Plusnet has launched a new offer on its unlimited fibre based broadband service with those in the low cost parts of the UK paying just £22.99/m (£5/m broadband + £17.99/m line rental) for 18 months on an 18 month contract, after the 18 months the standard pricing of £14.99/m for the broadband would apply if you remain. Outside low cost areas the broadband offer price is £12.50/m plus the £17.99/m line rental (after 18 months the broadband rises to £22.49/m). The monthly cost can be reduced a little more if you option for the line rental saver option and when doing full cost comparisons remember to factor in the £6.99 router delivery charge.
The offer undercuts the recent Vodafone offer of £25/m for non-mobile customers, though once the 18 month contract is over, in theory Vodafone is cheaper, we say in theory as in 18 months a lot can happen to prices and products. Another difference is that the Plusnet service while offering the same download speeds is speed limited on the upload side to 1.9 Mbps compared to the up to 9.5 Mbps of the Vodafone service. For Vodafone mobile customers the Vodafone service is still cheaper by 99p a month.
NOTE: The Plusnet website is still listing voice line rental at £16.99/m with a warning about the impending price rise, but as the price rise is on 1st September and migration has a minimum time frame of ten days we have integrated the price rise into our offer and listings already.