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BT, Sky, Now Broadband and Virgin all have low tariffs


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People on certain benefits or low income can get fibre broadband for £15 each month

Let’s check them out:

Sky

Sky Broadband Social Tariff – £20 per month

Sky Broadband Basics could be for you if you’re struggling to pay your Sky Broadband bills, but want to stay connected.

The package costs £20 per month for 18 months.

This includes:

  • Sky Broadband Superfast 35 with an average download speed of 36Mb/s
  • Or if fibre isn’t available where you live, Sky Broadband Essential Plus with average download speeds of 11Mb/s
  • Sky Pay As You Talk – only pay for the calls that you make

Eligibility

You must be an existing Sky broadband customer and need to be claiming Universal Credit or Pension Credit to qualify for Sky Broadband Basics.

Sky will ask you for your National Insurance number so they can check if you’re eligible.


NOW Broadband:

NOW Broadband Basics – £20 per month

This is a package designed for NOW Broadband members and costs £20 per month on a monthly rolling contract.

This includes:

NOW Fab Fibre Membership with an average download speed of 36Mbps

NOW Calls – the Pay as you Use calls plan included at no extra cost, so you only pay for the calls you make, with no monthly charge

Eligibility

To be eligible for NOW Broadband Basics, you must be receiving either Universal Credit or Pension Credit.

Similar to Sky eligibility, you must be claiming Universal Credit or Pension Credit to qualify for Sky Broadband Basics.

NOW will ask you for your National Insurance number so they can check if you’re eligible.

Find out more on NOWTV.com here.


BT

BT Home Essentials – £15 per month

BT Home Essentials is the new name for BT Basic, providing broadband and home phone services to customers on benefits.

Two broadband packages are available with speeds of 36Mb and 67Mb, while customers who just want a landline can sign up for home phone only with unlimited minutes.

The eligibility criteria for BT Home Essentials are tight and customers must be in receipt of certain benefits to qualify.

Eligibility for BT Home Essentials

  • BT Home Essentials is open to new or existing BT customers who are receiving one of the following benefits:
  • Universal Credit
  • Pension Credit (Guarantee Credit)
  • Income Support
  • Jobseeker’s Allowance (income based or with contributory allowance that is less than the income based portion)
  • Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)

The person in receipt of an eligible benefit must be the named account holder on their BT Homes Essentials plan.


Virgin Media

Virgin Media Essential broadband – £15pm

It’s a broadband-only package available if you’re already a Virgin Media customer and you receive Universal Credit.

To qualify for this pack, Virgin Media needs the account owner to show some proof that they receive Universal Credit before they can set them up.

To apply, just fill in an online application form and they will email you back with how to complete the eligibility checks.

As soon as they go through, they will swap you over and you won’t have to pay any extra fees or charges for changing from your current Virgin Media services.


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