Can you get broadband with free gifts?
Yes! Broadband deals with free gifts are frequently available, and can be a great way to get more value from a new broadband package.
What types of free gifts can you get with broadband?
Free gifts with broadband can include:
Shopping vouchers and prepaid cards: Vouchers may be for specific stores, or high street vouchers which can be redeemed in a wide variety of shops. Prepaid cards can be spent almost anywhere.
Free setup: Broadband deals with free setup mean you don’t have to pay the upfront costs for installation.
Free Wi-Fi router: Most home broadband packages include a free Wi-Fi router. The router is used to access the internet and share the connection around your home. Some providers will require a small payment for postage, however.
Free gadgets: These are rarer, but occasionally a broadband deal will include a free gadget. In the past we’ve seen broadband with free Bluetooth speakers and free televisions.
Cashback: Cashback deals will either provide you with a cheque, or come in the form of a bill credit which will be applied to your broadband bills automatically.
What are prepaid cards and how do they work?
Prepaid cards, or reward cards, are credit cards which come preloaded with credit. These may be preferable to shopping vouchers as the money can be spent in any store which accepts card payments.
How do I find what gifts are currently available in the comparison table?
You can instantly find out which deals have free gifts by looking at the “offers” column in the comparison table. To view more information about the gift, click “offer details and pricing”.
Should I choose cheaper broadband over a free gift?
Free gifts can be a nice extra, but don’t let your decision be swayed by a freebie alone. It’s important to choose a broadband deal that offers the right features at an affordable price.
Take into account the full cost of the package, including setup and other upfront fees, and don't neglect crucial features such as the speed and data usage limit. If your ideal package also has a free gift that’s a bonus!
Which broadband providers commonly offer free gifts and vouchers?
Some of the offers found in our comparison table in the recent past include…
- BT: Reward cards up to £200.
- TalkTalk: Free setup.
- Sky: M&S shopping vouchers.
- Virgin Media: Free Bluetooth speakers, vouchers for Amazon, M&S, and John Lewis.
- EE: Vouchers up to £100.
In addition to the free gifts provided by ISPs, there are also regular Broadband Genie exclusive offers where we add our own vouchers on top. These specials are only available on packages bought online through Broadband Genie.
Do I need to do anything to claim my gift?
The process for claiming a free gift varies. Some providers may require you to simply enter an email address, others may have a lengthier process. Or it may not require any effort on your part.
Read the terms and conditions carefully to ensure you understand the process, and are aware of any time limits which may apply. You might also wish to take screengrabs of the offer, or retain emails and other promotional material, in case of a dispute.
When will my ISP send my gift?
Free gifts such as vouchers, cards and gadgets will typically be sent a few weeks after the service has been activated. Free setup and cashback in the form of bill credits will be applied at the appropriate time.