TalkTalk

Competitively priced truly unlimited broadband with line rental, phone and TV bundles to suit a wide range of users

  • Committed to offering the most competitive prices and promotions
  • Truly unlimited usage on all products
  • Fibre broadband with speeds averaging 35Mb or 63Mb with Speed Boost
  • Range of phone and TV inclusive options available
  • Wide range of boosts that allow you to customise your package
  • Home Move Service helps you move broadband when moving house

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TalkTalk Fast Broadband
£17.00 for 12 months
£27.00 thereafter

No upfront cost when you sign up online

  • Britain's Lowest Fixed Price Broadband!†
  • Truly unlimited usage
  • 11Mb average download speed
  • HomeSafe® online safety controls
  • 802.11ac Super Router giving faster speeds at longer distances
  • Only pay for the calls you use
  • No activation fee online
  • 12 month contract

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TalkTalk TV Plus with Fast Broadband
£24.00 for 12 months
£39.00 thereafter

£25.00 upfront cost

  • 6 Sky Entertainment channels + 12 months Fixed Low Price Plan
  • Truly unlimited usage
  • TalkTalk TV Plus box with catchup & on demand, record, pause & rewind
  • 12 months Fixed Low Price Plan
  • Save up to £152 compared to BT TV and Broadband over 18 months**
  • Enjoy up to 86 channels, 12 in HD
  • 802.11ac Super Router giving faster speeds at longer distances
  • Only pay for the calls you use
  • 12 month contract

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TalkTalk Faster Fibre
£22.50 for 18 months
£33.50 thereafter

No upfront cost when you sign up online

  • Britain's Lowest Fixed Price Fibre!†
  • 36Mb average download speed
  • 9Mb average upload speed!
  • Truly unlimited usage
  • HomeSafe® online safety controls
  • 802.11ac Super Router giving faster speeds at longer distances
  • Only pay for the calls you use
  • No activation fee online
  • 18 month contract

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0800 0835042

Reasons to choose TalkTalk

  • Affordable - some of the cheapest broadband prices from the UK’s largest low-cost area network coverage ISP
  • Fixed price guarantee - broadband and line rental charges are fixed at the same monthly price for the full 12 or 18 month contract term
  • Truly unlimited - no usage caps and no traffic management at peak times
  • Same benefits for existing customers - unlike many providers, TalkTalk offers the same packages to both existing and new customers
  • Fibre packages - 35Mb average download speed is available as standard, or you can upgrade to a package averaging 63Mb for an extra £5 if it's available in your area
  • Range of phone options - only pay for what you use, or use boosts to add inclusive calling
  • TV services available - affordable alternative to cable and satellite TV with more to offer than Freeview. TV Plus now also includes 30 premium channels as standard, including; Sky 1 & 2, Sky Living, Fox and Sky Sports News
  • A range of TV and phone boosts to build the ideal package with features like more channels, enhanced security or international calling
  • All broadband products come with the 802.11ac Super Router with faster wireless speeds at longer distances
  • Home Move service - moving house made easy by using TalkTalk's handy service

Possible downsides

  • Only available in TalkTalk network areas - use our postcode checker to see if you're covered
  • No standalone broadband available - you have to switch your phone package to TalkTalk, switching may be a hassle for some, though others may find combining the bills for everything to be useful
  • Complaint levels - Ofcom figures show TalkTalk has customer complaint levels significantly above the industry average

† For a limited time only, TalkTalk are offering UK's lowest fixed price broadband when compared to major broadband providers. All plans have unlimited internet usage and your price is fixed for your contract length, giving you peace of mind. See TalkTalk site for further details.

Features at a glance

  • Download speeds average 11Mb for standard broadband and 35Mb for fibre. An optional 'Boost' increases fibre speeds to average 63Mb downloads

  • 12 month and 18 month contracts

  • Download allowances all truly unlimited

  • No upfront costs on some deals

  • Free technical and customer support

  • Optional TalkTalk email address available

  • Parental controls with HomeSafe plus anti-virus protection

  • 802.11ac Super Router with faster wireless speeds at longer distances

  • Phone line included, with free calls between TalkTalk customers

  • Optional TalkTalk Mobile Broadband available to TalkTalk customers, £10 a month for 1GB data, dongle costs £29.99

2.5 stars
  satisfaction rating based on 15463 customer ratings since 2017-09-22. See more TalkTalk customer ratings and reviews.

