If you're a Sky TV subscriber – or if you want to be one – you can get ‘free' broadband with your package. As with Orange's offer, this is entry-level stuff. You get an uninspiring 2Mbps broadband connection speed and a monthly download limit of just 2GB. Hardcore downloaders who want to increase the usage cap to 40GB will be expected to fork out an extra £5 per month on top of the TV subscription package. There's also a setup fee of £30.
If you're likely to be paying a Sky subscription anyway, this is a sensible way of getting lightweight broadband for free.
While TalkTalk offers free broadband in exchange for paid line rental, Tiscali has decided to skin the cat in a different way, providing free line rental in return for paid broadband. You get free line rental, a modem and email, antispam and antivirus services with your 2Mbps connection. It costs £15 per month for broadband, plus a £30 setup fee.
The deals explored:
- TalkTalk Talk3 International review
- Orange Broadband Starter review
- Free broadband deals from Sky and Tiscali
In this month's PC Advisor podcast, we discuss the emergence of 'free laptops', 'free broadband' and 'free software', and check out the best deals available to UK consumers. PLUS: find out why technology vendors are so keen to give their wares away, and
learn how to avoid the pitfalls inherent in such freebie deals.
- How to get a free laptop
- How to get free broadband
- How to get the best free software, games and music