Virgin Media's dual-play broadband packages are now available on a 12-month contract.
Previously, households signing up for home phone and broadband deals were required to commit for 18 months. However, the service provider is now offering one-year contracts, giving consumers additional flexibility.
This brings Virgin Media's broadband and calls packages into line with its standalone broadband deals, which were already available on 12-month contracts.
UK consumers have three options when signing up for a Virgin Media dual-play package, depending on how fast they want their broadband connection to be.
The entry-level tariff is the Up to 30Mb broadband + phone package, which includes a free Super Hub and unlimited weekend calls to UK landlines and Virgin mobile numbers.
At present, this deal is available for just £7.50 per month for six months, rising to £15.50 per month thereafter. Subscribers are required to pay line rental at £15.99 per month from the start of their 12-month contract.
For an initial £12.50 per month - rising to £20.50 per month - plus line rental, households can take advantage of up to 60Mb broadband speeds.
The Up to 60Mb broadband + phone package offers all the same features as the entry-level option, plus a free installation.
For busy households with various connected devices - or those with a need for speed - Virgin Media also offers an Up to 120Mb broadband + phone package.
The service provider says this broadband bundle is ideal for households where there are five or more people competing for internet bandwidth.
It is priced at £20 per month plus line rental for the first half of a 12-month contract, rising to £28 per month plus line rental thereafter.