Plusnet

Award winning good value broadband, available standalone or with competitive phone bundles

  • Cheapest standalone broadband
  • Take good value phone bundles or keep your own landline and phone provider
  • One month rolling contracts available
  • Fibre broadband up to 76Mb
  • Unlimited usage allowances
  • UK-based award winning customer service

 

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Plusnet Unlimited Broadband and Phone
Free for 18 months
£9.99 thereafter

Line rental from £15.49

  • Free for 18 months!
  • Unlimited monthly allowance
  • Plusnet's best value broadband
  • UK-based customer support
  • Plusnet Protect powered by McAfee
  • N-rated wireless router
  • Only pay for the calls you use
  • Free connection
  • 18 month contract

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Plusnet Unlimited Fibre Broadband with Phone
Free for 6 months
£14.99 thereafter

Line rental from £15.49

  • Free for 6 months!
  • Up to 38Mb download speed
  • Unlimited monthly allowance
  • UK-based customer support
  • Plusnet Protect powered by McAfee
  • AC-rated Plusnet Hub One router
  • Only pay for the calls you use
  • Free connection
  • 18 month contract

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Plusnet Unlimited Fibre Extra Broadband with phone
£10.00 for 6 months
£19.99 thereafter

Line rental from £15.49

  • 6 months half price!
  • Up to 76Mb download speed
  • Up to 19.5Mb upload speed!
  • Unlimited monthly allowance
  • UK-based customer support
  • AC-rated Plusnet Hub One router
  • Only pay for the calls you use
  • Free connection
  • 18 month contract

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Reasons to choose Plusnet

  • Affordable - one of the cheapest providers in the UK
  • Unlimited broadband - no download or upload usage allowances
  • Fibre packages available - speeds of up to 76Mb download and up to 19.5Mb upload available in enabled areas
  • Rolling contract options available - customers who opt for no minimum contract just need to give Plusnet 14 days notification to cancel their service at any time
  • Phone bundles available - take out line rental and a call plan to make savings with bundled packages
  • Standalone broadband available - keep your line rental and phone plan with your current supplier if you don't want to move them
  • Line rental saver - pay a year up front to benefit from a line rental discount
  • UK-based customer services - get support from a guaranteed UK call centre
  • Award winning products and customer service - for example, Plusnet are Which? Magazine's recommended broadband supplier

Possible downsides

  • More expensive in areas outside of 'high competition areas' - those in rural areas are most likely to be affected by this
  • Not truly unlimited - traffic management is used to prioritise interactive traffic like browsing, email and gaming over download traffic, and to flex the network during abnormal load
  • Short contracts are more expensive - they also don't qualify for most Plusnet special offers

Features at a glance

  • up to 17Mb download speeds on standard broadband and up to 76Mb in fibre enabled areas, maximum fibre upload speed of 19.5Mb

  • No contract options available you an additional cost, give only 14 days notice to cancel at any time (30 day minumum term)

  • All deals come with unlimited usage

  • Free connection if you sign up for one of Plusnet's Homephone bundles, £25 otherwise

  • UK-based telephone support, available between 7:30am and 10pm, 365 days a year

  • Unlimited email addresses

  • Broadband firewall and spam protection

  • Free N-rated wireless router with all deals

  • Phone bundles with line rental available - pay line rental up front and get Anytime calls included

  • Plusnet have published a Traffic Management Policy

3.3 stars
  satisfaction rating based on 11775 customer ratings since 2015-07-24. See more Plusnet customer ratings and reviews.

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Plusnet Unlimited Broadband and Phone More Info

Special offer: Free for 18 months + free connection!
Only pay for the calls you use, or add Evenings & Weekends for just £3 a month, or Anytime calls for just £6 a month!

802.11n Wireless RouterPhone CallingLine Rental (16.99 pounds)

up to
17Mb
unlimited 18
months
£7

£192.87 with
saver line rental
Free
£9.99 after 18 months

Line rental from £15.49

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Plusnet Unlimited Fibre Broadband with Phone More Info

Special offer: Free for 6 months + free connection!
Only pay for the calls you use, or add Evenings & Weekends for just £3 a month, or Anytime calls for just £6 a month!

