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Having TV on demand and unlimited calls can be a great thing for a busy household, but if all you want is a reliable broadband connection, then a broadband only deal could be for you.

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POP Telecom Unlimited Broadband

18 months discounted Broadband
Pop Telecom
Contract length
18 months
Download limit
Unlimited
*average speed
11Mb
£9.99 setup cost
£17.5 /month
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18 months discounted Broadband

Virgin Media M100 Ultrafast Fibre Broadband Only (no phone line required)

18 months discounted Broadband
Virgin Media
Contract length
18 months
Download limit
Unlimited
*average speed
108Mb
£35 setup cost
£28 /month
18 months discounted Broadband

Virgin Media M200 Ultrafast Fibre Broadband Only (no phone line required)

18 months discounted Broadband
Virgin Media
Contract length
18 months
Download limit
Unlimited
*average speed
213Mb
£35 setup cost
£34 /month
18 months discounted Broadband

Virgin Media M350 Ultrafast Fibre Broadband Only (No phone line required)

18 months discounted Broadband
Virgin Media
Contract length
18 months
Download limit
Unlimited
*average speed
316Mb
£35 setup cost
£40 /month
18 months discounted Broadband

This table has been limited to display a maximum of 10 deals; sorted by the lowest monthly price first.

* The "average" download speed displayed in Mb is the speed available to 50% of customers with this product during peak time (between 8pm and 10pm). The actual speed you will get depends on a variety of factors such as your cabling, your area, how far you are from the telephone exchange as well as time of day. The majority of providers will tell you the speed you will likely receive when you begin your online sign up — this may differ from the average speed displayed on our table.

The deals available at your postcode are subject to local availability. The provider will confirm availability for your line.

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Compare broadband only deals

Looking to find a broadband package but don’t want to pay for any extra services? Our handy comparison tool lets you narrow down packages according to your requirements and find the best deal for you.

Before you get started, it’s a good idea to think about your usage and how much you are prepared to pay. Factors to consider include how many people use your broadband on a regular basis, what they use the internet for and if you are likely to benefit from an added call or TV package.

Will I save money with just broadband deals?

It depends what you mean by ‘just broadband’. If you’re talking about choosing broadband without any added TV or phone minutes, and no real concern for the fastest speed, then you’re sure to find a deal on the lower end of the price scale.

However, if you want ultrafast broadband then you may find your broadband only package, say with Virgin Media’s full fibre option, costs more than a call and standard broadband package. 

Which providers offer the best broadband only deals?

You’ll find that many different providers have broadband only packages. There are two different kinds of internet only packages: those that come with a phone line, and those that are offered without a phone line.

Virgin Media is currently the only provider to offer internet without a phone line as its service runs through its own exclusive network, independent of phone lines. 

Here’s a summary of the main providers that have broadband only offerings:

  • Sky: At Sky, you can get the 11Mbps ADSL (Standard broadband) and 63Mbps Fibre Max (fibre optic) packages with pay-as-you-go calls only as internet only packages, giving you options from both ends of the broadband speed spectrum.

  • TalkTalk: TalkTalk offers a range of speeds in its broadband only selection. You will be required to get a TalkTalk phone line and pay line rental for this.

  • Vodafone: You can choose either of the fibre packages at Vodafone and receive these with pay-as-you-go calls only. 

  • EE Broadband: With EE, packages are available at 10Mbps (Standard broadband), 36Mbps and 67Mbps (fibre) with pay-as-you-go calls only.

  • Post Office: An ADSL (standard broadband) plan at 11Mbps and fibre plans at 36Mbps and 62Mbps are all available as internet only with pay-as-you-go calls. 

  • Shell Energy: Shell Energy (FKA. First Utility) offers three different packages that are available with pay-as-you-go calls only. These packages have speeds of 11Mbps (ADSL), 35Mbps and 63Mbps. 

  • Direct Save Telecom: You can purchase all of Direct Save Telecom’s packages as internet only with pay-as-you-go calls. Speeds range between 11Mbps up to 63Mbps. 

  • Virgin Media: The four fibre speeds at Virgin Media (54Mbps, 108Mbps, 213 Mbps and 362Mbps) are all available as ‘true’ broadband only packages. This means that you don’t have to get a phone line at all. However, you will need Virgin Media sockets installed.

  • Plusnet: Plusnet are offering two fibre packages at 36Mbps and 66Mbps and an ADSL package at 10Mbps as internet only. 

