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Entertainment Boost

Expired: TalkTalk TV's Entertainment Boost Now 2 Months Half Price

Posted on 2013-11-29 12:51 in News Offers Expired TalkTalk

TalkTalk's great value TV bundles, which include phone services, truly unlimited broadband and TV services with Freeview, YouView, catchup TV, on demand and extra channels are now even better value with a promotion offering 2 months half price on the Entertainment Boost!

For only £10 extra per month, the Entertainment Boost adds an additional 33 channels to your TV service, including Sky 1 and 2, Sky Living, FOX, Universal, Watch, GOLD, Comedy Central and Discovery. And now for a limited period, you'll get your first two months of the boost for only £5 per month!

The boost is compatible with both of TalkTalk's TV bundles:

  • TalkTalk Essentials TV - £7.50 per month - Freeview + 7 day catchup TV + 30 minutes pause and rewind TV + evening and weekend calls
  • TalkTalk Plus TV - £15.50 per month - Record Freeview + 7 day catchup TV + pause and rewind TV + anytime calls + £30 shopping voucher

Other boosts are available adding up to 65 channels that aren't available on BT TV. You can also add Sky Movies and Sky Sports, with 5 decidated sports channels and 11 movie channels available.

On Demand services allow you to rent the latest Hollywood movies for 48 hours using TalkTalk Box Office.

TV services are available to both new and existing TalkTalk customers. Boosts can be added or removed on a monthly basis, just give 48 hours notice to remove a boost. Line rental is required, save by paying for a year up front, equivalent to £9.50 per month.

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Sky HD channels

Help with choosing the best Sky TV bundle

Posted on 2013-09-27 11:16 in Offers Sky

We list a variety of different Sky TV, broadband and phone bundles with a range of different TV channel packs included, but sometimes the sheer number of choices can be overwhelming or confusing.

One of the common sources of confusion can be the difference between Sky's Entertainment Extra and Entertainment Extra+ TV packages. The price difference between the two is £5 a month, but what is the plus in Entertainment Extra+?

To help explain the difference we've put together a guide to Entertainment Extra+ from Sky outling the extra channels, HD and 3D content, TV Box Sets and enhancements to On Demand services that come with this package.

If you've decided that Entertainment Extra+ is for you, then check out the following TV, broadband and phone bundles:

Or explore Sky to find or build the Entertainment Extra+ package that suits your needs.

Right now you can also benefit from the following stackable Sky offers:

  • £100 Tesco Gift Card with all TV bundles when bought online
  • 12 months half price unlimited broadband
  • 1 month free trial of Sky Movies

All Sky broadband packages require you to take line rental with Sky at £14.50 a month and come with inclusive weekend calling.

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Demand more from your broadband

Expired: 6 Months Half Price Truly Unlimited Superfast Fibre from Sky

Posted on 2013-09-06 09:22 in Expired Sky

Right now Sky's truly unlimited fibre broadband is half price for the first 6 months!

If you live in a busy home that requires a fast connection to cope with your family's online needs, then superfast fibre optic broadband is probably the ideal solution for you. If you live in a fibre-enabled area (use our postcode checker to find out!), then you should consider taking advantage of Sky's 6 months half price offer on their truly unlimited superfast fibre packages.

Sky unlimited broadband packages offer speeds of up to 38Mb (and up to 76Mb in some areas, contact Sky to find out about where you live), have no hidden usage caps, and don't slow your connection down during peak times. This makes them a good choice for busy families, student houses, gamers and heavy downloaders alike.

Sky's fibre packages come with inclusive weekend calls to UK landlines, a Sky Hub for getting you connected to the Internet, and unlimited Sky WiFi on the go in thousands of UK hotspots. They're available bundled with Sky's TV services, as an upgrade to your existing Sky TV account or standalone without TV.

