Comparing home broadband in Salford
Residents of Salford also have access to an extensive range of fixed-line home broadband packages.
The Pendleton, Broughton and Trafford exchanges which serve the Salford area all provide unbundled ADSL, fibre optic broadband from BT and Virgin Media. Additionally, the Broughton exchange is also future-proofed with support for ‘full fibre’ FTTP services.
ADSL is the best option if you’re looking for the cheapest home broadband as both setup and running costs are low, but it still offers enough performance to cope with downloading files, online gaming and streaming video, as well as the usual web browsing and email. Most ADSL deals are usually unlimited, meaning you won't have your data capped.
Fibre optic broadband, which uses either BT lines or Virgin Media fibre network (aka cable broadband) offers the fastest mass-market connectivity in the UK. These come at a higher cost but are easily worth it if you’ll benefit from the greater bandwidth.
Our broadband deals also include triple-play and quad-play bundles where you can get broadband, phone, TV and mobile all in one. This can be a good way to save money and makes bill paying convenient. If you do just want broadband only, we have plenty of those deals too, although a bundle is often better value. If you're hunting for a real bargain, look for deals with exclusive vouchers or even free setup - every saving can count!
Comparing mobile broadband in Salford
Salford, like nearby Manchester, is well served by all four of the UK’s mobile network operators, including access to 4G and next-generation 5G mobile broadband.
All four network operators offer both 4G and 5G in the Salford area, but coverage will be more limited compared to 3G. This is especially true of 5G, which is only on offer in a few locations at present.
It’s important to check coverage before purchasing any mobile service. You can access the official network coverage tools by clicking the logos below:
For further information see our guide to mobile broadband coverage.