DirectSave Broadband

Direct Save Telecom is a provider of broadband and telephone services with a keen eye on delivering low prices whilst maintaining and improving quality. Recently their commitment to the UK has been demonstrated with the creation of 24/7 UK based telephone line and broadband faults team.
Today's best deal - £1.95 broadband with eve & weekend calls
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  • + Residential new line installation only £29.95 (subject to 18m minimum term).
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Broadband and TV

Many broadband providers also offer a digital TV service, with Sky and Virgin Media the two most recognisable. But as our broadband becomes quicker and more reliable, many other providers are able to offer a digital TV service that's delivered via a broadband connection, including the popular on demand services.

The available channels and services do vary from provider to provider and package to package, so it's worth checking the detail on your chosen package to see what's on offer. Check the compare button on our results table for up to five different packages to see what channels are on offer, side-by-side.

Fibre Optic

Often referred to as "superfast broadband", fibre optic offers most UK households the fastest available broadband speeds.

Instead of using the copper telephone network, which is how most ADSL broadband is delivered, superfast is transmitted through fibre optic cables. The signal doesn't degrade using fibre optic cables, which means speeds are much faster. Whereas ADSL can offers speeds of up to 16 Mbps (Megabits per second), we're looking at a minimum of 38 Mbps with fibre.

Virgin Media offers the fastest fibre speeds, in excess of 100 Mbps in some cases and is the widest available provider in the UK at the moment. But Sky, Plusnet, Primus, EE and BT as well as some other providers also offer the service.

Unlimited Broadband

Unlimited means that the broadband you receive at home will have no caps on usage or downloads.

This means that whenever you want to use the internet, for downloading, streaming or just general browsing, you can do so without ever worrying about incurring extra charges.

Some providers have been known to implement traffic management on their networks, meaning that the speed of a user's broadband is controlled during peak times and this could be the case even with unlimited broadband. It's worth checking with your provider for more information on traffic management.

Anytime Calls

If you want to have the cost of local and national landline calls included in your broadband package, click this button. Anytime covers your local and national calls during the daytime, evening and at weekends, which means you won't pay extra on your monthly bill for making calls. However some providers will charge for 0870 and 0845 calls, and international calls will also be charged, so do check the details of the package to see what's included.

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How to understand your usage

Your broadband usage, measured in megabytes (MB) and gigabytes (GB), can be a puzzling subject to fully understand. It's not easy to be truly accurate with how much broadband you're consuming on a monthly basis.

That's why we've cut through the technical jargon by creating three different types of broadband user. Simply match your activities to one of the user types below:

Light users A single user, or perhaps there's two of you, who like to browse the internet, send emails and maybe download a few songs during the evenings and at weekends. Browsing, email, iTunes
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Packages with 2GB of use or more

Medium users Perhaps you're a small family, or a couple who like to watch iPlayer or catch-up TV a few times a week, on top of the usual website browsing, email sending and occasional Skype calls. iPlayer, Skype
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Packages with 20GB or more

Heavy users You're either a large family or shared household. You like to stream TV or Netflix, perhaps play some online video games and generally enjoy living in a connected world. Steaming TV or Movies, gaming
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Packages with unlimited usage

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How to understand the different broadband speeds

There are three different types of broadband speeds that are available to you when you take out a new deal. These are ADSL, fibre and superfast fibre.

ADSL

ADSL is broadband that's delivered into your house via a telephone line and used by the majority of households in Britain.

These deals offer speeds of up to 16 megabits per second (Mb). ADSL broadband is generally fast enough for you to stream television without too much buffering or pausing and certainly fast enough for day-to-day internet browsing and emailing.

Fibre

Using fibre optic cables to transfer data, you can achieve speeds of up to 38Mb with a fibre broadband connection.

You will happily watch live TV and play online video games with a fibre broadband connection offering minimal delays or lags.

Superfast fibre

Superfast refers to fibre optic broadband connections with speeds over 38Mb.

You may opt for a superfast fibre broadband connection if you require large downloads delivered to you quickly, or were a regular player of online video games that needed a faster than average connection in order to play seamlessly.

