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Guide to cheap broadband

When it comes to getting yourself a good broadband deal then there has never been a
better time than right now. Thanks to a wealth of competition and the economic downturn,providers are more keen than ever to tempt you into signing up with them.

No matter if you're looking for a traditional cheap broadband deal, or perhaps a cheap mobile broadband package, there are plenty of options available and all for a great price. The secret to getting a top deal is to enlist the services of a free comparison website, such as Broadband Genie, which allows you to search all offers in seconds.

What to look for



The great thing about a comparison site is that it allows you to quickly hone your search into things that you really need from a package. So, consider the speed, the amount of data you are allowed to use including downloading content and also think about if you want to have a contract deal. The contract option can often give you a more flexible package, whereas pay-as-you-go means no contract and you only pay for the time that you're connected to the Internet.

You'll often find that deals come and go very quickly, so be prepared to keep your eyes on the broadband comparison tables in the aforementioned site. This will allow you to spot any special offers, which can include all sorts of incentives, such as free kit to get you connected, including Wi-Fi routers along with software, extra download capacity and as host of other extras.

How to cut costs



For cheap broadband, lookout for bundling options when it comes to the sort of deals that offer best value. Adding on extras such as a landline and perhaps a TV deal is always a great way to save costs and many of the leading broadband providers offer these deals and incentives. Cheap mobile broadband works in a similar way, so check out deals that offer extra airtime, or maybe a free smartphone or laptop.

In the case of the free laptop, you'll find that these deals can be a good way of getting yourself a new machine, which once the contract run ends will be yours to keep. These are billed as free, but the reality is that you generally have extra costs factored in to a longer deal, but this is still an excellent way of acquiring a new computer and getting the benefit of a mobile broadband deal in one go.

Extra benefits



It's also possible to add value to a cheap mobile broadband deal by bagging yourself a free dongle, which is the device used to connect to the mobile broadband network. There are countless deals when it comes to these little gadgets and it's now also possible to buy a device call a Mi-Fi too. This is a neat little device that allows someone with a mobile broadband signal to share it with a handful of other devices. This can be a handy little way of sharing costs while still enjoying the benefits of high-speed Internet.

Ultimately, the key to getting cheap broadband and cheap mobile broadband is to spend a
little bit of time doing your homework on the humble comparison website. You can also check things like coverage levels and the speed of service you might get where you are, or where you are going if it's mobile broadband. Knowledge is power, so the more you find out before signing up the better.


About the author: Rob Clymo writes on behalf of www.broadbandgenie.co.uk, the independent comparison website for broadband, mobile broadband and smartphones
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