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.
SSE mainly operate in Scotland. Their energy customers can get access to the best tier of pricing, while non-SSE customers who take out broadband contracts have to pay £5 per month on top.
Non-SSE customers also have to pay a £50 installation fee which is added to the first month’s bill.
One point of difference is that all SSE broadband deals come with the promise of fixed monthly prices for three years.
All of SSE’s broadband deals come with unlimited downloads.
What can you get with SSE?
SSE offer ADSL broadband with speeds up to 17Mbps. Contracts are for 18 months and start at £21 a month.
SSE offer three kinds of calls 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.
Anytime Landline adds £7 to your monthly bill and includes free calls to local and national numbers. Anytime Plus comes in at an extra £12 a month and includes free calls to UK mobiles.
Calls are not particularly cheap, even for those with one of the Anytime calls packages added on to their broadband. For Line Rental Only, local and national numbers cost 12p per minute. On the Anytime deals, local and national calls are free for the first 70 minutes but after that are charged at 12p per minute. Calls to mobiles are charged at 15p per minute for Line Rental Only and Anytime Landline, while calls to mobiles are free for the first 70 minutes on Anytime Plus, and 15p per minute after that.
Calls to 084, 087, 09 and 118 numbers are charged at 10p per minute across each call plan.
SSE do not sell mobile calls packages.
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.
SEE don’t offer the option to bundle TV in with their 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 one simple bill every month for all of your utilities then SSE are a decent option. Non-SSE customers may find the extra £5 a month, plus set-up fees, to be a little steep.