MoneySuperMarket’s Guide to Post Office Broadband
Are you looking for an easy way to get online and thinking about taking Post Office broadband?
Here’s what’s on offer and what you need to know.
Post Office Broadband
Post Office provides two straightforward broadband packages to help get you online with minimum fuss. Broadband Essentials package has a 12 month contract and Broadband Premium has an 18 month contract with each having FREE weekend calls to 01, 02, 03 as well as 0845 and 0870 numbers. Both have the option to upgrade to a variety of calls packages.
So what does Post Office Broadband offer?
|Fibre Optic Broadband||No|
|Mobile Phones||Not included in a Broadband bundle but Post Office does have a Pay-As-You-Go SIM only offer.|
Post Office Broadband offers competitively priced line rental at just £15 per month (or £144 per annum payable in a single lump sum if you take advantage of Post Office Line Rental Saver) with all ADSL broadband packages.
This type of broadband is delivered via the copper wires in the current telephone system. It is currently the most widely available type of broadband in the UK and delivers speeds of up to 24Mbps. Whether you are looking for unlimited usage or capped usage you will not incur any upfront costs at the start of your contract.
Post Office HomePhone & Broadband Premium package suits families or people who expect to be higher users of the internet. This package is perfect for unlimited monthly downloads, for streaming movies, playing online games and surfing the web. Inclusive within this package is weekend calls to all UK landlines including 0845 and 0870 numbers.
For lighter internet users who just need to surf the web and send occasional emails, Post Office Home Phone & Broadband Essential package ticks all the boxes. With 10GB usage allowance per month and inclusive weekend calls to all UK landlines including 0845 and 0870 numbers this may be the package which you are looking for. Please remember that if you exceed your monthly usage allowance you will incur high costs of 75p per additional GB (but you will be notified if you get close to your monthly limit).
Fibre Optic Broadband
Currently Post Office does not offer fibre optic broadband.
Whether you’re someone who makes a great deal of calls from your landline or whether your house phone is more on the ornamental side, Post office provides a number of benefits which are available on both packages.
Both Broadband packages include the following benefits:
Post Office has a Pay-As-You-Go SIM only offer … with standard calls rates to UK landlines and mobile costing just 8p per minute. Visit postoffice.co.uk/mobile to register and get your FREE SIM.
BT Sport cannot currently be viewed for those with Post Office broadband.
Sky Sports is also not currently offered by Post Office Broadband.
MoneySuperMarket’s expert view
Post Office provides entry level broadband with clear pricing for customers and competitively priced line rental. So, if you are looking for a basic broadband package and want the prices that come along with them – then Post Office might just be the provider for you.
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