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Plusnet

Updated: Four months free broadband with Plusnet Value and Extra phone packages

Posted on 2012-03-09 17:39 in Offers

Update: As of the 27th of March, customers signing up for these deals can also claim £25 cashback in addition to four months free.

Plusnet are offering four months free on both Value and Extra broadband when taken with a phone package.

Plusnet Value with Home Phone Anytime
Plusnet Extra with Home Phone Anytime
Plusnet Value with Home Phone Evenings & Weekends
Plusnet Extra with Home Phone Evenings & Weekends

Evening & Weekends package inclusive, Anytime call package £3.50. Line rental required at £12.99 a month. Cashback must be claimed in the first three months.

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National Average Speeds February 2012

Broadband speeds continue to rise over February

Posted on 2012-03-01 15:48 in Announcements News

February 2012 saw average download speeds recorded by users of our Broadband Speed Test increasing in comparison to the levels achieved in January's result, coming in at 9.32Mb. Average upload speed remained stable at 1.36Mb.

Virgin Media's average download and upload speeds have increased significantly by 2.3Mb to 17.65Mb and upload speeds were stable at 2.43Mb.

Fibre to the Cabinet provider Eclipse made an impressive recovery from their January drop, increasing their average download speed to a 12.27Mb average and upload speeds to 2.09Mb. BT Broadband also see improvements, with download speeds averaging at 8.57Mb and upload speeds at 1.54Mb.

The best performing non-fibre-based provider was again BE and O2 (who share a common infrastructure) in at 4th place with 6.03Mb average download speed over its Local Loop Unbundled ADSL2+ service.

Read more Broadband Speed Test Results for February 2012

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BT

BT Broadband Evening & Weekend Calls package at only £3.50 for 6 months + £50 Sainsbury's gift card

Posted on 2012-02-15 14:15 in Offers

BT are offering their Broadband Evening & Weekend Calls package at £3.50 for 6 months, giving customers a saving of £9.50 off the regular price.

Broadband and Evening & Weekend Calls

The offer comes with a £50 Sainsbury's gift card, which also applies to other BT broadband and calls deals.

Broadband and Anytime Calls
More Broadband and Evening & Weekend Calls
Unlimited Broadband and Evening & Weekend Calls

BT line rental required. Instructions for how to claim gift card provided on signup.

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Tesco

Tesco offers new better than half price for a year deal on broadband packages

Posted on 2012-02-13 18:08 in Offers

Tesco Broadband are offering the broadband portion of their phone + broadband packages at better than half price to Tesco Clubcard holders for 12 months using promo code HALFBB-B.

Tesco Broadband Evening and Weekends:
(£2.50 for the first 12 months, then £6.50 a month thereafter)

Tesco Broadband Anytime:
(£7 for the first 12 months, then £11 a month thereafter)

Line rental from Tesco required at £13.75 per month.

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Plusnet

Plusnet Fibre Broadband three months half price with phone packages

Posted on 2012-02-03 18:52 in Offers

Plusnet are offering 3 months half price on Fibre Broadband packages when you sign up for one of their phone deals. Prices are from £8.24 a month:

Plusnet Value Fibre with Talk Evenings & Weekends
Plusnet Value Fibre with Talk Anytime
Plusnet Extra Fibre with Talk Evenings & Weekends
Plusnet Extra Fibre with Talk Anytime

Line rental of £12.99 is required for all packages. You can save on line rental by paying for 12 months in advance at £9.49 a month.

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National Average Speeds January 2012

Increase in average broadband speeds over January

Posted on 2012-02-01 14:20 in Announcements News

January 2012 saw average download speeds recorded by users of our Broadband Speed Test increasing in comparison to the levels achieved in December's result, coming in at 8.21Mb. Average upload speed also increased to 1.31Mb.

Virgin Media's average download and upload speeds have increased to 15.33Mb and 2.46Mb respectively.

Fibre to the Cabinet provider Eclipse drop from last months speeds, with a 9.65Mb average download speed and 1.53Mb upload speed. BT Broadband remain stable this month, with download speeds averaging at 7.52Mb and upload speeds at 1.45Mb.

The best performing non-fibre-based provider was again BE and O2 (who share a common infrastructure) in at 5th place with 5.62Mb average download speed over its Local Loop Unbundled ADSL2+ service.

Read more Broadband Speed Test Results for January 2012

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