Details last checked on 2018-09-21

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TalkTalk Fast Broadband More Info

Special offer: Britain's Lowest Fixed Price Broadband!† + no activation fee online!
Add anytime UK landline and mobile calls for £7.50 a month!

802.11ac Wireless RouterPhone CallingLine Rental

averages
11Mb
truly
unlimited
12
months
£204 £17.00
£27.00 after 12 months

No upfront cost when you sign up online

Go to site

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0800 0835042
TalkTalk Faster Fibre More Info

Special offer: Britain's Lowest Fixed Price Fibre!† + no activation fee online!
Add anytime UK landline and mobile calls for £7.50 a month!

802.11ac Wireless RouterPhone CallingLine Rental

averages
36Mb
truly
unlimited
18
months
£270 £22.50
£33.50 after 18 months

No upfront cost when you sign up online

Go to site

Or sign up by phone
0800 0835042
TalkTalk TV with Fast Broadband More Info

Special offer: 12 months Fixed Low Price Plan + TV box + no activation fee online!
Add anytime UK landline and mobile calls for £7.50 a month!

802.11ac Wireless RouterPhone CallingTelevision ServiceLine Rental

averages
11Mb
truly
unlimited
12
months
£276 £23.00
£34.00 after 12 months

No upfront cost when you sign up online

Go to site

Or sign up by phone
0800 0835042
TalkTalk Faster Fibre Speed Boost More Info

Special offer: 18 months Fixed Low Price Plan + no activation fee online!
Add anytime UK landline and mobile calls for £7.50 a month!

802.11ac Wireless RouterPhone CallingLine Rental

averages
63Mb
truly
unlimited
18
months
£300 £25.00
£38.50 after 18 months

No upfront cost when you sign up online

Go to site

Or sign up by phone
0800 0835042
TalkTalk TV Plus with Fast Broadband More Info

Special offer: 6 Sky Entertainment channels + 12 months Fixed Low Price Plan + recording TV Plus box!
Add anytime UK landline and mobile calls for £7.50 a month!

802.11ac Wireless RouterPhone CallingTelevision ServiceLine Rental

averages
11Mb
truly
unlimited
12
months
£313 £24.00
£39.00 after 12 months

£25.00 upfront cost

Go to site

Or sign up by phone
0800 0835042
TalkTalk TV with Faster Fibre More Info

Special offer: 18 months Fixed Low Price Plan + TV box + no activation fee online!
Add anytime UK landline and mobile calls for £7.50 a month!

802.11ac Wireless RouterPhone CallingTelevision ServiceLine Rental

averages
36Mb
truly
unlimited
18
months
£342 £28.50
£40.50 after 18 months

No upfront cost when you sign up online

Go to site

Or sign up by phone
0800 0835042
TalkTalk Faster Fibre for Students More Info

Exclusive offer: £100 reward card + no activation fee online!
Reward choices are a £100 British Pub Card, Restaurant Card, Amazon gift card or Tesco gift card

802.11ac Wireless RouterPhone CallingLine Rental

averages
36Mb
truly
unlimited
12
months
£360 £30.00
£33.50 after 12 months
Reward for new customers ordering online only

No upfront cost when you sign up online

Go to site

Or sign up by phone
0800 0835042
TalkTalk TV Plus with Faster Fibre More Info

Special offer: 6 Sky Entertainment channels + 18 months Fixed Low Price Plan + recording TV Plus box!
Add anytime UK landline and mobile calls for £7.50 a month!

802.11ac Wireless RouterPhone CallingTelevision ServiceLine Rental

averages
36Mb
truly
unlimited
18
months
£379 £29.50
£45.50 after 18 months

£25.00 upfront cost

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0800 0835042
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  • Television Service
  • Line Rental

Details last checked on 2018-09-21

Customer Reviews

Sometimes the best way to get a feel for a broadband provider is to read what those who are already customers think of the service they're receiving. Below are all the reviews we've received for TalkTalk.