802.11ac Wireless RouterPhone CallingLine Rental (16.99 pounds)

up to
38Mb
unlimited 18
months
£97

£282.81 with
saver line rental
Free
£14.99 after 6 months

Line rental from £15.49

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Plusnet Unlimited Fibre Extra Broadband with phone More Info

Special offer: 6 months half price + free connection!
Only pay for the calls you use, or add Evenings & Weekends for just £3 a month, or Anytime calls for just £6 a month!

802.11ac Wireless RouterPhone CallingLine Rental (16.99 pounds)

up to
76Mb
unlimited 18
months
£187

£372.81 with
saver line rental
£10.00
£19.99 after 6 months

Line rental from £15.49

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Plusnet Unlimited More Info

Monthly price rises from September 1st in line with Plusnet price increases

802.11n Wireless Router

up to
17Mb
unlimited 12
months
£192 £12.49
£13.49 after 2 months

Line rental not included

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Plusnet Unlimited Fibre More Info

Free Hub One AC-rated wireless router!

802.11ac Wireless Router

up to
38Mb
unlimited 18
months
£267 £17.49

Line rental not included

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Plusnet Unlimited Fibre Extra More Info

Free Hub One AC-rated wireless router!

802.11ac Wireless Router

up to
76Mb
unlimited 18
months
£327 £22.49

Line rental not included

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Customer Reviews

Sometimes the best way to get a feel for a broadband provider is to read what those who are already customers think of the service they're receiving. Below are all the reviews we've received for Plusnet.

Customer Ratings Summary

  • Satisfaction
    3.3 stars
  • Speed
    2.8 stars
  • Reliability
    3.1 stars
  • Customer Service
    3.5 stars

Based on 11755 customer ratings since 2015-07-22

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Ratings are left by users of our speed test as well as by reviewers. Recent star ratings summarise the last 12 months of ratings or the last 100 placed, whichever is largest.

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PlusNet have changed their approach to customer "satisfaction" and will now do all they can to get rid of you without attempting to rectify any problem. It never used to be like this.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Rotherhithe, London Plusnet  
Plus Net service is appalling, 18 months now of being fobbed off with customer service. The internet supply is terrible. I'm not going to waste my time going into every aspect of their service. Please be warned anyone thinking of signing up.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Oxford Plusnet  
29/04/16 - The date my broadband was initially planned to be set up.

30/04/16 - The date was rearranged to the following day, the engineer turned up and told me there was already a phone line there (something I had already mentioned - but yet Plusnet insisted I must pay £60 for a 'new' line installation which never happened). The enginner told me this would be done within 24 hours. I then called Plusnet, who informed me it would actually take until 04/05/16.

02/05/16 - The date my new employee who is a good friend of mine was due to start - but couldn't as we did not have broadband. When I called Plusnet they also delayed the activation date further til 05/05/16.

05/05/16 - I am now told that the broadband would not be completed until 09/05/16. So reschedule my new employee to start on that date.

09/05/16 - Still no broadband, new employee comes to work and is sent home again.

10/05/16 - Broadband is finally activated. But for the next few months cuts out regularly, causing huge disruptions to my business and customers. Plusnet initially blames me for switching router off at night, but after I stop doing this and the problem persists for a month, they now say it is something to do with the line which will be updated, but the problem has persisted since.

19/07/16 - I had arranged for my phone line to be moved from my old office to the new one. I was charged £60 for this. The engineer arrived, completed the job, but I am now left with no internet, and have to close my business down until this is resolved. I had written confirmation via e-mail, and also was told on the phone that I would not be left without broadband and the transfer will be completed on the same day.

The only compensation I've been offered by plusnet is 25 pence (that is not a joke). I was so amazed by this offer, that I had to question whether it was intentionally done to mock me.

The list of excuses I’ve had from plusnet are:

“You took someone on too soon after the installation date.”
“You shouldn’t have chose a budget broadband.”
“It’s because you turn the router off at night.”
“If we’re losing you that much money, why don’t you just pay off the £250 contract.”

