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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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National Average Speeds December 2011

Average broadband speeds remain stable in December, with BT taking a slight drop

Posted on 2012-01-03 18:48 in Announcements News

December 2011 saw average download speeds recorded by users of our Broadband Speed Test generally maintaining the levels achieved in November's result, coming in at 7.58Mb. Average upload speed also remained stable 1.16Mb.

Virgin Media's average download and upload speeds have held reasonably steady at 14.24Mb and 2.23Mb respectively.

Likewise, Fibre to the Cabinet provider Eclipse match last months speeds, with a 10.59Mb average download speed and a slight increase to a 1.88Mb upload speed. BT Broadband take a 0.5Mb drop this month, with download speeds averaging at 7.64Mb and upload speeds at 1.3Mb.

The best performing non-fibre-based provider was again BE and O2 (who share a common infrastructure) who retained 4th place with 5.67Mb average download speed over its Local Loop Unbundled ADSL2+ service.

Read more Broadband Speed Test Results for December 2011

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TalkTalk

New Half Price Deals from TalkTalk on Essentials and Plus Packages

Posted on 2011-12-08 17:45 in Offers

TalkTalk has launched new 6 months half price broadband deals on their Essentials and Plus packages, which include free connection and a free wireless router.

TalkTalk Essentials - £3.25 for the first 6 months
TalkTalk Plus - £7.25 for the first 6 months

If Fibre to the Cabinet is available in your area, you could take advantage of these offers for just £10 a month more with TalkTalk's Fibre Optic Boosts, which offers speeds of up to 40Mb.

TalkTalk Essentials with Fibre Optic Boost - £13.25 for the first 6 months
TalkTalk Plus with Fibre Optic Boost - £17.25 for the first 6 months

Monthly line rental of £13.80 applies, though you can take advantage of their Value line rental - pay £114 for a year upfront, and make a saving of £51.60. A £25 activation fee applies on Fibre Boosts. Offer only available to customers in TalkTalk's low price network areas.

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