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on short term broadband contracts.
Short term broadband providers
- Direct Save Telecom offers several 1
month rolling broadband contracts with speeds up to 24Mbps
and a variety of usage limits to choose from. The basic deal
includes free weekend calls and 20GB of monthly usage. To put that
into context, you'd be able to watch around 66 hours of BBC iPlayer
shows a month with this package. There is a small £8.95 equipment
cost and you would need to pay line rental, but you can cancel at
any 28 day point after beginning the service.
- Astra Connect is a satellite broadband
provider that offers 1 month rolling contracts
that can be converted into 12 month contracts if you wish.
Satellite broadband deals like this can be the best option for
those in areas without standard broadband services, as you can
cancel if home broadband becomes available in your area, however
there are activation, installation and equipment costs to consider.
The Astra Connect S package is £9.99/month and
there is no line rental to pay. You get up to 4Mb broadband speeds
and 3GB monthly usage - there are faster and bigger packages
- Virgin Media's Student broadband package
is perfect for those heading off to uni soon. With a 9
month contract you only pay for the broadband you need and
nothing more. You can even add on a great TV service too, making
this superfast broadband package the perfect deal for work, rest
and play. We recommend the standard
bundle with unlimited 50Mb broadband, access to 130+ channels
and weekend phone calls for just £25.50/month plus
General points to consider about short term broadband:
Short term broadband contracts can be great for those who
are not sure they will be in the same home for more than 12 months.
For instance students who are only in town during term time, or
those who live away from home for extended periods of time for
- Upfront installation fees - Very few broadband
providers offer one month rolling contracts, due to the expense of
setting up your service and the need to recoup this through your
monthly payments. However, if you are willing to pay an
upfront installation fee there are a few packages
available from home and satellite broadband providers alike.
Upfront fees for short term broadband can range from approx. £25 to
over £100, depending on the equipment needed for your service to
- Line rental fees - Line rental fees will still
apply for those on a rolling monthly contract, however there is
often not much of a difference in price to the more long term
- Equipment fees - When switching to a short
term or rolling broadband deal, it is likely that you will be
required to pay for all the equipment necessary such as a wireless
or wired router. By contrast, if you sign a contract, the supplier
will offer you hardware for free.
Of course there are benefits to short term broadband deals,
flexibility and freedom not least! However, make sure that this is
actually the right solution for you before paying upfront fees that
you may be able to avoid with a different type of contract.
For a one to one consultation about the best broadband deal
available in your area, speak to one of our experts
on 0800 542 4704