Bill Credit
  • Effective Cost Only £26.23pm
  • £0 Setup Fee
  • You Save £463
New customers only. Average upload speeds of 20Mbps. Virgin Media Hub 3.
  • 213Mb Average Speed
  • Unlimited Monthly downloads
  • Zero One-off Cost
  • 18 Month Contract
  • No phone line
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£50 Bill Credit
was £50
£29.00 per month
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5 Unlimited Fibre Broadband
Plusnet
£65 Reward Card
£22.99 per month
£65 Reward Card
  • £65 Reward Card
  • Free activation worth £10
New customers only. UK based customer service. First month payable upfront.
  • 36Mb Average Speed
  • Unlimited Monthly downloads
  • Zero One-off Cost
  • 18 Month Contract
  • Pay as you go calls
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£65 Reward Card
£22.99 per month
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6 Superfast 2 Fibre Broadband
Vodafone
£22.00 per month
  • Superfast 2 for Superfast 1 price
Control your WiFi with the Vodafone Broadband app. Reducing prices for existing mobile customers.
  • 67Mb Average Speed
  • Unlimited Monthly downloads
  • Zero One-off Cost
  • 24 Month Contract
  • Pay as you go calls
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£22.00 per month
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7 Fast Broadband
Shell Energy Broadband
£17.99 per month
Line rental included. Pay as you go calls. Exclusive rewards on fuel.
  • 11Mb Average Speed
  • Unlimited Monthly downloads
  • £4.95 One-off Cost
  • 18 Month Contract
  • Pay as you go calls
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£17.99 per month
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8 Superfast 1 Fibre Broadband Vodafone
£22.00 per month
  • Free Tech Pack for existing Vodafone PAYG customers
Control your WiFi with the Vodafone Broadband app. Reducing prices for existing mobile customers.
  • 38Mb Average Speed
  • Unlimited Monthly downloads
  • Zero One-off Cost
  • 24 Month Contract
  • Pay as you go calls
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£22.00 per month
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9 Brilliant Broadband NOW Broadband
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£18.00 per month
For small households. Pay as you go calls.
  • 11Mb Average Speed
  • Unlimited Monthly downloads
  • £5.00 One-off Cost
  • 12 Month Contract
  • Pay as you go calls
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£18.00 per month
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10 Broadband + Evening & Weekend Calls John Lewis
£20.50 per month
For small households. 24/7 freephone UK customer support. Includes PC security package. First month payable upfront.
  • 10Mb Average Speed
  • Unlimited Monthly downloads
  • Zero One-off Cost
  • 12 Month Contract
  • Inclusiveevening & weekend calls
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£20.50 per month
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Shell Energy broadband

Cheapest broadband deal in the UK August 2022

Shell Energy's Fast Broadband package isn't the fastest deal around but it is the cheapest deal available from a mainstream provider. The deal works out at £17.99 per month for standard broadband speeds. You'll pay nothing today and only for the calls you make.

Shell Energy Fast Broadband

Standard broadband package with pay as you go calls – very basic and very cheap.

Package Shell Energy Fast Broadband
Price £17.99 per month
Download speed 11Mbps
Upload speed 1Mbps
Upfront cost £0 setup
Total contract cost £323.82 (over 18 months)
Home phone Pay as you go calls
Contract length 18 months
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Tips on how to get the cheapest broadband deal

There are various factors to think about when shopping around for cheap broadband and WiFi. The main things to consider when deciding between broadband deals are:

  • Cost – A cheap deal may offer a low monthly fee, but it’s important to know if there will be extra or hidden costs. You’ll need to check if the monthly price you’re offered is fixed for the entire term of your contract or if it’s just an introductory offer that will increase after the initial period. Comparing several deals and looking at all costs (up-front and for the duration of the contract) will help you to get good value for your money.
  • Freebies – the best broadband deals may offer tempting rewards like vouchers, cashback or reduced equipment or installation charges, but be sure to consider the deal and all associated costs on its own to ensure you’re getting a good price.
  • Speed – Your connection speed is one of the most important factors, particularly if you livestream a lot of content or play games online. Faster download speeds tend to cost more per month. You can check your current speed to get an idea of the speeds you require. It’s important to note that advertised speeds and guaranteed speeds vary, so be sure to check both in the provider’s terms.
  • Availability – Some providers and connection types are not yet available across the UK, so be sure to check your postcode to find out which services are available in your area. Most providers will ask for your postcode before showing you which deals are available in your area.
  • Equipment – You might need new equipment if you’re upgrading your service or switching providers. Many providers offer free equipment and delivery, but this isn’t always the case. Check the costs for equipment and installation in addition to the monthly fees.
  • Customer service – The cheapest broadband providers may not offer the best customer service. If service is important to you, make sure you read our broadband reviews before choosing your provider.

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Cheap broadband providers

Broadband Provider Average Speed Prices From
Shell Energy broadband 11Mb £17.99 per month
NOW Broadband 11Mb £18 per month
Direct Save Telecom broadband 11Mb £18.95 per month
Plusnet broadband 10Mb £18.95 per month
John Lewis broadband 10Mb £18.75 per month
TalkTalk broadband 38Mb £23.50 per month

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The cheapest broadband deals in August 2022

Here are our most popular broadband providers and packages this month for you to have a closer look.

PackageBroadband SpeedContract LengthMonthly Price
Virgin Media M100 Fibre Broadband108Mb average18 months£25 per month
NOW Super Fibre Broadband63Mb average12 months£22 per month
Sky Broadband Superfast59Mb average18 months£26 per month
Virgin Media M200 Fibre Broadband213Mb average18 months£29 per month
Plusnet Unlimited Fibre Broadband36Mb average18 months£22.99 per month
Vodafone Superfast 2 Fibre Broadband67Mb average24 months£22 per month
Shell Energy Broadband Fast Broadband11Mb average18 months£17.99 per month
Vodafone Superfast 1 Fibre Broadband38Mb average24 months£22 per month
NOW Brilliant Broadband11Mb average12 months£18 per month
John Lewis Broadband + Evening & Weekend Calls10Mb average12 months£20.50 per month

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Save money with bundles and packages

Bundling your broadband, TV, and/or phone services usually means you’ll save money. This is because providers usually offer discounts to customers who want to sign up to multiple products. Bundles are often cheaper than individual contracts, and you can have your bills and customer service with the same provider, giving you one point of contact.

Special offers and rewards

Many internet providers offer freebies and special offers alongside their broadband tariffs, such as introductory pricing discounts, cashback rewards, gift cards, vouchers or reward cards. While the rewards can be enticing, it’s important to consider the deal apart from the rewards, as the rewards will not impact the speed or quality of the service you’ll get.

Broadband with free gifts

Low starting price

Some internet providers offer attractive introductory pricing for the initial period of your contract, which is a great way to save money, but you might find a big price increase or extra charges after the introductory period of your contract. Be sure to read the contract terms carefully to make sure you really are looking at the cheapest deals, not just a great deal for a few months before you get hit with an unexpected monthly price increase.

Cashback

Cashback rewards are incentives that refund you part of your initial payment, after a fixed period of time has passed (usually between 30-90 days) from when you first signed up for your contract; the details will be included in your contract terms). The claims process for rewards differs from provider to provider, but most of the time you will need to submit a claim using an online form. Your cashback reward will likely be paid directly into a bank account, or sent via cheque, made out to the person who is being billed for the service being provided.

Shopping vouchers

Shopping vouchers or gift card rewards are similar to cashback offers, but they are specific to certain retailers. Internet providers will often reward new customers with vouchers for popular high-street or online retailers to entice them to sign up. Similar to cashback rewards, claims processes vary and you’ll likely be required to submit an online form to get your reward.

See more: How to claim vouchers and rewards

Free installation

Some broadband providers have initial setup fees, and/or phone line installation charges, but these charges are often waived or reduced for new customers. Be sure to check these fees up-front to avoid any unexpected costs.