Customer Ratings Summary

  • Satisfaction
    2.5 stars
  • Customer Service
    2.5 stars
  • Speed
    2.2 stars
  • Reliability
    2.4 stars

Based on 15463 customer ratings since 2017-09-22

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Ratings are left by users of our speed test as well as by reviewers. Recent star ratings summarise the last 12 months of ratings or the last 100 placed, whichever is largest.

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Terrible service. Rude, incompetent customers services staff that make empty promises just to get you off the phone. When I made a complaint they basically said they were under no obligation to offer me compensation for the hassle and upset they had caused me. What a horrible business model.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Manchester TalkTalk  
Potential customers beware. Do not take up a contract with TalkTalk.

TalkTalk advertise on the TV, and will tell you over the telephone, that their 30 Day Guarantee allows you to leave if you're not happy free of charge.

TalkTalk engineer failed to attend a confirmed appointment to carry out installation at my home after I had taken an un-paid days leave. No contact from them, no apology, no explanation. I cancelled my order within the 30 days and now they have sent me two bills, Early Exit Fees £279.85 and a monthly bill of £36.54 for a service that they never installed and never took over from my previous IP provider.

It's scandalous that this company, which comes under the BT umbrella, are allowed to do business. Do yourselves a big favour and choose a different Internet Provider because this lot are criminals and regardless of what they advertise or tell you they will be lying.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
West Oxfordshire TalkTalk  
Did not meet my expectations when it came to speed or reliability even though I had fiber. There was nothing talktalk wanted to do about it. I ended up paying the rest of my contract just to be able to move away from them.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
London TalkTalk  
TalkTalk is the worst network ever, no value for money, shady terms and conditions, they will actually charge for services not rendered. Very unhelpful staff. Big mistake. They are a total joke
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Birmingham TalkTalk  
I have experienced everything the other reviewers have experienced. The only difference is I have only been with them a month and had nothing but problems. When my land line rings and I answer the call my router drops out. Also it drops out several times a day. Completely useless. We left BT because their price increases became too expensive for me being a pensioner. I have run out of ideas who to go to, we have no fibre optic here so choices are limited.TalkTalk can do one.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
OUNDLE PETERBOROUGH TalkTalk  
I switch BT to Talk Talk becouse thier adverttise speed was good and price was only £34 per month but now my broadband speed is much less than they advertise and price also gone up within the four months so I am going to end this contract
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars
WATTISHAM TalkTalk  
Terrible company, they cannot answer questions, they say one thing and do something else (lie).
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars
Colchester TalkTalk  
Don't be drawn in by the cheap prices, you get what you pay for with talk talk! My broadband was fine for the first 6 months albeit slow but now it goes off everyday, contact them for help get the usual turn it off and on again after 30 seconds.. working again so they assume issue fixed! Goes again following day, repeat process, try and live chat agents useless, no point trying to call. AVOID
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Nottinghamshire TalkTalk  
I too was sucked in by the cheap prices. But it is true what they say you get what you pay for.

Talktalk were an absolute joke they over promised and under delivered. took £70 out of my account when they told me the set up fee would be free no one even came to my house I done the set up myself and wouldn't give me a refund. On top of that when I did say to them that I was leaving they said can I give my box to someone else. NO CARE FOR THEIR CUSTOMERS. all round rubbish service and the speed for fibre optic was so rubbish I ended up using my phone data instead. NEVER AGAIN AND I WILL NOT BE SENDING ANYONE I KNOW YOUR WAY.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
hertfordshire TalkTalk  
Avoid at all costs.i switched from bt and was promised faster internet but only getting 1.2 mb on the fast fibre which is a joke.i have been in contact 5 times now to be told someone will come check it but nobody ever comes.i only gave 1 star because i had to.stay away there rubbish
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Filey TalkTalk  

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TalkTalk with choice of £100 reward card

One week remains to take advantage of TalkTalk's student fibre offer

Posted on 2018-09-19 10:56 in Offers TalkTalk

For many universities Freshers Week is underway, meaning that term starts soon. If you're returning to your student house or about to move in to a new house share, now's the time to snap up those last minute student broadband offers!

