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£1.50 price rise at TalkTalk tempered by new mobile offer
Monday 27 April 2015 09:57:53 by Andrew Ferguson

TalkTalk has just put its broadband prices up, and this means their entry level unlimited service has a standard price of £5 per month rather than the previous £3.50 per month. The £1.50 price rise has trickled down through the whole broadband product range, the price rise is softened the return of the £75 Love2Shop vouchers for 10 days for those switching to TalkTalk. The new pricing only applies to new customers, if and when prices change for existing customers they should get the obligatory notification.

Voice line rental has remained unchanged at £16.70 per month, which will help to avoid the negative press of previous years where people were complaining that the true cost of the service was buried in the small print as part of the voice line rental.

There is a new product launched which claims to be Britain's lowest priced unlimited SIM which costs £12 per month and is only available to TalkTalk customers on an unlimited broadband package and offers unlimited 3G mobile data, minutes and texts on a 30 day rolling contract basis.

  • Simply Broadband, current offer is free for 12 months and a £75 shopping voucher. Then £5 per month for totally unlimited ADSL2+ connection.
  • Unlimited Fibre, up to 38 Mbps downloads (up to 2 Mbps upload), £5 per month for six months then £10 per month rising to standard price of £15 per month. £75 shopping voucher for switchers.
  • Essentials TV, ADSL2+ with basic YouView box, £7.50 per month for six months and a £75 voucher for those migrating in rising to £10 per month thereafter.
  • Essentials TV with fibre and a basic YouView box, £12.50 per month for six months and a £75 voucher for those migrating in rising to £20 per month thereafter.
  • Plus TV, ADSL2+ with full YouView PVR, £14.50 per month for six months and a £75 voucher for those migrating in rising to £20 per month thereafter. Includes anytime landline calls and free mobile SIM with basic text/call/data bundle.
  • Plus TV, fibre with full YouView PVR, £19.50 per month for six months and a £75 voucher for those migrating in rising to £30 per month thereafter. Includes anytime landline calls and free mobile SIM with basic text/call/data bundle.

All the fixed line broadband services require voice line rental (£16.70) via TalkTalk and feature an 18 month contract.

Comments

Posted by Apilar about 1 year ago
Is the SIM 4G?
Posted by andrew (Favicon staff member) about 1 year ago
Alas just 3G data.
Posted by bicbasher about 1 year ago
Is the price rise for new customers just for the ADSL2 product or is the FTTC also going up?

Posted by andrew (Favicon staff member) about 1 year ago
It is all products, hence the listing with the offer and then final ongoing, i.e. fibre will go from £13.50 to £15 once any offers are over.
Posted by zyborg47 about 1 year ago
So glad I went to plusnet, not Talk Talk, not much cheaper, but the first few months will be.
Posted by oliver341 about 1 year ago
Unlike most other ISPs, TalkTalk class fibre as an add-on. So the fibre add-on price remains unchanged at £10 extra per month, but the (mandatory for fibre) SimplyBroadband price increases from £3.50 to £5.

Somewhat of a technicality though.
Posted by andrew (Favicon staff member) about 1 year ago
On the technicality, should say that to make product comparisons sensible we do roll the Simply Broadband cost into the fibre product pricing.
Posted by zyborg47 about 1 year ago
So Plusnet is now cheaper than Talk Talk once all the offers are out of the way. Talk Talk used to be the cheapest, but not now.
Got good service from plusnet last night and from BTOR this morning.
Posted by oliver341 about 1 year ago
@zyborg47, true for fibre, but TalkTalk are still cheaper than Plusnet for ADSL.
Posted by acpsd775 about 1 year ago
@Apilar its just 3g for now but once they've moved over to o2 rather than the current Voda network its suppose to be getting access to 4G
Posted by Al1264 about 1 year ago
Hardly surprising but not so easy to find, the 'All in SIM' offer does not allow tethering. Relevant info here: http://help2.talktalk.co.uk/good-network-guidelines
Posted by andrew (Favicon staff member) about 1 year ago
Tethering is needed less these days, given size of reasonable mobile phone screens, unlike in the days of just 320x240 screens where reading long email was a pain.
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