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Is dual fuel cheaper than separate providers?

Dual-fuel deals are widely available and would seem to be a good idea to keep your energy finances simple. But are there any downsides you need to know about before you take the plunge?

EE TV review

EE's TV service is only available to EE home broadband customers. Although it doesn't offer the greatest amount of content, with multi-screen functionality and a 1TB hard drive, it might still be the answer to all your TV needs.

5 best Asda Mobile SIM-only deals

Asda Mobile has an extensive range of 30-day pay as you go SIM bundles giving you the flexibility to change your allowance whenever it suits you or simply set it to renew if you’re happy with what you’ve got.

The best Tesco Mobile SIM-only deals

Tesco is renowned for providing good quality products at competitive prices so it’s no surprise to see the exact same philosophy applied to their range of Mobile SIM deals available at the moment

What are the best Sky broadband, TV and phone upgrade deals for existing customers?

If you're a Sky customer and looking to upgrade your Sky services in some way, we have all the information you could possibly need – what's available, how to get it, and what the pitfalls might be.

Can I get Plusnet broadband and fibre broadband?

With its down-to-earth advertising - and down-to-earth prices - Plusnet has a great reputation with its customers. But what services does the company offer, and can you get them in your area?

Help! I’m struggling with my mobile phone bill

So what should you do if funds run short and you find your mobile phone bill is regularly unaffordable? Don't panic – read on for some practical, straightforward advice.

How to unlock your mobile phone

Unlocking your phone brings freedom to your handset. Once it's unlocked you can use it on any network, so you can take advantage of all those cheap SIM-only deals. It's a legal process, and you can sometimes unlock your phone for free.

Can I get a mobile deal with poor credit history?

When you're after a new mobile plan, a poor credit record can present quite a problem. However, with options such as SIM-only deals and pay-as-you-go, there are still ways you can find a good deal.

Should I switch to a small energy provider?

If you like the idea of giving your hard-earned cash to a smaller evergy supplier rather than one of the Big Six, you probably want a bit of reassurance that you are doing the right thing. Some are better than others and we've looked at all the things you might want to consider before you switch.

How to switch between BT and TalkTalk

Thinking of switching from TalkTalk to BT or from BT to TalkTalk? Either way, before you set out, we've got some great advice for you to help smooth the journey.

Can I get 4G in my area?

All the mobile networks now offer 4G connectivity – but none of them have the whole country completely covered. We tell you why 4G is better than 3G, and which network has the best 4G coverage cross the UK.

Can I keep my email address if I change broadband provider?

Most providers will offer you a free email address (sometimes several addresses) when you sign up. However, if you decide to change provider in the future what will happen to your email address? It's different for each provider.

How to claim your free rewards, cashback and vouchers

Just bagged yourself a great broadband deal and now wondering how to claim the freebies that come with it? Whether it's a free TV with Sky or a BT Reward Card, we tell you how to get your hands on what is rightfully yours.

How to get Sky Sports on Virgin Media

All the Sky Sports channels are available to Virgin Media TV customers, in standard and in high definition, either as part of a bundle or as an add-on. However, individual channels are not available so you can't pick and choose - if you want Sky Sports you have to take the whole lot. Here's how to do it.

Can I get TalkTalk in my area?

TalkTalk is one of the biggest telecoms providers in the UK, well known for its low prices, and its broadband, TV and home phone services are widely available across the UK, so you have a good chance of getting what you want. Let's find out if you can.

Can I get Sky broadband in my area?

Sky is one of the largest broadband providers in the UK. It covers 99% of the total population, so it’s a nigh-on certainty that the short answer to this question is yes. Better check, though, eh?

Can I get BT TV?

To get BT TV you have to also have BT broadband – there is no way around this. You can find out whether you can get BT broadband or BT Infinity in your area using the availability checker in our guide. If you can get BT broadband, then you can get BT TV.

Should I get 36Mb, 50Mb or 67Mb BT Superfast broadband?

BT's fibre broadband offers three options – Superfast Fibre Essential, offering 36Mbps, Superfast Fibre, with an average download speed of 50Mbps, and Superfast Fibre 2, averaging 67Mbps. But which of the these packages will be best for you?

Can I get BT Superfast Fibre broadband?

BT Infinity – now called BT Superfast Fibre – is available to most households and businesses in the UK, but by no means all of them. You'll need to use a broadband postcode checker to be certain. We've got you covered.

