Student Financial Support

Mobile & Broadband

Mobile and Broadband

It's very easy to overspend on mobile and broadband contracts.


Consider using a SIM-only tariff, which you can get without a contract, and includes a monthly bundle of minutes, data and texts. Make sure that you pay only for what you need. Avoid the most expensive bundles if you don’t use as much – for example, don’t get a 5gb/month tariff if you only use 1gb a month of data.

If you take out a contract, shop around and make sure you get the best deal.


Broadband can be very expensive, especially if you decide to get a bundle with digital TV and phone calls. To help you make the right decision, think about your answers to these five questions before you sign on the dotted line.