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Cheapest broadband deal right now: Sky Unlimited £18 p/m with £50 cashback

Wednesday, January 31st 2018 by Marc Shoffman

Fancy broadband for less than £200 a year? We are not joking.

Sky is topping the tables when it comes to broadband prices. The provider is offering the cheapest broadband deal right now.

Customers signing up to Sky Unlimited Broadband pay just £18 a month for a 12-month contract. This gets you unlimited downloads and speeds of up to 17Mbps, or typically an average of 11Mbps. The price includes line rental and SkyTalk but there is a £9.95 set up fee.

It gets even better when you throw in a £50 prepaid MasterCard that you need to activate within 90 days of your broadband getting activated. That takes the overall cost, factoring in the monthly fee and setup charge, from £225.95 a year down to just £175.95.

This is the cheapest deal currently on the market when you factor in the prepaid card but it will increase to £28.99 a month at the end of the term.

Sky even has its own ‘Switch Squad’ that will manage the move from your old provider, so no awkward phone calls needed.

If free money doesn’t appeal to you, Direct Save Telecom offers the same speeds and downloads with no setup costs on its Unlimited Broadband for 12 months for 5p cheaper at £17.95. This would cost £215.40 over the year.

Sky Fibre from £22 a month

The only issue you may run into is the broadband speeds. These are by no means the fastest and it could get frustrating if you are frequently using downloads or streaming services.

If you want faster broadband you will need to be prepared to pay more.

Sky itself has an ongoing offer for up to 38Mbps with Sky Fibre over 18 months. You get average speeds of 34Mbps and a monthly allowance of 25GB. The monthly cost is £22 but there is also a £59.95 set up fee, although this charge is almost offset by the £50 prepaid MasterCard. Overall this deal would cost £405.95 over 18 months.

There are a couple of decent speedy alternatives on offer, but you would need to act fast.

Vodafone has a deal on its Unlimited Fibre 76 expiring today. It offers up to 76Mbps with unlimited downloads for 18 months at £24 a month with no set up costs. This would mean paying £432 over the term of the deal. That is less than Sky Fibre for more bandwidth.

BT is also offering speeds of up to 76Mbps on its Unlimited Infinity Fibre package for 18 months plus six months free BT Sport in its January sale. This costs £39.99 a month with a £9.99 setup cost. This would usually cost £729.81 over the 18 months but also comes with a £150 BT reward card so you technically pay £579.81.

Alternatively, Virgin Media offers speeds of up to 200Mbps and unlimited downloads for 12 months for £37 a month plus a £20 setup cost. That will cost you £464 over a year.

Today's best deals

  • Sky Unlimited Broadband

    • Up to 17Mb download speed
    • Truly unlimited monthly usage
    • Pay as you go calls
    Free £50 reward card
    £9.95 set-up cost includes line rental See Deal
  • Sky Fibre Broadband

    • Up to 38Mb download speed
    • 25GB monthly usage
    • Pay as you go calls
    Free £50 reward card
    £59.95 set-up cost includes line rental See Deal
  • Vodafone Unlimited Fibre 76

    • Up to 76Mb download speed
    • Truly unlimited monthly usage
    • Pay as you go calls
    UK's lowest priced Unlimited Fibre
    Zero set-up cost includes line rental See Deal
  • BT Unlimited Infinity 2 + Calls

    • Up to 76Mb download speed
    • Truly unlimited monthly usage
    • Free weekend calls
    Free connection worth £50, Offer ends 22nd February & Free BT Sport for 18 months
    £39 .99
    £9.99 set-up cost includes line rental See Deal
  • Virgin Media VIVID 200 Fibre Broadband

    Virgin Media
    • Up to 200Mb download speed
    • Unlimited monthly usage
    • No landline, no line rental
    £20 set-up cost See Deal

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