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Cost
Direct Save TelecomDirect Save Broadband Unlimited + Calls
11Mb
average
speed
Unlimited
monthly
downloads
£24.95
set-up
cost
£27.95p/m
1 month contract
Direct Save Telecom
Direct Save Broadband Unlimited + Calls
    Offer
  • Introductory discount: Save £72
11Mb
average
speed
Unlimited
monthly
downloads
£24.95
set-up
cost
1
month contract
£360.35
if taken over
12 months
Direct Save TelecomDirect Save Fibre Broadband + Calls
35Mb
average
speed
Unlimited
monthly
downloads
£24.95
set-up
cost
£34.95p/m
1 month contract
Direct Save Telecom
Direct Save Fibre Broadband + Calls
    Offer
  • Introductory discount: Save £84
35Mb
average
speed
Unlimited
monthly
downloads
£24.95
set-up
cost
1
month contract
£444.35
if taken over
12 months
Virgin MediaVirgin Media VIVID 50 Fibre Broadband
54Mb
average
speed
Unlimited
monthly
downloads
£70.00
set-up
cost
£35.00p/m
1 month contract
Virgin Media
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0800 211 8165
Virgin Media VIVID 50 Fibre Broadband
54Mb
average
speed
Unlimited
monthly
downloads
£70.00
set-up
cost
1
month contract
£490.00
if taken over
12 months
Direct Save TelecomDirect Save Superfast Fibre Broadband + Calls
63Mb
average
speed
Unlimited
monthly
downloads
£24.95
set-up
cost
£39.95p/m
1 month contract
Direct Save Telecom
Direct Save Superfast Fibre Broadband + Calls
    Offer
  • Introductory discount: Save £60
63Mb
average
speed
Unlimited
monthly
downloads
£24.95
set-up
cost
1
month contract
£504.35
if taken over
12 months
Virgin MediaVirgin Media VIVID 100 Fibre Broadband
108Mb
average
speed
Unlimited
monthly
downloads
£70.00
set-up
cost
£40.00p/m
1 month contract
Virgin Media
order by phone
0800 211 8165
Virgin Media VIVID 100 Fibre Broadband
108Mb
average
speed
Unlimited
monthly
downloads
£70.00
set-up
cost
1
month contract
£550.00
if taken over
12 months
Virgin MediaVirgin Media VIVID 50 Fibre Broadband + Calls
54Mb
average
speed
Unlimited
monthly
downloads
£70.00
set-up
cost
£42.00p/m
1 month contract
Virgin Media
order by phone
0800 211 8165
Virgin Media VIVID 50 Fibre Broadband + Calls
54Mb
average
speed
Unlimited
monthly
downloads
£70.00
set-up
cost
1
month contract
£574.00
if taken over
12 months
Virgin MediaVirgin Media VIVID 200 Fibre Broadband
213Mb
average
speed
Unlimited
monthly
downloads
£70.00
set-up
cost
£45.00p/m
1 month contract
Virgin Media
order by phone
0800 211 8165
Virgin Media VIVID 200 Fibre Broadband
213Mb
average
speed
Unlimited
monthly
downloads
£70.00
set-up
cost
1
month contract
£610.00
if taken over
12 months
Virgin MediaVirgin Media VIVID 100 Fibre Broadband + Calls
108Mb
average
speed
Unlimited
monthly
downloads
£70.00
set-up
cost
£47.00p/m
1 month contract
Virgin Media
order by phone
0800 211 8165
Virgin Media VIVID 100 Fibre Broadband + Calls
108Mb
average
speed
Unlimited
monthly
downloads
£70.00
set-up
cost
1
month contract
£634.00
if taken over
12 months
Virgin MediaVirgin Media VIVID 350 Fibre Broadband
362Mb
average
speed
Unlimited
monthly
downloads
£70.00
set-up
cost
£50.00p/m
1 month contract
Virgin Media
order by phone
0800 211 8165
Virgin Media VIVID 350 Fibre Broadband
362Mb
average
speed
Unlimited
monthly
downloads
£70.00
set-up
cost
1
month contract
£670.00
if taken over
12 months
Virgin MediaVirgin Media VIVID 200 Fibre Broadband + Calls
213Mb
average
speed
Unlimited
monthly
downloads
£70.00
set-up
cost
£52.00p/m
1 month contract
Virgin Media
order by phone
0800 211 8165
Virgin Media VIVID 200 Fibre Broadband + Calls
213Mb
average
speed
Unlimited
monthly
downloads
£70.00
set-up
cost
1
month contract
£694.00
if taken over
12 months
Virgin MediaVirgin Media VIVID 350 Fibre Broadband + Calls
362Mb
average
speed
Unlimited
monthly
downloads
£70.00
set-up
cost
£57.00p/m
1 month contract
Virgin Media
order by phone
0800 211 8165
Virgin Media VIVID 350 Fibre Broadband + Calls
362Mb
average
speed
Unlimited
monthly
downloads
£70.00
set-up
cost
1
month contract
£754.00
if taken over
12 months
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What you need to know

  • Prices last checked and verified 18th January 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

Broadband with no contract explained

In this guide

Why choose no contract broadband?

