Sheffield’s tech history
While the ‘Steel City’ nickname harkens back to the UK’s industrial past, Sheffield also has an enviable creative reputation.
Its music history is well documented, with a string of electronic pioneers hailing from city, but is also home to some of the software industry’s leading innovators.
Sheffield firm 3Squared works with everyone from Network Rail and the NHS to Unilever and Plusnet, while on the gaming side Sumo Digital (formerly Gremlin) has been a leading console game developer for a decade – although for us they’ve never topped their 1984 ZX Spectrum debut Monty Mole!
Elsewhere, while many northern towns and cities have struggled to recover from the demise of UK industry, Sheffield has managed to lure some massive companies to Yorkshire; not least the likes of BT, Virgin and Sky.
All have call centres in the city offering a level of customer and tech support often found lacking in offerings from overseas.
Comparing mobile broadband in Sheffield
If you’ve come here looking for dongles or mobile Wi-Fi units, or perhaps a SIM card for your tablet, don’t worry – our mobile broadband comparison page is just a click away. You’ll find all of the UK’s networks are well represented in the Sheffield area, with masts across the city.
However, whichever deal you choose, don’t go into it without making some coverage checks first; preferably both on and offline. Each provider has a coverage checker and it’s vital you make sure you’re going to be covered anywhere you’ll regularly need the service (commute, work etc).
Even better, ask around with your friends and colleagues; there’s nothing better than personal experience when it comes to mobile broadband coverage.
Comparing home broadband in Sheffield
If you are looking for home broadband, and have entered your postcode above, you’ll likely be left with plenty of deals to compare. To narrow the search further, one option is to visit one of our alternative comparison pages; broadband and TV, for example, or fibre broadband, to narrow it down to the superfast offerings.
If you haven’t made you mind up on the type of package you want, you can instead the table here in a number of useful ways. Click on the column headings to change the order to be by price, contract length, broadband speed or data limit.
If you like the look of a particular deal, make sure to expand the information here to look at the smaller details and any special offers.
The devil is often in the detail so be sure you’re getting those little extra you need – wireless router, virus protection, parental controls etc. A cheap deal without these may not be so cheap after all!
If you need more help, you can visit our extensive broadband guides section. Alternatively, if you want to speak to someone directly, simply call the number at the top of the page.