It’s almost 2022 and if you are looking to start the New Year but cutting down your household bills then now is a very good time to go online shopping. A number of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have slashed their prices with things being dropped to under £20 per month. These are big savings and you won’t find anything as cheap from the likes of Sky, BT or Virgin Media. So, if you feel like making the switch here are some of the best offers available right now
• Broadband from £19 per month
Vodafone has just launched its big Winter Sale event with the firm slashing the price of its broadband access. This means those signing up can get access to the web for just £19 per month.
This price includes speeds of 38Mbps which is just about fast enough for streaming Netflix and surfing the web.
If you want something a little bit faster there’s also Vodafone’s Superfast 2 service with 78Mbps speeds for £20 per month.
Both of these offers include unlimited downloads and Vodafone’s latest smart router.
THREE MOBILE DEALS
• Broadband from £11 per month
Three Mobile offers something a little different to its rivals. That’s because it beams the web to homes via its 4G and 5G data networks.
One bonus of this technology is that there’s no tricky installation with Three sending out its router in the post and customers simply needing to plug it into the mains.
Three has some seriously aggressive pricing right now with the ISP offering the first six months for half the usual price.
That means customers can get 4G speeds (around 100Mbps) for just £11.50 per month or faster 5G (over 100Mbps) for £15.
These deals also include a free Toshiba TV or Samsung Galaxy Chromebook.
• Broadband from £17.99 per month
Hyperoptic might not be available across the whole of the UK but if you are lucky enough to have it in your street then there’s a serious bargain to be bagged.
The fibre ISP is currently dishing out 50Mbps speeds for just £17.99 per month SEE THAT DEAL HERE.
Anyone wanting faster downloads will also find 150Mbps for just £22 or the ultimate 1Gbps speeds – which will download a movie in 40 seconds – for £35.
Another bonus of Hyperoptic is that the firm says pricing will remain frozen for two years so customers shouldn’t face any hidden price hikes during their contracts.
BROADBAND SPEED GUIDE
Not sure what speeds are best for you? Here’s a quick guide to what your home needs.
We’re all using our broadband more and more but not everyone needs blisteringly quick speeds. If you simply browse the web, send a few emails and watch the odd box set on Netflix then a standard 36Mbps connection should cope just fine.
However, if you have a busy home then you will definitely want something faster and it’s not just about quicker downloads.
Your broadband is a bit like a motorway – the more traffic that runs through it the slower it gets.
So, if you have a busy house it’s best to get the fastest speeds you can afford to avoid annoying buffering.
Here’s how long it takes to download a full HD movie with different speeds on offer from the UK’s ISPs.
SPEED 36Mbps – DOWNLOAD TIME = 16 minutes
SPEED 76Mbps – DOWNLOAD TIME = 7 minutes
SPEED 150Mbps – DOWNLOAD TIME = 4 minutes
SPEED 300Mbps – DOWNLOAD TIME = 2 minutes
SPEED 1Gbps – DOWNLOAD TIME = 40 seconds