Taking out a broadband package that includes free telephone calls could save you money if you use both regularly. Here’s how to compare what’s on offer and find the cheapest broadband and calls packages with ease.
Whether you’re looking for broadband with free international calls or broadband with free anytime calls, taking your broadband and landline from the same provider could save you money.
Here’s how to find the best free phone calls broadband package for your circumstances.
What do you need from your broadband?
Although you may be looking for a joint free calls broadband package, you should still establish your broadband and phone requirements separately as this will to ensure you’re able to choose a package that gives you value for money.
When determining your broadband requirements you will need to consider both the connection speed and the download limit. This will enable you to narrow your options down to just those packages that meet your requirements, and from there look at what they offer in terms of free calls.
For more help deciding what download limit you need read our guide: What Broadband Download Limit Do I Need?
What free calls do you want?
There are a wide selection of broadband packages that also offer free calls, however the type of free calls included with each package and when you can use them does vary from package to package.
Broadband with free anytime calls will give you the flexibility to call any standard UK number at anytime free of charge, however if you plan on calling overseas on a regular basis, free international calls broadband may be a better choice.
Equally, if you only use your landline during the evening, paying for broadband with free anytime calls is likely to be a waste, if the cheapest broadband and calls packages that meet your requirements include evening or weekend calls as standard.
As a result it makes sense to decide exactly what you need in the way of free calls (when you want them and whether you want local, national or international numbers inluded) and exclude the free calls broadband packages that don’t offer what you need.
Decide on yor contract length
After excluding deals that don’t offer the broadband or calls you are looking for you will need to decide how long you are happy to be tied into a contract.
There are often free gifts or discounts included when choosing a long term contract, however if you want the flexibility of changing your deal at short notice then a shorter deal may prove to be the best choice.
Free phone calls broadband contracts start from just 1 month but can run anywhere up to 2 years so you will need to decide what you are happy with before looking for the cheapest deal.
Once you’ve narrowed your list of free calls broadband packages down to include only those that offer you both the broadband connection and free calls you are looking for, it's time to start looking for the cheapest provider and package.
You can compare the cheapest broadband and calls packages side by side using our free phone calls broadband comparison table.