Paul Farrell from Virgin Media at the launch of Virgin Media Freedom Plans which are 30 day broadband and TV contracts

Don't want a lengthy contract? Try Freedom Broadband and TV from Virgin Media

The 30-day contracts could appeal to students, as we approach back-to-college time.

One of the things that can put people off switching is the thought of getting tied into a long contract for their broadband or TV.

If this sounds like you, Virgin Media’s Freedom broadband and TV plans could be the answer.

These contracts are for just 30 days - in contrast to the 12- and 18-month ones normally seen in the market - so they could work well for students, or anyone on a short-term lease.

The Freedom Broadband plan comes with broadband speeds of up to 240Mb. And you won’t need to worry about WiFi strength, as anyone signing up will also get the Virgin Media Hub, which is a new modem for even better WiFi.

Meanwhile, Freedom TV comes with 21 channels, and costs €20 per month.

Anyone signing up will get access to Replay TV, which allows you watch and playback shows from the last week, as well as access to 3 player, RTÉ player, Sky On Demand, YouTube and Netflix through the TV box.

Customers will also be able to avail of Virgin Movies and Box Sets on-demand, including popular shows like Kingdom and Suits.

Speaking about the plans, Paul Farrell, Vice President at Virgin Media said the company has “ripped up the rulebook” on contracts because “traditional TV and broadband packages are no longer working for millennials”.

He added: “Not everyone can, or wants to be tied down with long term contract for their broadband and TV service which is why we’ve designed this flexible offer specifically to meet the streaming and content needs of the ‘on-demand’ generation”.

You can view all of Virgin Media’s plans, and compare them to other deals on the market, with Switcher.ie’s broadband deal checker.