It’s a popular misconception that when you take out a broadband package, you automatically need to pay for line rental. In fact, there are many companies out there who offer broadband without the need for a phone line. In this day and age, where so many of us use our mobile phones to catch up with friends and family, many people have no need for a landline, and broadband packages which include a phone line can be much more expensive.
Take a few moments to read our guide to broadband without a phone line to see if it could be right for you.
When looking for companies who offer broadband without a phone line, it’s best to use comparison sites such as Uswitch, where it’s easy to compare all the available options. When you consider that most companies charge anywhere from £12 a month for line rental on top of the cost of broadband, it’s easy to see just how much money you could save. Companies such as EE, Vodafone, Three and BT all currently offer broadband without the need for a phone line, and Virgin Media offer super-fast fibre optic broadband, where no phone line is required. The cost for broadband alone could be as little as £7.50 a month, so it’s well worth while looking into it if you don’t currently use your home phone.
When signing up to a broadband only contract it’s important to shop around for the very best deal possible. The following factors should be considered by anyone currently looking for a new broadband provider:
• Length of contract – although this is traditionally 12 months, it can vary and in some cases is as long as 24 months, so make sure to check this out before signing up!
• Monthly cost - probably the most important one!
• Download limit – some broadband providers put a cap on how much data you can download, which can be irritating for those who watch a lot of streaming media or download films and music frequently. If you do take a package with a cap, make sure you know what it is and what the charges are if you exceed it.
• Download speeds – it’s important to know what the connection speed will be, although this can vary slightly depending on where you live. There’s no point in signing up for broadband which is cheap but very slow.
• Any extras available, such as digital TV
Broadband without a phone line will only become more popular as more people rely on their mobile phones to communicate. But in case of an emergency and no power a landline might be very usefull.
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