Combining broadband and home phone - or even broadband, phone and TV - can save you money compared to getting them separately. And you’ll have the convenience of a single bill too. Here’s how to find the best broadband and phone deals.
There’s no shortage of landline and broadband deals around that cater for all types of users - from people who just want the internet for email and Facebook, and use the phone every now and then, to those who binge-watch TV series on Netflix, and talk on the phone for hours.
Our postcode checker and the advice below will make it easy to find your ideal broadband and phone deal.
Why should I choose a broadband and phone deal?
This means that use of a basic landline is usually included as standard in your broadband contract. It often lets you make pay-as-you-go calls – though some providers will give some you inclusive calls as standard too.
It’s your choice whether you plug a landline phone into your line or not. But if you do want a home phone, you can get even better value out of that line by signing up to a special broadband and home phone deal.
These give you the broadband you want, plus a landline and the option for an inclusive calls package. That might mean evening and weekend calls or anytime calls, for instance.
And it gives you the chance to add special features too, such as low cost international calls or a voicemail service.
Overall, by bundling the services together into one simple bill, you’ll get great value from your package.
In some cases, in fact, a broadband and basic phone line bundle from one provider may be cheaper than a broadband-only deal from another!
What should I look for when I choose a landline service?
There’s not too much in it when it comes to comparing landlines, with most providers offering a similar range of add-ons and calling features.
But there are still some things you should look out for when you’re shopping around for a landline service. Handily, we’ve listed them all below…
- Inclusive call allowances - If you use the phone a lot, look at packages with inclusive anytime calls. Don’t use your landline? Save cash by getting a package with only evening and weekend calls or just basic line rental. This will work out cheaper.
- Call charges - Before signing up to a package, check the call rates. This is one way providers make back the money they lose by offering packages at discounted prices. So keep your wits about you.
- Inclusive calls packs - You can usually get add-ons for unlimited calls, cheaper overseas calls, inclusive UK mobile phone calls, and more. These will cost you extra, but could save you money in the long run.
- Calling features – You can get extra features like anonymous caller reject, call waiting or answerphone from most providers. But expect to pay extra.
How do I find the best broadband and phone deal in my area?
It’s easy. To check broadband deals in your area, just type in your postcode, and we’ll show you everything available.
Just use the filters to select what you want from your deal – think about broadband speed, contract length, inclusive calls, and so on. Then sort the table by cost to see the best deals.
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Best broadband and phone deals that include line rental
As we say, most of the UK’s top providers offer broadband packages that come with line rental. And the good news is, the majority of suppliers offer competitive deals, too, including BT, Sky, Plusnet, Post Office and Shell Energy broadband.
To find the best deals, simply use the comparison tool at the top of this page. You can filter the results to only see exactly what is most important to you, and then choose from the deals that take your fancy.
What are the pros and cons of broadband and phone deals?
- Bundle deals often save you money
- Many providers include a landline as standard anyway – making it easy and (often) cheap to upgrade it to a full calls package
- Lots of choice of provider and package
- Very widely available – everyone in the country can get a broadband and phone bundle of some description
- Not great if you don’t use your landline – you may find yourself paying for something you don’t use
- Not always great value on FTTP/full fibre broadband providers
- Deals from some providers can get costly if you add lots of features
Broadband and mobile phone deals
If it’s a mobile phone plan you’re looking for, as opposed to home phone, then you still have bundling options, but not as many.
A few providers offer packages that combine broadband, home phone, TV and a mobile phone plan. These are called 'quad-play' packages.
As it stands, your choice is limited to Virgin Media, BT, Sky, Vodafone, and EE when it comes to quad-play. And bear in mind that for most broadband packages, you'll still need to subscribe to line rental as well.
It's also easy to save money on your mobile phone plan without going quad-play by comparing mobile deals separately. Check out our mobile comparison service to do just that.
Which providers offer broadband and phone deals?
Every provider offers broadband and phone packages, including BT, Virgin Media, Sky, TalkTalk, EE, Plusnet and Vodafone.
Here’s a snapshot of what each has to offer:
- BT - Get average fibre broadband speeds up to 900Mbps, with lots of home phone and calls options to choose from.
- Virgin Media - Bundles together superfast fibre broadband with unlimited anytime calls.
- Sky - Lets you bundle a landline with fibre and standard broadband, as well as pay TV.
- TalkTalk - Offers low prices that are locked in for your whole contract, average broadband speeds of 63Mbps, and home phone upgrades.
- EE - Average broadband speeds of up to 900Mbps, and loads of options for your home phone.
- Plusnet - Expect average speeds of 66Mbps and broadband that's a bargain when bundled with a phone line.
- Vodafone - Speedy fibre optic broadband and an extensive selection of calls add-ons.
To find out which providers are available in your area, enter your details in the postcode checker below:
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What's the cheapest broadband and phone deal?
To find the cheapest deal, enter your postcode into our comparison tool, select what you want from the filters, and sort the grid by first-year cost.
We'll show you the cheapest deals in your area that’ll get you everything you're looking for.
Can I get a phone and broadband package with unlimited calls?
You can. But they won’t come as standard, so you’ll just need to sign up for an unlimited calls add-on.
Most household-name providers charge up to about £15 per month to add unlimited calls to your bundle and stipulate that these can be to landlines or mobiles and at any time of day or night.
Can I get fibre as part of a broadband and phone deal?
Absolutely. Fibre broadband and phone deals are readily available from the likes of BT, Sky, TalkTalk, EE, Vodafone, Virgin Media and more.
You can also get fibre without a landline, but your selection will be much narrower.
How long does it take to switch broadband and phone provider?
It’s lickety-split. It takes a matter of minutes to sign up, then you can book in when your new connection goes live – usually somewhere between 2-6 weeks in advance, depending on the provider.
Then, on your go-live date, you’ll be without internet for up to two hours or so while the switchover takes place.
If an engineer needs to pop in to make the switch, they’ll generally be at your property for no more than an hour.
Can I keep my phone number when I switch provider?
Yes, you can. To port your number when you switch, you’ll have to make sure you let the provider you’re joining that you’d like to bring your number across.
The process differs whether you’re porting the number from providers who use BT’s Openreach network, or you’re joining from Virgin Media.
To ensure you follow the correct steps, get in touch with the provider you’re joining as soon as possible and they’ll outline the process you’ll need to follow.