If you're looking for broadband but don't want to commit to a lengthy tie-in then short-term and no contract broadband packages might be perfect for you. They give you the chance to connect for short periods of time - ideal for temporary fixes and flexibility.

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What are short-term and no contract broadband deals?

For the majority of broadband deals, you can expect to be locked in for anything between 12 and 24 months. However, there are some providers who offer much shorter deals that start at 30 days with no compulsory renewal after the period ends.

These packages are ideal if you only plan on being somewhere for the short-term, as the name suggests, such as a holiday home or for student accommodation. It’s worth checking out the costs you may have to pay for the added freedom.

Is there a difference between short-term and no contract broadband?

The only things that differ between the individual deals are the providers, the length of service, the speeds, the download limits and any add-ons.

The similarity that groups these types of internet packages together is that they don't force the customer to commit for over six months at a time, and in most cases the deals won't automatically renew at the end of the time period.

Advantages of short-term and no contract broadband

Disadvantages of short-term and no contract broadband

What might I miss out on by not having a traditional contract deal?

By purchasing a short-term contract, you could potentially miss out on cheaper deals on a month-by-month basis as longer contracts can bring the cost down. With longer contracts come commitment perks, such as discounts or freebies with broadband equipment. You will have to renew your internet deal as regularly as every month rather than once every year or two.

Ultimately, you’ll need to weigh up your options and decide whether you want to pay higher costs and miss out on potential freebies from your favourite broadband provider

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