Broadband with no upfront fees

Free equipment or delivery

If your new deal requires equipment, for example, a new router, some cheap broadband offers will give it to you for free when you sign up. Many providers will offer free or reduced delivery charges for any required equipment, so be sure to check your terms up front so you know what you’re being charged for. At the end of your contract with a provider, you will likely need to return any equipment or recycle it, and the process will vary depending on your service provider.

Contract terms

Standard contract terms – A standard broadband contract is a two-way agreement, covering both your obligations as a customer, and your service provider in terms of the services you’ll receive. Broadband contracts usually run for 12, 18 or even 24 months and, in theory, the longer you can commit, the cheaper the price – although each provider tends to have their preferred contract length and won't vary from that.

Introductory pricing – Unless explicitly stated, your broadband provider can change any part of your broadband provision at any time, including the monthly cost. If this happens, however, the 30-day cooling off period you’re entitled to will be refreshed, allowing you to switch away to a new provider without incurring a penalty.

Fixed-price contracts – Several broadband providers offer fixed-price contracts, which means you won’t be subject to a price increase during the minimum term of your contract period. Many of the larger broadband providers don’t offer fixed-price contracts, and you should check the contract terms for mid-contract price increases to avoid any unexpected charges.

Fixed-price broadband

When a fixed-term contract ends, a provider is likely to steeply raise or ‘hike’ the monthly price of your service, unless the consumer switches to a new deal. That’s why when you know your contract is nearing completion, it’s worth shopping around between providers to secure a better deal. Thanks to Ofcom regulations, broadband providers must inform you when your contract is due to finish so you can decide what you want to do before it happens.

Hidden and upfront costs

Some deals offer fixed, cheap monthly rates, but also include extra costs like installation, delivery or activation fees – sometimes payable upfront. You may also have to purchase equipment, such as a router, although that's unlikely. We always show the extra costs that we're aware of, but be sure to read the fine print on the provider's website or in the contract terms if in doubt.

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Frequently asked questions

What is the cheapest broadband deal?

The cheapest broadband deals are subject to change daily. Our cheapest broadband price is currently £17.99 per month. Please refer to the table at the top of this page to find out what the cheapest deal is available today.

Which provider has the best deals?

Our experts search the market to ensure you get the best broadband deal for your budget. Use our postcode checker to find out what the best deals in your area are available today.

Do BT, Sky or Virgin offer cheap deals?

Not often, but you might find free gifts or vouchers if you check regularly. You may also find cheaper monthly costs as limited time offers, particularly around Black Friday. And if you see any of these providers reduce or remove their extra costs, then you know it's probably a good deal.

Is cheap broadband reliable?

Most cheap broadband deals in the UK are for ADSL, also known as 'standard' broadband. This is usually fine for single people, couples, and smaller households where nobody uses the internet to stream content or play games very often. Larger households and heavy users may be better suited to fibre broadband deals, where speeds are faster and the service is more reliable. Choosing the right internet speed for your lifestyle will help you avoid connectivity problems, ensure reliable speeds, and help to avoid overpaying for speeds you simply don’t need.

Can I get cheap broadband without a landline?

These days you can find true broadband deals without landline requirements, even though they were rare just a few years ago. Even bigger players like BT offer broadband-only packages. Due to its separate network, Virgin Media has always provided the option of no landlines.

If you can’t find a cheap broadband deal without a landline that works for you, another option is to look at 4G or 5G mobile broadband, mobile tethering from a mobile phone, or satellite broadband. But none of these are cheap ways to avoid a landline. Even if you know you won’t use a landline once it’s been installed, it’s still likely to be cheaper to opt for broadband including line rental.

Can I get cheap broadband if I have bad credit?

Yes, there are some providers who don’t do credit checks on new broadband customers. Direct Save Telecom, Plusnet and NOW Broadband offer cheaper broadband deals with no credit checks required - perfect for finding a fast and affordable home broadband deal if you’re worried about your credit. The bigger providers tend to check credit before accepting new customers, so this is good to be aware of before you apply.

It’s still possible to get broadband if you’ve got a less than perfect credit history. Broadband credit checks are not as strict as applying for a mortgage or credit card, so you may still qualify depending on your credit history.

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