Connecting to our broadband service
When you'll be connected
Switching to SSE takes around 18 days for most customers. We’ll let you know if you need a new line installed when you sign up – an engineering appointment will be arranged for you. We’ll send you your start date confirmation around 10 days after you sign up.
What we'll send you
We'll send a wireless router to you a few days before your broadband service starts. This is the box that connects you to our broadband. It comes with a power cable.
We'll give you a filter to plug into your phone socket. This splits the signal between your phone and broadband, which stops interference on the line, giving you a faster and more reliable connection.
Broadband set-up guide
To help you set up your broadband, we'll send you a handy guide.
Devices you can connect
You can connect to the internet from any device that can pick up a Wi-Fi signal.
This includes desktop computers, smartphones, tablets, smart TVs and games consoles.
You can also connect devices to your router with the supplied Ethernet cable.
You'll get faster data transfer speeds between your device and the router if you use a wired connection. But it won't affect the broadband speed into your home.
Your right to cancel
When you can cancel
You can cancel your phone and broadband order up to 5pm on the working day before your supply is due to start without charge. That said, please give us 48 hours' notice if you can. We'll let you know what your supply start date is in your confirmation letters.
Fibre broadband connections
For new fibre broadband connections that need an engineer appointment, you'll need to cancel by midday the day before the appointment.
You might need to pay a charge for equipment we've sent you or if you cancel an engineer appointment late. You'll find details in the Cancellation and Miscellaneous Charges sections of the 'Products and Prices' document.
How to cancel
To cancel, please get in touch with us in one of the following ways:
Call us on 0345 071 9887
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Write to us at:
PO Box 230
Or fill in the cancellation form in your welcome pack and send it back to us.