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According to The Money Advice Service, did you know that allowing your contract with a broadband company to roll over can see an increase of over 400%? Most of us aren’t aware of these massive changes or find the price increase easier than trying to find a whole new provider to change to.
With many of us looking for ways to save money, sometimes the answers are right underneath your nose; searching online through different sites is a thing of the past. So here are some handy tips to help you get the best deals for the lowest prices.
Use a comparison site.
Using comparison sites can be a quick and effective way to save you time and money, which for most of us, is the primary goal.
Online broadband comparison sites provide fibre broadband deals without the agro of trawling the web, tailored to your area, so not only are you getting the best deal, but you’re also getting the most effective deal too. Which surprisingly isn’t always the most expensive offering. Usually, we are swayed by the company name, but searching on a comparison site can help us find what we want for less.
Be sure to use the comparison site based on other perks too, as you can usually get things such as free meals, discount vouchers and gift cards. These all add up as a saving.
Look into the deals available.
One of the best things about comparison sites, in my opinion, is the ease that comes alongside them. By individually visiting sites and looking for deals can often take up time and energy.
Broadband comparison sites take away this stress and provide you with deals based on what you’re looking for. For example, if you are looking for fibre broadband with high speeds, reading into what is actually on offer can be helpful. If you live alone, you may not need a large package. Although you can have fibre for quick browsing, it may be better for your money to consider a lower speed.
Understand what you’re paying for
When it comes to broadband packages, they can come with several things, including line rental. Most packages include line rental, but most of us don’t make the most of the benefits that come with line rental.
Most packages come with line rental due to needing an active phone line for broadband to be installed. If you’re looking to get a home phone, you can usually pay a small amount extra to be able to make calls from home.
Your provider can break down the price of packages into line rental and broadband costs. However, sometimes the broadband price is put upfront with the line rental fees hidden. So it’s worth being aware of this.
Do I need fibre broadband?
The majority of us want faster internet speeds, with streaming sites such as Netflix being a considerable part of our daily lives and online gaming. Fibre provides the rate to allow us to browse the web, stream and play games efficiently as opposed to broadband which is not fibre. If you’re looking for fast broadband without buffering and slow loading times, it’s worth looking into.
Some of the best internet companies I’ve used in the past are BT and Virgin Media. However, this is all dependant on the area in which you live.
Whether you’re searching for the fastest broadband or the cheapest, I hope this guide has been helpful.