We all need telecomms - from telephones through broadband connections to website hosting. Here you will find some great value providers THAT WE ACTUALLY USE OURSELVES! In some cases you will find codes that will get you something extra when you sign up - it all helps. .


Super low cost domestic or business grade (same performance but a higher level of support if needed) - we have one of each type installed.


Fancy 1p/minute calls, 1p/text and 1p/Mb data? You may find it costs less than a contract - it certainly does for us!


Again we use more than one supplier so can compare the strengths and weaknesses (and pricing).


Value, "punching above your weight", automate, do more with less


The suppliers we use and what we found:



Our "domestic" service

It works and works well. The supplied modem/router was simple to set up and performs great. WiFi signal seems strong.
VERY good value and the price INCLUDES phone line rental (you can transfer your old number easily and free). Call costs are very low too and if you are a heavy user there are bundles available.
We have not needed to test the quality of their support as nothing has gone wrong. They do come out better than all the majors on Trustpilot though. 
We are on the "up to 38 Mb/s" service and usually get at least 36 Mb/s out here in the real world. The higher speed option is just £5/month more.



Our "business" service



You've all seen the ads for their domestic offer, but Plusnet also do "business broadband" for very little extra. Again line rental is included in the prices shown.
We did need to contact support: The line went down completely due to (as it turned out) a fault in the phone line between the cabinet and the building. They were reasonably helpful in getting things fixed.
The supplied modem/router is not so good. We had issues with it dropping the data connection for a minute or two now and again. Searching online finds others who have reported similar things. Since switching to my own nice Asus modem/router we have noticed no problems (and better WiFi signal).
We have recently renewed and moved to their newer modem/router:- so far it seems to work well.

Mobile Phone

If you are not a very heavy user, or want an extra SIM for occasional/emergency use, you may well find that this PAYG option saves you a LOT of money

No Contract, No Hassle, No Monthly Fee. 5G and WiFi calling now available. Uses the EE network, so great coverage. Keep your number if you want. Credit rollover (and see special offer below)

Cheap Calls

1p a minute calls in the UK and in Europe. Low cost to other countries too.

Cheap Texts

Just 1p per text, yes, just 1p...That's 100 for a pound!

Cheap Data

Just 1p /Mb or buy a bundle if you are a heavy user


Two of the hosting companies we use


The largest hosting company in Europe, Ionos manage more than 8 million customer contracts and host over 12 million domains in their own regional data centres in the US and Europe.
See the special offer here

mythic beasts

Full control of both the content of your web site, your unlimited domains and your unlimited email addresses. Free SSL hosting is available on all accounts. No special offers - just good value and great support.


Use these links and codes for any special deals, from a free month of broadband to free call credit.. You've got nothing to lose!

1p Broadband:
For one month free go here and use "friend code" B1526876G or just go via this link.

Go in via this link and choose between home or business top right of the page.

1p Mobile:
Free £5 topup added upon activation of your SIM. Go here and use code B104908G or just go via this link.

Ionos Web Hosting
A £15 sign up bonus if you go via this link


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