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Terminating your agreement with KCOM early

  • You can terminate your agreement with us at any time by contacting Customer Services or by placing an order with your new provider. If you are terminating whilst you are within your existing minimum term, a cancellation charge, known as an Early Termination Charge (ETC), may apply. As a matter of policy, we dis-apply ETCs in the following circumstances:
    • If you are a customer that takes one of our social access packages that we offer either as a standalone voice service, or in combination with broadband.
  • To cancel your agreement, please call us on 01482 602555. You can also write to us at Customer Services, KCOM, 37 Carr Lane, Hull HU1 3RE.
  • Your agreement will terminate 30 days after we receive your request or from when your service is transferred to your new provider, whichever is sooner. You are free to change your mind and contact us to restore your agreement at any time during the notice period, or if you’ve placed an order with a new provider, by contacting them to cancel the order. You must pay everything that you owe us (including the ETCs that we apply) if you terminate your agreement with us.
  • How do we calculate residential Early Termination Charges?
    1. we take your monthly charge, factoring in any recurring monthly discount to which you are entitled and deduct VAT at the prevailing rate
    2. we then reduce the charge to take account of any costs we avoid because of you are leaving us early, such as ongoing wholesale costs
    3. we then deduct 4.5% for early receipt of payment
    4. we multiply this figure by the remaining months of your minimum term to get the final charge you owe us and add VAT at the prevailing rate
    5. finally, this is reduced by any credit on your account
Package Monthly Early Termination Charge
Charged for each month customer has remaining in contract

Legacy Mobile Customers


Voice Only Customers







Full Fibre Flex


Full Fibre Lite


Full Fibre 50





Full Fibre 100


Full Fibre 175


Full Fibre 300


Full Fibre 400


Full Fibre 500


Full Fibre 750


Full Fibre 900


If you are on one of our legacy packages, please contact us for details of ETCs.

Set out below is an example of an ETC applied to a customer who has cancelled their contract with us:

You have a Full Fibre 175 broadband and a voice service with a contract period of 24 months, with three months left to run. You paid a one off cost of £44.99 for your new Lightstream connection to be provided and pay £39.99 (incl. VAT) per month, which also includes your line rental charge. You obtain no rental discount and paid our standard connection charge, and there are three months remaining on your contract.

We calculate your ETC by deducting VAT of £6.66 from your monthly charge of £39.99 and then the costs of £14.98 per month that we save by no longer providing your broadband and line rental service. This leaves us with a charge of £18.35 per month, which we multiply by 3 for the outstanding term of your 24 month contract. We take 4.5% off that figure, which is the discount rate for receiving the three months payment early, and then add VAT, making your final ETC of £25.80 per month.

How do I cancel my account?

We're really sorry you're thinking of leaving us. If you'd like to cancel because of issues with your service, please give us chance to fix this. If your speeds are significantly below the minimum stated on our website and we're unable to fix it in a reasonable time, you can cancel your contract without an early termination charge.  Your contract has further details or you can contact us to discuss.

If you're thinking of cancelling because you don't feel that you're getting value for money, it could be that your current package no longer suits your needs. It's always worth taking a look at our latest packages to see if a different one might be better for you, or start a Live Chat to speak to an advisor who can talk you through your options.

In the event that an account holder has sadly passed away, please let us know as soon as you can so that we can fully cease an account without it building any further charges. There are a number of options available when ceasing an account in these circumstances, but please be assured that we will do everything we can to make this as painless as possible.

Some matters can be resolved by asking a question in the top right section of our website or by speaking to us on Live Chat.

If you still want to cancel, we need 30 days' notice and if you're still under your contract term, you may be subject to an early termination fee. If you'd like to cancel your account, please contact us by Live ChatEmail or call us on 01482 602555. You can also write to us at Customer Services, KCOM, 37 Carr Lane, Hull HU1 3RE.