Can I get Sky fibre broadband in my area?

Sky uses the Openreach network to supply its fibre broadband services., which covers more than 27.4 million homes and business premises. So, the short answer to this question is almost certainly, yes.

How to get multi-room TV through Virgin, Sky, BT and TalkTalk

Multi-room TV allows you to watch your favourite shows in different rooms throughout the house, all on the same TV subscription. So you can watch the morning news while you're still in bed, keep the kids entertained in their bedroom, or watch a blockbuster in the living room all at the same time.

Can I get Virgin Media in my area?

It's no surprise Virgin's broadband speeds are attractive when the best widely-available download speed offered by the competition is less than one quarter as quick. But it's never quite that simple is it? The fastest packages are not available everywhere and some areas of Britain can't get Virgin Media at all.

BT Superfast Fibre versus Sky Fibre – which is best?

Fibre is an important part of an internet diet, ensuring faster speeds and BT and Sky are two of the biggest providers in this market. So how do you choose between these two internet giants?

Can I get cable TV and broadband in my area?

You have arrived here wondering how to get cable TV in your area. To answer this question it is necessary to ask another one; What do you mean by cable TV? Bear with us here.

What's in the basic Virgin Media TV package?

Virgin Media offers two basic TV packages: Mix TV (without broadband) and the Player TV bundle (TV and 100Mbps broadband). Here's what you get with each option.

Sky without a satellite dish – how do I get it?

Sky offers hundreds of TV channels, showing everything from Premier League football and big blockbuster Hollywood movies to Sky Atlantic’s high-quality TV dramas, but what if you don't want the clunky satellite dish that comes with it?

Virgin TV channels – a complete rundown of included channels

If you only want TV, Virgin offers just two packages – Mix and Full-House – but if you're after the full shebang of TV, broadband and phone, there is a wider choice of four TV packages, each bundled with Virgin's high-speed broadband and a phone line.

How to switch between Sky and TalkTalk

Are you sick of Sky or tired of TalkTalk? Switching between the two providers is relatively easy, so what are you waiting for? Here's all you need to know.

Best SIM deals for existing broadband and TV customers

Who says loyalty doesn’t pay? There are several broadband providers offering existing broadband or TV customers discounts on their SIM-only mobile deals. We tell you the best ones on offer right now.

How to switch to Sky from your current provider

So you've seen the ads, and found yourself tempted. Sky's broadband and TV packages are excellent. But how do you go about switching to Sky from your current provider without the risk of incurring heavy fees or getting left with a gap in service? We talk you through it all.

How to switch between Virgin Media and BT

Changing broadband providers doesn't have to be complicated, so whether you are thinking of swapping from BT to Virgin or vice versa, there are just a few simple steps you need to follow to make sure everything goes to plan.

How to switch between Sky and BT

BT and Sky are two of the UK’s biggest communications providers, offering a selection of broadband, landline, television and mobile services. There are pros and cons to both companies depending on your specific needs, but what if you want to switch between the two?

TalkTalk TV review

TalkTalk is one of four quad-play telecoms providers in the UK, offering digital TV alongside broadband, home phone and mobile. TalkTalk TV is powered by YouView and offers a selection of basic Freeview channels that can be tailored with extras like Sky Sports and Sky Cinema. But is it any good? Here’s the lowdown to help you decide.

What is a dual fuel discount and how do I get one?

A dual fuel deal offers a discount to customers taking both gas and electricity from the same provider. Dual fuel deals are offered by most energy suppliers, but with so many energy companies operating in the UK, it can be tricky to find the best one.

How to switch between Sky and Virgin Media

Are you ditching Sky for Virgin Media or vice versa? Perhaps you’re tempted by Virgin Media’s super-speedy broadband, or you fancy Sky’s TV service. This guide explains how to switch between Sky and Virgin Media, from who to contact to how long it all takes.

How to cancel your O2 mobile contract and find a better deal

So, the time has come to part company with O2. It was fun while it lasted but you’re moving on. If you want to keep your number, you’ll need to port it to your new provider. Porting is pretty straightforward these days – here’s what you need to know.

How to cancel Plusnet broadband and find a better deal

Want to cancel Plusnet broadband, but worried about the stress involved? Well fear not. In most cases it's pretty easy to switch your broadband provider. As always, there are a few things to be aware of, which is where our handy guide comes in.

