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Broadband deals explained

Why pay for landline rental when you don’t even use it? Here, we’ll examine all the great options for broadband without a phone line that will allow you to cut your costs and say goodbye to renting a landline forever.

Why go without a landline?

More and more Britons are using their mobile phones for the overwhelming majority of their calls. If you're among them, you may feel that renting a landline means you're paying for a service which you don't use much — if at all.

This is especially relevant in light of the increasingly generous call minutes allowances provided by UK mobile phone network carriers, many of which offer ample usage for your day-to-day needs.

What’s more, with landline rentals currently charged at upwards of £17 per month, consumers can save a chunk of change by going without a home phone and relying on mobile instead.

Fibre-optic broadband without a phone line

Virgin Media’s standalone fibre-optic broadband packages don't require landline rental. These are VIVID 50, VIVID 100 and VIVID 200.

Although these are a little more expensive than some other providers’ offerings, they stand out for offering outstanding connection speeds. The numbers on the packages refer to the download speeds users can expect, ranging from 54Mbps to a whopping 362Mbps.

Virgin Media is able to offer its service without phone line rental because it employs its own fibre-optic network instead of the more conventional method of using a BT copper wire telephone line. And no telephone line, of course, means no telephone line rental.

Compare fibre-optic broadband packages here.

Mobile broadband without a phone line

Mobile broadband delivers an internet connection over the air via 3G or 4G mobile phone networks, meaning that people who choose this option don't need to have a telephone landline to get on the internet. Getting online is simply a case of inserting a dongle — a device best described as a portable modem — into your USB port and you’re good to go.

What’s more, because there is so much competition in the mobile broadband sector, it’s possible to find some outstanding deals. The majority of mobile broadband deals work on a monthly contract basis, with subscribers paying a monthly charge for a predetermined amount of usage. Currently, consumers can choose from standalone 3G or 4G mobile broadband packages from Three, O2, Vodafone and EE.

Another advantage of choosing mobile broadband is that you can choose a pay-as-you-go broadband deal. Just like mobile phone pay-as-you-go offers, customers can simply purchase credit as and when they need it and get online straight away. This is a terrific and highly cost-effective option for people who are light internet users and who are unlikely to require substantial download limits.

Mobile broadband the right choice for you? Check out all our best mobile broadband deals.

MiFi mobile broadband without a phone line

As with dongles, MiFi units use 3G or 4G mobile phone networks to get customers on to the internet. However, they differ from dongles in the respect that they allow people to use a single connection to get online with multiple 3G/4G internet enabled devices, such as games consoles and laptops. This makes them especially apt for student households and for families.

Currently, relatively few providers offer MiFi mobile broadband options. However, notable exceptions are Three, Vodafone and EE.

Compare MiFi broadband packages here.

What are the disadvantages of broadband without landline?

Although broadband without a landline deals can be highly cost-effective, they are not without disadvantages. These include:

  • Bundled broadband and home phone deals typically offer some fantastically attractive call rates, with many featuring free calls at certain times of day or weekends. So if you don’t make much use of your mobile and are more inclined to make calls on your home phone, it may be cheaper and better for you to sign up to one of these.

  • It’s often a very good idea to have a landline in case of emergencies. For instance, in the event that your mobile phone network goes down due to a technical fault, you would be unable to contact emergency services.

Not ready to give up your landline after all? Check out all our best broadband and home phone deals.

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