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Plusnet
  • Up to 17Mb broadband
  • Unlimited usage allowance
  • Pay for calls you make (line only)
  • 12 month contract
17Mb
speed
(up to)
Unlimited
monthly usage
(traffic managed)
£6.99
upfront
cost
Post Office
  • Up to 8Mb broadband
  • Unlimited download allowance
  • Inclusive weekend calls
  • 18 month contract
8Mb
speed
(up to)
Unlimited
monthly usage
Free
upfront
cost
Origin Broadband
  • Up to 17Mb broadband
  • Totally unlimited usage
  • Pay only for the calls you make
  • 12 month contract
    17Mb
    speed
    (up to)
    Unlimited
    monthly usage
    (truly unlimited)
    Free
    upfront
    cost
    17Mb
    speed
    (up to)
    Unlimited
    monthly usage
    (truly unlimited)
    £9.95
    upfront
    cost
    Sky
    • Up to 17Mb broadband
    • Unlimited monthly usage
    • Inclusive calls to UK mobiles and landlines
    • 12 month contract
    17Mb
    speed
    (up to)
    Unlimited
    monthly usage
    (truly unlimited)
    £9.95
    upfront
    cost
    EE
    • Up to 17Mb broadband
    • Unlimited download usage
    • Inclusive weekend calls
    • 18 month contract
    17Mb
    speed
    (up to)
    Unlimited
    monthly usage
    (traffic managed)
    £7
    upfront
    cost
    17Mb
    speed
    (up to)
    Unlimited
    monthly usage
    (traffic managed)
    £6.99
    upfront
    cost
    TenTel
    • Up to 17Mb broadband
    • Unlimited monthly usage. PAYG calls
    • No credit check when you apply
    • 18 month contract
    17Mb
    speed
    (up to)
    Unlimited
    monthly usage
    (truly unlimited)
    Free
    upfront
    cost
    Sky
    • Up to 17Mb unlimited broadband
    • Pay only for the calls you make
    • Short 9 month student contract
    • 9 month contract
    17Mb
    speed
    (up to)
    Unlimited
    monthly usage
    (truly unlimited)
    £9.95
    upfront
    cost
    John Lewis
    • Up to 17Mb broadband
    • Unlimited monthly usage
    • Inclusive evening & weekend calls
    • 12 month contract
    17Mb
    speed
    (up to)
    Unlimited
    monthly usage
    (traffic managed)
    Free
    upfront
    cost
    17Mb
    speed
    (up to)
    Unlimited
    monthly usage
    (truly unlimited)
    £6.75
    upfront
    cost
    Sky
    • Up to 17Mb broadband
    • Truly unlimited monthly usage
    • Inclusive evening & weekend calls
    • 12 month contract
    17Mb
    speed
    (up to)
    Unlimited
    monthly usage
    (truly unlimited)
    £9.95
    upfront
    cost
    Plusnet
    • Up to 38Mb fibre broadband
    • Unlimited usage allowance
    • Pay only for the calls you make
    • 18 month contract
    38Mb
    speed
    (up to)
    Unlimited
    monthly usage
    (traffic managed)
    £6.99
    upfront
    cost
    Direct Save Telecom
    • Up to 17Mb broadband
    • Unlimited monthly usage
    • Evening & weekend calls
    • 12 month contract
      17Mb
      speed
      (up to)
      Unlimited
      monthly usage
      (truly unlimited)
      £33.90
      upfront
      cost
      BT
      • Up to 17Mbps broadband
      • 12GB usage, 5GB BT Cloud
      • Inclusive weekend calls
      • 12 month contract
      17Mb
      speed
      (up to)
      12GB
      monthly
      usage
      £7.95
      upfront
      cost
      136

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      What you need to know

      • Prices last checked and verified 24th August 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: £18.99 per month
      • Direct Save line rental: £18.75 per month
      • EE line rental: £17.50 per month
      • Fuel line rental: £17.30 per month
      • John Lewis line rental: £15.50 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.