How to cancel BT broadband and find a better deal

You and BT have been together for a while now and it was great at the start, but now it's time to leave. It's pretty straightforward to switch from BT or cancel it altogether, there's just a few things to be mindful of.

How to cancel TalkTalk broadband and find a better deal

Want to cancel TalkTalk broadband, but worried about the hassle involved? Does the thought of 'that phone call' stress you out? Well we have looked into the best way to leave TalkTalk with the minimum of fuss.

Lebara Mobile review

Lebara Mobile offers SIM-only plans, with a focus on migrant communities, looking to keep in touch with home. It operates around the world and offers plans with decent international call allowances of included.

Is there a way to get 100% green energy?

Green energy is now going mainstream, with more and more people wanting to change the way we collectively source and consume energy. As a result, there is a growing number of specialist providers out there now offering green energy deals.

Sky TV channels – a complete rundown of included channels

In the increasingly crowded subscription TV market place, Sky is still seen as the premier provider of quality programming across all genres. From Sky Sports to Sky Cinema, and the coveted Sky Atlantic, we've got all the details of exactly what channels Sky offers.

EE versus O2 mobile – Which is best?

EE and O2 are two of the UK’s main mobile operators. So which of these mobile heavyweights is the right network for you in 2018?

BT TV review

BT TV offers a convenient way to bolt a TV service onto a BT broadband package. It is not available as a standalone TV service, but does offer several benefits for anyone happy to sign up to both.

5 of the fastest upload speed broadband deals

As a general rule, the best upload speed in the UK is around 20Mbps, which is exclusive to the top-end fibre broadband packages. Entry-level fibre broadband packages tend to have upload speeds of up to 10Mbps.

The best data SIMs for iPads and tablets

Most people use their tablets on their wi-fi at home or by connecting to free wi-fi when they’re out and about. But it’s not always enough, so a data SIM for your tablet or iPad can come in handy. There are plenty of tablet SIMs available, from budget options to those with tons of data.

Asda Mobile versus Tesco Mobile – Which is best?

Tesco and Asda have been selling handsets through their stores since 2000, but it is their mobile arms – Asda Mobile and Tesco Mobile – that focus on offering cheap SIM-only deals.

How to cancel Sky and find a better deal

Ever tried cancelling Sky? Found it too much hassle? Too many barriers put in your way? If you feel it’s time to make a switch, we’ve done all the research on exactly how you go about it with the least amount of fuss.

How pay-as-you-go (PAYG) mobile plans work

PAYG used to be as simple as putting some credit on your phone and then paying a set rate for calls, texts and data, but with the introduction of PAYG bundles, things have become slightly more complex. We explain it all here.

5 best SIM-only deals for tethering

Whether you are writing your magnum opus in a coffee shop, or getting a bit of work done on the train, mobile tethering is a handy way to get online in the big wide world.

5 of the best 4G SIM-only deals

Fast 4G is now the default mobile internet connection offered by most providers. The data allowances on offer have steadily increased to keep up with the growth of data-hungry video and music-streaming services.

SMARTY mobile review

SMARTY is a new SIM-only mobile network that promises to be simple, transparent and good value. It is one of several mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) in the UK that use one of the ‘big four’ networks - EE, O2, Three and Vodafone - to deliver their services.

5 of the best unlimited data SIM deals

SIM-only deals enable you to put together your own mobile package, pairing the handset of your choice with the right airtime deal. Doing this can save you money – what’s not to like?

5 of the best SIM deals for roaming

Due to recent changes in the law, there’s no longer any need to turn off data roaming in a panic as soon as your plane hits the tarmac. However, the roaming offers from each operator vary, so here is a handy guide to the five best SIMs for using your phone abroad.

Do I need a smart meter?

Smart meters are the next generation of gas and electricity meters and are being rolled out between now and 2020. The aim is to put consumers in control of their energy use, so they can save money on their energy bills.

NOW TV review

Now TV is a subscription-based streaming service from Sky, and gives you a way of accessing Sky shows without having to stick a satellite dish on the side of your home or get yourself tied into a long contract. Just want Sky Atlantic? Then NOW TV is the answer.

The Phone Co-op mobile review

The Phone Co-op is a different proposition to most other mobile providers. It is run as a member-owned, consumer co-operative, with an ethical approach to supply chain, investment and the environment. Members get a democratic voice in how the company is run, and also receive dividends.