Sky Fibre Unlimited - £10 a month for the first 6 months, then £20 a month

If you live in a house of sports fans, you can also take advantage of the half price fibre broadband offer when taking up the Sky Sports TV bundle. This package includes six dedicated sports channels, exclusive live coverage of several sporting events (including the Barclays Premier League), Sky Sports News, and live Sky Sports when you're on the move with Sky Go for no extra cost. Customers taking this package will also get the extras that come with the regular fibre deal, along with the Sky Entertainment package and a free Sky+HD box.

Sky Fibre Unlimited with Sky Sports - £21.75 for the for the first 6 months, then £63.50 a month, plus get a free £25 M&S voucher

If you can't get fibre in your area, don't worry. Sky's standard broadband packages still allow you to demand more from your broadband as they're truly unlimited, meaning they'll never slow you down no matter how much you use. All of their totally unlimited broadband packages are currently half price for 12 months, with speeds of up to 16Mb, and come with a free Sky Hub, Sky WiFi and inclusive Weekend calls.

Already have Sky Sports? You can now upgrade to Sky's standard Broadband Unlimited free for a year, then £7.50 per month.

Explore all unlimited broadband packages from Sky

All of these Sky broadband packages require you to take line rental with Sky at £14.50 a month.

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TalkTalk

Make moving broadband easier when you move house with TalkTalk's Home Move Service

Posted on 2013-08-15 18:54 in News Features TalkTalk

Moving house is a headache, and involves a lot of paperwork, phone calls, and stress even without needing to worry about moving your broadband with you. You could always switch your supplier...but this will subject you to extra setup and cancellation fees, and ultimately prove no less of a hassle. Thankfully, TalkTalk provide a Home Move Service to make this go a lot more smoothly for you. It's all done online, so you can do it at a time to suit you, track the status of the move, and change dates if there are delays. It's also fast, if you have all the details ready already, and if you do the installation yourself, it's free. TalkTalk Home Move Service is there to make moving house that little bit simpler.

Find out more with our handy guide below.

Moving Your Broadband When Moving House With TalkTalk's Home Move Service.

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TalkTalk

Save money on the go - special offers on mobile internet for TalkTalk customers!

Posted on 2013-07-26 09:18 in Offers TalkTalk

Exclusively for TalkTalk home broadband customers, TalkTalk Mobile is a great way to make using internet on the go a more affordable and more satisfying experience.

TalkTalk Mobile allows TalkTalk customers to choose from a variety of great offers on smartphones. Current special offers include a Samsung Galaxy Y powered by Android Gingerbread free for only £5 a month for 2 years. Selected smartphones can also come bundled with a tablet! For example, you can acquire a Huawei Mediapad Youth with a Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini from just £10 a month, or Google Nexus 7 by ASUS along with a LG Optimus L3 or L3ii smartphone from £17.50 a month.

You can gain extra data allowance and more free minutes and texts by increasing the size of your contract plan for only a small additional cost per month. All these contracts come with double data allowance (or triple data allowance on some plans!) of up to 4GB when purchased online!

Existing TalkTalk customers can also take up a SIM-only mobile contract for mobile internet via smartphone*, tablet* or USB dongles. TalkTalk SIM-only mobile comes with a variety of different deals to suit you, with different data allowances and different contract lengths available.

For a time-limited period, TalkTalk are offering double data allowances when you buy online! This means that medium SIM-only contracts with 500MB data allowances now allow up to 1GB, and large SIM-only contracts with 2GB data allowances allow up to a massive 4GB! This is in addition to the 300 free mins on medium contracts or 1000 free mins on large contracts. Both contracts also come inclusive with 3000 free texts!

That's not all! Choose a 12-month contract, and get a reduced price per month - only £5 per month for 1GB data plans, and £12.50 per month for 4GB data plans, saving £2.50 each month on your contract for the first 12 months.

If you'd prefer a 1-month contract, it's just £10 a month for medium contracts and £17.50 a month for large contracts.

But hurry, because these offers end soon!

Do you think TalkTalk SIM-only mobile is for you? Get more information and sign up!

* = SIM-only offers are not compatible with iOS devices.

Offers valid as of April 8th 2014.

