Plusnet Broadband

The In's & Out's of Plusnet Broadband

The Plusnet Essentials and Unlimited packages do not have any long-term obligations. This means that you won’t have to sign up for a 12, 18 or 24 month’s contract. You will only have access to the broadband for as long as you need it. This is one of the main reasons why Plusnet broadband for students has become so popular.

Plusnet offers various discounts for students based on various factors. For instance, it waives the £25 installation fee for those who stay more than 12 months with the broadband. This is because students are not contractually obliged to sign for a one year package. In addition, there is also a £5.99 delivery fee for a free wireless router, the Technicolor 582n. However, you are not obliged to take this.

The flexibility of Plusnet Essentials and Unlimited packages makes them ideal for student households. A discount is also offered on the first three months of each package. For instance, if you happen to be living in a house for only nine months, you will only be required to pay the full rate for two thirds of the time you intend to live there.

In addition to the Plusnet broadband for students, you will also need to pay a line rental which usually costs around £12.99/ per month. However, you should not be discouraged because you are only required to pay the fee when you are in the house. The following are the main Plusnet packages:

Plusnet Essentials

-Has a download speed of up to 16Mbps.
-Download capability of 10GB and unlimited usage between midnight and 8.00am.
-It costs £8.49 per month.
-The line rental fee is £14.50 per month.
-The installation fee is £25.
-The total monthly cost is £23.99

Plusnet Unlimited

-Has a download speed of up to 16Mbps.
-Downloads are unlimited.
-It costs £12.49 per month. However, this is only for the first 3 months.
-Line rental fee is £14.50 per month.
-Comes with an Installation fee of £25.
-The total monthly cost is £27.99 per month, which only applies to the first 3 months.

Students can choose a package that suits their needs and budget. However, both packages have something unique to offer.


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