I think it is disgusting that PlusNet are allowed to get away with this, and in doing-so, put the jobs of 4 young workers at risk. This is not a one-off case. They have a trustpilot score of 1.1/10. The fundamental rule of the Sale of Goods and Services act states that any goods or services must be as described. Surely, with such an exponential customer dissatifaction rate, it must raise the question as to whether or not Plusnet are complying with this.

  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
UK Plusnet  
After placing the order it took months to get connected, with no real apology or reason. Broadband speed was very slow, they would occasionally speed it up when we complained, but generally pretty terrible, and always at the lower end of what was promised. Since they were bought by BT customer service has suffered so it is pretty poor. Just ended contract and had to pay a £130 leaving fee....even though we have plus net at the next house (apparently they can not deal with merging 2 plus net accounts together!). Overall almost as bad as BT, although customer service is at least still in UK and hasn't been transferred overseas yet....
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Borth, Wales Plusnet  
Plus Net are the worst!

First of all they tricked me into switching by promising Fiber, but gave me ADSL with a lame excuse blaming the OpenReach not being ready. I explicitly said I would only switch to them if they had fiber and they guaranteed they did.

Second, I was without internet for 2 weeks until their service started.

Third, I'm often seeing 1, 2 megabits speeds and the connection drops often. I was promised 15. And I know my megabits from my megabytes, I work in IT. Their connection is totally awful.

Finally, after more than a year, I'm switching to a new provider, and they refused the initial cancellation request with a lame excuse that they thought I wanted to stay because of a change I made in my account online, or something along those lines. I had to restart the process.

Omg PlusNet, if I had more time on my hands I would talk to layer and sue for such a terrible treatment.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
London Plusnet  
I've engaged a number of internet providers over the years and to be fair most are fine at what they do, Plus Net is a different story though!
We booked them, the hub never arrived at the appointed time so we contacted them, They claim another one was dispatched to our home address, but nothing.
I phoned them as we were getting desperate, I was calm, didn't raise my voice, didn't use foul expletives but they needed to know my business was suffering.
Halfway through I was cut off leaving me to put it politely, angry.

This company is unprofessional, rude, and frankly will be sparing with the truth if it suits their purpose.
Please Please stay away.
Were do you proud, take them to the advertising standards authority!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Kent Plusnet  
I have been with Plusnet since 2012, and they were very good until they were bought by BT. Now, they are, in my opinion, THE worst service provider available.

- They can't afford to provide service to all their customers, so there is a 50% chance you will be throttled on a DAILY BASIS.

- Their customer service is awful, now. They always deny that they throttle anyone, when you ring them up, it then strangely stops being throttled. 3 hours later? Throttled once again.

- The broadband speed, when you aren't throttled (never) is also usually poor with internet pages taking 5+ seconds to load.

DO NOT SWITCH TO PLUSNET OR RECCOMEND IT TO ANYONE. DON'T MAKE ANOTHER POOR SOUL GO THROUGH BAD INTERNET.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
United Kingdom Plusnet  
I'd advise anyone and everyone to avoid at all costs, this service and customer service is shocking.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
LONDON Plusnet  
Promised one speed delivered a slower one. Even emailed me to let me know!! Failed to reply when I asked if they we gloating. As for customer service I have tried a couple of times to change the product but their system claims I have an order in progress, yet on another page says all orders are complete....Farce set in Yorkshire...Never again.....
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
Plusnet  
Plusnet is a fraud and no one should go there based on my poor services i got from there.
They even fail to honor their own contract with me claiming they made the contract in and error and continued to charge me lots more and refused to listen to my complaints.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Dagenham Plusnet  

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National Average Speeds December 2015

Average fixed line download speeds remain stable over December 2015, average mobile broadband speeds see minor increase

Posted on 2016-01-08 12:21 in Announcements News 4GEE Hyperoptic Vodafone TalkTalk Three O2 Virgin Media BT Post Office Plusnet

December 2015 saw average download speeds for fixed line providers recorded by users of our broadband speed test remain stable in comparison to the results from November, coming in at 20.56Mb. Average upload speeds saw a 0.15Mb drop to 3.68Mb.

