LONDON, August 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
A new broadband price comparison site has launched to help the UK's estimated 45 million internet users to save while they surf. Switch2Cheaper.com compares home, mobile and business broadband deals from each of the major providers with an at-a-glance breakdown of download speeds and package inclusions. It will add additional comparison tools later this year for products such as utilities and home insurance, joining its brand new broadband portal. The broadband launch comes as new research suggests more than two million Brits are paying as much as £40 a month too much for their internet access.
A survey published this month by telecoms company, TalkTalk found that millions of households were regularly going over their data limits by downloading music and videos from sites like YouTube and watching their favourite TV shows online. Around 12% of homes incurred extra charges each month on top of their recurring direct debit for exceeding data limits. With an emphasis on value for money, Switch2Cheaper.com can help those hit with unexpected bills to change providers and get a better deal by showing the range of packages available within their postcode.
The site compiles a whole of the market summary of all available broadband deals, presenting them in full with the service provider name, performance breakdown, data download limits, contract length, type of deal and the monthly cost for easy comparison.
Andrew Kamau, Commercial Director from Switch2Cheaper.com said, "The average household downloads around 17GB of data a month but many contracts lock the user in to a much smaller allowance, leading to extra charges each month. These can add up to hundreds of pounds over the course of the year. Switch2Cheaper takes the hard work out of shopping around for a better broadband deal with an easy to use price comparison engine, a clear overview of what is and isn't included and the ability to filter deals by postcode. We survey every internet service provider in the UK and split packages across home, mobile and business to make it as easy as possible for consumers to find the best price and most suitable package for their needs."
After comparing deals, users can click to go through to the provider and purchase their new deal directly. In addition to the broadband price comparison engine, Switch2Cheaper publishes a host of handy guides to help smooth the transition from one broadband company to another. Resources include an easy to use online broadband switching tool, a buying guide, an explanation of broadband types and a speed test.
About Switch2Cheaper: Switch2Cheaper aims to provide the best broadband deals and offers from all major broadband service providers to customers across the UK. It produces detailed information about the different types of broadband options available in the market and helps users choose the most appropriate broadband internet connection for their requirements. With the best interest of all customers at its heart, the site strives to provide all necessary information on the different broadband service providers and available broadband deals.