The prime reason for choosing no contract broadband is flexibility. Here are three reasons for choosing short-term broadband over the longer alternatives.

Short-term contracts provide flexibility

If you’re on a short-term rental contract with your landlord, you won’t be able to sign up to a long-length broadband service. Short-term broadband contracts can be a lifesaver in this situation, as they provide flexibility and the ability to leave without penalty. They’re also great if you’re not sure if you’ll be financially stable in the foreseeable future, or if you just want to test a broadband provider before you join for a longer period.

No termination fees on 30-day contracts

The shortest type of short-term contract lasts just 30 days, and they usually auto-renew. If you cancel a 30-day broadband contract, you won’t incur any termination fees. This takes a load off your mind, as in many cases, the only time you’ll cancel a broadband service is if you can no longer afford the monthly payments, and the presence of termination fees in this situation can feel like a cruel sting.

A great choice for students

If you’re a student in your second year of university it’s likely that you’ll be living in a student house-share for nine months of the year. In this case, you don’t want to be paying for broadband in the summer when you’re back at home, so short-term broadband can be a great solution.

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Pros and cons

  • No contract broadband provide flexibility
  • No termination fees on 30-day contracts
  • Great choice for students
  • Installation is often expensive
  • High monthly fees
  • Limited fibre broadband options

Which deal is right for me?

There are three lengths of short-term contracts: 30-days, nine months, and 12 months. The deal you choose will depend on your personal circumstances.

Short, 30-day contracts are perfect for flexibility

When the future isn’t set in stone, you need the most flexible contracts available. The short-term 30-day broadband contracts are great for people about to move house, for business trippers, for short-term renters and for those in financial uncertainty who may need to cancel at a moment’s notice. With 30-day contracts, flexibility is the watchword.

Nine-month contracts are ideal for students

Students living in house-shares generally head back home in the summer months when university closes, and don’t want to be paying for a broadband service they’re not using during this period. Nine-month contracts are the answer. They usually last from October to June so completely navigate around the three summer months.

For cheaper broadband, choose a 12-month contract

A year-long contract may not seem very short – and in many ways it isn’t – but if you’re willing to choose a slightly longer contract you’ll benefit from lower monthly fees and possibly free installation, depending on provider.

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What will I need?

To get online with a short-term broadband plan, there are a few things you’ll require.

You need to check broadband availability

There’s no point going through the process of signing up for broadband if the service either isn’t available, or will give a sub-par performance. To see if broadband is available where you are, and for an estimate of the speeds you’ll be able to reach, enter your postcode in the checker at the top of the page.

You’ll need a router and activation date

When you join a provider, you won’t be able to get online until you reach your activation date and install the broadband router at your property. A broadband router (usually delivered before your activation date) needs to be connected to your master phone socket, and will provide internet access wirelessly or through a connected Ethernet cable.

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How do I switch?

Now that you know all there is to know about short-term broadband contracts, it’s time to pick a package and switch providers. Here’s how to do it.

Choose a deal

Once you’ve picked a deal from the list above, simply click the ‘see deal’ button to the package’s right to be taken to the provider’s website. There, you’ll be able to complete the sign up process, and before long you’ll be able to get online with your new service provider.

Your new provider will take care of cancellation

In general, once you’ve signed up for your new broadband service you won’t have to lift a finger to cancel your old service, as your new provider will do it for you. However, this doesn’t apply if you’re moving to or from Virgin Media. If you’re in this position, you will have to contact both providers to cancel. You can do this over the phone.

Six essential questions before you buy

  1. Do I want unlimited broadband?
  2. Is a 30-day contract right for me?
  3. Would I prefer a six- or nine-month contract?
  4. Can I afford the up-front fees?
  5. Would I prefer fibre broadband?
  6. Can I afford the monthly payments?

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Our recommendation

There’s one thing you may wish to do before you start comparing. Sit down and draw up a list of everything you want from a broadband package. Look at common usage (what you do online and how often) and consider your financial situation to ensure that you won’t get stuck for the monthly payments further down the line.

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