Wary of committing to a broadband contract for 18 months or 24 months? The good news is that 12-month broadband contracts are still around if you know where to look. We take stock of what’s on offer and weigh up the providers you’ve got to choose from.
What types of broadband can you get on a 12-month contract?
Mobile broadband on 12-month contracts is also easy to come by from the likes of Three, Vodafone and O2.
12-month fibre optic broadband deals
Need a faster connection for a busy home? Or maybe you need a speedy service because you play a lot of online games or stream video in multiple rooms simultaneously? If so, fibre’s a good bet.
12-month standard broadband deals
Suited to people who live alone, or smaller households. A standard broadband service typically gets you an average speed of 10Mbps-11Mbps.
Which broadband providers offer 12-month broadband?
John Lewis 12-month broadband deals
Choose from Unlimited, Fibre or Fibre Extra, which feature average speeds of 10Mbps, 36Mbps and 66Mbps respectively.
All packages include a landline, as well as evening and weekend calls.
Zen Internet 12-month broadband deals
Offers fibre and standard broadband on 12-month contracts with speed options of 10Mbps, 35Mbps and 66Mbps.
Includes line rental. Set-up cost applies.
Now Broadband 12-month broadband deals
Sky subsidiary Now Broadband offers cheap, reliable fibre and standard broadband on 12-month contracts.
All packages include anytime calls for 12 months as standard and line rental. No activation fee.
Plusnet 12-month broadband deals
One of the UK’s best customer-rated providers, with 12-month contracts available on standard and fibre packages.
Packages also include line rental and pay as you go calls as standard. A small activation fee typically applies.
Direct Save Telecom 12-month broadband deals
Choose from fibre and standard broadband. All packages include free set-up and line rental and pay as you go calls.
What are the best 12-month broadband and TV deals?
Not many providers offer 12-month broadband and TV bundles. But Now Broadband is worth a look.
Not least because you can sign up for a 12-month broadband package and then add or subtract TV add-ons whenever you like.
What are the pros and cons of 12-month broadband deals?
Not sure if 12-month broadband is right for you? To help you make up your mind, below we’ve outlined what’s good about it and everything that’s not so good…
- You’re not signing up for 18 months or 24 months.
- Prices are in line with longer-term contracts.
- Ideal if you’re taking out a one-year lease on a rental property.
- More flexible than longer-term deals.
- Nine-month or one-month deals are available if you’re looking for a shorter commitment.
- Longer term deals let you lock into a fixed price.
Sources and methodology
*Based on average monthly bill of £32.69 from nationally representative sample (1000) vs cheapest monthly cost for superfast broadband (>55Mbs), Vodafone £22/m. Annual saving £128.28.
Can I get broadband on a monthly contract?
You can. Although you won’t get quite same sort of selection of providers and deals to choose from as longer-term broadband deals. And you’ll usually be liable for set-up costs.