Hyperoptic is slashing the cost of its broadband packages to zero for customers signing up over the Christmas season.
The pure fibre ISP offers three packages – a basic 20Mbps service, a mid-tier 100Mbps package and a top-level 1Gbps (1,000Mbps) package – which normally cost £12.50/month, £25/month and £50/month.
For the first three months of the 12 month contracts, you won’t even have to pay line rental – £12.50/month – so everything is totally free.
Read our interview with Hyperoptic’s managing director – ‘At some point everyone will be on a fibre connection.’Customers signing up online automatically qualify for the discount, no promotional codes need to be entered. This deal expires at 23.59 on Wednesday, December 31.
Head of customer support at Hyperoptic David Shaw said: “Millions of us are looking forward to relaxing with our families this Christmas streaming movies or playing with new gadgets and devices.
“Our offer is ideal for consumers looking for a broadband connection that will provide a stress-free and seamless experience during the festive period.
“Better still; consumers coming to the end of their current contract can experience Hyperoptic fibre broadband today, alongside their existing service without having to pay a penny until Spring 2015.”
The entry level package gives you top upload speeds of 1Mbps, but the two other packages are symmetrical, meaning you can get 100Mbps and 1Gbps upload speeds as well as download speeds.
Unlimited downloads are included as standard and as the connections are FTTP (Fibre to the Premises), bandwidth won’t be affected by your location in the same way it is with FTTC (Fibre to the Cabinet)-based services.
The only bad thing about this deal? Chances are unless you live in a shiny new apartment in a big city, you won’t be able to order Hyperoptic broadband.
Hyperoptic’s footprint currently covers around 75,000 premises across the UK. It’s available in parts of London and Cardiff and is rolling out to Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Reading, Bristol, Glasgow, Birmingham, Newcastle, Nottingham and Sheffield.
The company has secured an injection of cash from a number of investors including billionaire George Soros’s Strategic Partners Ltd, with the intention of signing up 500,000 customers by 2018.