Of the big 5 home broadband providers, Virgin Media remained in first place but their average download speeds appear to have levelled out since rolling out their 200Mb service, remaining stable at 46.57Mb, with upload speeds at 5.66Mb. BT Broadband retain second place with average download and upload speeds steady at 17.58Mb and 4.42Mb respectively. TalkTalk move up to third place, with download speeds stable at 12.8Mb and upload speeds dropping by 0.21Mb to 1.86Mb. Plusnet drop into fourth place, dropping by 0.59Mb to 12.6Mb for average download speeds with a 0.39Mb decrease to 2.85Mb for average upload speeds. Finally, Sky remain in fifth place with a 1.1Mb fall in download speeds to 10.92Mb, while their upload speeds decreased by 0.41Mb to 2.47Mb.

Results from users testing with mobile-enabled devices including phones and tablets suggests that mobile broadband speeds saw an overall rise since November. Taking mobile broadband separately from home broadband, EE Mobile retain first place, with download speeds increasing by 1.1Mb to 17.55Mb and upload speeds holding at 3.87Mb. Vodafone are in second place, seeing download speeds fall slightly by 0.19Mb to 13.76Mb and upload speeds steady at 2.82Mb. O2 are in third place with download speeds at 11.78Mb - a respectable 1.4Mb increase over last month - and upload speeds at 2.53Mb. Three are still in fourth place, with average download speeds of 9.84Mb and upload speeds of 2.56Mb.

When mobile broadband and home broadband average speeds compete on the same table, 4GEE is head-to-head with BT's second place with a difference of only 0.03Mb. 4GEE and Vodafone mobile broadband sit in overall 3rd and 4th places beating all home broadband providers' averages bar Virgin Media and BT. This suggests that 4G broadband may have higher uptake levels relative to 3G compared to uptake of the fastest possible fibre broadband products relative to cheaper options.

This month's supplementary broadband providers table (see page 4 of the report) found Post Office Broadband had the UK's slowest broadband speed overall with only 2.55Mb average downloads and only 0.33Mb average uploads. Hyperoptic was fastest overall with 102.1Mb average downloads and 92.13Mb uploads.

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National Average Speeds October 2015

Average download speeds increase over October 2015, Virgin Media see gains with 200Mb rollout

Posted on 2015-11-05 10:22 in Announcements News 4GEE Vodafone TalkTalk Three O2 Sky Virgin Media BT Plusnet

October 2015 saw average download speeds for fixed line providers recorded by users of our broadband speed test rise by 2.76Mb in comparison to the results from September, coming in at 21.88Mb. Average upload speeds saw a 0.4Mb increase to 4.65Mb.

Virgin Media's average download speeds rose by 6.31Mb to 48.66Mb, with upload speeds also improving to 6.64Mb. Virgin have recently begun rolling out their 200Mb service for new and existing customers, which accounts for the significant increase in download speeds.

BT Broadband retain second place with average download speeds increasing by 1.32Mb to 18.84Mb, and upload speeds increasing by 0.45Mb to 5.59Mb. Plusnet hold third place, remaining stable at 15.09Mb for average download speeds with only a 0.33Mb decrease to 4.25Mb for average upload speeds. TalkTalk stay in fourth place, with download speeds at 12.89Mb and upload speeds at 2.32Mb. Finally, Sky are in fifth place with a 0.87Mb rise in download speeds, putting them at 12.76Mb, while their upload speeds increased by 0.38Mb to 3.64Mb.

With the recent improvements to our speed test, we're now able to record results from mobile users on their phones and tablets. EE Mobile are in first place, with download speeds averaging at 17.81Mb and upload speeds at 5.36Mb. Vodafone are in second place, with download speeds at 12.95Mb and upload speeds at 3.79Mb. O2 are in third place with download and upload speeds at 11.03Mb and 3.81Mb respectively. This leaves Three in fourth place, with average download speeds of 9.03Mb and upload speeds of 3.45Mb.

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Plusnet Buyers Guide

Can I get Plusnet?

Plusnet is owned by BT and benefits from BT’s network covering most of the UK. However, this does not mean that all areas have identical options available to them.

