Best Plusnet broadband deals in July 2024

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Looking for the best broadband deals on the market? Well, Plusnet could be the perfect option. Frequently voted as one of the UK's cheapest broadband providers, Plusnet beats out a lot of its competitors for overall value and it has plenty more to offer too.

Plusnet is well established as a UK internet service provider (ISP). The company gained prominence when it was purchased by BT Broadband in 2007. Since then, Plusnet has placed itself as the affordable alternative to the likes of Sky, BT and Virgin, offering a range of affordable yet reliable internet options. In recent years, it has even started to offer ultrafast options that rival some of the quickest deals on the market. 

We think that Plusnet is a great choice for lots of customers. After all, the company regularly features in our guide to the best cheap broadband only deals and is particularly well regarded for its cheap fibre broadband deals.

Plusnet's broadband deals compared

It might be tempting to go for Plusnet's cheapest internet package and save yourself a packet. After all, it is the company's least expensive and it's regularly one of the very cheapest options on the market. 

However, before you commit, it's important that you realise it's the cheapest for a reason: it's also the slowest. As a result, if you live in a large and busy household, it won't be right for you. In these circumstances, it's well worth paying a few pounds more and grabbing a faster fibre plan. This is because it will stop you from experiencing lots of buffering and lag. 

Plusnet Unlimited Broadband | 10Mbps average download speed | From £26.99 a month for 24 months

Plusnet Unlimited Broadband | 10Mbps average download speed | From £26.99 a month for 24 months
Plusnet's most basic option provides you with an ADSL connection that offers average download speeds of 10Mbps. As a result, if you're using the internet for anything more than the real basics, it won't be suitable for your needs. Plus, this particular package is only available in areas where you can't purchase a fibre package. 

Plusnet Unlimited Fibre | 31-40Mbps average download speed | From £26.99 a month for 24 months | No upfront fees

Plusnet Unlimited Fibre | 31-40Mbps average download speed | From £26.99 a month for 24 months | No upfront fees
This basic – and now only – fibre (FTTC) option is a strong choice for small to medium households. It will help you download TV shows faster and will allow more people to use the internet simultaneously. 

Plusnet Full Fibre 74 | 74Mbps average download speed | From £24.99 a month for 24 months | No upfront fees

Plusnet Full Fibre 74 | 74Mbps average download speed | From £24.99 a month for 24 months | No upfront fees
Plusnet Full Fibre 74 steps things up and is something busy homes with high usage might want to consider, especially if there's lots of streaming and online gaming from multiple users. Its 74Mbps average download speed will suffice for most medium-sized homes. As an added bonus, you'll also receive Plusnet SafeGuard and Plusnet Protect powered by Norton included within the price. 

Plusnet Full Fibre 145 | 145Mbps average download speed | From £25.99 a month for 24 months | No upfront fees

Plusnet Full Fibre 145 | 145Mbps average download speed | From £25.99 a month for 24 months | No upfront fees
Plusnet Full Fibre 145 requires an FTTP connection. However, it is a great option if you live in a busy and connected house and want to power and use over 10 devices at once. Plus, for added peace of mind, you'll also receive an 80Mbps minimum speed guarantee. 

Plusnet Full Fibre 300 | 300Mbps average download speed | From £29.99 a month for 24 months | No upfront fees

Plusnet Full Fibre 300 | 300Mbps average download speed | From £29.99 a month for 24 months | No upfront fees
Plusnet Full Fibre 300 is Plusnet's best-selling broadband package. It's more than twice as quick as Full Fibre 145 and it provides a minimum speed guarantee of 165Mbps. Plusnet says that this particular package is perfect for gaming and streaming. 

Plusnet Full Fibre 500 | 500Mbps average download speed | From £31.99 a month for 24 months | No upfront fees.

Plusnet Full Fibre 500 | 500Mbps average download speed | From £31.99 a month for 24 months | No upfront fees.
Plusnet Full Fibre 500 gives huge average download speeds that are sure to support the needs of any size of household or business. If your home is particularly large or you live in a house with at least 6-8 people, then the mighty Full Fibre speeds offered by this package will be perfect for you.

Plusnet Full Fibre 900 | 900Mbps average download speed | From £37.99 a month for 24 months | No upfront fees.

