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 guarantees prices stay the same throughout your contract. Plus, with totally unlimited usage as standard, you can use your broadband as much as you want, without fear of any bill shock. The award-winning TalkTalk TV can also be added to your plan, perfect for those looking for flexible TV on a budget.
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 17Mb per second. Also, ADSL broadband is transmitted through standard copper telephone cables. Fast Broadband is perfect for day-to-day online activities, while TalkTalk's price guarantee and unlimited usage as well as all of the essentials being included as standard make it a great choice for anyone looking for brilliant value broadband.
Fibre Optic Broadband
TalkTalk offers two speeds of Fibre broadband – 38Mbps and 76Mbps
TalkTalk also offers Faster Fibre Broadband, for greater stability, download speeds up to 38Mb (4x faster than standard broadband) and improved upload speeds up to 9.5Mb (9x faster than standard broadband).
Faster Fibre is perfect for households with lots of devices streaming, shopping, gaming, downloading and uploading all at the same time. With TalkTalk's price guarantee throughout your contract, unlimited usage and all the essentials are also included as standard.
TalkTalk have call packages to suit most people’s needs.
Make as many calls to UK mobile and landlines, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with TalkTalk’s Unlimited UK Calls Boost. Or if you have friends and family abroad, then there are 3 tiers of International Call Boosts available, ranging from discounted international call rates to 1000 mobile and landline minutes to 50 countries.
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 guarantee that the cost of your package will stay the same throughout your contract. You’ll also be able to Rent and Own the latest movies and biggest TV shows.
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.
TalkTalk Mobile offers SIM only deals and lower end handsets for customers looking for good value mobile packages.
BT Sport is available on TalkTalk.
Sky have recently announced changes to the structure of the Sky Sports package (http://www.broadbandtvnews.com/2017/07/10/sky-sports-confirms-individual-channel-pricing/#more-148099). In line with these changes, TalkTalk have also changed the structure of their TV packages, and these now include ADSL/Faster Fibre Broadband as well as all eight Sky Sports channels as standard.
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
Fixed Price Unlimited Fast Broadband 12m contract. No set up fees.
Up to 17 Mb per second
Deal ends on 17th May
Superfast Fibre & Phone
Fixed Price Unlimited Faster Fibre 38 18m contract. No set up fees.
Up to 38 Mb per second
Deal ends on 17th May
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