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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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EE

4G mobile broadband now available, more suppliers coming soon!

Posted on 2013-04-09 16:02 in News Offers EE

Fourth Generation (4G) mobile services have finally arrived in the UK, allowing users of mobile broadband to take advantage of the faster speeds now available to them. With download speeds of up to 40Mbps and upload speeds of up to 12Mbps in 4G-enabled areas, a whole new world of possibilities opens up for mobile broadband users, allowing them to potentially stream TV and HD video on the go. It's good news for gamers, too. 4G has lower latency, making games more responsive and reducing that annoying lag that can plague gamers at crucial moments.

So, where is it currently available? As of the end of March 2013, 4G coverage is available in 50 towns and cities around the UK, with plans to cover 70% of the UK by the end of 2013, and 98% by the end of 2014. Some of the areas with 4G available already include Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Derby, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham and Sheffield.

To find out if 4G mobile broadband is available in your area, just pop your postcode into EE's handy coverage checker.

If you're interested in 4G, then you'll need a provider. EE are currently the only supplier of 4G services in the UK. Their services went live in October 2012, and they have a range of packages available to suit customer needs, from USB dongles for individual laptop users, to WiFi routers for multiple devices on the go, to packages including iPads for those who want the convenience of a tablet while out and about. However, EE won't be the only 4G suppliers on the market for much longer, meaning customers will have more choices for 4G suppliers available to them in the near future. BT, O2, Three and Vodaphone will also be offering 4G mobile broadband plans at some point this year, likely from the Summer onwards.

Interested in getting 4G mobile broadband? Check out our handy 4G mobile broadband comparison table to find the best deal for you!

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Virgin Media

Virgin Media offer 6 months half price on Collections

Posted on 2013-02-05 22:40 in Offers Virgin Mobile

Virgin Media are offering 6 months half price on their TV, broadband and phone collections.

The Essential Collection starts at £13 a month, increasing to £26 a month after the first 6 months. It comes with over 90 TV channels, a 500GB TiVo box and unlimited weekend calls to UK landlines and Virgin mobiles and an up to 30Mb fibre optic broadband connection.

Similarly, the Premiere Collection also comes with a 500GB TiVo box and unlimited weekend calls to UK landlines and Virgin mobiles, plus over 185 TV channels and an up to 60Mb broadband connection. It costs £24 a month, increasing to £48 after the first 6 months.

The VIP Collection is £49.50 for the first 6 months, increasing to £90 a month. It comes with an up to 100Mb broadband connection, over 250 TV channels and a 1TB TiVo box. The included phone package includes unlimited Anytime calls to UK landlines, 0845 and 0870 numbers and all mobile providers. It also includes Talk International for cheaper international calls.

All three of these Collection packages come with Virgin TV Anywhere (which allows you to watch live TV and use On Demand from your computer or mobile device) and free installation.

The Classic Collection remains at £8 a month for 6 months, which works out at better than half price. It comes with over 55 TV channels, a 500GB TiVo box, unlimited weekend calls to UK landlines and Virgin mobiles and a fibre optic broadband connection of up to 30Mb a month. Installation costs £49.95.

Line rental from Virgin Media is required for all Collections at £14.99 a month.

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