To get the best wireless broadband deal, you need to:

  1. Decide what you want from your broadband service

  2. Use this comparison to find the cheapest package

Get the right package

The broadband package that is right for you depends on:

  • What speed you need: This affects how quickly you can access things online, from downloading webpages to streaming films. You may not get the maximum speed advertised by some providers, so check what is available in your area before you buy.

  • What data limits you want: This affects how much you can use your wireless internet connection. If you stream lots of film content or download large files, you may need unlimited data, to avoid going over your limit and getting charged.

  • Whether you want a bundle: You could save money by combining your broadband, phone and TV services in a digital bundle. Look for a package that includes the extra services you need, e.g. free evening calls, or live sports channels.

How much does it cost?

The price of your wireless broadband will depend on:

  • Monthly cost: This is the set amount you pay each month for your broadband, line rental and any extras, like free calls or a TV package. You may pay extra if you go over your data limit.

  • Up front costs: This is what you pay for your broadband to be set up. It could include reconnection costs, installation or the price of your wireless router. Some providers do not charge a setup fee, so look for a package with the lowest overall cost.

  • Contract length: This is how long you are tied in to one plan before you can switch your broadband. You could save money by signing up for 12 months or more, but you will be unable to shop around for a better deal until the contract ends.

Wireless broadband FAQs

Q

Is wireless internet available where I live?

A

It is available in most of the UK, but speeds vary depending on where you live. Use the postcode checker in this comparison to see what you can get.

Q

Can I get wireless broadband without a phone line?

A

Yes, but your options may be limited. You can compare broadband without a phone line here.

Q

How much does it cost to set up wireless internet?

A

You may have to pay a one-off cost to cover setup and installation. This varies between providers, so check you know all the costs involved before you buy.

Q

What is the fastest wireless speed I can get?

A

Fibre broadband is the fastest wireless internet, but it is not yet widely available. You can check if it is available where you live here.

Q

Do I have to be tied into a contract?

A

No, you can take out no contract broadband which means you are only tied to a provider for 1 month at a time.

About our broadband comparison

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Who do we include in this comparison?

A

We help you compare broadband deals available in your area when you search using your postcode. Our postcode search is powered by the Ofcom accredited broadband service Broadband Choices. Here is more information about how our website works.

Q

How do we make money from our comparison?

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We have commercial agreements with some of the companies in this comparison and get paid commission if we help you switch to one of their products or services. Find out more here. You do not pay any extra and it does not affect the deal you get.