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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.
  • Avg. monthly – Total cost of contract divided by number of months. Includes upfront costs.
  • Full contract – Total cost of contract over the entire term. Includes upfront costs.
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TalkTalk Unlimited Broadband

TalkTalk
  • broadband
  • telephone
More info

up to*

17Mb

speed

 

unlimited

downloads

12 month

contract

cost

FREE

£17.70 line rental
Price details
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Buy now

ENDS TODAY

or call
0800 049 7864

uSwitch online exclusive
12 months FREE Broadband
FREE £75 Love2shop voucher

Direct Save Telecom Broadband + Evening & Weekend Calls

Direct Save Telecom
  • broadband
  • telephone
More info

up to*

17Mb

speed

 

unlimited

downloads

24 month

contract

cost

£1.95

£19.70 line rental
Price details
Buy now
Buy now

or call
0800 027 3933

Virgin Media SuperFibre 50 Broadband & Calls

Virgin Media
  • broadband
  • telephone
More info

up to*

50Mb

speed

 

unlimited

downloads

12 month

contract

cost

£12.00

£17.99 line rental
Price details
Buy now
Buy now

or call
0808 168 8217

uSwitch exclusive
12 months discounted Broadband

Sky Unlimited Broadband

Sky
  • broadband
  • telephone
More info

up to*

17Mb

speed

 

unlimited

downloads

12 month

contract

cost

FREE

£17.40 line rental
Price details
Buy now
Buy now

or call
0800 151 2876

Online exclusive
12 months FREE Broadband
FREE £75 Mastercard prepaid card

Virgin Media VIVID 100 Broadband Only

Virgin Media
  • broadband
More info

up to*

100Mb

speed

 

unlimited

downloads

12 month

contract

cost

£37.25

Price details
Buy now
Buy now

or call
0808 168 8217

TenTel Hello Broadband 5 - 1 Month Contract

TenTel
  • broadband
  • telephone
More info

up to*

17Mb

speed

 

5Gb

downloads

1 month

contract

cost

£2.99

£15.99 line rental
Price details
Buy now
Buy now

TenTel Hello Broadband Unlimited - 1 Month Contract

TenTel
  • broadband
  • telephone
More info

up to*

17Mb

speed

 

unlimited

downloads

1 month

contract

cost

£6.49

£15.99 line rental
Price details
Buy now
Buy now
Online exclusive
6 months discounted Broadband

TenTel Hello Broadband 40 - 1 Month Contract

TenTel
  • broadband
  • telephone
More info

up to*

17Mb

speed

 

40Gb

downloads

1 month

contract

cost

£3.49

£15.99 line rental
Price details
Buy now
Buy now
Online exclusive
6 months discounted Broadband

TenTel Hello Fibre Broadband 100

TenTel
  • broadband
  • telephone
More info

up to*

38Mb

speed

 

100Gb

downloads

18 month

contract

cost

£16.99

£15.99 line rental
Price details
Buy now
Buy now

Virgin Media VIVID 100 Broadband & Phone

Virgin Media
  • broadband
  • telephone
More info

up to*

100Mb

speed

 

unlimited

downloads

12 month

contract

cost

£15.00

£17.99 line rental
Price details
Buy now
Buy now

or call
0808 168 8217

uSwitch exclusive
12 months discounted Broadband

*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.

We aim to take the strain out of broadband comparison. Good broadband deals aren't just about the price, it's also about what's included in the product, the speeds offered and any extra incentives providers are offering. To balance all of these, we have developed a ranking formula that takes into account deals that are proving to be popular with our customers, that are competitive in the maket and have a smooth switching process.

If you prefer, you can sort deals by the average monthly cost, which is all of the costs - including any compulsory upfront costs such as router delivery or installation fee - divided by the length of the contract. Or you can sort by the total contract cost for all packages which let’s you see the total spend for the whole contract period

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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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