Budget ISP Direct Save Telecom has taken the wraps off of its latest low-cost broadband offer – up to 38Mbps broadband for £14.75/month.
The 18 month deal sees customers getting a free wireless router and unlimited calls to UK landlines at weekends alongside an FTTC (Fibre to the Cabinet)-based service.
You’ll also need to pay line rental, which costs either £16.75/month for the standard rate, or £132/year, which is equivalent to paying £11/month. With the standard cost of line rental added, Direct Save’s up to 38Mbps deal works out at £31.50/month.
Check out our round up of the best supertfast broadband dealsThere’s also a one-off set-up charge of £24.95 and £8.95 for postage, if you want Direct Save to send you the optional free router.
Stavros Tsolakis, CEO of Direct Save Telecom said: “We are delighted to be launching our new low-cost fibre broadband deal, which now means we are one of the cheapest providers of fibre broadband in the UK.
“We are now up there with TalkTalk and Plusnet in offering the lowest-costing fibre deals, and are way ahead of the likes of BT, Sky and Virgin. This launch gives consumers more choice and makes Direct Save Telecom a real player in the fibre market.”
TalkTalk’s cheapest FTTC – SimplyBroadband with Fibre – deal sees you paying £13.50/month plus £16.70/month for standard line rental and £50 for connection. This gets you an up to 38Mbps broadband service, unlimited downloads and a free wireless Super Router (plus £5.99 for postage).
You don’t get any landline calls bundled with this deal, but unlike Direct Save, there’s no traffic shaping. TalkTalk also gives you the option of paying for a year’s line rental up front – £180.36 – or the standard rate, in which case your total monthly fee comes to £30.20/month.
Plusnet’s entry-level FTTC bundle – Unlimited Fibre with evening and weekend calls – costs £14.99/month for up to 38Mbps, unlimited downloads, free connection and a free wireless router (£5.99 for postage).
The standard rate of Plusnet line rental is £15.95/month, which means you’d normally pay £30.44/month. If you want, you can cough up for 12 months of line rental up front. This sees you paying £155.88 – equivalent to a monthly price of £12.99 – instead of the usual rate.