Top 10 Student Broadband Deals

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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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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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Virgin Super Hub
Roundel Yellow uSwitch Exclusive

Virgin Media Starter Collection

Fibre broadband, 60+ TV channels (including HD) & home phone. Free TiVo 500GB, wireless router & unlimited weekend calls.

Online offer: FREE 500GB TiVo box plus now EVEN FASTER 50Mb broadband speeds and NOW HALF PRICE FOR 6 MONTHS!

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up to* 50Mb
unlimited 18 months £10.00 price details Buy now 0808 168 8217
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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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Technicolour TG582
Roundel Pink Online Exlusive

Plusnet Unlimited Broadband and Calls

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

uSwitch EXCLUSIVE: Better than half price. ONLY £3.25 for 12 MONTHS (was £9.99) + FREE activation (worth £25) + FREE router!

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up to* 16Mb
unlimited 12 months £3.25 price details Buy now 0808 271 9241
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TalkTalk Router 2012
Roundel Black Youview

TalkTalk Plus TV, Broadband & Phone

Totally unlimited broadband & anytime calls. Pause, rewind and record TV from the last 7 days plus Freeview, blockbusters & box sets.

New: 7 FREE Sky Entertainment Channels! Pause, rewind and record over 200 hours on a FREE YouView box worth £299!

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up to* 16Mb
unlimited 18 months £13.00 price details Buy now 0800 049 7864
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Bt HomeHub 4 Front
Roundel Sainsburys £25 Gift Card

BT Broadband & Calls

Wireless BT Hub with weekend calls included + free WiFi minutes on 6 million Wi-Fi hotspots Free connection + BT Sport app & online.

Online exclusive: Free connection worth £30 FREE BT Sport (app & online) & FREE router plus FREE £25 Sainsbury's Gift Card!

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up to* 16Mb
10GB 18 months £7.50 price details Buy now 0800 691 1783
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Bt HomeHub 5 Front
Sainsbury £50 Large

BT Infinity Unlimited Broadband & Calls

Super-fast fibre broadband + weekend calls. Free Wireless Home Hub 5, McAfee security + free BT Sport on app and online.

£20 FOR 3 MONTHS super-fast broadband. Free BT Sport app & online + free Home Hub plus FREE £50 Sainsbury's Gift Card!

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up to* 76Mb
unlimited 18 months £20.00 price details Buy now 0800 691 1783
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Virgin Super Hub
Roundel Yellow Free Install (new)

Virgin Media Essential + Sky Sports

Free 500Gb Tivo Box with full Sky Sports Collection + 100 TV channels. Free wireless router & weekend calls included.

NEW: ONLY £43.75 FOR 6 MONTHS! Plus a FREE 500Gb TiVo box & free wireless router + FREE INSTALLATION worth £49.95

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up to* 50Mb
unlimited 18 months £43.75 price details Buy now 0808 168 8217
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Vodafone Dongle K4203 Temp

Vodafone Mobile Broadband 1GB - USB Stick

One month mobile broadband. For very occasional use.

Internet that travels with you on 30 day rolling contract + FREE DONGLE!

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up to* 7.2Mb
1GB 12 months £10.00 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.

Student broadband explained

Although your parents may try to convince you that all they took to university was a knap-sack filled with sticks and they got along just fine, broadband has become an essential utility for students in this day and age.

Facebook, Twitter and email access is non-negotiable and the ability to do research quickly online is also a must. That means that a high performance, best value student broadband deal is more important than ever before.

Universities are operating more and more on the Internet, sending out vital emails, leaving important posts on their website, uploading notes and course content and even taking assessments online. And don’t forget those websites that are essential to nailing that all-important essay.

In fact, even without taking the work aspect into consideration, the Internet is a crucial and affordable way to stay in touch family and friends.

This page has all the information you need to compare the best broadband deals for students and find the right provider for your needs.

Choosing a student broadband package - what are the best student broadband deals?

  • Price: Always a major factor in a student broadband purchase. For more cheap deals see our cheap broadband page. But remember, you often get what you pay for: the best broadband deals aren't always the ones with the lowest monthly rate.
  • Contract length: Don't get tied down for longer than you need to. For more short contract deals see our short & no contract broadband page
  • Download allowance: Do you just want to browse Facebook and check email? Or are you a heavy downloader? For the latter, see our heavy use broadband page
  • Flexibility: No student likes to be tied down by their broadband connection. Wireless and mobile broadband packages are ideal for students who mainly connect to the Internet on laptops. See our mobile broadband and wireless broadband pages.

Student mobile broadband

Think carefully about your budget and what you need from a broadband package, and then try to choose appropriately.

If you're looking to get a great mobile broadband and free laptop deal you may be interested in netbooks. These are the latest in lightweight mobile computing.

Mobile broadband: compare all packages and deals here.

Note: Though the mobile broadband packages above may seem more pricey than their fixed-line alternatives, you will be saving substantially on line rental. This is something that's definitely worth considering if you intend to use your mobile phone for most of your calls.

Free laptop student broadband deals

Laptops are the ubiquitous must-have for students, both for studies and communication. Once upon a time providers would bundle a laptop together with a mobile broadband contract, enabling you to kill two birds with one stone and spread payments for an up-to-the-minute bit of kit.

However, in recent years laptop and mobile broadband deals have disappeared from the market. In their place, providers have launched mobile broadband tablet packages, the most popular of which team an Apple iPad with a monthly mobile internet allowance.

Free iPad deals

iPads are brilliant for note-taking, reading up on course books and keeping on top of your social life. All of which makes them a perfect student accessory.

Pick up an iPad on a contract deal and you'll get a monthly usage allowance just as you do with a laptop offer. And you'll be able to spread the cost of the device, so you won't have to find a big lump sum.

Check out iPad deals here: iPad deals

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