It’s essential to choose the right broadband package carefully. Get it wrong, and you find yourself tied into a slow, expensive broadband deal for the next two years.
Don’t worry; we’re here to help you out! At Fibre Heroes, we specialise in installing dependable and speedy full fibre broadband across the UK.
Here are our top tips to help you choose which broadband package is right for you.
Look at the price
Price is typically the first thing people look at when considering a broadband deal. However, bear in mind that the cheapest deal is not necessarily the best one.
Look at the cost breakdown when you are looking at packages. As well as a monthly price, there may be an upfront cost to pay too. For example, a router or line rental.
Look at the speed
While price is important, speed is too. If you have a lot of devices, operate a business from home, take part in online gaming or stream television, you’ll need a fast connection.
The average broadband speed in the UK is 50.4mbps, which is good but not great. To put this in context, it will take you 11 minutes to download an HD quality film. This might be more than enough if you don’t go online that often but if you have a lot of internet users in the house, you’ll want something speedier.
Why not give our internet speed test checker a try and see how fast your current broadband connection is?
One thing to look at when considering broadband packages is the broadband speed in your area. Many broadband providers advertise their maximum speed, but you may not get that where you live.
If you have your postcode available, your provider of choice will be able to let you know what speeds you can expect.
Look at the limits
Most broadband providers offer unlimited broadband, which means you can stream and game to your heart’s content.
However, it’s worth checking to see if any restrictions are in place. If there are, your data could be capped, or you could be charged extra for additional use.
Look at the contract length
When you sign up for a new broadband provider, you’ll need to stay with them for a set amount of time – anything from 12 to 36 months. Longer-term deals are generally cheaper, but there is a bigger penalty if you end your contract early.
If you’re looking at moving in the near future, you may want to consider a more flexible contract.
Look at the coverage
Not all broadband providers cover all parts of the UK. If you’re changing broadband providers because you’re moving house, you’ll want to take this into consideration.
If you’re in a city or built-up area, you’ll be able to choose from many different providers. If you live in a more rural area, fewer providers may be available.
The good news is that faster broadband is rolling out across the UK, meaning more options than ever before!
Look at the extras
If you want a landline or television bundle alongside your broadband, check and see what you get in your package. You can usually make substantial savings if you want all three bundled together.
If you’re a business, you might be able to get voice over internet protocol (VOIP) as part of your deal. This means you get virtually unlimited national and mobile calls, all through your broadband connection.
Some packages offer extra treats as a sweetener, such as streaming subscriptions or smart devices. Check and see how much these add to the cost though. Do you really need a new smartphone or tablet?
Fibre Heroes – saving you from bad broadband, wherever you are
We hope this guide has shown you what you need to look out for when finding the right broadband package.
The average person in the UK now spends 59 hours a week online, so it’s important to make sure your broadband operates as it should.
We’re working to install high-speed full fibre broadband across the UK, meaning no matter where you live, you can shop, stream and surf the web in style.