  • SSE: The three speed packages at SSE (11Mbps, 35Mbps and 63Mbps) are all available with pay-as-you-go calls only.

What is fibre broadband and does it come with broadband only deals?

Fibre is a cabling system that can provide you with faster broadband speeds than traditional phone lines.

While older broadband lines (ADSL, also known as standard broadband) make use of copper wires, fibre uses fibre optic cables that are capable of transmitting data at much higher speeds. This means that you’ll be able to stream movies, TV and video games at higher quality and share or download files much faster.

Most providers will offer fibre packages as broadband only and in most cases, a working phone line is also needed.

What kind of fibre broadband only deals are available?

There are two main kinds of fibre broadband that you should look out for. The first is known as fibre to the cabinet (FTTC), which delivers data to the street-level cabinet via fibre optic cables, before switching to traditional copper cables to transmit data to your home.

The other kind of fibre broadband is fibre to the home (FTTH), which means that fibre optic cables are laid all the way up to your house. FTTH as a result is faster than FTTC, but it may not be available in all areas of the country, so be sure to check before comparing deals.

Is it possible to get fibre unlimited broadband only deals?

Yes you can. Most providers will offer its unlimited fibre packages with pay-as-you-go calls only, and with Virgin Media, you will be able to get an unlimited fibre package without any phone line at all.

Are fibre internet only deals worth it?

It depends on how many people are using the internet in your home, and what they are using it for. If you are a small household that uses the internet for browsing and sending emails, then it’s probably not necessary to upgrade to fibre.

On the other hand, if you live in a big household or use the internet for data-heavy activities, then the upgrade is worth considering. For example, if you like to stream movies and TV in HD, stream video games or share large files, then fibre broadband is probably a good option for you. What’s more, you may find fibre in your area isn’t much more expensive than a standard ADSL equivalent.

Can I get broadband deals with no landline?

Yes, you can, but you’ll most likely have to go for Virgin Media as your provider, as it is the only accessible provider to offer options without a phone line. All other providers require that you have a phone line as part of the package.

Who offers the cheapest broadband without line rental?

Unfortunately, there is no such thing as broadband without line rental. Most providers will require you to have a phone line with any package, and Virgin Media is the only provider to not require a phone line as well. However, this does not mean that you can get out of paying line rental. Line rental also applies to broadband lines, so you will also have to pay this with Virgin Media.

Should I get a broadband and TV deal without a phone line?

This option is only available through Virgin Media, and if you are looking for reliable, high-speed internet, then it might be a fantastic option. However, due to its high-speed, modern network, Virgin often weighs in at the higher end of the price scale.

There are other reasons for choosing to go without a phone line. One advantage is that you won’t receive cold calls to the home any more. What’s more, if your family is used to using mobiles for communication, there’s probably no need for you to take out a landline number as well.

On the other hand, you can make your life a lot easier by choosing a broadband and phone bundle. Usually these are simpler to set up and offer better value for money. Rather than going without a phone line, you can choose a broadband package without inclusive calling.

Should I get a mobile broadband package rather than a broadband only package?

It depends what you’re using your internet for, but in most cases you’re better off getting a home broadband package.

Speeds on mobile broadband packages can often match fixed-line services these days, and allowances are no longer as restrictive as they used to be. However, mobile broadband is usually much more expensive than fixed-line.

The main reason for choosing a mobile broadband package is portability. With mobile broadband you can take your connection with you, making it great for those that travel around a lot or are living somewhere on a short-term basis. Otherwise, we recommend you stay with your fixed-line service to get better value for money.

What should I look for with internet only deals?

There’s a lot to consider when you’re taking out a new internet package, so we’ve made a list of some of the most important things to look out for:

  • Contract length: Make sure to check how long your deal lasts for. The longer deals tend to be the cheaper they often seem to become, but you need to consider whether you’ll still want the service after a couple of years, and minimise the risks of cancelling your broadband contract early.

  • Speed: You should consider your broadband usage and how many people are in your household before you decide on a speed. Bigger households and those who use the internet for data-heavy activities like streaming and file-sharing should opt for higher speeds.

  • Data limit: Make sure to check how much data is included in your package. If you’re big on downloading files, you’ll probably want to go for an unlimited package. While this may sound like the pricey option, these packages are the norm nowadays, and will save you any pesky extra fees should you go over your limit.

  • Cost: This is usually at the front of most customers’ minds, and of course you want to find the cheapest broadband only deals. However, make sure you’re not choosing a package based on price alone. You should consider how heavy your usage will be and the extras that you require before making your mind up.