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By on April 20, 2012 at 11:52 AM
Post Office

Introduction to Post Office

It's not only about stamps and envelopes anymore - your local Post Office can also offer you a competitive home phone and broadband package.
You can take up either a standalone home phone or broadband service or you can opt for bundling, which is often the cheaper option.

Post Office services

Those who wish to get a Post Office broadband and home phone deal can note that there is no connection fee and while there is no time agreement to consider for home phone services, the broadband service is based on a 12 month contract.

Also, your monthly bundle bill will cover line rental, broadband as well as evening calls to UK landlines, weekend calls to UK landlines and mobiles as well as weekend calls to the Post Office's top 20 international destinations, if you choose the Evening and Weekend calls option.

If you're only after a broadband package then the Post Office has two options for you.

Broadband Standard offers 5GB monthly download allowance, 5 email addresses, 50MB of web space, free security against viruses and spam and a free Netgear modem.

There is no connection fee and the contract length is only 12 months.

Broadband Extra includes all of the above but comes with a monthly unlimited download allowance. There is no connection fee and the contract length is also a minimum of 12 months.

Why it may not be right for you

If you want digital TV, you might want to look elsewhere. Post Office currently only offers phone and broadband services as part of its packages. If you're also looking for a subscription-based digital TV service, you should consider another provider, such as Sky or Virgin Media.

If you're a heavy internet user, Post Office's speeds might be too slow for you. In addition, depending on where you live, the actual speed you get may be significantly slower.

Broadband speed depends on a number of factors, including the quality of the wiring and the distance from your local phone exchange. The older the wiring and the greater the distance, the slower the speed. If you are a heavy broadband user you should look at providers that offer faster speeds and more download allowance for relatively the same price per month such as O2, Be or AOL.

Post Office history

Post Office added another service to its business in January 2005 by launching its range of Home Phone packages.

With over 14,300 local branches and a 'walk in' customer base of 24m, Home Phone accumulated 100,000 customers within 6 months since launching the service. By October 2007 it had over 400,000 Home Phone customers.

In late October 2007, operating from BT's infrastructure, Post Office launched its broadband service which enabled current and new Post Office customers to bundle their home services.

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