There are ways to get Wi-Fi without a credit check, with bad credit, or while claiming Universal Credit. You could apply for pay-as-you-go mobile broadband or choose a rolling contract e.g. with Plusnet, NOW Broadband or Direct Save Telecom.
If you are claiming benefits you may be eligible to access cut-price reliable broadband and mobile deals, called social tariffs.
Social tariffs are discounted broadband and mobile deals for people on Universal Credit, Pension Credit and other benefits.
These tariffs are delivered in the same way as normal packages, just at a lower price. Amid rising living costs, we’ve been encouraging more broadband and mobile companies to offer social tariffs to help customers on low incomes.
A large number of broadband providers now offer discounted social tariff products, with some offering deals from as low as £15 per month. This could represent a saving of more than £180 per year, which is around 50% compared to the average cost of broadband. Ofcom has more details on its website of those eligible for the social tariffs.
Providers will often work with customers on a case-by-case basis to explore alternative agreements so do contact providers to find out your options.