Broadband, phone, television…our homes are full of technology to communicate and entertain. You can choose different suppliers to provide the different services, but more people these days are switching to a packaged broadband deal, so their internet connection is bundled together with other services, such as telephone calls or a digital TV subscription.
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Broadband packages with calls
If you use your phone just as much as the internet, you might be interested in adding a calls package to your broadband deal.
Many broadband packages include free telephone calls in the evenings and at weekends. They are therefore ideal if you are out of the house during the day and make social calls at the evening or the weekend.
If you use your phone more regularly, many broadband packages include anytime calls to local and national landline numbers. However, it’s worth checking whether international or premium rate calls to 0870 and 0845 numbers are included.
Broadband packages with digital TV
Just like calls, you can add a digital TV subscription to your broadband package too.
Digital TV can be delivered over a broadband connection and usually includes on-demand services and a varying number of TV channels such as BT Sport or Sky Movies.
Do I need unlimited broadband?
Some broadband deals limit your monthly internet usage. If you exceed the limit, you have to pay a charge, over and above your monthly subscription. So it’s important to pick the right deal.
Alternatively, you can opt for an unlimited package. The monthly subscription will probably be more expensive, but it will often work out cheaper in the long run because you don’t need to worry about incurring extra charges.
If you intend to use any of the following internet services, you will probably be better off with an unlimited broadband package:
- Catch-up TV
- Netflix movie streaming
- Backing up photos or videos to online Cloud storage
- Online gaming
Do I need a broadband package with superfast fibre?
Superfast fibre delivers the internet to your home over fibre optic cables. The minimum speed is 38Mbps so it’s much quicker than ADSL internet, which is delivered over a copper telephone line.
Superfast fibre is available with broadband packages from the likes of Virgin Media, Sky, EE, BT and Plusnet, and provides the best possible experience for people who intend to stream TV or download large files, photos or videos.
You should, however, be aware that traffic management may be used by some providers to control the speed of your internet connection during peak times.
Whether you’re looking to pick up a package that includes TV and calls, superfast fibre or unlimited broadband, MoneySuperMarket’s advanced comparison tool can help you find the perfect deal – and save money.