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DirectSave Broadband Router or other hardware £1.95 broadband with eve & weekend calls Up to 16 Mb per second Unlimited Unltd £1.95 Per month + £15.75 line rental Go to site
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0333 123 0296

Package costs

Monthly £1.95
Setup £33.90
1st year cost £57.30
Monthly line rental £15.75
1st year inc. line rental £246.30
Contract length 24 months
You can choose to pay 12 months line rental in advance for £119.40, equivalent to a monthly price of £9.95.
 
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0333 123 0296
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DirectSave Broadband Router or other hardware Broadband Family with weekend calls Up to 16 Mb per second Unlimited Unltd £16.95 Per month + £14.45 line rental Go to site
Or call to order
0333 123 0296

Package costs

Monthly £16.95
Setup £8.95
1st year cost £212.35
Monthly line rental £14.45
1st year inc. line rental £385.75
Contract length 1 month
You can choose to pay 12 months line rental in advance for £119.40, equivalent to a monthly price of £9.95.
 
Or call to order
0333 123 0296
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DirectSave Broadband Router or other hardware Broadband Family with anytime calls Up to 16 Mb per second Unlimited Unltd £22.45 Per month + £14.45 line rental Go to site
Or call to order
0333 123 0296

Package costs

Monthly £22.45
Setup £8.95
1st year cost £278.35
Monthly line rental £14.45
1st year inc. line rental £451.75
Contract length 1 month
You can choose to pay 12 months line rental in advance for £119.40, equivalent to a monthly price of £9.95.
 
Or call to order
0333 123 0296
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DirectSave Broadband

Direct Save Telecom was established in 1999 and originally offered savings on line rental and phone calls. They joined the broadband market 2 years ago offering cut-price broadband services combined with some of the cheapest phone call packages on the market.

Direct Save Telecom offers three phone call packages to users including free weekends, free off-peak calls and free calls all day long. Also available are three great value Direct Save Telecom broadband bundles (Broadband Lite, Broadband Family and Broadband Pro) and these can be combined with any of the the free calls.

Who is DirectSave Broadband ideal for?

Anyone looking to combine phone and broadband services should take a look at the Direct Save Telecom deals. By introducing Lite, Family & Pro, the company now caters for every type of internet user. So if you're not happy with your current phone/broadband bills, or looking to have broadband for the first time, take a look at these deals to see if you could save cash.

What do you need to get DirectSave Broadband?

  • A BT telephone line in a broadband area supplied by Direct Save Telecom.
  • A USB Modem and two micro filters to connect to your PC or Mac - these are supplied free of charge by Direct Save Telecom. Broadband Lite includes a free USB modem, Broadband Family includes a 4 Port Router and Broadband Pro includes a free wireless router. Special offer for Broadband Lite & Broadband Family customers - Upgrade your Broadband Lite & Broadband Family Free Hardware to a Wireless Router for only £29.95 - saving 25% (Normal retail price is £39.95 when ordered seperately).
  • PC users need Windows 98SE or above. Mac users require OS 8.6, 9 and X.
  • If you are currently a cable customer the company will need to install a new telephone line (costing just £116.32). This will allow you to retain your existing number.

What else does DirectSave Broadband have to offer?

One of the main advantages of a Direct Save Telecom deal is that contracts only last for 28 days plus it's the same price every month - not a cheap headline price that goes up after a few months. The 28 day notice agreements mean that you are not tied in for a lengthy period if a better deal comes along or you are not satisfied with the company's service. Another important feature is that no matter where you are in the UK it's the same price, unlike some broadband providers who charge an extra £15 per month in some areas.

Additionally, Direct Save Telecom offers free webmail and static IP addresses. There is a set-up fee of £29.95 for the broadband packages.

Though many users are reluctant to change to a new phone service, the limited contracts with Direct Save Telecom negate the risk factor. With cheap deals that cover all internet users, low-cost line-rental (only £9.95) and large call savings it's well worth checking these offers out at your home.

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