What is no contract broadband and its advantages
Standard contracts of 12 and 18 months can be too long at times that you may look out for broadband packages with 1 month or 6 month terms for various reasons.When you expect to move home at anytime soon, you would just avoid longer contracts which you know could become a bit complicated when you quit the service in the middle of contract. As the contract legally obliges you to pay the total contract cost, you would just end up paying for the service that you have not used for full term.
Likewise, the regular contract is also not advisable to students and those who need fixed broadband at their current location for less than a year or for just a few months. Being tied down to lengthy contracts in such circumstances, can be a hassle as well as expensive.
No contract and short term broadband deals come handy in such situations and for those who need broadband for a short period. They are also flexible and less legally binding so you can switch to better deals at any time without any hassle.
No contract broadband providers
With Tentel, you can choose either 1 month or 6 month contract. There is also a choice of monthly usage allowances – 5GB, 40GB and unlimited. £35 setup fee is payable when you opt for 1 month service.
Alternatively, 18 month contract is also available if you want to commit for a longer duration.
Customer-friendly ISP Plusnet also offers 1 month contract on its entry-level ADSL unlimited package (up to 17Mbps).
Installation would cost extra and you will need to give 10 days notice before leaving the provider.
The latest TV & broadband service from Sky also offers packages on 1 month rolling contract.
There is a wide range of packages available. You can bundle standard or fibre broadband with TV packs which include all the premium stuff including movies, news, kids and sports channels.
One time upfront fee is payable.
Although, short and no contract options are flexible and convenient as alternative to longer contracts depending on your specific needs, they are not a complete solution all the time, especially if you want to make great savings.
While taking contract-free broadband, you will often need to pay for these things which are usually bundled with regular service at no extra cost.
- Connection/activation/installation fee is payable
- Hardware like wireless router would cost extra.
No special offers
ISPs usually offer free extras and discounts like vouchers, gifts, reward and cashback to customers who commit for longer duration whereas these ‘value for money’ offers do not apply when you take up their service for 1 month or 6 months.