Want a Chromecast? Want a free one? Have a gander at this broadband offer from an outfit called Fuel Broadband. Instead of getting sucked into a provider who wants to offer mobile calls, phone calls, broadband and a TV package, they’re binning the add-ons and launching a £2 per-month broadband deal that’ll bag you a free Chromecast too.
The Chromecast dongle, as you’ll already know from our unboxing, let’s you stream YouTube, Netflix, iPlayer and other content via your internet connection.
The deal offers broadband at £2 per month for the first 6 months and then £4 per month after. There’s a £15 line rental, so it works out at £17p/m for 6 months and then £19p/m. You also get a free router, free evening and weekend UK landline calls, unlimited data allowance (great if you’re watching streaming TV shows on your Chromecast) and you’ll get up to 16MB/s download speed (don’t ask me why it’s 16MB/s).
I have a bit of a weakness for UK tech firms who want to get noticed, and these guys are really pushing hard. They’re part of New Call Telecom and moved their call centre back from Mumbai to Burnley, so if you have any grief you can call one of these guys who are just up the road.
Full press details below. To be honest, for the amount of time I’m not watching the channels I’ve paid for with the likes of Sky TV, I’d probably be better with Freesat, a decent ISP and a Chromecast dongle.
New Call Telecom announces £2 per month broadband with Google Chromecast
London-based New Call Telecom today announced the launch of a £2 per month unlimited broadband package offering. Sold under the Fuel Broadband brand, customers will also receive a Chromecast as part of the package, allowing them to stream online video content, music and anything from the web directly to their television.
Launched in October 2014, Fuel Broadband specialises in providing UK consumers with simple, low-cost broadband packages. Customers who sign up for a 12-month contract will receive unlimited broadband for £2 per month for six months, and £4 per month thereafter. Phone subscribers will also benefit from free calls in the evenings and at the weekend.
New customers will also be provided with a Chromecast as part of the offer. A digital media player developed by Google with a retail value of £30, it enables people to stream video content via Wi-Fi directly to their television and supports a range of video on demand services, including Netflix, YouTube, BBC iPlayer, BT Sport and NOW TV, allowing users to watch the latest TV and film releases.
Nigel Eastwood, CEO of New Call Telecom, said:
“There’s a lot of demand in the UK for fast, unlimited broadband at a low cost. Unlike some other companies, we haven’t bundled together lots of ‘extras’ many of our customers won’t use. Instead, we have favoured simplicity and flexibility over bells and whistles.
“We are certainly seeing this approach work. Unprecedented growth has meant that we have increased our customer base by 227% and turnover has increased at roughly £20 million per annum. We were acquiring up to 12,000 customers a month in late 2013 and early 2014, and we intend to maintain this momentum into 2015.”
“But we also recognise that more people use their Internet to watch the latest films and catch up on TV. That’s why in this new package we’ve included a Chromecast at no extra cost, letting people stream video content straight to their TVs. Customers will then be able to add video on demand services, like BBC iPlayer and Netflix, when they like. This is about giving customers back control of their digital lives.”