MILLIONS of households could save hundreds with a social broadband tariff.
你可以使用一个 simple tool to help find out whether you qualify for cheap broadband, in just two minutes.
It’s estimated that up to four million households could be eligible for these deals, regular Ofcom says only around 55,000 homes have taken advantage of the offers.
Social tariffs are broadband contracts offered to those on Universal Credit and other benefits at a discounted rate.
The Sun has worked with cost-of-living champions Nous to create a way for households to check if they qualify.
Visit nous.co/thesun to find out whether you qualify for cheaper broadband, in just two minutes.
You’ll need to share some basic details about you and your household and give permission to your bank to share details of your broadband spending and whether you receive benefits.
Nous will then securely pass the information to your broadband provider, with a request to switch.
If you are with another provider — or the tool can’t automatically confirm if you are eligible — you can still fill in the form and ask for your provider to contact you.
It’s always worth checking to see if you can get a better deal on the open market.
What’s currently on offer?
Households on low incomes can get broadband for as low £12.50 a month.
然而, a regional inequality in pricing and offering applies here.
Community Fibre doesn’t even market their Essential Broadband package as a social tariff. So anybody can sign up for the £12.50 a month tariff – but it’s only on offer in London.
Virgin’s tariff comes out top here as it’s a 30 day rolling contract while BT’s is fixed for 12 月. This means if you’re a Virgin customer and have a changed in circumstances – cancelling your tariff will be easier and you’ll be unlikely to face any exit fees.
Now Broadband offers a social tariff costing £20 a month on a rolling basis.