While TalkTalk has made a lot of progress in the last year on rolling out its telephone and broadband bundles that start at £19.99, for those not on an 'unbundled' exchange things have always been more expensive with a supplementary £10 a month fee. Users now signing up to the Talk3 call plans and taking the broadband option will now be charged £15 per month if they are one of the 30 to 40% of households not on a Carphone Warehouse unbundled exchange. Details of the product bundle can be found at www.talktalk.co.uk.
One key issue when comparing packages is to find out from a provider what speed they expect to connect you at. With TalkTalk if signing up to broadband for the first time and you are not on one of their unbundled exchanges you are likely to get a fixed rate 1 or 2 Mbps service, rather than a rate adaptive 'up to 8 Mbps' service. This is because TalkTalk as yet is not making full use of the BT Wholesale IPStream Max product launched in April 2006. For people with a Max service already that are migrating to TalkTalk generally the migration will result in you retaining your Max service.