Best broadband deals: April 2020's best packages to keep you connected

We're here to give you the best broadband deals for April 2020 – change broadband provider and save money

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Looking for the best broadband deal around for April 2020? It's understandable: you're going to be at home – working, chilling or bingeing – for the foreseeable, so, having a strong, reliable connection is key. Oh, and of course a phone line to keep in touch with friends and family.

We've done our research and found a load of amazing broadband deals to share with you. So, whether you're after ASDL, faster fibre, student-friendly broadband or a broadband + TV package, there's something for everyone below. Did we mention that prices start from £15.90 per month? And, a number of the options are firm favourites in our list of the best broadband providers, too.

However, we should note that in order to stop the spread of COVID-19, several providers are no longer sending engineers out to install new connections. These providers include Sky, Shell and more. In this case, we haven't included them below.

Use the links below to jump straight to what you want to see. Or, you can keep scrolling.

First up on this page you'll find our broadband comparison chart, here you can input your postcode to find the best broadband deals in your area. Then, we've written a quick list of broadband providers along with their current offers on today.

  • BT: £80 reward card with selected packages
  • EE: Broadband + line rental £20 per month
  • John Lewis: Broadband from £20 per month
  • Now TV: Up to 50% off broadband + TV packages
  • Onestream: Packages from £19.99 per month
  • Plusnet: Up to £75 cashback
  • Post Office: £15.90 broadband
  • Shell: NO LONGER TAKING NEW BROADBAND CUSTOMERS RIGHT NOW
  • Sky: NO LONGER TAKING NEW BROADBAND CUSTOMERS RIGHT NOW
  • Talk Talk: Prices from £19.95 per month
  • Virgin: FREE Lenovo smart device when buying a broadband + TV deal
  • Vodafone: £22.95 per month for Superfast 2!

How many Mbs do I need?

Internet speed is measured in Mbs – this stands for megabits per second. The higher this number, the faster you will be able to surf the web and upload and download content. While there is no definite answer to what broadband speed is the best to buy, we can help you choose depending on your household size.

ADSL (24Mb and under): The speed of standard ADSL is set at up to 17Mb, which means a maximum download speed of around 2.1MB per second. Ideal if there's only a couple of you in the household and your internet activity is confined to a bit of web surfing and streaming HD video. Not so ideal if a lot of people try to use it at once though. 

Fibre (around 38Mb): At more than double the Mb of ADSL, you can already understand why fibre optic is worth getting if you want to ramp up your home internet speed. This is a great option if there are two of you in your house who are reliant on the internet, however, price-wise you'll find that Fibre broadband packages and Faster fibre broadband packages are very similar. So it may just be worth the extra £1 to £2 per month to get Faster Fibre. 

Faster fibre (50Mb+): You'll pay a premium for the fastest broadband speeds out there, but it's worth the spend if rapid, lag-free internet is a must in your home. You're looking at downloads in excess of 6MB per second, which equates to seamless 4K video streaming. If you're all Netflix binge-watchers and social media lovers then this is the option for you. If you want fast downloads, 4K streaming and/or if there are several faces in your house all wanting to use the internet at once without interruption, this is the one. 

The best broadband deals by type

What are the best broadband deals for this month? Well, in terms of broadband-only deals, prices start at £15.90 per month for ASDL broadband; the best fibre broadband package is just £22.99 per month; faster fibre broadband costs only £22.95 per month; we think the best student broadband deal is only £28 per month and for broadband + TV, you're looking at £29.99 per month. Not bad, huh?

Use the links below to jump to the deals you want to see.

The best ASDL broadband deal

Post Office unlimited broadband | 12 months | 11Mbps | £15.90 per month
One of the cheapest broadband prices right now, the Post Office is currently offering not just unlimited broadband for this cheap monthly price, but line rental and free weekend calls are also included AND it's free upfront. If you're asking us, this is a cracking broadband deal. There's also no upfront or delivery fees, and you can plug it in and set it up yourself. Winning. Total cost for 12 months: £190.80.View Deal

The best fibre broadband deal

JetStream Fibre Max Unlimited Broadband | 12 months | 35Mb | £22.99 per month | Delivery: £9.99
This fibre broadband deal is one of the best on the web right now: It's cheap and it comes with a free router as well as line rental. Oh, and did we mention that you'll be able to download content at a top speed of 38Mbs? Total price for 12 months: £275.88.View Deal

The best faster fibre broadband deal

Vodafone Superfast 2 | 24 months | 63Mbps| £22.95 per month
For just less than £23 per month, you can score a cracking broadband deal with Vodafone. Even better that the contract length is 24 months so you'll pay a cheaper price for longer, too. Already have a mobile with them? It's only £20.95 per month then. With a very decent guaranteed 55Mb average speed as well as nothing to pay upfront, we think this is a great option for those who live in larger, more internet-reliant households. If you already have a BT Openreach line at your address, you can set this up yourself. If not, you'll need an engineer to come out. Total cost for 24 months: £550.80.View Deal

The best student broadband deal

Vodafone Gigafast Broadband 200 | 18 months | 200Mb | £28 per month
This Vodafone broadband deal is a bargain! Broadband speeds at 200 megabits per second for under £30 per month is unheard of, not to mention the £0 upfront fees. There's also no line rental included because we know you won't be using it. Total price for 18 months: £504.View Deal

The best broadband and TV deal

Big Bundle | 12 months | 54Mb | £33 £29.99 per month
This package is Virgin's cheapest broadband and TV bundle for those who want the best of both worlds. The Big Bundle comes with 110 channels, free line rental on weekends, broadband at 54 megabits per second and a V6 box to pause, rewind and record TV.  You'll also get a free Lenovo Smart Clock worth £79.99, or £50 bill credit if buying before 2nd April. Total price for one year: £359.88.View Deal

Can I buy broadband over the phone?

Yes, of course you can! If you'd prefer to talk to someone over the phone about your new broadband deal, use the numbers below:

  • BT broadband: 0800-587-1366.
  • Sky broadband: 08000-142-334.
  • Virgin broadband: 0808-281-2998.
  • TalkTalk broadband: 08000-492-103.
  • EE broadband: 08000-795-137.

What to consider when choosing a broadband package

Availability
Surprisingly, in this day and age, super fast fibre broadband isn't available nationwide, and you may live in the 10 per cent of UK households that don't benefit from the speediest internet. The quickest way to find out if you can access it is by entering your postcode in our comparison chart at the top of this page. If you're faced with several options, you're in luck. If no results show, then you'll have to stick to ADSL for now.

Contract length
For the most part, you don't get much of a choice as to what contract length you'll be signing up for, especially if you've got your deal and internet provider decided. Usually, contract lengths span 12 or 18 months. When your contract comes to an end, be prepared for your monthly tariff to be hiked skywards as most of the prices you'll see are reduced introductory offers. On that basis, 18-month offers can sometimes be advantageous.

For complete commitment-phobes, a few providers offer rolling 30-day internet plans. Handy if you're renting or know that you'll be moving house within the year. But you will usually be penalised with higher upfront activation costs.

Line rental
Want landline calls included in your new broadband deal? The majority of broadband packages include free evening and weekend calls, but be sure to check before buying. If not, there'll always be an option to add line rental for a small monthly price.

Upfront fees
Some broadband providers charge an upfront price for starting a broadband contract with them, this usually includes the price of your new broadband box that they'll send to you. Some providers do offer this service for free. Also be wary of postage and packaging fees, too. 

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