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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Virgin Super Hub
Roundel Yellow £50 Off

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 package deal. FREE router & FREE INSTALL worth £49.95 + EXTRA £50 OFF when you buy online!

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up to* 50Mb
unlimited 12 months £4.00 price details Buy now 0808 168 8217
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TalkTalk Router 2012
Roundel Pink Free Connection 2

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.

TalkTalk's TOTALLY UNLIMITED broadband FREE wireles router, FREE security package & FREE CONNECTION (worth £30)!

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up to* 16Mb
unlimited 12 months £3.50 price details Buy now 0800 049 7864
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Sky Hub Black
Marks and Spencer £25 voucher

Sky Unlimited Broadband & Calls

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

Online offer: HALF PRICE FOR 12 MONTHS. Totally unlimited broadband & Sky WiFi & FREE Sky Hub + FREE £25 M&S VOUCHER!

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up to* 17Mb
unlimited 12 months £5.00 price details Buy now 0844 241 0873
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Brightbox - EE
Roundel Yellow Better Than Half Price Small

EE Unlimited Broadband and Calls

Free Norton Security, unlimited weekend calls. Exclusive for EE, Orange & T-mobile mobile customers when you buy online.

Existing customers: LOWEST PRICE EVER for Orange, T-Mobile & EE mobile customers FREE Bright Box wireless router (worth £95)

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up to* 17Mb
unlimited 12 months £2.00 price details Buy now 0800 787 0958
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TalkTalk Router 2012
Roundel Black Youview

TalkTalk Essentials TV, Broadband & Phone

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

New offer: LOWEST PRICED TV BUNDLE. FREE install and a FREE router plus get a FREE YouView TV box (worth £149)!

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up to* 16Mb
unlimited 18 months £6.00 price details Buy now 0800 049 7864
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Technicolour TG582

Primus Unlimited Broadband Exclusive

Unlimited downloads and free evening & weekend calls included. Free wireless router & activation. UK based customer service.

uSwitch Exclusive: 'Special Offer'. With FREE wireless router + FREE activation + FREE off-peak calls. UK based support

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up to* 16Mb
unlimited 12 months £4.00 price details Buy now 0800 036 0190
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Bt HomeHub 4 Front
Roundel Sainsburys £25 Gift Card

BT Broadband & Calls

Get BT's NetProtect Plus & weekend calls + free WiFi minutes on 6 million Wi-Fi hotspots, free connection + BT Sport app & online.

Online exclusive: FREE BT SPORT plus get FREE connection worth £30 & FREE router plus FREE £25 Sainsbury's Gift Card!

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up to* 16Mb
10GB 18 months £6.00 price details Buy now 0800 691 1783
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Virgin Super Hub
Roundel Yellow £50 Off

Virgin Media 100Mb Broadband & Phone

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

EXCLUSIVE at uSwitch - £5 package deal. FREE INSTALL worth £49.95 & FREE router + EXTRA £50 OFF when you buy online!

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up to* 100Mb
unlimited 18 months £5.00 price details Buy now 0808 168 8217
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Bt HomeHub 4 Front
Roundel Sainsburys £25 Gift Card

BT Unlimited Broadband & Anytime Calls

Unlimited anytime calls included. Free wireless Home Hub 4, unlimited WiFi minutes, free connection & BT Sport app & online.

6 MONTHS HALF PRICE BROADBAND plus FREE connection worth £30, FREE BT Sport plus FREE £25 Sainsbury's Gift Card!

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up to* 16Mb
unlimited 18 months £15.00 price details Buy now 0800 691 1783
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Technicolour TG582

Plusnet Essentials Broadband Only

Free wireless router. Best value broadband-only deal ideal for light users. BT line required.

FREE wireless router worth £40. Plus unlimited downloads between 12am & 8am

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up to* 16Mb
10GB 12 months £8.49 price details Buy now 0808 271 9241
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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.

Beginner's broadband 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 on the scale you fall 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 160 times faster than dial-up. 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 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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