MoneySuperMarket’s Guide to TalkTalk Broadband
Thinking about taking out a TalkTalk package? Here’s what’s on offer and what you need to know.
TalkTalk is a value broadband provider that uses the BT Openreach network to deliver its standard and superfast broadband and call services.
TalkTalk now also offers basic TV packages for those looking for a digital TV package on a budget. As well as this, TalkTalk provide unlimited Broadband and Fibre Broadband across all of their packages on a fixed-term contract, meaning the cost of your package throughout the length of the contract will not change no matter how often you use the internet.
So what does TalkTalk offer?
|Fibre Optic Broadband||Yes|
|TV||Yes (via YouView box)|
|Sky Sports||Yes (All 5 Sky Sports channels are available)|
TalkTalk offers ADSL broadband – sometimes referred to as standard broadband.
This is currently the most popular and widely available type of broadband in the UK, reaching speeds of up to 17Mbps per second. Also, ADSL broadband is transmitted through standard copper telephone cables.
Fibre Optic Broadband
TalkTalk offers two speeds of Fibre broadband – 38Mbps and 76Mbps.
TalkTalk Faster Fibre is great for those who want to do data intensive activities such as streaming high quality video (Netflix, YouTube), those who game online or those who have multiple users logged on at any one time. With no usage caps and up to 4.5x faster than standard broadband, all users can upload, stream and download at the same time. Both Fibre Broadband speeds are available on a fixed price plan, therefore users won’t see any sudden price increases.
TalkTalk have call packages to suit most different types of users.
If you’re a light, off-peak user then you can opt for TalkTalk’s evening and weekend package where all UK landline calls made off-peak are free whereas if you’re a heavy user there’s an anytime calls package meaning all your UK calls are free whenever you use your phone.
As a TV provider, TalkTalk offers two simplified but distinct packages which could be right for you. All TalkTalk TV customers also have the option to add or remove boosts on a flexible 1 month contract as you see fit, with the cost of the package fixed for the entire length of the contract. You’ll also get access to TalkTalk Box Office allowing you to buy movies and additional content.
TalkTalk TV offers a TV box that allows you to pause and rewind live TV and allows you to view up to 80 Freeview channels as well as your usual catch up TV services.
TalkTalk TV Plus offers the YouView+ box that allows to you pause, rewind and record over 180 hours of TV. With TV Plus you’ll get your 80 Freeview channels as well as six Sky Entertainment channels and some HD ones to boot.
TalkTalk Mobile offers SIM only deals and lower end handsets for customers looking for good value mobile packages.
At this time BT Sport is not available on TalkTalk.
The full complement of Sky Sports channels can be added to TalkTalk TV as a boost for an additional fee.
This includes Sky Sports 1, Sky Sports 2, Sky Sports 3, Sky Sports 4, Sky Sports 5 and Sky Sports F1.
MoneySuperMarket’s expert view
TalkTalk took home the coveted Best Value TV Provider Award in MoneySuperMarket Broadband Supers 2015 and it’s not hard to see why.
TalkTalk offers fantastic value broadband and TV services with great add-ons that you can add or takeaway as you please. Great broadband for users on a budget.
Broadband & Phone
Faster Fibre Broadband 18m contract. No upfront fees.
Up to 38 Mb per second
Deal ends on 1st Jun
Broadband & Phone
Fast Broadband 12m contract. No upfront fees.
Up to 17 Mb per second
Deal ends on 1st Jun
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