DownloadContractLandlineDigital TVMonthly CostTotal First Year Cost 
Speed (up to)LimitLine RentalBroadband
Post Office
HomePhone and Broadband Essential
8Mb5GB
12
months
£13£7£240
Post Office
HomePhone and Broadband Premium
8MbUnlimited
12
months
£13£10£276
Virgin Media
Broadband: 50Mb + Phone M
50MbUnlimited
12
months
£15.99£10£285.88
Tel 0808 168 8180 0808 168 8180
Virgin Media
Broadband: 50Mb
50MbUnlimited
12
months
£0£26.50£318
Tel 0808 168 8180 0808 168 8180
Virgin Media
Broadband: 100Mb
100MbUnlimited
12
months
£0£31.50£378
Tel 0808 168 8180 0808 168 8180
Virgin Media
Broadband: 100Mb + Phone M
100MbUnlimited
12
months
£15.99£12.50£389.88
Tel 0808 168 8180 0808 168 8180
Virgin Media
Essential Collection
50MbUnlimited
18
months
£15.99£15£399.88
Tel 0808 168 8180 0808 168 8180
Virgin Media
Broadband: 50Mb + TV: L
50MbUnlimited
12
months
£0£44.49£438.88
Tel 0808 168 8180 0808 168 8180
Virgin Media
Broadband: 152Mb
152MbUnlimited
12
months
£0£39£468
Tel 0808 168 8180 0808 168 8180
Virgin Media
152Mb Broadband
152MbUnlimited
12
months
£0£39£468
Tel 0808 168 8180 0808 168 8180
Virgin Media
Broadband: 152Mb + Phone: M
152MbUnlimited
12
months
£15.99£20£479.88
Tel 0808 168 8180 0808 168 8180
Virgin Media
Broadband: 152Mb + Phone: M + TV: M+
152MbUnlimited
18
months
£15.99£20£509.88
Tel 0808 168 8180 0808 168 8180
Virgin Media
Broadband: 152Mb + Phone: M + TV: M+ with TiVo
152MbUnlimited
18
months
£14.99£28.50£581.88
Tel 0808 168 8180 0808 168 8180
Virgin Media
Broadband: 50Mb + TV: L + TiVo
50MbUnlimited
12
months
£0£44.49£583.83
Tel 0808 168 8180 0808 168 8180
Virgin Media
Broadband: 152Mb + Phone: M + TV: M+
152MbUnlimited
18
months
£15.99£27.50£599.88
Tel 0808 168 8180 0808 168 8180
Virgin Media
Broadband: 50Mb + Phone: M + TV: M+ with Sky Sports and ESPN
50MbUnlimited
18
months
£14.99£53.75£824.88
Tel 0808 168 8180 0808 168 8180
Virgin Media
Broadband: 152Mb+ Phone: XL + TV XL with TiVo
152MbUnlimited
18
months
£14.99£56.50£917.88
Tel 0808 168 8180 0808 168 8180

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How to get the Best Broadband for Gaming

by Martin from money.co.uk

Gaming online is likely to put extra strain on your broadband connection,and unless you’ve got a high speed connection your online gaming experience is likely to suffer. Here’s how to get the best gaming broadband package for a low price.

How to get the Best Broadband for Gaming

If you are a regular online gamer having a broadband connection that's up to the task is vital to ensure you can continually download and stream gaming content smoothly.  

Here’s how to find the best broadband for gaming packages on offer in the UK. 

Do you need a dedicated gaming broadband package? 

Before you start comparing broadband deals for playing online games, you should consider if your internet usage truly warrants opting for a dedicated gaming broadband package. 

The main differences between the best broadband for online gaming deals and a standard package is the extra download speed and limits required to run large online games. 

However, if you are only playing simple games rather than virtual reality or fantasy world games you may not need to pay extra for an enhanced high speed broadband connection as a standard package may do. 

Is it up to the task? 

If you’ve decided that you need a specialised gaming broadband package the next step is to eliminate all the broadband packages that don’t offer sufficient download speeds or limits. 

To find the best broadband for gaming packages, check the recommended download speeds needed for the online games you currently play, and exclude the gaming broadband deals that don’t meet the minimum requirements. 

Check the contract 

As well as picking a broadband package that can cope with the demands of gaming online, to get the best gaming broadband UK deals for your finances you need to decide on a minimum contract term you are happy to commit to. 

In general, longer contract gaming broadband deals will be slightly cheaper than short term packages that give you more flexibility to cancel a short notice.  

Essentially you need to weigh up just how long you’ll need your broadband connection and whether it is worthwhile paying a little more for the freedom to cancel your deal at short notice. 

Compare prices 

As with any other broadband package, once you’ve established what you need you can start to look for the cheapest broadband deals for playing online games. 

You can compare the best broadband for gaming packages and find the best gaming broadband provider for your circumstances using our gaming broadband comparison table.