Compare Broadband Deals from SSE

SSE is one of the Big Six energy providers in the UK. It started offering home broadband in April 2015.

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Broadband options

Connection type:

Connection types

Standard broadband (ADSL) is the most basic, with low top speeds of 8-17Mbps. Speeds are often much lower at busy times of day, or if you live more than 1 mile from the exchange.

Fibre broadband (FTTC / Cable) uses a mix of fibre and copper wiring to deliver a faster, more reliable connection. Most advertise top speeds of 76Mbps, while Virgin’s cable network can go to 350Mbps.

Fibre-to-home broadband (FTTP) offers the highest speeds by running full-fibre cables right into your property. FTTP is currently only available to a very limited number of households.

Enter your postcode to check availability.

Average speed:

Average speeds

Broadband speeds are now advertised using an average figure, representing the speed achieved by at least 50% of users at peak times.

You may not be able to receive the displayed speed on your connection. Actual speeds will vary by location, but each provider should be able to test your line and give you a more accurate indication of the speed you will achieve.

Gigabit broadband at over 1000Mbps is only available on ‘full-fibre’ or ‘fibre-to-premises’ connections. This connection type is currently only available to a very limited number of households in the UK. We recommend you search using your postcode to check availability.

Monthly data limit:

Data caps

Some providers offer deals with a set quantity of data per month. These deals are rare nowadays for home broadband, as with the advent of HD and 4K video and game streaming, many users will not wish to be limited.

However capped data deals can be cheaper than unlimited ones, so it may be worth considering if you’re not a big streamer.

Deal options

Contract length:

Contract terms

Broadband deals are now offered with a range of different contract lengths.

If you find a particularly cheap deal, it can be a good plan to lock it in for 18 months.

If instead you prefer flexibility, 1-month / no-contract broadband deals are fantastic choice, though they do tend to cost more up front.

Gifts & rewards:

Free Gifts / Rewards / Cashback

Some deals are offered with additional incentives such as cashback, gift cards, or trendy tech.

We don’t subtract the value of these extras when calculating the overall first-year costs of each deal – but you might wish to weigh up how much the gift is worth to you when making a decision.

New line needed:

New Line costs

If you don’t already have a working phone line at your property, most providers will require that you have one installed in order to receive broadband.

Most charge a one-off fee to cover the cost of installation – you can tick this box to add this cost to the deals show.

Phone options

Add a calls bundle:

Calls bundles

If you’re the type to spend hours chatting on the landline, you can make huge savings by bundling your calls in with your broadband.

Most providers offer a range of calls packages, so whether you’re after the odd evening gossip, or a marathon mid-day gabfest, you should be able to find something to suit.

Always check the provider’s terms – some numbers may not be included in your free call-time.

No landline:

No Landline

The vast majority of UK broadband comes through phone lines – so most deals require that you have a landline to your property, even if you don’t use it for the telephone.

However, some providers run their own cables to your premises, doing away with the need for a landline. Virgin’s cable network is the most widespread of these, available to around 60% of homes.

Some providers also allow you to get broadband but pay line-rental separately through another provider – these deals are labelled ‘separate line-rental required’.

TV options

Add a TV bundle:

TV bundles

For many of us, TV and broadband now go hand in hand. So why not bundle up and grab a deal that covers both?

‘Freeview +’ packages include the usual free-to-air channels available on freeview/freesat, usually with the addition of a small number of premium channels or tv-on-demand apps.

‘Premium’ packages are those that include a wider range of premium or subscription channels, often including specialist bundles for sport, cinema or kids tv.

Most TV packages also include some sort of set-top-box to allow recording/rewinding live broadcasts, but some such as NowTV are sold simply as subscriptions to stream online or through Smart TV devices.

TV channels filter:

TV channel filters

If there’s a particular channel you just can’t do without, you can use this filter to find deals which include it.

Please be aware that providers may change the channels available with any given package without prior warning. While we work hard to maintain up-to-date channel lists, you should always check availability with the provider before making any purchase.

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Cost formats

You can choose how the price of each deal is displayed. All prices include line-rental.

Monthly cost is the total cost per month at the beginning of the contract. Some deals will revert to a higher price after an initial offer period.

First year cost is the estimated total cost of the first 12 months on this broadband deal. Comparing first year costs can sometimes give a more accurate idea of how much you will pay overall.

You can also sort your results by price or speed, high to low or low to high.

Sorting by First Year Cost from Lowest to Highest

This is the total combined cost of the deal over the first year of the contract – including any extras like postage and installation fees, or price rises after an introductory period.

We think this is the most accurate indicator of the overall cost of each offer.

You can reverse the order by clicking the arrows next to the dropdown list.

Sorting by Monthly Cost from Lowest to Highest

This is the initial cost-per-month of the deal, but does not take into account any up-front fees or mid-contract price increases.

You can reverse the order by clicking the arrows next to the dropdown list.

Sorting by Average Broadband Speed from Lowest to Highest

This is the speed each provider has reported that at least 50% of their customers can expect at peak times.

You can reverse the order by clicking the arrows next to the dropdown list.

Sorting by Data Limit from Lowest to Highest

This is the amount of download data included each month. If your data runs out mid-month you will have to pay more to keep using your mobile broadband.

You can reverse the order by clicking the arrows next to the dropdown list.

