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Tesco's Rehauled 20Mbps Broadband Package May Be UK's Best

Supermarket giant Tesco has marked the launch of its new Spring/Summer catalogue by unveiling a new, reworked version of its existing broadband packages.

The cheaper (opens in new tab) of the two packages currently on offer costs £19 all incusive and provides with "up to" 20Mbps broadband, unlimited downloads, no set up fees, UK call centres and a wireless router plus evening and weekend landline calls.

The more expensive £23 one adds anytime landline calls and both packages offer voicemai and last caller ID by default. The length of the contract is 18-months and includes the cost of the line rental.

Tesco is also giving 1500 extra Clubcard points as a sweetener and an additional 100 points for every £100 spent on the service. While the packages doesn't include calls on 0845 and 0870 numbers, they do come with a number of advantages.

Talktalk basic package (opens in new tab) might be cheaper by a few pennies but is slower (up to 8Mbps), has a 40GB download allowance and doesn't come with the Clubcard points which for the first year is equivalent to a £17 discount.

BT's own 20Mbps service (opens in new tab) (unlimited option 3) cost almost twice as much at nearly £36 per month and doesn't come with inclusive evening calls.

However O2 is set to unveil its Home Phone package soon which will have comparable tariffs and this comes with a £50 credit offer for O2 customers.

Désiré Athow
Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.