The broadband regulator, Ofcom, allows providers to make savings when selling broadband to customers connected to telephone exchanges where some broadband providers have installed their own equipment (market classification), which tend to be within large towns and cities. Plusnet passes on those savings to customers in these higher competition areas, meaning these customers can get a cheaper deal. You can find out if this applies to where you live by using our postcode checker.

However, Plusnet’s fibre-optic packages are only available in fibre network areas, as it depends on the same fibre to the cabinet technology as used by BT Infinity, which is currently available to two-thirds of UK households, typically in cities and towns. Again, you can use our postcode checker to find out if you live in one of these areas and are able to get Plusnet Fibre.

What packages are available?

Plusnet offer one core standard broadband package that comes with several phone plan options:

  • Plusnet Unlimited - unlimited, allowing you to use the internet as much as you like without limits on how much you're allowed to download or upload

This package comes with up to 17Mb download speed, but your speed could be a fair bit less than this due to various factors such as your distance from the BT telephone exchange, with speeds getting progressively slower the further away you are and the number of people using the network, with speeds at peak times such as evenings being slower than late at night. You can check how far you are from your nearest exchange using our postcode checker.

In addition to these, Plusnet also offer two fibre-optic broadband packages:

  • Plusnet Unlimited Fibre Broadband - up to 38Mb download speed, up to 2Mb upload speed, unlimited usage
  • Plusnet Unlimited Fibre Extra Broadband - up to 76Mb download speed, up to 19.5Mb upload speed, unlimited usage

These use newer technology which offers much faster download speeds than the regular ADSL broadband, and distance from phone exchanges does not matter as the connections use fibre-optics as far as the street cabinet, so the slow-down from copper wire is only based on the distance from these. This means that far more people can enjoy the faster speeds, and even homes that are relatively long distances from the street cabinet can generally receive speeds in excess of 15Mb.

Plusnet offer the option to add a phone service to any of these packages. All Plusnet Broadband & Calls packages come with Plusnet's basic line rental only package, where you only pay for the calls you make, but you do get free calls to other Plusnet customers and Plusnet support. For an extra £3/month you can upgrade to Evenings and Weekends, and for £6/month you can upgrade to Plusnet Anytime which offers free inclusive anytime calls to UK landlines. Finally, you can upgrade to Plusnet International Anytime 300 for an extra £7.50/month over the basic package, which comes with free inclusive anytime calls to UK landlines and 300 inclusive anytime minutes to 35 international destinations as well as 25% off top international call destinations outside of your 300 minutes.

You need to pay line rental with all packages with a calling plan, although you can save on line rental fees by paying for a year up front. Standalone broadband packages require a phone line, but you have the choice of staying with your current phone provider, taking out line rental with Plusnet or choosing another supplier that suits your needs.

Which package should I choose?

An important first question to ask yourself is if you need the speed of fibre of if you can get by with standard broadband speeds.

The extra speed is indeed much faster and thus a tempting prospect, but there is no point paying for it if you’re not going to use it. Plusnet’s ADSL speeds of up to 17Mb are easily sufficient for most online activities including Skype calls and downloading music. However, this is not the case if you live far enough from a telephone exchange that your ADSL speed would be very low.

It would also be worth getting fibre if you are a heavy downloader, or regular gamer, as these are both activities that would benefit from the extra speed, reducing download times and preventing lag in games. Fibre packages will help also prevent slowdown in households with many heavy internet users, such as student flats or homes with large families, where one connection has to be divided between several people.

If you're a heavy uploader, perhaps because you share your own YouTube videos or use cloud backup and sync services, or if you're in a busy household where several people may be streaming HD video at once, then you may benefit from the upgrade to Unlimited Fibre Extra offering up to double the download speed and almost 10 times the upload speed.

Points to consider before you choose

  • How far do you live from a BT telephone exchange, and will this be a problem for your ADSL speeds?
  • How many people will be using your broadband connection at any one time, especially for heavy downloading or online games?
  • Are you a heavy uploader, or someone who uses cloud backup and sync services?
  • Is fibre optic broadband available in your area?
  • Is the extra expense of fibre broadband really worth it for you?

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What do I get when I sign-up?

It's always good to know upfront what you'll get when signing up with an ISP so you know what you can enjoy for free, or to budget for any extras you may want.