BT broadband versus EE broadband – which is the best provider?

The decision between BT and EE broadband is a tough one: both offer standard and fibre services with unlimited downloads and security software to keep you safe online. So how do you choose between them? We delve into the details to help you out.

What is the warm home discount and how do I get it?

You might be eligible for the Warm Home Discount if you’re on a low income or receive certain benefits. Read our guide to find out whether you’re eligible for the Warm Home Discount and how to apply.

The People's Operator mobile review

If you’re looking for a mobile provider with a difference, The People’s Operator could be for you. You can choose from a handful of SIM-only deals and give 10% of your bill to a good cause at no extra cost. Sound interesting? We review the pros, cons and our overall verdict.

BT TV versus Virgin Media TV - which is best?

BT and Virgin are among the heavyweights in the battle for pay TV customers, offering top technology and content. But there are plenty of differences between the pair, from the channels you can watch to how much you can record.

Sky broadband vs TalkTalk broadband - Which is best?

On paper, both companies offer some pretty similar services. TalkTalk stakes its reputation on providing a decent service at an affordable price, whereas Sky offers its all-encompassing TV services alongside broadband. So who comes out on top?

Sky broadband versus EE broadband – Which is better?

Sky is a giant of the broadband world, while EE is looking to take its mobile clout onto the internet patch. We have an attacker and a defender then. But which one is best?

First Utility energy review

So how does First Utility stand up against its rivals? We've taken a look at everything from tariffs to customer service to help you decide.

Good Energy review

If you like the idea of doing your bit for the world by choosing an environmentally-friendly energy supplier, then Good Energy could be the ideal choice.

BT TV channels – a complete run-down of included channels

BT TV offers a boost to your standard TV offering without breaking the bank. All BT TV packs require a BT broadband connection and they all come with BT Sport as standard. In addition, you can bolt on channels packs such as Sky Cinema and Sky Movies.

SSE energy review

So is SSE any good? Well, we've looked in detail at everything that SSE has to offer, from its tariffs and discounts to its fuel mix and customer service record, so you can decide if it's right for you.

How can I get an energy deal with bad credit?

You might think a poor credit history will only affect you if you want to take out a mortgage or credit card, but it can also affect your eligibility for the best energy deals on the market. Read on to understand why.

Virgin Media versus TalkTalk: Who's the best broadband and TV provider?

Virgin Media is best known for providing the fastest broadband in the land, coupled with high-quality equipment with all the frills. Conversely, TalkTalk is its opposite, aiming to offer the same results for generally much less. But which is better?

BT Superfast Fibre 1 vs BT Superfast Fibre 2

BT Superfast FIbre (previously BT Infinity) has been around for a pretty long time now, and it's still, largely, as it always has been; separated into two speed categories the provider calls 'Superfast 1' and 'Superfast 2'. But how do you know which one is right for you and your household?

How to get out of your mobile contract for free

If you've signed up for a mobile contract, chances are you're tied in with them for a couple of years and occasionally, they'll throw you a bonus in the shape of some extra data to say thank you. However, if their service bad, or the coverage is so spotty that you want to look elsewhere, what can you do?

Virgin Media TV review

At least once a year, Virgin Media has a rejig of its TV-only and TV bundle offerings. 2018 was no different, although this past year, Virgin Media appears to have made some effort to simplify things.

EE versus Vodafone mobile – Which is best?

EE and Vodafone are the only two mobile networks in the UK to offer LTE-Advanced speeds (i.e. super quick). If you’ve got the need for speed, it’s a toss-up between the two. But which one is best? We’ll help you decide.

Who's the best broadband provider in the UK?

If it weren't for the unique situation we have in the UK with one provider on one network and everyone else on another, this would be a tough question to answer. Thankfully, that is the situation and it's not. There is a clear winner. In fact, it's barely even a contest.

Virgin Media Mix bundle review

Virgin Media’s Mix bundle is a combination of 100Mbps broadband, TV, and home phone and is one of Virgin's mid-level bundles. A great all-rounder, it's good value, and ideal for families or couples who want more speed and more channel choice than average.

Does cheap energy mean poor customer service?

You won’t get “better” electricity or gas from one energy supplier compared to another, but the standard of customer service can differ wildly.

Should I switch energy supplier when moving house?

It's always worth considering switching to a new energy provider when you move house – it could save you a lot of money, after all.

