Experts reveal top tips for getting the best broadband deal as the cost of living rises

With the cost of living rising, UK broadband prices are still the fifth cheapest of OECD countries, according to new research from Switch. However, as prices rise on household bills, gas, rent and more, finding the best broadband deal can help save money in the long run.

Here is Uswitch’s top tips for getting the best broadband deals:

1. Be realistic about the price:

“Most contracts last 12, 18 or 24 months, so budget wisely to ensure you can afford your desired package for the full term.”

2. Get the right speed:

“You could end up paying too much for a plan that doesn’t match your current usage. Run a speed test to see how fast your current connection is. and potentially more expensive is worth it.

3. Assess the duration of the contract you want:

“Two years is a long time, so be sure you’ll see the package until the end of the term. If you plan to move in a year or 18 months, consider a package that fits your schedule.

4. Don’t be swayed by benefits.

“Some packages come with additional perks such as gift cards or vouchers, so if you’re an avid shopper this could be a big plus. Remember that you will not be swayed by a contract based solely on additional extras, as you must ensure that the overall price, speed and duration of the contract are right for you.

5. Compare offers:

“There are also often exclusive offers on comparison sites, so keep an eye out for limited-time offers.”

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