If you’re like most people, you spend much of your time online at home. You’ll probably find that you have two or three devices connecting to the wifi, and spend your free time downloading Game of Thrones and watching cat videos

    I don’t know anyone who doesn’t have broadband, but if you’re not choosing wisely, you may find yourself spending more than you need.

    Here are some tips for saving money on your broadband monthly bill:phone-2127Ditch the landline

    Who uses a landline these days? Other than my grandma, I honestly can’t think of one person. With mobile phones offering free minutes, and texting, Facebook, Wechat and What’s App so popular, people are rarely ringing landlines, or ringing out from them.

    If your broadband monthly bill includes a landline, you could be getting a much better deal. Do yourself a favour, and for one week, make a note of every time you use your landline phone. Don’t count calls from telemarketers, but focus on when you receive a call from friends or family, or you actually use it to dial out.

    After a week, you should know whether or not your landline is worth it, or if it’s simply costing you money. Call your provider and ask how much cheaper it would be to just use a broadband only package, or even better-one which is tied to your mobile phone instead. Virgin Media UK has excellent phone-free broadband deals.imac-606765_1280Shop Around

    It’s easy to find ourselves paying the same bills, and staying with the same companies year after year. Do yourself a favour and do some research, and you may find yourself saving tons of money which could be used for other things.

    Call your current provider, and ask if you’re getting the best deal possible. If you tell them you’re thinking about leaving you’ll often be referred to another team and offered a better deal. You don’t need to accept when they offer you the deal, and instead write down what they offer and jump online.

    See what other providers are offering, and if they’ll transfer your broadband over for free. Make a list, and take a look at your needs. These days, most people need unlimited broadband or they find themselves getting frustrated when the wifi gets slow at the end of the month.

    It can also be a good idea to talk to friends and family, and see who they use for their broadband. They may open your eyes to some new deals or a company you hadn’t considered.dollars-426023_1280Change the way you pay

    The way you pay can have a significant impact on how much your broadband actually ends up costing you each month. Simply paying by direct debit may save you £5 per month as you’ll be avoiding handling fees, and choosing eBilling instead of getting paper bills will also save you a few pounds. If you use paid TV, see if you can bundle this into a package as well.