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According to telecom regulator Ofcom, consumers just miss out the cheapest deals, when they buy home phone from one operator, broadband service from another and TV from third company.

This is because ISPs’ discounts, free connection, free equipment and free gifts apply only when you buy two or more services.

For instance, Virgin Media, UK’s top provider of triple-play and quad-play packages claims its customers save hundreds of UK pounds, by buying its broadband, TV and home phone services together and getting free connection and 50% off for up to 12 months on the latest deals.

Best broadband, phone and TV packages for February 2017

Note: Price includes line rental

Package Speed Usage Calls TV Cost More
Details
TalkTalk TV & Fast Broadband
TalkTalk broadband12 month contract
up to
17Mb
Unlimited Evening &
Weekend
83 £20 /month
£265 /year
Exclusive
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Virgin Media Player Bundle
Virgin Media12 month contract
up to
50Mb
Unlimited Weekend 70+ £29 /month
£362.99 /year
Discount price
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Virgin Media Mix Bundle
Virgin Media12 month contract
up to
50Mb
Unlimited Weekend 150+ £42 /month
£518.99 /year
Discount price
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BT Starter TV + Infinity
BT12 month contract
up to
52Mb
Unlimited Weekend 100 £32.49 /month
£449.87 /year
£50 cashback
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Sky Broadband Unlimited + TV
Sky broadband and TV18 month contract
32″ LG TV
up to
17Mb
Unlimited PAYG 270+ £50.99 /month
£646.83 /year
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Virgin Media Fun Bundle
Virgin Media12 month contract
up to
100Mb
Unlimited Weekend 190+ £49 /month
£602.99 /year
Discount price
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Virgin Media Full House Bundle
Virgin Media12 month contract
up to
200Mb
Unlimited Weekend 245+ £55 /month
£674.99 /year
Discount price
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TalkTalk TV Plus & Fast Broadband
TalkTalk broadband12 month contract
up to
17Mb
Unlimited Anytime 90 £28 /month
£361 /year
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Standalone Broadband vs Broadband Bundles

  • By comparison, standalone broadband deals require you to pay for installation and wireless router or even make you commit to a long contract. Bundles also help existing customers switch to better packages with a few bucks.
  • Add superfast, fibre optic broadband, HD & 3D TV channels, on-demand movies, sports and anytime calls and customise your bundling options to get the suitable bundle to make everyone happy in your family.

Broadband Features

Speeds and download allowance

  • You can choose from download speeds from (upto) 17Mbs and (upto) 200Mbps. You will need faster speeds if you want to stream & watch videos online or download files frequently. Unlimited broadband without usage caps is the right option for heavy downloaders.
  • When it comes to uncapped broadband packages, ISPs usually put no restrictions on speeds or downloads unless you make excessive downloads during peaktimes.
  • Totally unlimited broadband services come without any hidden caps or traffic management to enable you access internet at faster speeds all the time.
  • Superfast, fibre broadband is suitable for homes with multiple users who make heavier use of internet for watching high definition videos and playing online games.

Wireless router and WiFi

  • Wireless router cum broadband modem is the centre of your broadband connection.
  • The latest and advanced technologies in wireless routers supplied by Sky, Virgin Media, BT and TalkTalk ensure that you get reliable connectivity, top speeds, wider wireless range and secured connection.
  • Latest wireless routers are capable of transmitting interference-free wireless signals, advanced wifi protection and low energy consumption.
  • Public WiFi access is available at no extra cost to customers of BT, Sky and Virgin Media. With Wifi enabled devices you can now access high speed internet in restaurants, pubs, shopping locations and coffee shops.
  • Virgin Media WiFi network now covers all tube stations in London. Cloud WiFi network serves sky broadband customers while BT has its own pubic wifi hotspots across the UK. This means you need not use expensive mobile broadband when you are away from home or office.

Online Protection and Parental Controls

  • ISPs have improved online protection against malware, email phishing, hacking and child abuse.
  • TalkTalk HomeSafe, Sky broadband shield, BT parental controls and Virgin Media Web Safe are free online protection features available to all broadband users.
  • These free tools enable users to block harmful websites, stop children from accessing unsuitable sites and protect all connected devices.
  • Complete internet security sofware such as McAfee is also included with selected bundles.

Technical Support

  • Technical support is available both on provider’s official websites as well as on telephone.
  • You can browse through Knowledge base articles to diagnose and fix issues.
  • You can also seek help and advice by contacting the providers on telephone.

TV features

Free Set Top boxes 

Set top boxes enable you to to pause, rewind & record TV shows, watch catchup TV and on-demand videos. You can store hundreds of videos in the device so you can watch them later. HD content is also available but you need to upgrade the packages.

YouView TV pack 

Included in BT and TalkTalk TV bundles, YouView TV pack offers free YouView box/Youview+ box which can pause, rewind and record over 200+ hours, and access to 70+ channels and 7 day catchup of TV programmes.

Sky movies, sports channels and extra channels

Sky TV bundles include various movie channels and sports channels. If you are a TalkTalk, BT or Virgin Media customer, you can add sky channels and extra channels without sky subscription.

On-demand videos, films and TV shows

If you want more entertainment, you can subscribe to premium services such as Netflix, TalkTalk Box Offic, Sky Movies and Now TV to watch your favourite movies, shows and videos.

Catchup TV

This feature helps you watch the shows that you have recently missed from popular TV channels.

TV app

Apps like Sky+ app allows users to watch TV shows, when you are out and about.

Home Phone features

Taking phone line from your provider allows you to make free off-peak calls to UK landlines. You are required to pay the line rental charges which slightly varies from provider to provider.

Free Weekend calls

Subscription to Sky, Virgin Media and BT TV, broadband and phone bundles include free weekend UK calls.

Inclusive Anytime UK calls

Selected top-end TV bundles from TalkTalk, Virgin Media and BT include anytime UK calls. Other customers can add Anytime calls and International calls with extra fee.

Value line rental

BT and Virgin Media offer upfront line rental scheme which allows customers to pay one year line rental in advance. This option could save more than £30 in a year.

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