Why should I choose Plusnet broadband?
Value for money
By signing up for a Plusnet broadband deal, new customers will be taking advantage of a service that offers considerable value for money. That's because Plusnet offer a complete range of internet packages but at prices that beat those of many other providers. Added to this, they come with a more flexible choice of 12-month, 18-month and rolling monthly contracts.
Choice of speeds
Plusnet may not be as big as BT or Virgin Media, yet they nonetheless offer the full range of speeds the majority of customers will probably need. When ordering a service from them, customers can opt for a standard up to 17Mb service, or they can go for a superfast up to 38Mb or up to 76Mb package if fibre is available in their area. This means that Plusnet cater for most needs, enabling those who just want to browse the web, check their emails and update their social media to do so, but also enabling those who enjoying streaming and downloading to do so as well.
Unlike with some other providers, each Plusnet broadband deal comes with unlimited data. Without data limits, it enables customers to use their home internet connection as much as they want each month, and to download or stream as much music, video and media content as they wish. It also saves them from having to pay additional charges for exceeding an imposed limit, something which makes a Plusnet broadband service even more value for money.
Throughout the years, Plusnet have been given numerous awards by various consumer groups for the service they provide their customers. They've been voted best value provider, most trustworthy, best for technical support, best for customer care, and even best broadband supplier on more than one occasion. This shows that, when settling on a Plusnet broadband package, customers will be assured of receiving some of the best service the industry can offer.
Extra benefits with Plusnet broadband
Plusnet often give rewards to customers who sign up for one of their 12-month broadband deals. Generally, this means that new signees get cash back or a discount on the subscription fee, something which can be very handy for those looking to save some money. However, this generally shouldn't influence someone to sign up for a service they don't really want, so customers should think carefully before they commit to anything. And they should also remember that any discount lasts only for as long as the first contract. Afterwards, they'll probably have to pay a higher fee.
While a landline comes with all Plusnet broadband offers, customers have to pay extra for any one of the additional call plans being offered. These include plans providing unlimited UK and mobile calls, inclusive weekend calls, or inclusive evening and weekend calls. Which one a customer should go for all depends on when and how likely they are to use their home phones, so it's always worth thinking carefully about any call plan before adding it to a package.
Practical tips to remember
How to switch
Switching to a Plusnet broadband service should be straightforward, since all customers have to do is choose the service they want and sign up online. From this, Plusnet will contact their existing supplier and make the switch for them, so that moving is as convenient as possible.
However, this doesn't apply if a customer is with Virgin Media. If this is the case, then customers will have to contact Virgin Media themselves and notify the latter of the move.
New customers will need a landline if they wish to switch to a Plusnet broadband package. However, while they can take out a line rental from Plusnet, they don't have to do this, and can instead keep a BT-compatible landline from a previous supplier.
As mentioned above, Plusnet offer the choice of 12-month and 18-month contracts, as well as a rolling monthly contract. The question of which one to go for all hinges on a customer's budget and needs. For example, a 12-month contract may come with a discounted monthly rate, yet it will switch to a higher subscription after the first year. By contrast, while an 18-month contract might have a slightly more expensive subscription fee, it will generally keep a customer's fees fixed for longer, so that they’re more protected from possible price rises.
And in contrast to these two contracts, a rolling contract enables customers to cancel at any time, giving them more flexibility and enabling to switch or stop their service at short notice. That said, it's likely that after the first 12 months, the rolling monthly fee will rise, so that customers end up paying more than they would with a fixed 12- or 18-month contract.
And speaking of fees, customers who go for a Plusnet broadband offer will usually have to pay an activation charge. The exact price of this always varies, yet customers choosing a faster package can normally expect to pay a little more. Also, those who go for a rolling monthly contract may also need to pay a higher installation fee.
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