NOW Broadband via QUIDCO cashback @NOWTV from £18/month (= ~£14/month!)
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NOW Broadband via QUIDCO cashback @NOWTV from £18/month (= ~£14/month!)

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Found 21st FebEdited by:"mnemonic"
IMPORTANT!!! You must purchase via QUIDCO to maximise the discounts described

NOW have been offering Broadband (basic & fiber) for a while. They currently have some discounted offers which IMO are worth looking at. NOW will obviously be using the SKY network (which in my 3yr SKY experience has been very reliable) and will supply their latest Hub2 (NR801) router, which I believe is a re-branded SKY Q Hub router (dual-band with 2 gigabyte Ethernet ports).

Purchasing via QUIDCO enables a number of cashback offers. One special £20 (which expires today) and some with NOW, some of which are listed as exclusive to QUIDCO. They range from £110 - £45, depending on the package you go for. Note, along with the usual 12month contract, NOW also offer 1month Broadband deals. Packages can also optionally include NOWTV products and the usual Voice-Call options.

Today I decided to switch from SKY to NOW for the basic (and cheapest) 17Mbps package (aka Brilliant Broadband) with pay-as-you-use Voice-Calls on a 12month contract. For this, the NOW discounted cost is £18/month with a total fee of ~£25 (£15setup+£9.99delivery). Note, setup is £50 for 1 month packages. So for me, that would average out to ~£20/month over the 12month contract period, but...

When I looked on QUIDCO (even before I logged in), I was prompted to activate a £20 special offer to switch Broadband (so presumably open to anyone?) and this is in addition to any cashback offer QUIDCO has for the various NOW Broadband packages. Be warned however, that this £20 offer evidently expires at 23:59 today. In my case, the NOW cashback is £60 for basic 'Brilliant Broadband'. So that is £60+£20 = £80, which would then reduce to ~£14/month over the contract.

Of course, I don't know for certain the cashbacks will be honoured. Perhaps there is some unfortunate fine print I have missed. On the face of it however, this looks to me like a very good deal. After 12months, my deal becomes monthy at ~£25/month (today's prices). They have also quoted a setup delay of just 2 weeks, but that may be because I am moving from (parent company) SKY.
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Ah Quidco. We have recorded your visit.

Did not track for the nth time.
I have never had a problem with Quidco cashback. Still, always scope for a 1st time...
mnemonic14 m ago

So for me, that would average out to ~£20/month over the 12month contract …So for me, that would average out to ~£20/month over the 12month contract period


Did you try haggling / downgrading your current contract with Sky before leaving? That might have worked out similar without all the hassle of switching, Quidco, etc.
Will be haggling with Virgin again this month, becomes an annual event.
Crossbow23 m ago

Did you try haggling / downgrading your current contract with Sky before …Did you try haggling / downgrading your current contract with Sky before leaving? That might have worked out similar without all the hassle of switching, Quidco, etc.


What I did. They will normally match the price you are leaving for. I was going to join first utility for £18.99pm and sky were happy to match for 12 months. Will be doing the same at the end of this year.
Crossbow24 m ago

Did you try haggling / downgrading your current contract with Sky before …Did you try haggling / downgrading your current contract with Sky before leaving? That might have worked out similar without all the hassle of switching, Quidco, etc.


Arguable, that I am not actually leaving SKY (same network, better router). I've been with SKY about 3yrs (so not in contract) and started out with a fantastic discount (basically free for the first year). Now I pay ~£30/month for the 17Mbps. So, the NOW package saves me ~£10/month up front, but with the cashbacks (if successful) ~£16/month and I will get a much better router thrown in. Not sure about SKY, but typically providers charge existing customers for router upgrades. Broadband is largely a commodity and the providers have created a market where 'new customers' will likely, always get a better deal than existing ones. You may well be right about haggling, but I like the look of this deal and it is time for me, to be a 'new customer' again...
Edited by: "mnemonic" 21st Feb
gordo196437 m ago

Will be haggling with Virgin again this month, becomes an annual event.


I tried yesterday but they were firm not to give me my existing deal again but to increase it for £18 extra
Renewal time for me and really tempted by this. Anyone got experience of these in respect of the service and customer service?
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Ordered yesterday
Cancelled my sky today. 18.99 line rental and £5 extra for unlimited. What did we do before internet???
Think I'll stick with Virgin, basic speed is 50Mb.
I was tempted for fibre but currently only pay 8.50 for skysports on talktalk
roehampton2 h, 13 m ago

I tried yesterday but they were firm not to give me my existing deal again …I tried yesterday but they were firm not to give me my existing deal again but to increase it for £18 extra


That's bad news for me. I was planning to call virgin this weekend as contact is up for renewal and I was hoping to keep the same deal...£15/month for 50 mb including line rental
Edited by: "sam1970" 21st Feb
sam19701 h, 2 m ago

That's bad news for me. I was planning to call virgin this weekend as …That's bad news for me. I was planning to call virgin this weekend as contact is up for renewal and I was hoping to keep the same deal...£15/month for 50 mb including line rental


I was paying £43 for 150mb broad., tv, telephone any time, but now they want £58. And I even threaten to leave them but they couldn't care less, so I have to look somewhere else.
roehampton7 h, 23 m ago

I tried yesterday but they were firm not to give me my existing deal again …I tried yesterday but they were firm not to give me my existing deal again but to increase it for £18 extra



I get 200+ Mb speed so will probably stick with them -
Good deal, but Sky Broadband customers should quote Vodafone Fibre at £20, I told them I had unlimited data on my mobile on Virgin that’s faster than Sky so where could they meet me and I went from £9.50 offer that’s finishing this month to £10 a month


If you are a Sky customer moving to Now there should be no charges just a switch over date as it is Sky, ask for them to be refunded.

NOW, be aware though support is live chat - no use if broadband is down and you rely on Wifi Calling!

help.nowtv.com/top…EA2
Edited by: "seaniboy" 22nd Feb
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