Everything you need to know about Plusnet
Originally an independent broadband provider based in Sheffield, Plusnet were bought out by BT in 2007. They still run as an independent company and continue to rely on their Yorkshire brand.
Most Plusnet deals tend towards the cheaper end of the market, focusing on value and simple pricing rather than all the bells and whistles.
All home broadband deals come with unlimited usage. Some traffic management may take place on your Plusnet connection – see which providers do this, and how it could affect you, here.
Broadband is available on 12 month contracts or for more flexibility, on a 30-day rolling contract.
Plusnet is one of the only providers to offer these shorter broadband contracts.
What can you get with Plusnet?
Plusnet offers unlimited ADSL broadband at maximum speeds of 17Mbps.
Yes. Calls packages are available. You can get Line Rental only, which gives you a phone line but no calls bundled in, or you can add Evening and Weekends or Anytime Calls for £4 a month or £8 a month respectively.
Existing Plusnet SIM Only customers can get a discount if they’re also with Plusnet for home broadband too. See Plusnet 4G SIM Only deals on our sister site SIMOnlyDeals.co.uk.
It is aimed at the value end of the market with cheap data complete with excellent call coverage throughout the UK.
Plusnet uses the EE network so you know you’ll be getting the fastest data speeds.
Plusnet offer two kinds of fibre broadband: Unlimited Fibre at 38Mbps and Unlimited Fibre Extra at 76Mbps.
Plusnet offers TV packages through Youview. You will need to be a home phone and fibre broadband customer with Plusnet to access this, though.
Just watch out on the contract length, too. Each Youview box comes on an 18 month contract, so if you have a 12 month broadband deal you’ll need to renew it to carry on watching the channels you get.
A Youview TV box gives you 70 Freeview channels and BT Sport Lite. You also get 20 entertainment channels including MTV, SyFy, UK Gold and Discovery Channel.
You can watch all of the major on-demand apps including BBC iPlayer, ITV Player and All4 and using the Youview box you can scroll back 7 days, as well as being able to pause and rewind live TV.
A standard Youview box costs £5 a month and comes with a £5.99 up front cost.
The Youview+ box is also £5 a month but costs an extra £57.99 up front. With this you get all the Freeview channels along with the ability to record up to 150 hours of HD TV.
No Plusnet business broadband packages available as of November 2017.
Why choose Plusnet?
Plusnet has some of the best-value broadband packages with decent cost-benefit ratio. Customer service is well-rated.