All about Post Office fibre broadband deals
It isn't all about driving licenses and stamps. These days a trip to the Post Office means you can sign up for superfast fibre home broadband too!
Several Post Office broadband packages are available using fast fibre optic broadband lines which are available in most areas of the UK. But what do you get with Post Office fibre optic, and is it right for you?
Can I get Post Office fibre broadband in my area?
Post Office fibre relies on the Openreach (BT phone line) broadband network. As such, you have a good chance of being able to get one of the available packages.
To find out, use our Post Office fibre checker. Simply input your postcode and check the results. If Post Office Unlimited fibre packages are available in your area, you'll see them listed.
How do I get Post Office Unlimited?
If the Post Office fibre packages are available to you, all you need to do is click the link in the checker page results, or on any of the Post Office deals you find in our comparison tables.
You'll be asked to confirm your personal details and sign up for the contract, which is a 12 month term. All packages are available without upfront costs and come with a free router.
If you already have a broadband internet deal with a different provider, you may need to pay a severance charge to end the contract.
If you're uncertain about any stage of this process, read our guide to switching broadband before committing to a new contract.
What fibre broadband packages does Post Office offer?
Along with its standard broadband package (Unlimited Broadband, 11Mb/s, under £16 a month), the Post Office offers two fibre broadband internet options.
Post Office Unlimited Fibre Broadband
Costing under £25 a month, this package offers 38Mb average peak-time speed on a 12-month contract. It's perfect for most users, with an ideal speed for streaming video and browsing the web. There are no upfront costs, and the package includes line rental.
Post Office Fibre Plus
The Post Office's superior speed package starts from around £30 a month, with an average peak-time speed of 67Mb/s. This makes it ideal for intensive streaming and online gaming, as well as use by a large family. Again, there is no up-front cost for this 12-month contract.
Is Post Office fibre broadband any good?
In a packed market of internet providers, why would you choose Post Office fibre broadband?
- Trusted brand with a long history
- High customer satisfaction
- Fairly low fibre prices
- Fixed price promise
- Frequent reward deals
We don’t like...
- There are cheaper fibre packages out there
- Vague fair usage policy
Check our full Post Office broadband review for further details about the service.
Post Office fibre broadband vs BT, EE, Sky, TalkTalk, and Virgin Media
|Provider||Average speeds||Cheapest price||Fastest package price||Notable extras|
|Post Office||38Mb / 67Mb||£24 (38Mb)||£30 (67Mb)||3 months Anytime call plan|
|BT||36Mb / 50Mb / 67Mb||£26.99 (36Mb)||£39.99 (67Mb)||Free Wi-Fi. Free BT Sport 1.|
|Sky||36Mb / 59Mb||£27 (36Mb)||£39 (59Mb)||Free Wi-Fi.|
|TalkTalk||36Mb / 67Mb||£23.50 (38Mb)||£23.50 (67Mb)|
|Virgin Media||54Mb / 108Mb / 213Mb / 362Mb / 518Mb||£26 (108Mb)||£89 (516Mb)||Free Wi-Fi.|
While BT and Virgin Media offer the widest selection of fibre broadband packages, Post Office has managed to stand out in a crowded market with fairly competitive prices. And while not as cheap as TalkTalk, the Post Office's reputation is far better.
Is Post Office fibre internet right for me?
The offer of affordable fibre broadband packages might be enticing, but do you really need them?
If your internet usage is more modest and doesn't involve much in the way of video streaming services or online gaming, the standard Post Office Unlimited Broadband might be all you need.
Indeed, if you're in a rural area as-yet untouched by fibre broadband, the basic Post Office internet package might be the only option open to you.
Get Post Office fibre if…
Your broadband is shared. More users sharing your broadband puts more of a strain on the connection, so fibre optic is recommended.
You stream video. Watching high definition video on services like Netflix and iPlayer is a demanding use of the broadband, and fibre is better equipped to handle it.
You play games. Gamers will appreciate the faster download speeds of fibre so they can get the latest games as soon as they’re released.