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The best Plusnet broadband deals in June 2022

Plusnet broadband deals are going to be one of the best options out there for anyone looking for internet on a budget. Frequently the UK's cheapest option, Plusnet beats out a lot of its competitors for overall value.

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Plusnet has been around for well over a decade, but its growth to the upper echelons was given a boost when BT Broadband purchased it in 2007. Since then, Plusnet has placed itself as the affordable alternative to the likes of BT and Virgin, offering a range of varying internet options.

As a frequent position holder in our guide to the best cheap broadband only deals and a perfect option for those looking to save cash on fibre broadband deals, Plusnet has become a pretty popular choice.

Of course, outside of the cheap pricing and strong speeds, Plusnet isn't going to do anything to blow your mind. If you want something with lots of bells, whistles and an increased price, Sky broadband will be the way to go.

Plusnet broadband deals compared

It might be tempting to go for Plusnet's lowest price ADSL internet and save yourself a packet, but it may actually be worth paying a few pounds more and grabbing a fibre optic plan instead and avoiding lagging headaches later. Plusnet has three options to choose from:

Plusnet Unlimited Broadband
This is Plusnet's most basic internet option, running an average 10Mb speed ADSL internet connection. If all you do with your home broadband is surf the net, deal with emails and stream the occasional show live or on catch up then this should be enough. For anything more advanced, it is a good idea to consider one of the below plans. Plusnet Unlimited Broadband includes:

  • Avg 10Mb speed
  • Unlimited data usage
  • Wireless router
  • Line rental

Plusnet Unlimited Fibre

Fibre broadband is now available to over 90% of the UK, and more and more people are opting for faster internet. To do so with Plusnet will usually cost around a fiver more a month, but your maximum download speeds more than triple to almost 5MB per second. That means songs and TV shows downloaded faster, smoother streaming and more people able to use the internet at once without you ever noticing the strain. Plusnet Unlimited Fibre includes:

  • Avg 36Mb speed 
  • Unlimited data usage
  • Wireless router
  • Line rental

Plusnet Unlimited Fibre Extra

Fibre broadband is now available to over 90% of the UK, and more and more people are opting for faster internet. To do so with Plusnet will usually cost around a fiver more a month, but your maximum download speeds more than triple to almost 5MB per second. That means songs and TV shows downloaded faster, smoother streaming and more people able to use the internet at once without you ever noticing the strain. Plusnet Unlimited Fibre includes:

  • Avg 66Mb speed 
  • Unlimited data usage
  • Wireless router
  • Line rental

Plusnet broadband FAQ

Plusnet broadband deals

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How long will my Plusnet broadband contract last?

Plusnet's contract lengths tend to come in one of two options - 12 and 18 month plans. While the majority of the time the fibre plans will tie you in for 18 months, Plusnet's ADSL deal keeps your contract limited to just 12 months.

Does Plusnet do broadband and TV deals?

Not at the moment. Plusnet is exclusively a broadband and telephone zone. We wouldn't be surprised if it was to join forces with BT's TV offerings at some point in the future, but that doesn't exactly help you now. If you're keen to kill the TV and internet birds with one stone, 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?

Easy answer – yes! Line rental is included with all Plusnet deals, so you have access to a landline if you need it.

In the first instance, it works on a pay-as-you-go basis. If you make a lot of calls, that could get very costly indeed. To save money in the long run, it may be better to upgrade to a broadband and phone deal with Plusnet. A few pounds a month gets you unlimited evening and weekend calls to UK landlines and limited minutes to mobiles. Or push the boat out for calls at an any time of the day. Plusnet also has an Anytime International calls plan if you have friends or relatives living abroad.

Also included is Plusnet Call Protect, which has a feature that sends nuisance calls straight to a junk voicemai box. The bad news is that you'll have to say goodbye to those friendly PPI callers.

Alex is a journalist who has written extensively about all things broadband, SIMs and phone contracts, as well as scouring the internet to land you the best prices on the very latest in gadgets and tech. Whether that be with the latest iPhones and Android handsets, breaking down how broadband works or revealing the cheapest SIM plans, he's in the know, and will help you land a bargain.