Plusnet Full Fibre 900 | 900Mbps average download speed | From £37.99 a month for 24 months | No upfront fees.
Plusnet Full Fibre 900 is the company's latest and fastest product. Plusnet claims that this package is up to 25 times faster than its Unlimited Fibre package and can cover the broadband needs of any property. If you're looking for the fastest speeds on the market, then this is likely to be the best option for you. 

Plusnet broadband: FAQs

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What extras can you get with Plusnet?

Right now, extras with Plusnet’s broadband packages are limited when compared to the likes of Sky, Virgin Media and BT, but you can get the following:

  • Plusnet Protect - antivirus that’s powered by Norton
  • Plusnet SafeGuard - its online parental controls
  • Call features - for those who can get phone bundles
  • Plusnet Perks - there are a number of partner brands that have special offers for Plusnet customers, including The Body Shop, Gousto, Audible and Rise Coffee. 

What's Plusnet's customer service like?

Although its Trustpilot scores aren’t great, Plusnet has won awards for how it treats and interacts with and supports its customers. One of the positives is that it offers UK-based support over the phone. In addition to this, it has a variety of troubleshooting resources online that its customers can access for free.

When customers do praise Plusnet, it’s often down to the fact that it's easy to speak to a human and that customer service agents are friendly and helpful. 

From Ofcom’s most recent broadband complaints study, Plusnet also does well. It currently has the joint second lowest number of complaints per 100,000 customers (tied with EE and behind Sky). This places the company ahead of the likes of BT, TalkTalk, Vodafone, NOW and Virgin Media.

It's also worth pointing out that Plusnet is widely praised by industry experts. For example, the company was named as the Broadband Provider of the Year, the Best Value for money Broadband Provider, the Best Provider for Customer Service and the Most Reliable Broadband Provider by Uswitch in 2024. 

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How long will my Plusnet broadband contract last?

Almost all of Plusnet's contracts now last for 24 months. Admittedly, this is a long time to be tied to a provider. However, long contracts are becoming the industry standard now and there's certainly something to be said for locking in a great price for a long period of time. 

How reliable is Plusnet’s broadband?

As Plusnet also uses the Openreach network, you can count on it being very reliable with minimal disruption or outages. What’s more, as it's part of the main UK broadband network, any issues are often quickly resolved.

Does Plusnet do broadband and TV deals?

Not at the moment. Plusnet is exclusively a broadband and telephone zone. If you're keen to bundle your TV package in with your internet connection, then direct your attention to our best broadband and TV deals guide and use the comparison chart to narrow down your ideal all-round package.

Do I get a landline from Plusnet?

As of April 2024, only the company's Unlimited Broadband and Unlimited Fibre packages still include line rental.  

This is because Plusnet is now beginning to specialise in broadband-only packages that come without a landline. The company says that 'with the nationwide roll-out of ultrafast Full Fibre, older services like landlines will soon be phased out. We’re getting ahead and going digital with straightforward broadband-only packages.'

However, the company is keen to stress that if you're reliant on a home phone service, then you can still get one. Contact them on 0800 432 0200 and their team will provide you with advice about digital phone options. 

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Is it easy to switch to Plusnet?

Plusnet claims switching can be done in three steps:

1. Find your deal and complete your order.

2. Create your account.

3. Sit back and relax while the company sorts the switching process. 

So, why should you choose Plusnet for your broadband?

To summarise all of the above - if you’re still on the fence about switching - these are all the positives Plusnet has to offer as an internet provider:

  • It’s one of the cheapest, no-frills broadband providers on the market
  • It operates on the dependable Openreach network
  • You get unlimited data and a choice of great speeds
  • As it just offers broadband, it’s simple to understand
  • It’s easy to switch to Plusnet
  • The UK-based customer services team has won awards
  • You can get access to perks and extra online security

Today's best Plusnet broadband deals

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Adam Zeis
Editorial Director - High Yield

Adam is the Editorial Director of High-Yield content at Future. Leading an outstanding team, he oversees many articles the publisher produces about subscriptions and services including VPN, TV streaming, and broadband. In addition to identifying new e-commerce opportunities, he has produced extensive buying guides, how-to-watch content, deal news, and in-depth reviews. Adam's work can be seen on numerous Future brands including TechRadar, Tom's Guide, T3, TTR, Android Central, iMore, Windows Central, and Real Homes.

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