John Lewis have recently launched an offer giving you free broadband for 6 months on their 12 month Standard and Unlimited contracts. This does not include line rental.
The price I have listed is the bare minimum for 12 months - standard (20GB p/m limit). Evening (7PM to 7AM) & weekend calls are included free of charge. Anytime calls are available for an extra £5 p/m. [b]Line rental is included in this calculated price.[/b]
So, a typical plan for a normal family would be unlimited download broadband and evening and weekend calls. The total over 12 months without the discount would be £378, or £31.50 p/m. With the discount, the total cost is brought down to £270, or £22.50 p/m.
I realise that TalkTalk are currently offering a bit of a better deal, but having experienced their broadband for a number of years, I have nothing but bad things to say of them. John Lewis have a good name, and hopefully that extends into their broadband division.
There is no installation cost, however there is a charge of £49.99 if a new phone line is needed. Prices are universal regardless of location. For rural people like me, this is a godsend. A John Lewis Broadband email address is available if you want to tell old schoolfriends that you've really gone up in the world.
0845 and 0870 numbers have no charge. An N-band wireless router comes with the package free of charge - either a Netgear N150 WNR1000 or a Technicolour TG582 (depending on your connection). As far as I can tell (feel free to correct me), there is no cashback available on this. Also included is a 12 month BullGuard subscription (one of the best AV suites available). For OSX users, John Lewis offers an exclusive discount on Intego software security
Expiry date: 30/09/2012.
Offer available to new customers only.
PS. As I have no experience of John Lewis Broadband, anyone who can give any insight into their practices will be hugely appreciated.