If you'll be sharing your internet connection with a group of friends then superfast broadband is a must have, and in most areas that means fibre-to-the-cabinet services, like TalkTalk Faster Fibre.

You'll need that faster speed if you're planning to watch streaming video services like iPlayer, Netflix, Prime Video or NOW TV - especially if your housemates will be streaming at the same time as you. Then add online coursework submission, gaming and cloud storage like iCloud, DropBox and OneDrive, and fibre broadband begins to look like an essential for your student house.

But a common downside of fibre for students is the 18 month minimum contracts, that's why TalkTalk are offering students their Faster Fibre product on a shorter 12 months contract!

For just £30 a month you'll get unlimited fibre broadband with an average download speed of 36Mb*, the price is fixed for the entire length of the 12 month contract and there's no upfront cost if you already have a phone line installed.

If you need higher download speeds, you can opt for the Speed Boost for only £2.50 extra per month and gain an average download speed of 63Mb*.

To sweeten the deal, we've teamed up with TalkTalk to offer an exclusive £100 reward**; either a Great British Pub Card, The Restaurant Card, a Tesco voucher or an Amazon gift card - just sign up online for one of the TalkTalk Faster Fibre student deals via Broadband.co.uk by the 27th of September!

If you don't need fibre, TalkTalk also offers the UK's lowest priced phone line broadband deal - TalkTalk Fast Broadband is just £17 per month fixed price for 12 months with no upfront cost!

And if you need an even shorter contract term, check out our student guide.

* Speeds only available in fibre-enabled areas. Average speeds are based on those achieved by 50% of customers during peak hours of 8pm to 10pm. Your broadband speed will vary depending on factors such as your location and distance from the street cabinet (your exact speed estimate will be given at point of sale). Use our postcode checker to find what speeds are available in your area.

** Choice of £100 voucher available to new customers when your purchase TalkTalk Faster Fibre for Students or Faster Fibre with Speed Boost for Students through Broadband.co.uk via our exclusive giftcloud voucher sign-up page before 27th of September 2018. Orders completed through webchat or via telesales are not eligible. You must provide your email address. It will take up to 90 days from purchase for your voucher code to be emailed. Further terms and conditions apply, click through for full details.

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TalkTalk WiFi Hub

Get TalkTalk's new WiFi hub with one of their low price broadband deals!

Posted on 2018-06-29 14:32 in News Offers TalkTalk

TalkTalk's low-price offers on broadband are now even better with their new WiFi Hub.

The WiFi Hub, worth £120, can be selected at the point of purchase instead of the current TalkTalk Super Router. It offers several improvements over the older model, including: 

  • Simple set up - the hub comes pre-configured, so you only need to plug it in and switch it and you're good to go
  • Twice as fast - the WiFi connection on the new hub is twice as fast as the Super Router
  • Connect more devices - the Super Router allowed you to connect 1-4 devices, this has been increased to up to 9 devices on the WiFi Hub
  • Stable connection - the hub uses advanced technology that helps break through interference, making the connection more stable throughout the home
  • Smart WiFi - the hub recognises connected devices and adjust the signal to give them the best speeds for their needs

Of course, you'll be wanting a broadband package to go along with this fantastic WiFi Hub, and TalkTalk have some great offers on right now. Sign up before the end of the 13th of July and get a TalkTalk fibre deal from just £22.50 a month on an 18 month contract! Your chosen package will come with:

  • Fast, totally unlimited broadband with speeds with speeds averaging at 35Mb, or 63Mb* if it's available in your area
  • Guaranteed fixed price for the full 18 month contract
  • FREE activation when you sign up online
  • Phone packages are available on all deals with the option to add mobile calls for just £7.50 a month

If fibre isn't available in your area yet you can still get TalkTalk's standard Fast Broadband package. For just £17 a month on a 12 month contract you can get speeds that average at 11Mb* along with the other features available with fibre packages.

