Advantages of bundled services
- As you get three telecom services from the same provider, you need to handle just one provider and one bill.
- Bundled packages are cheaper than standalone plan or when you buy the services separately. This means you could make great savings on your bill.
- Switching to new provider is easier as you deal with one provider
- Most triple-play packages come with free setup and free hardware such as wireless router and TV set-top box.
Which providers offer triple-play deals?
BT, Sky, Virgin Media and TalkTalk are the major UK providers that offer bundled services – broadband, phone and TV on a single deal.
We also have other choices like Now TV, EE TV and Plusnet TV when it comes to triple-play packages.
How to find the best broadband, TV and phone package?
Bundling broadband, phone and TV based on your needs and budget will help you find the perfect bundle.
Choose a suitable broadband plan
Picking superfast or ultra fast broadband makes the best bundle suited for heavy internet usage. Decide whether you want standard or fibre optic broadband. For simple and light usage, standard broadband is fine.
If you opt for fibre broadband which offers download speeds between 35Mbps and 516Mbps, choose the speed based on number of devices you want to connect at the same time. Streaming HD videos and gaming online would require faster speeds.
Do you need inclusive call plans?
If you want calls, you will need to check whether your bundle includes them. Most bundles come with PAYG calls and offer options to add call plans that would cost extra.
Choosing the TV pack that best suits your needs
While choosing TV, check out the set-top box, its configuration and the number of pay TV channels that you get with the package.
If TV packs are important for you, choose the bundle that includes all the channels you want. If needed, add all the channels and TV shows that would make your ideal package.
TV set top box features
Set-top box has become the main identity of each TV provider. There are different set-top boxes – Youview, Virgin Media TV 360 box and Sky Q box.
BT and TalktTalk offer TV via Youview box. YouView+ box comes with recording feature.
Virgin TV 360 and Sky Q TV boxes come with advanced and latest features like 4K support and capability to record more live channels and built-in WiFi.
Check out pricing and contract length
Make sure that contract length is suited for you. Finally, price and cost details – compare monthly & yearly price and check out the installation and set top costs which usually apply, when you choose fibre broadband or top end TV pack.
Frequently Asked Questions
As broadband comes with basic phone line, line rental also applies to broadband and TV bundles. If you do not want to pay for line rental, you can choose broadband only plan and TV pack from Virgin Media.
Which provider offers all of BT Sport channels, Sky Cinema and Sky Sports?
Virgin Media and Sky offer BT Sport and Sky Sports as well as Sky Cinema channels on their bundles.
Which providers offer the cheapest broadband and TV deals?
TalkTalk and Now TV are good options when you want to stick to budget. They offer some low cost TV & broadband bundles.
Is Sky TV different from Virgin Media TV?
Sky offers its digital TV service via satellite dish while Virgin Media TV is delivered via cable network.
Is internet TV available all TV providers?
Internet TV or IPTV requires broadband connection to watch TV shows, movies and videos. To watch HD videos online and streaming sites like Netflix, you need superfast fibre broadband with unlimited usage.