Plusnet broadband

Plusnet offers keenly-priced broadband and entertainment options with a variety of landline call options, such as free calls to mobiles and international call bundles. With the optional YouView or YouView+ box you can pause, record and rewind live television and access catch-up and on-demand services typically found on the more expensive services.

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Great broadband, YouView TV & phone bundles available

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High-speed, widespread availability and flexible contract terms

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No need to move your landline to Plusnet to get broadband (but you can)

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All the latest Plusnet Fibre, Fibre Extra, unlimited ADSL broadband, TV and landline deals

Plusnet have been around for a long time and have an enviable reputation for quality, service and performance. Check our Plusnet broadband comparison table below for all the latest Plusnet offers and online specials.

For a detailed broadband service check use our postcode checker to see which Plusnet services you could receive at your location.

Plusnet broadband review and overview

Plusnet started out business as an ISP in the late 1990’s in Yorkshire and although they were bought out in 2007 by BT they have retained their Yorkshire roots and are still operated under their own brand.

Broadband packages from Plusnet vary between 10Mb and 66Mb average speeds depending on the package you choose and in contrast with other broadband providers there is a greater degree of flexibility in contract length at Plusnet. They are one of the only ISP’s that offer a no annual contract term (14 days’ notice to cancel) and you do not have to have your home landline with Plusnet to obtain broadband from them. So if you are looking for a short term home broadband option Plusnet is an excellent option.

Broadband packages from Plusnet are very competitively priced and are regularly among the best value on the market.
If you are looking to switch broadband from your current provider to Plusnet there is a useful guide on the Plusnet site https://www.plus.net/home-broadband/switch/ that provides details.

Types of Plusnet broadband explained

The type of broadband you select at Plusnet will be determined as to whether you want a short contract or don’t mind being tied into a standard 12 or 18 month contract, how fast you want your downloads to be and whether you want to bundle the broadband with calls and TV deals.

Plusnet Unlimited Broadband

The Plusnet Unlimited Broadband option can be purchased with a landline from Plusnet or you can keep your existing landline.

Broadband speeds average 10Mb (with unlimited usage) so if you are planning on streaming content or have high demands for line speed you may want to look at the fibre optic broadband options from Plusnet.

Contracts can be taken over 12 months, 18 months or on a no annual contract basis for maximum flexibility (although this costs a little more per month) and Plusnet will supply you with a wireless router.

Plusnet Fibre Broadband

Plusnet Fibre is the mid-range fibre broadband option at average speeds of 36Mb per second and is up to 8x faster than standard broadband.

Usage is unlimited and contracts can be taken over 18 months or 12 months with the option of adding line rental to the package for a small extra month charge.

The Plusnet Hub One is included with fibre broadband contracts which acts as a dual band wi-fi router.

Plusnet Fibre Extra Broadband

The Plusnet Fibre Extra Broadband option is the fastest fibre broadband on offer from Plusnet with average speeds of 66Mb, unlimited usage, the option to add extras to the bundle and you will receive the Plusnet Hub One wireless router.

Contracts can be taken over 12 or 18 months.

Can I get Plusnet broadband? Use our Plusnet broadband checker

The ability to get Plusnet broadband will depend on where you live within the UK. Plusnet is owned by BT so that means the chances of you being able to get Plusnet broadband are high because BT has the widest broadband coverage area.

Pricing is typically cheaper than the parent company BT’s pricing because although they share an infrastructure, Plusnet install their own equipment in telephone exchanges and as a consequence can provide cost savings which are passed onto the company.

Plusnet fibre broadband uses the same technology as the BT Infinity (Superfast) network infrastructure so the availability will be dependent on whether BT has rolled out superfast broadband in an area close to you.

To check whether you can get Plusnet fibre or standard ADSL use our broadband postcode checker tool. You simply need to enter your home postcode into the tool and we will output all of the broadband deals you could get at your location. You can filter deals by provider so choose to show only Plusnet from the filter or show all deals to compare against other broadband providers.