You could also throw a TV package into the bundle, as TalkTalk offer TV options* with all their broadband packages. You'll get the benefits that come with broadband, along with:

  • 80+ Freeview channels, with 15 in HD
  • On Demand, including iPlayer, ITV Player and All4
  • Rent the latest blockbuster movies from only £4
  • TV Select, with 15 of the nation's favourite channels, including 6 Sky channels
  • Personalise your package by adding extra channels like Kids TV, Sky Cinema and Sky Sports on a flexible one month contract

Or you can go with TalkTalk's TV Plus package* and get extra features, such as:

  • Record up to 180 hours of live TV
  • 7 Day catch-up
  • 30 extra entertainment channels

If you're already a TalkTalk customer, you can still upgrade to a Fibre package or add a TV package easily!

Interested? Head on over to TalkTalk to get started!

* Broadband speed will vary depending on your location (your exact speed estimate will be given at point of sale). Use our postcode checker to find what speeds are available in your area. TalkTalk TV or TV Plus box required, cost £25. You need to connect your TalkTalk TV Box to the internet and your TV aerial. Offer ends 2018-07-13.

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TalkTalk Buyers Guide

Can I get TalkTalk?

TalkTalk's low cost network area is the largest in Britain, meaning that most households in urban and central areas are able to sign up for their standard phoneline broadband, and more rural and remote homes are covered than by any other local loop unbundling (LLU) provider.

Limitations also apply to customers wanting to get fibre broadband with TalkTalk, as TalkTalk use the Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) technology provided by Openreach. This is still in the process of being rolled out nationwide, around 90% of the population currently overed and 95% coverage expected by the end of 2017. TalkTalk will only sell their Fibre products to customers who are also within the low cost network area or whose exchange will be added within the next 4 months, however there is very significant overlap between fibre and LLU areas, meaning only a small percentage of FTTC homes will be unable to sign up for TalkTalk Fibre.

You can find out if you live in TalkTalk network or fibre areas by using our postcode checker.

What types of broadband are available?

TalkTalk offer three versions of their standard and fibre broadband packages, each with a fixed price with line rental included.

The standard broadband deals are:

  • Fast Broadband - totally unlimited standard broadband with speeds averaging 11Mb, on an 18 month contract.
  • TV with Fast Broadband - Fast Broadband plus a TalkTalk TV box with 75 Freeview channels and the ability to pause and rewind live TV
  • TV Plus with Fast Broadband - Fast Broadband plus a TalkTalk TV Plus box that can pause, rewind and record 185 hours of TV. It also includes access to 80+ Freeview channels, 30 extra Entertainment channels including Sky 1, and a range of on-demand services including BBC iPlayer

The fibre broadband packages are:

  • Faster Fibre Broadband - totally unlimited fibre broadband with speeds averaging 35Mb, on an 18 month contract.
  • TV with Faster Fibre - Faster Fibre Broadband plus a TalkTalk TV box with 80+ Freeview channels and the ability to pause and rewind live TV
  • TV Plus with Faster Fibre - Faster Fibre Broadband plus a TalkTalk TV Plus box that can pause, rewind and record 185 hours of TV. It includes access to 80+ Freeview channels, 30 premium Entertainment channels, and a range of on-demand services

You can purchase an optional Broadband Boost for an extra £5 per month to upgrade to speeds averagung 63Mb. This option might not be available in all areas, and as always the actual speeds you achieve may be somewhat slower than the advertised maximum.

The TV packages come with the option to add extra channels, such as Sky Sports or Sky Cinema, on a 30 day rolling contract, so you can cancel at any time. There are also optional landline call plans available for all of the packages.

Which package should I choose?

TalkTalk's packages have the same terms, so your choice comes down to what speed you need.

Smaller households, or those with less demanding requirements, may find that the Fast Broadband packages offer sufficient speeds. If you use the internet mostly for browsing, email and social networking, and maybe one user watching Netflix or iPlayer, then the 11Mb average speed offering could be fast enough. However, speeds are affected by several factors including how far your home is from your nearest telephone exchange. Make sure you base your decision on the real world speed estimate TalkTalk provides you.

For larger households, or those that want to use the internet for constant streaming, gaming or downloading, a fibre plan is likely to be more suitable. If the 35Mb average speed still doesn't seem like enough, TalkTalk offers the option to upgrade to a service with 63Mb average speed if it's available in your area.

