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Direct Save Telecom launches unlimited Broadband Family plan for £17/month

Direct Save Telecom, the UK’s low-cost ISP provider has launched an unlimited Broadband Family deal that offers a flexible contract with no connection or set-up fee. 

Costing £16.95/month, the deal is available on a rolling 28 day basis. There’s no obligation to sign on for 12 or 18 months, as is the case with many unlimited broadband deals making it a good choice for students or for anyone renting on a short-term basis. 

Direct Save Telecom launches unlimited Broadband Family plan for £17/month
Yes we know it says £9.95 for line rental on this page. We’re looking into it…

There’s no set-up fee (normally £24.95) and line rental is worked out at £13.95/month. For a grand total of £30.70/month you get an unlimited broadband service and speeds as fast as your BT ADSL line can handle, with typical speeds of 14Mbps enjoyed by most users. 

Stavros Tsolakis, CEO, Direct Save Telecom says: 

“Many families are simply not in a position today to commit to a long-term broadband package, but like everyone else they cannot function without the internet. Our no-contract unlimited family deal is unique in the UK in two ways. It gives families the option of paying monthly for their broadband with no-commitment and also takes away the threat of running up high charges from exceeding their broadband cap. Our aim is to make broadband available and affordable to everyone and unlike other providers we offer deals which appeal to all UK broadband users no matter their circumstances or demographic.”

While there is no set limit on how much you can download with Direct Save Telecom, the smallprint reveals that there’s a traffic management policy in place. This exclusively applies to Peer-to-Peer (P2P) traffic between the hours of 6:00PM and midnight. Even then, Direct Save Telecom says that less than 1 per cent of its customers ever see connection slowdown as a result of traffic management.

Weekend calls are also bundled in as standard, giving you free weekend calls to UK landlines (01, 02 and 03 numbers) and you’ve got the option of adding evening and weekend and anytime calls for an extra £2.55/month and £4.95/month.

Direct Save Telecom has long kept a savvy eye on ways to help customers save money, including launching a service aimed specifcally at rural folk poorly served by broadband availability and monitoring the charges levied at customers by 118-based information hotlines.

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