Plusnet TV and broadband

If you subscribe to one of the Plusnet Unlimited Fibre packages with Plusnet home phone you can take out a Plusnet YouView TV subscription which will provide you with set top box that has the capability to pause, rewind and record TV shows as well as accessing on-demand and catch-up TV services.

Plusnet YouView boxes

Choose from either the YouView or YouView+ box. The main differences between the two boxes is that the YouView+ box allows you to record up to 150 hours of HD programming (or 300 hours of SD Freeview) whereas the standard YouView box does not allow you to record (although you can pause and rewind live TV).

What Plusnet TV channels can I get?

Premium Entertainment Channels Free with Plusnet TV

Animal Planet
Crime Investigation
CNN
Comedy Central
Discovery Channel
E
British Eurosport
British Eurosport
History Channel
Investigation Discovery
MTV
Syfy
TLC
Universal
Alibi
Gold
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National Geographic Channel
Nat Geo Wild
BT Sport 1
Lifetime

Freeview Channels Free with Plusnet TV

4Music
4seven
4seven HD
5 *
5 USA
Al Jazeera English
Arise News

BBC Alba (Scotland Only)
BBC News
BBC One HD
BBC Parliament
BBC Two HD
CBBC
CBBC HD
CBeebies HD
CBS Reality
Challenge
Channel 4 HD
Channel 4+1 HD
Channel 5+1
Channel 5+24
Chart Show TV
Community Channel
Community HD
Create & Craft
Dave
Daystar
Drama
Film4
Film4+1
Food Network UK
Gems TV
Home
Ideal World
ITV +1
ITV HD
ITV2+1
ITV3+1
ITVBe.
Jewellery Maker

Motors
Movie Mix
Pick TV
Pop
Quest
Quest+1
QVC
QVC Beauty
Really
Rocks & Co.
Russia Today
Sky News
Sony Crime
STV HD (Scotland Only)
STV+1 (Scotland Only)
The Jewellery Channel
Travel Channel
True Entertainment
TruTV
UTV+1 (NI Only)
VIVA
Yesterday

Premium Channel Packs

If you want to add to the existing free channels you can pay a little extra each month to include any of the following:
Kids Channel Pack
BT Sport Pack (including app)
Entertainment Plus Pack
HD Channel Pack

Plusnet broadband positives and negatives

Positive reasons to buy Plusnet broadband

  • Plusnet is one of the group of companies owned by BT so they can take advantage of the BT infrastructure to offer very wide broadband coverage levels.
  • All of the plusnet broadband deals come with unlimited usage as standard.
  • Plusnet are regularly one of the cheapest broadband providers on the market with frequent sales offers throughout the year.
  • Plusnet are one of the few broadband providers that do not require you to take a phone line directly through them. You can take Plusnet broadband only but retain your phone line with another provider if you wanted to.
  • There are a wide range of contract terms available. The usual 12 month and 18 month contracts can be take but there is also a rolling contract option for customers that do not want to be tied into a long term contract. Just give 14 days’ notice to cancel the contract.
  • Pricing can often be reduced by opting to pay for a years’ worth of service up front rather than the monthly option.
  • Plusnet offer bundles services which means you could take out broadband, a phone line, and YouView TV all through the same company.
  • Plusnet are a multi-award winning broadband provider with regular awards for the quality of their broadband service from industry websites.
  • Customer service for Plusnet is provided from UK based call centres – guaranteed.

Potential negatives with using Plusnet broadband

  • There are not many additional extra offered with Plusnet broadband. Their service is more orientated towards a no fuss, cost effective service.
  • There is some element of broadband traffic management which means in time of peak load the network can prioritise certain types of traffic over others.
  • The shorter the contract taken, the more expensive the monthly cost becomes.
  • There is a house move fee if you need to move your broadband in the event of moving house whilst within your broadband contract.