How can you find the best deal?
Use our comparison to look at:
Download limit: This restricts how much information you can download from the internet each month. Find out more about download limits in our guide.
Speed: This is how quickly you can download information online. Read our guide to broadband speed for more information.
Which calls are included: Calls to UK landlines, and 0845 and 0870 numbers usually come with an anytime package but you may be charged for calls abroad or to mobiles.
Monthly cost: Check the monthly cost including line rental charges and up front costs. You may be charged an engineer's fee if your phone line needs activating.
What other costs should you be aware of?
You may be charged when you exceed 60 minutes of call time, so hang up and redial before you reach one hour to avoid call charges.
You should also look out for introductory prices which may increase after the end of the minimum contract period.
What other options do you have?
You could still save money on your broadband package without anytime calls:
Broadband only: You still have to pay line rental but it could be cheaper to get broadband without a home phone if you are unlikely to make use of anytime calls
Broadband and mobile package: If you already have inclusive calls with your mobile, you could save money by bundling your broadband and mobile services together
Broadband with evening and weekend calls: If you need some calls included but rarely use your home phone at peak times, this could be a cheaper alternative
Broadband and anytime calls FAQs
Can I get broadband with anytime international calls?
No, but you can get broadband with free evening and weekend international calls. Check our comparison for available plans.
What are peak call times?
This is the time when your calls are charged at a higher rate, usually at weekends and during the hours of 7am and 7pm in the week.
Is it cheaper to get a bundle?
You could save money if you use all the services that come with it. Otherwise, a bundle could end up being an unnecessary cost.
What is line rental?
This is a set monthly cost for use of the phone line that supplies your broadband. It will be added to the monthly cost of your package.
Are there any up front costs?
You may have to pay a one off setup and installation charge or the price of any equipment you may need, like your router or TV set top box.
What is ADSL broadband?
An asymmetric digital subscriber line is the most widely used broadband in the UK. It is supplied over the phone network so you need an active line.
What is truly unlimited broadband?
It allows you to download as much as you like without any restrictions, unlike unlimited broadband which is usually subject to a fair usage policy.