Virgin Media VIP Bundle review

Virgin Media’s VIP Bundle has everything, including some of Britain’s fastest fibre broadband, TV, home phone and mobile. We simply couldn’t ask for anything more. But does the VIP bundle live up to the name? Here’s how it all weighs up.

Virgin Media Full House Bundle review

Virgin Media’s Full House bundle is great for large families that spend a lot of time online and want lots of different channels to keep the whole brood happy. But what exactly do you get for your money and is it good value? We review the details to help you decide.

What happens when my mobile contract ends?

When you are coming to the end of your mobile contract you can either stay on the same plan or leave. There are several options available if you decide to change your plan. Here's everything you need to know about what to do next.

Plusnet broadband versus TalkTalk broadband - Which is best?

Plusnet and TalkTalk both bring cheap, reliable broadband to your home; but how do you choose between them? Our guide is your number one stop to find out which of these two broadband providers is better suited for you.

Plusnet broadband versus Sky broadband - Which is best?

Sky and Plusnet are two of the biggest names in the UK broadband industry. Are you being tempted by the glitz of Sky or is the straightforward simplicity of Plusnet more appealing? Either way, we're here to help you decide.

Which provider offers the best international SIM deals?

It can be expensive to call abroad from the UK, especially on your mobile phone. We’ve hunted down five providers who offer international SIMs or international calling plans and listed them in no particular order to show you the best choices out there for making cheap international calls.

Virgin Media Player Bundle review

Virgin Media has four all-in-one broadband, TV and phone (and mobile if you want to add it on) bundles available right now. The Player Bundle is the lowliest of the four, but as is commonly the case, also the cheapest. So is it any good?

How to cancel your EE mobile contract

So you’re leaving EE. Do you need to phone them, or will your new provider take care of it? PAC codes. What are they? Why do you need one? When do you need one? How do you get one? There are so many questions.

BT TV versus Sky TV – Which is best?

Are you agonizing over BT and Sky? Both TV providers offer an outstanding array of channels and extras. To make it easier to choose, we've looked at exactly what's on offer from each to make your decision easier.

When is the best time to switch energy provider?

Don't miss out on saving some cash by not switching energy supplier. The key is knowing the best time to do it and how to make the biggest saving.

How do I work out how much energy I use?

In order to save money on energy, you first need to know exactly how much you are using. Our simple and straightforward guide explains how do it, from reading your meter to calculating your annual usage.

How to turn your TV into a smart TV

TV is no longer just a dumb box of glass and wires. TV is getting smart – it can do far more now that just let you watch Eastenders. With the use of a special device, you can browse the internet, play music and stream films and music beyond what your digital service provider offers.

What is a smart thermostat and do I need one?

So you've heard about Hive and Nest and you're wondering whether to get a smart thermostat. Nobody really needs a smart thermostat but they can help you save energy and hence also cash. Here's all you need to know.

Can I get Sky in my area?

Sky still leads the way when it comes to subscription TV services, offering a wealth of superb drama, sports and entertainment channels, including Sky Cinema, Sky Sports and of course, the exclusive Sky Atlantic.

What are the best BT broadband, TV and phone upgrade deals for existing customers?

Are you an existing BT customer looking to upgrade your broadband package? Well, we have the best BT deals right here. Whether you want to upgrade your speed or just want extra perks there is something for everyone.

What’s in the Sky TV basic package? A guide to the Sky Entertainment pack

The most basic TV package from Sky right now is called the Sky Entertainment pack. It’s had loads of names in the past, but that’s what it’s called right now, okay? Okay. So what’s in it then?

How do I lower my energy bills?

There are so many ways to reduce those tiresome energy bills: from changing supplier to simply remembering to switch off the light as you leave the room. Even small changes can make a big difference - here are some of our ideas.

How to deal with energy price rises

Don't let your heart sink when you get a letter informing you of a price rise in your gas or electricity. You don't have to put up with it – switch to a different provider and you could save hundreds of pounds a year.

How to switch energy supplier

If you are feeling the heat from your energy bills, then it's time to switch. According to government data, UK households spend around £1,250 on energy every year.

Sky Complete Bundle review

If you love to watch TV and want the ultimate package of entertainment, sports, movies and lots, lots more, the Sky Complete Bundle is worth a look. So exactly what is included and how much will it set you back? Find out in our independent review.