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What kind of broadband service can I get without line
Buying broadband without line rental is a good way to cut down
on your monthly household outgoings and simplify your digital
services. While most broadband packages in the UK do still
carry a line rental requirement (even fibre optic ones), there are
options available. A lot depends on the area you live in, and the
sort of service you require.
Providers with broadband and no line rental requirement
available at Simplifydigital
Fibre optic broadband from Virgin Media
If you live in a cable broadband area you can get Virgin Media
broadband without a landline. Choose your speeds, up to 50, 100 or
120Mb, and order your package as normal but state that you want the
'no landline' option.
Broadband 50mb, which comes with unlimited downloads, superfast
speeds up to 50Mb and a free wireless router on a 12 month
contract. At less than £30 a month with no line rental requirement,
it's good value for money.
Satellite broadband from Astra Connect
Satellite broadband works by sending and receiving signals
from space, via a satellite dish on your house. It's available in
most areas, even rural locations, and offers a generally steady and
reliable connection as long as there is no interference between
your receiver and the satellite. You'll need to be willing to have
the equipment installed and speeds are less impressive than fibre
Astra Connect L, which comes with decent broadband speeds up to
20Mb and 10GB of monthly usage.
What are the benefits of broadband without line rental?
- No need to pay a seperate monthly line rental fee on top of
your home broadband fee. Line rental can be pricey, sometimes up to
£18 a month depending on supplier, so there are savings to be had
by getting a broadband only deal.
- No need to have an active phone line, which can leave you open
to unwanted cold calling from businesses.
- No necessity to pay for a call package you don't need. Some
suppliers require you to take a basic call package with your
broadband and landline, which you may not want or need.
What are the disadvantages of getting broadband with no
- It might not save you much. Suppliers are able to offset the
cost of broadband because of the line rental fee they charge. A
broadband and phone package may cost you £15 a month for line
rental and £5 a month or less for broadband, which would make it
cheaper than the majority of broadband only deals without a
landline fee. If your reason for choosing a broadband only deal is
to save money, you might be better off opting for a combined
broadband and phone deal and paying for the line rental up front,
which carries a heavy discount with most providers.
- You could be missing out on a better deal. The best way to save
is often to combine all three services in one deal - broadband,
home phone and digital TV. While this may seem counter intuitive,
the savings element of a "triple play" deal makes it an incredibly
affordable and popular option.
As more options become available from suppliers, broadband
without line rental will become an increasingly viable option for
UK consumers. At the moment your best bet is to find out if Virgin
Media fibre broadband is available in your area, and as
availability varies by property we recommend that you confirm this
with our advisors or with Virgin Media directly.