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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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  • Monthly – The monthly charge you’ll pay your provider. Includes discounted periods.
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  • Full contract – Total cost of contract over the entire term. Includes upfront costs.

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TalkTalk
  • broadband
  • telephone

TalkTalk Unlimited Broadband

  • Free Super Router & Free connection
  • Take your landline on the move with the new Talk2Go App
  • Award-winning online protection with SuperSafe Boost
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up to*

17Mb

speed

12 month

contract

cost

FREE

£17.70 line rental
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0800 049 7864

uSwitch online exclusive
12 months FREE Broadband
Direct Save Telecom
  • broadband
  • telephone

Direct Save Telecom Broadband + Evening & Weekend Calls

  • Includes free evening & weekend calls
  • Free wireless router (worth £35) & free set up
  • Save with top retailers, hotels & flights with our Discount Card
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up to*

17Mb

speed

24 month

contract

cost

£1.95

£19.70 line rental
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Virgin Media
  • broadband
  • telephone

Virgin Media SuperFibre 50 Broadband & Calls

  • Great for small households with up to 4 devices
  • Weekend calls to UK landlines, 0870 & Virgin Mobile
  • Free Virgin Media Super Hub & QuickStart self install
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up to*

50Mb

speed

12 month

contract

cost

£12.00

£17.99 line rental
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0808 168 8217

Online exclusive
12 months discounted Broadband
Virgin Media
  • broadband

Virgin Media VIVID 100 Broadband Only

  • Unlimited downloads, perfect for lots of streaming & browsing
  • Great for busy households with up to 10 devices
  • Free Virgin Media Super Hub & QuickStart self install
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up to*

100Mb

speed

12 month

contract

cost

£37.25

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0808 168 8217

TenTel
  • broadband
  • telephone

TenTel Hello Broadband 5 - 1 Month Contract

  • TenTel's 5GB Broadband on a one month rolling contract
  • No cancellation fee just give 30 days notice to leave
  • Free router + free delivery
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up to*

17Mb

speed

1 month

contract

cost

£2.99

£15.99 line rental
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TenTel
  • broadband
  • telephone

TenTel Hello Broadband Unlimited - 1 Month Contract

  • TenTel's unlimited broadband with a free wireless router
  • No cancellation fee just give 30 days notices
  • World class customer service
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up to*

17Mb

speed

1 month

contract

cost

£12.99

£15.99 line rental
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TenTel
  • broadband
  • telephone

TenTel Hello Broadband 40 - 1 Month Contract

  • TenTel's 40GB Broadband on a one month rolling contract
  • No cancellation fee just give 30 days notice to leave
  • Free router + free delivery
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up to*

17Mb

speed

1 month

contract

cost

£6.99

£15.99 line rental
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TenTel
  • broadband
  • telephone

TenTel Hello Fibre Broadband 100

  • TenTel's superfast fibre broadband with a 100GB monthly allowance
  • Free router and free delivery
  • UK based world class customer support
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up to*

38Mb

speed

18 month

contract

cost

£16.99

£15.99 line rental
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Virgin Media
  • broadband
  • telephone

Virgin Media VIVID 100 Broadband & Phone

  • VIVID 100 great for busy households with up to 10 devices
  • Weekend calls to UK landlines, 0870 & Virgin Mobile numbers
  • Free Virgin Media Super Hub & QuickStart self install
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up to*

100Mb

speed

12 month

contract

cost

£15.00

£17.99 line rental
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ENDS SOON

or call
0808 168 8217

uSwitch online exclusive
12 months discounted Broadband
TalkTalk
  • broadband
  • telephone
  • tv

TalkTalk Essentials TV, Broadband & Phone

  • Totally unlimited broadband & get a free super router
  • Enjoy up to 80 entertainment channels
  • Pause, rewind & record with a YouView box
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up to*

17Mb

speed

18 month

contract

cost

£7.50for 6 months£10.00 thereafter

£17.70 line rental
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ENDS SOON

or call
0800 049 7864

Online exclusive
6 months half price Entertainment Boost

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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.

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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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