How cheap do you want your broadband?
Everyone is used to the complicated special offers that abound for broadband and Direct Save Telecom are attempting to make life simpler for those looking for the cheapest unlimited broadband (subject to fair use policy). After the success of their previous £2.49 per month deal, they are now launching a £1.95 broadband service using ADSL2+ in low cost areas.
To get the £1.95 deal you need to live in their low cost area and also take voice line rental from Direct Save Telecom at a cost of £14.75 (reduces to £9.95 per month if you pay 12 months up front). The downsides are that the service involves a 24 month contract and a £24.95 start-up fee.
Many will wonder how a provider can offer broadband for so little and partly this is because of the ability for revenue from chargeable calls to subsidise the broadband costs and the low cost of unbundled broadband in the UK.
Outside of the low cost area the price is £14.95 per month for the broadband element, this out of area service is also only ADSL based (up to 8 Mbps download speeds) If there are those who don't want the lengthy 24 month contract a simple 28 day agreement is available for £16.95 per month (£6 extra in non-LLU areas).