Why choose Plusnet?

  • One of the best cheap broadband options with great value for money, unlimited broadband, low-cost broadband & calls and award-winning UK based customer support.
  • Flexible options like broadband only and short term contracts available

How good is Plusnet broadband?

Over-all
UK ISPs ranked by Ofcom
Speeds

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Package Type Plusnet SKY BT EE TALKTALK VIRGIN MEDIA
up to 17Mb Average ADSL 2+ UK speeds 8.4Mbps N/A
up to 38Mb 33.3Mbps 33.4Mbps 34.9Mbps 34.3Mbps 33.4Mbps N/A
up to 50Mb N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 50.5Mbps
up to 76Mb 56.4Mbps 60Mbps 59.3Mbps 62.3Mbps N/A N/A
up to 100Mb N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 95.8Mbps
up to 200Mb N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 174Mbps

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Package Type Plusnet SKY BT EE TALKTALK VIRGIN MEDIA
up to 17Mb  0.8Mbps  0.9Mbps  0.9Mbps  0.9Mbps 0.8Mps N/A
up to 38Mb 11Mbps 8.4Mbps 8.2Mbps 8.2Mbps 2.1Mbps N/A
up to 50Mb N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 3Mbps
up to 76Mb 16.1Mbps 16Mbps 15.2Mbps 17.1Mbps N/A N/A
up to 100Mb N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 6Mbps
up to 200Mb N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 12.1Mbps

Source: Ofcom UK Home Broadband Performance Report – March 2016

Plusnet Broadband and Phone

If you opt for Plusnet standard broadband which comes with up to 17Mbps speeds and unlimited downloads, you have only one package which costs from £9.99 a month. However, Plusnet unlimited broadband package is designed to meet all the needs of light to heavy internet user and most users from small households. Free weekend calls to UK landlines are also included at no extra cost.

As for the speeds and usage allowance, Plusnet offers truly unlimited broadband without any hidden usage limits or traffic shaping.

Plusnet Fibre Broadband

There are only two options when you choose superfast broadband from Plusnet.

You can choose either up to 38Mbps or 76Mbps connection speed, while you get unlimited data usage whether you choose Plusnet Fibre Unlimited or Plusnet Unlimited Fibre Extra.

Plusnet fibre broadband deals include with free evening and weekend calls, free advanced wireless router and free online protection at no extra cost.

Our View and Review of Plusnet

Plusnet home broadband is ideal for your usage if you do not mind the unavailability of TV as a feature in your bundle. The low-cost deals and award-winning UK based customer support are the strengths of this Yorkshire based internet service provider.

Plusnet is a part of BT group, however, its packages are much cheaper than what BT offer. You can get a few options exclusively from Plusnet, such as one month rolling contract and flexible 10 days notice period if you want to quit Plusnet.

Plusnet broadband is usually available as a bundle with home phone, however, you can also opt for its broadband only option. Activation cost would apply when you choose broadband only deal or one month rolling contract.

Plusnet customers can also get free BT sport which they can enjoy on Sky TV for £5.99 a month.