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Plusnet
  • Up to 17Mb broadband
  • Pay only for the calls you make
  • 12 month contract & £16.99 p/m line rental
17Mb
up to
Unlimited
traffic mgmt
12
months
TalkTalk
  • Up to 17Mb broadband
  • Unlimited usage, pay for calls you make
  • 18 month contract & £17.70 p/m line rental
17Mb
up to
Unlimited
truly unlimited
18
months
Sky
  • Up to 17Mb download speed
  • Unlimited usage, pay for calls you make
  • 12 month contract & £17.40 p/m line rental
17Mb
up to
Unlimited
truly unlimited
12
months
EE
  • Up to 17Mb broadband
  • Unlimited download usage
  • 12 month contract & £17.50 p/m line rental
17Mb
up to
Unlimited
traffic mgmt
12
months
17Mb
up to
Unlimited
traffic mgmt
12
months
TenTel
  • Up to 17Mb broadband
  • 5GB monthly usage
  • No calls included, pay for what you use
    17Mb
    up to
    5GB
    usage limit
    6
    months
    Direct Save Telecom
    • Up to 17Mb broadband
    • Unlimited monthly usage
    • 12 month contract & £17.75 p/m line rental
      17Mb
      up to
      Unlimited
      truly unlimited
      12
      months
      Post Office
      • Up to 8Mb broadband
      • Unlimited download allowance
      • 18 month contract & £16 p/m line rental
      8Mb
      up to
      Unlimited
      fair use policy
      18
      months
      TalkTalk
      • Up to 17Mb broadband
      • Unlimited usage & inclusive calls
      • 18 month contract & £17.70 p/m line rental
      17Mb
      up to
      Unlimited
      truly unlimited
      18
      months
      Sky
      • Up to 17Mb broadband
      • Truly unlimited monthly usage
      • Inclusive evening & weekend calls
      17Mb
      up to
      Unlimited
      truly unlimited
      12
      months
      TalkTalk
      • Up to 38Mb broadband
      • Unlimited usage, pay for calls you make
      • 18 month contract & £17.70 p/m line rental
      38Mb
      up to
      Unlimited
      truly unlimited
      18
      months
      Direct Save Telecom
      • Up to 17Mb broadband
      • Unlimited monthly usage
      • Evening & weekend calls
        17Mb
        up to
        Unlimited
        truly unlimited
        24
        months
        Post Office
        • Up to 8Mb broadband
        • 10GB download allowance
        • Inclusive weekend calls
        8Mb
        up to
        10GB
        usage limit
        12
        months
        TalkTalk
        • YouView digital TV set top box
        • Seven day catch up TV plus on-demand
        • Totally unlimited broadband & calls
        17Mb
        up to
        Unlimited
        truly unlimited
        18
        months
        BT
        • Up to 17Mb broadband
        • 10GB usage, 50GB BT Cloud
        • 12 month contract & £17.99 p/m line rental
        17Mb
        up to
        10GB
        usage limit
        12
        months
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        What you need to know

        • Prices last checked and verified 8th February 2016
        • Broadband speeds may vary
        • Monthly costs exclude line rental unless indicated
        • 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
        • The line rental prices shown are for payment on a monthly basis. Some providers offer reduced prices on line rental when an upfront payment is made for 12 months

        Frequently asked questions

        Broadband and line rental often go hand in hand but it’s easy to overlook all of the associated costs and this can make finding a genuinely good deal difficult. Fortunately, the comparison tools on this page let you weed out the all the deals that you don’t want so that you can easily pick the best available.

        What are the best deals for broadband and line rental?

        The best broadband and line rental deals balance price, performance and features. Packages vary and not all providers charge the same for line rental.

        The first step to finding the best deal is deciding what’s most important to you: speed, usage, the length of the contract, price and so on. This will allow you to separate the wheat from the chaff before identifying your ideal match.

        Compare broadband and line rental deals

        You can compare a range of broadband and line rental deals on this page. All of the important information is upfront so you can quickly decide which packages are the real contenders.

        When you find what you’re looking for, you can click straight through to the provider for more info or to sign up if you’re ready.

        You can also call the number on display to discuss the deal further, but keep in mind that some deals are only available online.

        How do I find the cheapest broadband and line rental deals?

        All of the results on this page can be arranged according to their price, so you can work your way through from the cheapest to those that are more expensive.

        Make sure you include line rental prices when comparing costs as they may be excluded by default.

        You should also consider the standard monthly charge once any offers end, the potential upfront costs, and the lifetime expense before you commit to a contract.

        Cheap fibre broadband and line rental

        The cost of line rental should be the same regardless of whether you choose a standard broadband (ADSL) or fibre optic broadband service.

        A provider’s fibre packages will often cost more than its ADSL service, but the comparison tools on this page should help you to identify the most affordable options available.

        How can I save money on broadband and line rental?

        If you want to shave a little off the cost of your next broadband and line rental packages, the comparison tools on this page could help.

        Look out for special offers

        Providers regularly run special offers for new customers, which could include money off, money back or both.

        You can view some of the latest offers available for broadband and line rental on this page, but don’t forget to consider the standard costs once the promotional period ends.

        Check for a line rental saver option

        Some providers including BT, Virgin Media and TalkTalk offer the option to pay for a years’ line rental upfront for less than you would pay over twelve monthly instalments.

        You’ll typically save somewhere in the region of 20%, but should check with the provider for details.

        Can I get a short-term plan?

        The average broadband and line rental plan comes with a 12 or 18-month minimum term, but some providers offer one-month rolling contracts if you need extra flexibility.

        Broadband and line rental with no contract

        A rolling broadband service can last as long as you need it to, be it a three-month, six-month or a slightly longer contract term.

        Enter your postcode at the top of this page to see if there are any short-term plans available.

        Do I need to pay line rental for broadband?

        In most cases, yes because the majority of UK broadband providers use traditional telephone lines (in part at least) to deliver internet connectivity.

        Line rental can be avoided with mobile or satellite broadband services but these aren’t suitable for everyone.

        Virgin Media offers true broadband-only packages, but as these don’t always qualify for the latest offers, some people may find its broadband and phone plans (which include line rental) to be better value overall.

        Who has the cheapest line rental?

        When you ignore annual line rental savers – which aren’t widely available – the difference in charges between UK broadband providers is usually quite small.

        Here’s what some of the UK’s leading suppliers charge:

        • BT line rental: £17.99 per month
        • Direct Save line rental: £16.25 per month
        • EE line rental: £17.50 per month
        • Fuel line rental: £17.30 per month
        • John Lewis line rental: £13.50 per month
        • Plusnet line rental: £16.99 per month
        • Post Office line rental: £16 per month
        • Sky line rental: £17.40 per month
        • TalkTalk line rental: £17.70 per month
        • Virgin Media line rental: £17.99 per month

        Cheapest overall

        A full pricing breakdown on upfront and monthly charges is available for each of the packages listed on this page. Select any of the results displayed for additional information.