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TalkTalk Essentials

Take advantage of limited-time offers on TalkTalk Essentials

Posted on 2013-07-18 16:37 in Offers TalkTalk

TalkTalk Essentials provides download speeds of up to 14MB (or up to 76Mb if taken with a Fibre package) alongside upload speeds of up to 448kb, while download/upload allowance is truly unlimited, ideal for families, or individuals who enjoy streaming video, allowing you to use the Internet to your heart's content!

This deal includes a 4-port wireless router, and TalkTalk HomeSafe to help protect every device connected to your TalkTalk broadband at no extra cost. It also comes with free technical and customer support.  

New customers signing up to TalkTalk Essentials before 24th July 2013 will benefit from 6 months free line rental, saving as much as £39. This time-limited special offer also applies £50 welcome credit to the first bill for new and reactived lines, so hurry before it's too late!

The TalkTalk Evenings & Weekends call plan is included in this package, providing you with free evening and weekend calls.

The TalkTalk Essentials package is currently free for the first 6 months, and then £6.50 a month after that. Line rental is required at £14.95 a month, or £9.50 a month if you pay for the year up front. There is no connection charge.

Do you think TalkTalk Essentials is for you? Get more information and sign up!

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TalkTalk Big Free

The Big Free - 3 months free TV, broadband and calls from TalkTalk!

Posted on 2013-07-11 18:38 in Offers TalkTalk

If you're looking for a TV service that's more affordable than most major TV providers and has more features than standard Freeview, then you might want to consider signing up for TalkTalk's Plus TV package, and take advantage of 3 months free TalkTalk TV, broadband and calls offer.

The Plus TV package gives customers access to 69 TV channels and unlimited access to over 4000 shows and films, along with 7 day catchup with BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4OD and Demand 5. The package comes with a free YouView box (worth £299) which allows you to record 200+ hours of TV, and pause and rewind Freeview channels.

You can also get the Plus TV Starter Boost included free for the first 3 months, and then £5 a month extra. This boost adds seven Sky channels to your TV package: Sky 1 & 2, Sky Arts 1 & 2, Sky Living, Sky Livingit, and Sky Sports News. Want even more channels? There are other Boosts available for an extra monthly fee, including Boosts for sport, movies, entertainment and kids.

The Plus TV package also includes unlimited broadband and TalkTalk Anytime calls, meaning you can combine TV, broadband and phone into one handy bill. And, as some icing on the cake, new customers signing up for the Plus TV package will also be eligible for a £50 high street shopping voucher!

The Plus TV package is free for the first 3 months, and then £15.50 a month after that (£20.50 if you choose to continue with the TV Starter Boost). Line rental is required at £14.95 a month, or £9.50 a month if you pay for a year up front.

Do you think TalkTalk Plus TV is for you? Get more information and sign up!

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Student Broadband

Heading off to university? Check out our Broadband Guide for Students!

Posted on 2013-07-09 13:10 in Features Offers

Whether you're going to university for the first time, or heading back for the next year in your course, you're going to be wanting decent and reliable access to the internet. So much of university life depends on the internet these days, from registering for courses, researching and submitting course work, to arranging social activities and unwinding at the weekends, and it's important for students to be able get a broadband package that takes into account budget, the need for a shorter-lenghth contract, and what students want out of your broadband experience.

Whether you're looking for broadband only, a TV deal, or want a package ideal for gaming, our guide will help you decide what's best for you.

Read our Student Broadband Guide

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TalkTalk

A guide to TV options: TalkTalk TV vs Freesat Freetime vs Freeview+ HD

Posted on 2013-06-04 16:44 in News Features TalkTalk

With so many choices for TV packages available for consumers today, it can be hard to decide just what's right for you. Options range from the minimal cost services, like Freeview, all the way up to the expensive multimedia packages with all the bells and whistles from Virgin Media and Sky. If you're looking for something with more options and flexibility than Freeview, but still cheaper than Virgin Media and Sky, then TalkTalk TV may be the solution for you. Check out our handy guide below.

TalkTalk TV vs Freesat Freetime vs Freeview+ HD

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