How to get the best broadband student deals

Between lectures, messy housemates and exam preparation, we know that being a student isn’t easy. So, when you’re up all night cramming, the last thing you want is a slow internet connection to get in the way of passing that all-important exam.

So how do you get the best broadband deal? Here are 5 tips to help you choose the best student broadband deal for you:

Know your usage

As a student, we know that cost will be a deciding factor in choosing a broadband deal. So, to get the best bang for your buck, you should only pay for the internet that you use. If you’re a household full of social media surfers, you won’t need a large data allowance. However, if you and your housemates love online gaming or esports , consider opting for a more generous or unlimited download allowance. By deciding on a package that fits in with your surfing habits, you’ll only pay for what you need and save costs in the long run.

Take a speed test

To choose the best types of broadband deal available for students, you’ll need to find out what speeds are on offer in your area. Then compare those speeds to the actual speeds you are getting by carrying out a free online broadband speed test. If your upload and download speeds don’t allow you to watch tutorials or carry out course work efficiently, it could be time to shop around.

Read the T&Cs

Often, broadband costs can be driven up by hidden fees and surcharges. Make sure you know exactly what is in your package and if you don’t need it, don’t pay for it. For example, if you’re happy to use your smartphone to make or receive calls, there is no need to pay for a landline connection. Furthermore, look out for hidden fees like connection costs. At Pure Telecom, connection is free and our friendly support team can talk you through the installation of your Wi-Fi.

Protect your network

Often, broadband costs can be driven up by hidden fees and surcharges. Make sure you know exactly what is in your package and if you don’t need it, don’t pay for it. For example, if you’re happy to use your smartphone to make or receive calls, there is no need to pay for a landline connection. Furthermore, look out for hidden fees like connection costs. At Pure Telecom, connection is free and our friendly support team can talk you through the installation of your Wi-Fi.

Protect your network

The best broadband deal for students is one that is not only cheap, but fast too – right? So, if you’re paying for your broadband bundle but are experiencing slow internet speeds, it might be time to investigate whether you have secret surfers on your network. To maximise speed on your network, password protect your connection to avoid anyone else logging on and slowing down your internet connection.

Speak to an expert

Choosing a broadband package for the student lifestyle can be a difficult task. Speak to an expert that will help you choose a student broadband package. At Pure Telecom, we are confident that we have the best broadband student offers in Ireland. Call us on 01 844 023 to get a quote today!

We provide a range of packages, including faster broadband options with speeds ranging up to 1,000 Mbps, allowing you to browse and stream as much as you want.

For more information on the range of broadband services and options that we offer, get in touch with the team today.