Product archive: Broadband PAYG
How much is it?
There are several variants of Broadband PAYG; the monthly price depends on which you've taken:
|Variant||Cost||Cost during VAT reduction
(1st December 2008 - 31st December 2009)
|PAYG 10/15GB* Special Offer||£19.99||£19.55|
|PAYG Basic||£9.99||N/A - All PAYG Basic customers were moved to Broadband Your Way Option 1 in November 2007|
* 10GB Special offer accounts were upgraded to 15GB in June 2006.
What's the monthly usage allowance?
All PAYG variants have a standard usage allowance, which you can increase in blocks as shown in the table below.
|Product||Included usage||Cost to increase included usage|
|Broadband PAYG (before June 2006)||1GB||£1.00 per 1GB|
|Broadband PAYG (after June 2006)||2GB||£1.50 per 2GB|
|Broadband PAYG 10/15GB Special Offer*||10GB/15GB||£1.50 per 2GB|
|Broadband PAYG Basic||450MB||n/a PAYG usage only|
- Overnight usage (between Midnight and 8am) doesn't count towards your allowance
- If you go over your allowance, it'll be temporarily increased as per the table below. You'll be charged for any usage and your allowance will reset at the end of your billing month
|Product||Usage increase||Cost per increase|
|Broadband PAYG + 10/15GB Special Offer (before June 2006)||1GB||£1.25|
|Broadband PAYG + 10/15GB Special Offer (after June 2006)||2GB||£1.00|
|Broadband PAYG Basic||1MB||0.224p|
You can control how much you spend at Manage My Usage (found in My Account > Connection Settings). If you reach your spending limit, your speed will be rate limited to 256kb/s and all peer-to-peer, Usenet and FTP traffic will be blocked. It will remain like this unless you remove or raise your spending limit, or until your next billing date.
What features and extras are available?
What's the referral value?
Broadband PAYG has a referral value of 50p per month.
How is traffic prioritisation applied?
We assign all traffic on the network a priority, with the more time-sensitive applications given a higher priority. As the total bandwidth available is shared, this means time-sensitive applications will continue to perform even when the network is busy.
|Browsing and email||Medium|
|VoIP (internet phone calls)||High|
|Peer to Peer||Low|