Other factors to consider are whether you want to add TV services to your plan. Your options here are for the basic Freeview channels with a box that enables you to pause and rewind shows, or for a premium package with the ability to record shows as well as access on-demand services. In both cases there's also the option to add premium channels without long-term commitment. Your subscriptions renew every month and you can cancel whenever you want.

Points to consider before you choose

  • How far do you live from your local BT telephone exchange, and will this greatly impact your ADSL speeds?
  • How many people will be using your broadband connection at any one time, especially for heavy downloading or online gaming?
  • Would an 18 month contract be too long for you?
  • Do you watch a lot of TV, or make a lot of phone calls?
  • Do you want to be able to record programmes with your telly box?
  • Is your connection fast enough (2Mb or more) to support streamed TV?

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What do I get when I sign-up?

It's always good to know upfront what you'll get when signing up with an ISP so you know what you can enjoy for free, or to budget for any extras you may want.

  • 802.11ac wireless router - All customers signing up to TalkTalk's broadband packages benefit from TalkTalk's Super router with 802.11ac Wi-Fi performance supporting faster connections at longer distances.
  • TV box - Opt for one of the TV or TV Plus packages and you get a TV box that enables you to pause and rewind live TV, access Freeview channels, and add your own choice of Premium services. On the TV Plus box you can also record 185 hours of shows, and access a full range of on-demand content. There is usually a charge for the TV box - £25 for standard and £50 for Plus, though there are often offers in which the TV box is bundled in at no extra cost.
  • HomeSafe online security - TalkTalk broadband comes with HomeSafe, their award-winning online protection service. Developed with parents and online security experts, it allows you to protect your computer from harmful websites by providing virus alerts, as well offering the option of restricting access to sites unsuitable for children, or even blocking access to gaming sites and social media for homework time. 
  • Home Move service - TalkTalk provide a Home Move service for their customers to help make moving broadband when moving house more straightforward and less of a hassle. It is all done online, allowing you to pick the dates that work for you, and to keep track of the move. You can find out more about this service with our Home Move service guide.
  • Free landline calls - All landline calls between TalkTalk users are free.

What are the benefits of TalkTalk?

The benefits offered by an ISP may be what seals the deal in your decision to buy a package from them.

  • Simplified pricing - Broadband and line rental charges are combined into a single monthly price which is fixed for the length of the contract.
  • Mobile phone offers - TalkTalk home broadband customers get exclusive access to TalkTalk Mobile deals and offers, such as free smartphones or for reduced prices per month, and SIM-only mobile contracts for smartphones, tablets or USB-dongles.
  • Boosts - Through their wide range of phone and TV boosts, TalkTalk allow you to customise your packages. This can mean adding Sky Sports to your TV package, adding a landline call plan, or boosting your fibre broadband speed where available.
  • No upfront costs - Sign up to the Fast Broadband package and take advantage of no connection fees.
  • Super router - All users get the very latest wireless router technology with TalkTalk's 802.11ac Super Router.
  • Low costs - TalkTalk are a good option for those keeping to a tight budget as they are on average cheaper than most other large providers and your price is fixed for the life of your contract.

What are the drawbacks of TalkTalk?

Let's face it, not everything can be perfect, and even the best deals may have a downside.

  • Contract lengths - TalkTalk do not offer contracts of less than 12 months, meaning they are not ideal for those who have shorter tenancy agreements and also requiring a greater level of commitment. Those looking for more flexibility are better looking elsewhere. However, the long contracts can be a plus to those who live in one place and want to lock in their low broadband price for an 18 month period.
  • Limited to LLU areas - Unless your exchange is among those in which TalkTalk have installed their own equipment, you'll be unable to sign up for the service. This mainly affects customers in rural and remote areas. TalkTalk has the largest LLU network.
  • High complaint levels - The communications regulator Ofcom keeps track of the customer complaint levels of for broadband and TV services. The complaint level figures for mid 2016 show that TalkTalk is joint-third most complained about broadband provider, with complaint levels well above the industry average. Although BT and Plusnet both have higher levels.
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