  • Unlimited Broadband and Line Rental Only

    Unlimited Broadband and Line Rental Only

    Average* 11Mbps UnlimitedBroadband
    Setup costs £0 £60 (inc. new line)
    • 60-day broadband happiness guarantee
    • Fixed contract price
    • No connection fees
  • Unlimited Broadband with Evening and Weekend Calling

    Unlimited Broadband with Evening and Weekend Calling

    Average* 11Mbps UnlimitedBroadband
    Setup costs £0 £60 (inc. new line)
    • 60-day broadband happiness guarantee
    • Fixed contract price
    • No connection fees
  • Unlimited Fibre and Line Rental Only

    Unlimited Fibre and Line Rental Only

    Average* 35Mbps UnlimitedFibre
    Setup costs £0 £60 (inc. new line)
    • 60-day broadband happiness guarantee
    • Fixed contract price
    • No connection fees
  • Unlimited Broadband and Anytime Landline

    Unlimited Broadband and Anytime Landline

    Average* 11Mbps UnlimitedBroadband
    Setup costs £0 £60 (inc. new line)
    • 60-day broadband happiness guarantee
    • Fixed contract price
    • No connection fees
  • Unlimited Fibre with Evening and Weekend Calling

    Unlimited Fibre with Evening and Weekend Calling

    Average* 35Mbps UnlimitedFibre
    Setup costs £0 £60 (inc. new line)
    • 60-day broadband happiness guarantee
    • Fixed contract price
    • No connection fees
  • Unlimited Fibre Plus and Line Rental Only

    Unlimited Fibre Plus and Line Rental Only

    Average* 63Mbps UnlimitedFibre
    Setup costs £0 £60 (inc. new line)
    • 60-day broadband happiness guarantee
    • Fixed contract price
    • No connection fees
  • Unlimited Broadband and Anytime Plus

    Unlimited Broadband and Anytime Plus

    Average* 11Mbps UnlimitedBroadband
    Setup costs £0 £60 (inc. new line)
    • 60-day broadband happiness guarantee
    • Fixed contract price
    • No connection fees
  • Unlimited Fibre and Anytime Landline

    Unlimited Fibre and Anytime Landline

    Average* 35Mbps UnlimitedFibre
    Setup costs £0 £60 (inc. new line)
    • 60-day broadband happiness guarantee
    • Fixed contract price
    • No connection fees
  • Unlimited Fibre Plus with Evening and Weekend Calling

    Unlimited Fibre Plus with Evening and Weekend Calling

    Average* 63Mbps UnlimitedFibre
    Setup costs £0 £60 (inc. new line)
    • 60-day broadband happiness guarantee
    • Fixed contract price
    • No connection fees
  • Unlimited Fibre and Anytime Plus

    Unlimited Fibre and Anytime Plus

    Average* 35Mbps UnlimitedFibre
    Setup costs £0 £60 (inc. new line)
    • 60-day broadband happiness guarantee
    • Fixed contract price
    • No connection fees
  • Unlimited Fibre Plus and Anytime Landline

    Unlimited Fibre Plus and Anytime Landline

    Average* 63Mbps UnlimitedFibre
    Setup costs £0 £60 (inc. new line)
    • 60-day broadband happiness guarantee
    • Fixed contract price
    • No connection fees
  • Unlimited Fibre Plus and Anytime Plus

    Unlimited Fibre Plus and Anytime Plus

    Average* 63Mbps UnlimitedFibre
    Setup costs £0 £60 (inc. new line)
    • 60-day broadband happiness guarantee
    • Fixed contract price
    • No connection fees

Everything you need to know about SSE

SSE is the name for Scottish and Southern Energy, a gas and electricity supplier who recently recently opened up its broadband offering to the general public.

One point of difference is that all SSE broadband deals come with the promise of fixed monthly price for the duration of the contract (excluding early termination charges).

All of SSE’s broadband deals come with unlimited downloads.

What can you get with SSE?

ADSL broadband

SSE offer ADSL broadband with average peak time  download speeds of 11Mbps with contracts lasting for 18 months.

Calls

SSE offer four call packages to add to your broadband. Line Rental Only just gives you a phone line you can use but with no calls included. You’ll pay-as-you-go for any phone calls you make.

Evening and Weekend calls can be added for just £4 a month which allows you to make calls to UK landlines and Mobiles numbers Mon-Fri between 19:00 and 07:00 and all day Saturday/Sunday. 

Anytime Landline adds £8 to your monthly bill and includes free calls to local and national numbers along with standard UK mobile numbers. Anytime Plus comes in at an extra £12 a month and includes free calls to UK Landlines and UK mobiles and also gives International calls to landline in 35 countries.

For Line Rental Only, local and national numbers cost 15p per minute. On all inclusive call packages, there is a 70 minute maximum call duration, most other providers have a 60 minute duration, after that are charged at 12p per minute but you can hang up and re-dial to avoid incurring charges. Calls to mobiles are charged at 15p per minute for Line Rental Only and are included when calling during an Evening/Weekend package or Anytime calls package. As with the landline calls on inclusive call packages they have a 70 minute maximum call duration so don’t forget to hang up and re-dial.

Mobiles

SSE do not sell individual mobile calls packages as these are included if you select an inclusive call bundle.

Fibre broadband

There are two kinds of fibre broadband where it is available: Unlimited Fibre, which is up to 38Mbps and Unlimited Fibre Plus, up to 76Mbps.

TV

SSE don’t offer the option to bundle TV in with their broadband.

Business broadband

As of September 2017, there are no SSE business broadband deals on offer.

Why choose SSE?

If you are already an SSE customer and want to keep your utilities under one umbrella then SSE are a decent option and it is always good to know that your Broadband prices won’t increase during the duration of your contract.

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