  • Wireless router - All new customers signing up to Plusnet will receive a free wireless router worth £40. It comes with four ethernet ports for wired connections and ‘N’-reated wireless technology giving you a better signal, and it’s easy to set up, automatically connecting to the internet for you when you follow the set-up guide. If you wish to use your own router instead, Plusnet will allow that provided you check with them that it is compatible.
  • UK-based customer service - Unlike most other providers, Plusnet’s customer service is entirely based in the UK, and is available between 7:30am and 10pm, 365-days a year to help with any queries you may have. All Plusnet phone customers get free calls to Plusnet's customer service.
  • Plusnet Protect - Powered by McAfee, Plusnet Protect is Plusnet’s internet security package free to Unlimited and Fibre Extra customers, available for an extra £2 per month for standard Fibre. Up to 7 PCs can be protected through its anti-virus, anti-spyware, anti-phishing and firewall tools. It also allows you to set parental controls to filter what children using the internet can access.
  • Plusnet Assist - Plusnet Assist is a tool provided free to Plusnet customers that allow them to take much of the hassle out of sorting out broadband connection problems. This instant technical support tool will watch for problems and attempt to fix any it encounters, including reconnecting if your connection drops, or troubleshooting your e-mail account.
  • Static IP available - Customers on Unlimited Broadband and Unlimited Fibre Extra can add a static IP address for a one off payment of £5.

What are the benefits of Plusnet?

The benefits offered by an ISP may be what seals the deal in your decision to buy a package from them.

  • Cost - Plusnet is among the cheapest of the large providers, making it a good choice for those on a tight budget or those who just like to save money. If you want standalone broadband without bundled line rental and calls, Plusnet tends to be the cheapest available.
  • One month contracts - Unlike many other providers, Plusnet offer one-month rolling contracts. Once you have paid a free to activate the service, you only need to give 14 days notice to cancel, meaning you are not committed to long contracts lasting a year or more. This is ideal for those with short tenancy agreements, students, or those who may need to move with minimal notice.
  • Standalone broadband - Plusnet are one of the few large providers to offer standalone broadband packages, meaning you don’t need to take your line rental or calls from Plusnet in order to use their broadband service. Plusnet's phone bundles are good value and you can keep your existing phone number, but if you'd prefer not to switch phone supplier or have found cheaper options elsewhere, you have the flexibility to do this with Plusnet broadband.
  • Unlimited usage on all deals - There's no reason to choose between price and usage allowance when Plusnet's entire range of broadband products come with no limits on the amount you're allowed to download or upload each month.
  • Value line rental - If you take a package including line rental, you can cut the cost of this by paying a reduced price for a year of Plusnet line rental up front, producing a significant saving over the monthly rate.
  • Award winning - Plusnet have won numerous awards for their customer service and value. The most prestigious of these is that they are current holder of Which? Magazine's recommended broadband supplier award.

What are the drawbacks of Plusnet?

Let's face it, not everything can be perfect, and even the best deals may have a downside.

  • Few extras - Unlike many of the larger providers, Plusnet does not offer much in the way of extras like wi-fi hotspot access, online TV or a home move service. However this is reflected in the cheaper cost, and it does not affect the core broadband service.
  • Not truly unlimited - traffic management is used to prioritise real-time interactive traffic like VPNs, streaming, browsing, email and gaming over less time-critical traffic like downloads and file sharing, and to flex the network during abnormal load such as major news events or network outages. For the majority of users this will improve performance at peak times, but if you do a lot of downloading or uploading you may prefer to opt for a truly unlimited broadband service instead.
  • No contract option is more expensive and not available with Fibre - 1 month contracts cost £2.50 per month extra, have a £25 installation charge and don't qualify for most Plusnet special offers. Only available on Standard (ADSL) products, not Fibre.
  • Higher rural prices - Although Plusnet is owned by BT, their packages are still cheaper in some areas than others. The cheapest prices tend not to be available in rural and remote areas - although due to the Ofcom market classification mechanism this is tied to, Plusnet are still likely to be the cheapest or among the cheapest stand alone broadband on any exchange.
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