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Best broadband deals, April 2016

  • TalkTalk Logo Pink
    TalkTalk Router 2012

    TalkTalk Broadband

    Unlimited broadband FREE FOR 12 MONTHS!

    Totally unlimited broadband NOW FREE for 12 MONTHS plus get FREE connection (worth £30) & a FREE wireless router + £75 Love2shop voucher!

    Buy now

  • Virgin Media Logo 2014
    Virgin Super Hub

    Virgin Media Broadband

    uSwitch exclusive: £4 Virgin Media deal with free QuickStart!

    USWITCH EXCLUSIVE: £4 for 6 months Super-fast 50Mb unlimited broadband!

    Buy now

  • BT Logo
    Bt HomeHub 4 Front

    BT Unlimited Broadband

    Only £5 for 12 months!

    uSwitch exclusive: Only £5 for 12 months with FREE BT Sport Lite & FREE BT Home Hub 4 plus get a £50 BT reward card!

    Buy now

  • Sky Logo 2013
    Sky Hub Black

    Sky Unlimited Broadband

    Online offer: 12 months free broadband!

    Online offer Unlimited broadband free for 12 months + FREE Sky Hub wireless router & £100 M&S e-Voucher!

    Buy now

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Switching broadband is simple. But to make the process even easier and ensure you've got al the information you need, here we've answered the questions we’re most often asked by uSwitch site users.

Can I switch at any time? Are there any restrictions?

If you’re out of contract you can switch broadband provider at any time and won’t be liable for any charge.

However, if you’re still within your contract term or haven’t reached the minimum period that your provider insists on, it's likely you'll have to either pay up your contract or pay a charge.

The exception is if, during the contract term, the provider you want to leave increases the price of the monthly subscription you agreed to when you signed up. In this case you're free to leave without any financial penalty.

How do I know if I’m out of contract?

Ideally you’ll have noted down when your contract started. But if you haven’t, don’t worry. Just ring your provider and they’re legally obliged to tell you if you're still under contract, as well as when your contract ends.

Will I lose my broadband service at any stage?

That depends on which type of provider you’re switching to and switching from.

If you’re swapping one provider’s standard ADSL broadband service for a standard ADSL broadband service from another provider, your service will be uninterrupted.

That’s largely because there the switch is managed by the provider you’re joining, which seamlessly handles the disconnection and reconnection.

If you’re switching from a standard broadband service to one of Virgin Media’s fibre broadband deals, though, you’ll need to follow a different process. This requires you to cancel your contract with your existing provider and then sign up with Virgin Media.

This will leave you without a service until Virgin Media’s service is connected. With that in mind, you might want to invest in a mobile broadband dongle and some credit so you’ve got a connection you can use in case of an emergency.

Do I need a MAC code to switch broadband?

No. MAC codes used to be a part of the switching broadband process, but have since been scrapped. They were abolished in a bid to streamline broadband switching for consumers.

Want to know more about switching broadband deals? Head to our dedicated guide.

How do I know which broadband deals are available to me?

While millions of Britons who live in cities get to choose from a host of fibre broadband, standard broadband and mobile broadband providers, others aren’t so lucky.

To see which broadband deals are available to you, use our broadband postcode checker. Just insert your postcode in the text box provided and it’ll show you all the broadband deals on offer at your address.

Which broadband is best?

Fibre broadband deals, such as Virgin Media’s Vivid service, BT Infinity and top-end products from the likes of Sky, TalkTalk and Plusnet, provide the fastest home broadband connection.

Sign up for fibre broadband and can expect to stream TV smoothly and uninterrupted (even when it’s HD programming). You’ll also get a much better online gaming experience, with no annoying ‘slowdowns’ in the action.

But the catch is that fibre broadband isn’t available in some locations. If that’s the case in your area, you’ll need to consider a standard ADSL broadband deal. Or even mobile broadband or satellite broadband.

How I do compare broadband deals?

This is where our broadband comparison tables come in. Using these, you can filter by speed, price, contract length and download limit to make it easier to find the broadband deals that most closely meet your criteria.

We’ve also got dedicated pages that list broadband deals if you’re an existing customer and want to add services to your existing broadband bundle.

Ready to see what’s available? Head here to compare the best broadband offers.

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With millions of visitors and switches every month and home and mobile broadband deals to suit every pocket, uSwitch Broadband is the UK’s number-one broadband comparison site.

We scour the entire market and the best broadband providers to bring you the best broadband, TV and home phone offers and use our market position to secure market-leading exclusive deals that you won’t find anywhere else.

So if you’re looking for a top-of-the-range TV bundle or want to check out great value broadband only deals, we’re confident we’ve got what you’re looking for.

Compare broadband deals now: Best broadband deals comparison.

Comparison tools and tables

To take the strain out of switching, our comparison tables highlight the offers recommended by our team of broadband experts.

So you can buy with absolute confidence and be certain you’re getting the best broadband deal.

Want to make sure you’re getting what you’re paying for? uSwitch broadband speed test.** is free to use and lets you check the speed of your home or mobile broadband connection in seconds.

It can also tell you how your broadband speed compares with other homes in your area, as well as other providers so you can see exactly what’s available to you.

Broadband news and guides

Updated daily, our news section keeps you abreast of everything from surveys of the fastest broadband providers and new money-saving offers to ongoing drive to improve super fast broadband coverage across the UK.

You’ll also find handy FAQs to help you make informed buying decisions and bite-sized breakdowns that get you up to speed with new broadband technology.

Need more help? That’s where our broadband guides section comes in.

If you need to know the difference between standard ADSL broadband and fibre broadband or want some tips on switching broadband, this is where you’ll get the assistance you’re looking for.

How does uSwitch Broadband make money?

When you sign up for broadband through uSwitch we’re paid a fee in commission from the broadband provider you choose.

The commission income enables us to offer a free service to compare broadband deals and allows us to develop broadband comparison tools we offer on the site.

uSwitch Broadband awards

Decided by public vote and an expert panel of judges, the annual uSwitch broadband awards are the industry’s most respected, prestigious awards.

If we name a provider as the UK’s best for home broadband, mobile broadband or customer service, you can be sure it’s an award that’s well merited.

Want to see who was named best broadband provider at the 2015 awards? Find out the answer and much, much more at our dedicated broadband awards page.

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