Top 10 Beginner's Broadband Deals

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Do you find broadband a bit confusing? Or are you looking to set up a basic, easy-to-use broadband connection for a friend or relation?

Below, we have listed broadband packages for beginners. In each case, the broadband is easy to set up and the instructions are easy to understand. They're also tremendous value for those who are new to broadband.

Compare broadband suitable for beginners below.

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TalkTalk Unlimited Broadband

TalkTalk SimplyBroadband. Only pay for calls you use, nothing more. Ideal if you don't use many landline calls. Free wireless router.

uSwitch EXCLUSIVE: FREE BROADBAND! FREE router, FREE online security package & FREE connection (worth £50)

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Free Broadband
up to* 17Mb speed
unlimited downloads
18 month contract
price FREE /month + £16.70 line rental

FREE

+ £16.70 line rental Buy now
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Direct Save Telecom Broadband + Evening & Weekend Calls

Free evening & weekend calls and free router. Get the cheapest line rental on the market with their line rental saver.

DST's BEST EVER BROADBAND DEAL! Totally unlimited broadband & UK based customer service. FREE router (worth £35).

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Online Deal
up to* 17Mb speed
unlimited downloads
24 month contract
price £1.95 /month + £16.75 line rental

£1.95

+ £16.75 line rental Buy now
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Virgin Media 50Mb Broadband & Phone

Fibre optic broadband, unlimited downloads, free wireless router & unlimited weekend calls to landlines and Virgin mobile numbers.

EXCLUSIVE at uSwitch - £4 for 6 MONTHS! EVEN FASTER 50Mb fibre + free Super Hub & free set-up (worth £49.95)

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Save £81
up to* 50Mb speed
unlimited downloads
12 month contract
price £4.00 /month + £16.99 line rental

£4.00

+ £16.99 line rental Buy now 0808 168 8217
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Sky Unlimited Broadband & Calls

Totally unlimited broadband with no usage caps. Inclusive weekend calls & unlimited Sky WiFi included. Sky TV not required.

Online deal: 12 MONTHS HALF PRICE! Totally unlimited broadband, free Sky Hub + FREE £50 M&S voucher for new customers

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Free £50 Voucher
up to* 17Mb speed
unlimited downloads
12 month contract
price £3.75 /month + £16.40 line rental

£3.75

+ £16.40 line rental Buy now 0800 151 2876
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Virgin Media 100Mb Broadband Only

Standalone super-fast fibre optic broadband with + Super Hub wireless router. Unlimited downloads. Typically installed in 7 days.

9x faster than regular broadband and with no phone line there are NO LINE RENTAL CHARGES!

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No Line Rental
up to* 100Mb speed
unlimited downloads
12 month contract
price £33.50 /month + FREE line rental

£33.50

+ FREE line rental Buy now 0808 168 8217
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Post Office HomePhone & Broadband Essential

Inclusive weekend calls to UK landlines and 0845/0870 numbers. Nominate 10 'Loved Ones' and get a 10% discount on calls.

Online offer: Get 5 email addresses, FREE weekend calls and also a FREE wireless router

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up to* 8Mb speed
10Gb downloads
12 month contract
price £5.00 /month + £15.00 line rental

£5.00

+ £15.00 line rental Buy now
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BT Broadband

Free wireless BT Hub and free WiFi minutes on 6 million Wi-Fi hotspots. Also includes free connection & free BT Sport Lite app & online.

Online offer: BETTER THAN HALF PRICE! Free connection worth £30 + BT Sport Lite app + FREE £75 SAINSBURY'S GIFT CARD!

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Free £75 Sainsbury's Gift Card
up to* 17Mb speed
10Gb downloads
12 month contract
price £4.75 /month + £16.99 line rental

£4.75

+ £16.99 line rental Buy now
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Virgin Media 100Mb Broadband & Phone

Super-fast 100Mb fibre optic broadband, unlimited downloads & unlimited weekend calls to landlines and Virgin mobile numbers.

Online EXCLUSIVE - £9 package deal. Get EVEN FASTER 100Mb fibre broadband + FREE Super Hub & free set-up worth £49.95!

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Free Set-up
up to* 100Mb speed
unlimited downloads
12 month contract
price £9.00 /month + £16.99 line rental

£9.00

+ £16.99 line rental Buy now 0808 168 8217
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TalkTalk Essentials TV, Broadband & Phone

Totally unlimited broadband + evening & weekend calls. Pause & rewind TV with free YouView box, free router & free install.

Online offer: 6 MONTHS DISCOUNTED! FREE installation, FREE wireless router plus FREE YouView TV box (worth £149)!

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6 Months Discount
up to* 17Mb speed
unlimited downloads
18 month contract
price £7.50 /month + £16.70 line rental

£7.50

+ £16.70 line rental Buy now
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Plusnet Unlimited Broadband and Calls

Unlimited broadband with weekend calls included. Free wireless router. Free activation. Free UK-based customer support.

Online EXCLUSIVE: Better than half price ONLY £2.50 for 12 MONTHS (was £9.99) + FREE activation (worth £25) + FREE router!

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Better Than Half Price
up to* 17Mb speed
unlimited downloads
12 month contract
price £2.50 /month + £15.95 line rental

£2.50

+ £15.95 line rental Buy now
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*The "up to" speed displayed in Mb is the maximum possible speed you are likely to receive for this product. The actual speed you will get depends on your cabling, your area and (with non-fibre optic products) time of day and how far you are from the telephone exchange. Most providers will tell you the likely speed you will receive when you begin your online sign up - this may differ from the speed displayed in the table.

The deals available at your postcode are subject to local availability. The provider will confirm availability for your line.

Broadband deals explained

At some point, we are all broadband beginners. Some people are beginners before they reach 10 years of age, others turn to broadband later in life. No matter where you fall on the scale, we can help you take your first clicks.

What is broadband?

Broadband is a term used to describe a way to connect to the internet across a platform with a wide bandwidth. Essentially broadband allows you to connect to the internet at speeds hundreds of times faster than the dial-up technology it replaced.

The advent of broadband spelled the end of waiting for pages to load and unleashed all the opportunities that the web holds for sharing content, viewing video on demand and communicating in ways previously impossible.

Types of broadband:

  • Cheap broadband - this one is pretty self-explanatory. As a basic user you should not be paying through the nose for your internet connection.
  • Fast broadband - though you may not notice the difference between 1Mb and 100Mb download speed at the moment, as you become more savvy this is something that you will recognise and appreciate.
  • Wireless broadband - will you be connecting to the internet on a laptop? You may wish to consider a broadband and free wireless router package.
  • Mobile broadband - allows you to connect to the internet from your laptop wherever you are, as it runs over 3G or 4G mobile phone networks.

Factors to consider when choosing broadband:

  • Location - where you live will determine, to a certain extent, your choice of broadband providers. Enter your postcode into the postcode checker on our homepage to see which packages are available in your area.
  • Reliability - when it comes to assessing the reliability of broadband providers, personal reccommendations are always worth listening to - so speak to your family and friends.

Overall we believe that all of the major broadband providers now give a good broadband service, so there are no obvious providers to avoid in our opinion. Your choice will come down to what you can afford, the type of broadband you want and the suitability of the deal available.

You have nothing to fear, by selecting one of the above packages - whichever seems most appealing - you will soon be up and running with easy to use broadband in your home.

The above packages have been hand-selected for beginners like yourself to choose from. If you would like to compare all broadband packages see our home broadband page.

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