What is a quad play deal?
We’re all familiar with the triple play deals that provide broadband, phone and TV. These are popular options for anyone looking for an all-round entertainment setup and can be a great way to save money and simplify your bills.
Quad play deals are packages that give you home broadband, home phone, TV services and a mobile phone package.
You sign up with one single company for everything, potentially saving even more over a triple-play bundle.
What are the advantages to getting broadband, phone, TV and mobile from one company?
A quad play deal offers some advantages compared to using separate providers.
Simplified billing and customer service
Money management is easier when four services are paid from the same bill from a single company each month. And if you run into problems with any aspect of your package there’s a single point of contact, something that can be particularly helpful when there are issues with the phone line or broadband.
Can be cheaper
Getting everything from one provider can save money, with bundle customers often getting discounts that are not available to those with one or two products.
As a quad (and triple) play customer you may receive some free extras. This is most commonly found with TV services - for example BT Infinity broadband users with BT TV can watch BT Sport for free.
What are the downsides to a quad play deal?
The big stumbling block you’re likely to encounter is a limited choice of deals combining broadband, phone, TV and mobile. While it’s easy to find a triple play bundle, only a small number of providers offer mobile services as well.
Also, the mobile aspect of the deals remain limited too, with most packages simply providing a mobile phone SIM with a basic tariff, rather than a choice of the latest smartphone handsets or tablets.
What kind of broadband is available with quad play?
Any kind of broadband can be found with a quad play deal, including superfast fibre optic broadband.
Sometimes the choice of deals or providers in the comparison table above may be limited, as not every company offers quad play packages, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still take advantage of beneficial pricing and features to get one anyway. For example, Sky TV customers get better deals on Sky Mobile plans, so you can sign up for a Sky TV and broadband bundle, then purchase the mobile separately.
Should I get broadband, phone, TV and mobile phone from the same provider?
Quad play deals can be great value so long as you’re going to make full use of the whole package. If part of the deal is not suitable for your needs it may be better to use different providers.
Will I get Wi-Fi with a quad play deal?
Most broadband deals include a free Wi-Fi broadband router, and quad play offers are no different (though as usual there may be a small fee for postage). You'll also benefit from any of the usual free extras ISP's offer, which can include free Wi-Fi hotspot access, free cloud storage and much more.
How can I find the best broadband, phone, TV and mobile deal?
Always start a broadband search by checking coverage in your area. Enter a postcode into our comparison table to filter the deals by location.
And because we’re looking at deals including mobile, it’s also crucial to check mobile network signal too. Click the network logos below to access the official coverage check tools:
Many of the mobile services found in quad play deals are MVNOs (Mobile Virtual Network Operators). This means they are reselling access to one of the four major networks. In order to check coverage for these find out what network they’re using. For example, TalkTalk Mobile and Tesco Mobile use O2, and Virgin Mobile use EE.