Combining broadband, phone and TV into a single bundle can help you save money and avoid hassle.
Should I get a broadband, phone, and TV bundle?
Combining your TV, broadband, and phone package into one bundle from a single provider may be cheaper than buying each service separately – but to be sure, you should always shop around before taking a bundle out.
When you compare your options, price isn’t the only thing to take into account. You should also consider aspects such as contract length and download speed to make sure you get the most suitable deal.
How do I choose between broadband deals?
Comparing broadband deals is easier when you know what to look for, so remember to consider factors such as download limits and speeds, contract length, and overall cost.
- Download limit: Your download limit will be measured in megabytes (MB) and gigabytes (GB), but many providers offer unlimited downloads as standard
- Download speed: Connection speeds are measured in megabits per second (Mb/s), and the speed you get will depend on the locations your provider can reach, as well as the type of connection you they offer. You can check the speed you’re getting with our broadband speed test tool
- Availability: Not all types of connection are available in every location across the UK. You can check which ones are available in your area with MoneySuperMarket’s broadband postcode checker
- Customer support: However good your connection, there are lots of reasons your broadband could go down, and when it does helpful customer support is what you need. Check customer reviews online to get a better idea of what level of customer service you can expect with different providers
- Contract length: Most providers offer broadband in 12- or 24-month contracts, but you might also be able to find rolling monthly deals if you prefer
- Equipment: Some providers or connections might require the installation of new equipment. Often the provider will take care of the installation cost, but not always, so check how much you have to pay
- Freebies and incentives: Providers are likely to offer incentives such as cashback or free gifts to entice you, but the quality of your connection is more important long term
- Overall cost: When calculating the overall cost of your broadband deal, take all of the above into account
How do I choose between phone deals?
Landline packages are often included as standard with TV, phone, and broadband deals, but it’s still important to consider how many calls you’ll be making or minutes you’ll be using. Keep an eye out for the following:
- Free call minutes every month
- Set periods such as evenings or weekends when you can make free calls
- Free rates for the first 20 minutes of your calls (followed by a set rate for longer calls)
- Charges for calling international, mobile phone or premium numbers, for example those starting with 0870
How do I choose between TV deals?
When comparing TV deals, factor in what kind of telly you watch as well as when and where you’ll be watching, as this will help you choose the right TV bundle. Consider whether you want or need any of the following:
- Certain TV channels or packages such as sports, movies or entertainment
- On-demand content
- The ability to record, rewind or pause live television
- The ability to watch TV on other devices, such as your laptop, tablet or mobile phone
What else should I consider before buying a broadband, phone, and TV bundle?
To make sure a combined tariff is really in your best interest, ask yourself how useful a bundle will be and whether you’ll benefit from having all services in one. Things to consider include:
- How much TV you watch: If you don’t watch much TV, or you rely mostly on streaming platforms, it might be cheaper to look for broadband and phone deals
- Whether you want a landline: If you don’t want a landline as part of your bundle, there are providers who offer them without. However, most broadband deals come with landline as standard, due to the links between the technology used
- The limited options you may have: There aren’t as many providers who offer all three services in one deal, so you’re likely to have fewer deals to choose between
Is it easy to switch broadband, phone, and TV providers?
Moving from one broadband, phone, and TV bundle to another deal offering the same services is very straightforward – as long as you’ve come to the end of your contract with your current provider. In many cases, your new provider will handle the whole process, including cancelling your existing service. If you change your mind, you can also cancel penalty free within the first 14 days of your new contract.
However, if you want to switch one or two of your services to a new provider, it could be more of a hassle to separate them. If you are still tied into a contract with your current provider, you’ll also probably have to pay a cancellation fee to switch.
Compare broadband, phone, and TV deals
Finding the right broadband bundle is easier when you compare TV, broadband, and phone deals on MoneySuperMarket.
Just enter your postcode and tell us what you want from your ideal broadband, phone and TV deal, and we’ll show you exactly what’s available in your area.
You can compare tariffs and providers by the quality of the broadband connection, the TV channels you’ll receive, and the different call rates you’ll get with your landline, as well as the overall cost and any freebies included.
Once you’ve found the deal you want, just click through to the provider to set the switch in motion.