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TalkTalk cuts Talk2 service prices

TalkTalk (www.talktalk.co.uk) has this morning announced a reduction in its Talk2 international plan package to £5.89 per month which includes unlimited weekend and evening calls to UK and unlimited anytime calls to 36 countries. This fee is in addition to the £10.50 line rental making the total cost of the line and Talk2 package £16.39 a month. The package includes free 'up to 8 meg' broadband with a 40GB monthly usage allowance (combined upload/download and still subject to a fair use policy. A connection fee of £29.99 also applies.

More information on the TalkTalk website.

Comments

Does this also apply to existing customers?

  • goldcroft10
  • over 10 years ago

The last reduction in Talk3 prices (by £1.50 pm) did not apply to existing customers. Surprisingly the line rental reduction did.

  • ETEE
  • over 10 years ago

Looks like Tiscali pricing was getting a bit too competitive for TalkTalk. The Tiscali price comparisons were taken off the TT website last week! Tiscali were charging £19.99 pm for a similar product (without international calls).

  • ETEE
  • over 10 years ago

It is a sad reflection on UK telecoms that unlimited calls in Britain are only evening and weekend, whereas international calls (but only 36 countries) are unlimited anytime

  • ukwiz
  • over 10 years ago

Weekend UK calls are disappearing from TT's tariffs from August. It'll just be daytime and evening from then. I wonder if that is made clear in this promotion or on the TT website?

  • ETEE
  • over 10 years ago

Just another sad attempt by a sad company to try to get some custom IMO.

  • CARPETBURN
  • over 10 years ago

Could you expand upon that August tarriff change ETEE?

I am aware TT always play follow the leader with BT, jacking up the prices everytime BT does, leaving them always a whisker's length cheaper than their rival.

BT have announced the abolishment of the weekend rates for MOBILE/Non Geographic calls, but have stated that this doesn't apply to standard geographic calls, (They have jacked up the 'connection fee' for those.)

I expect TT to follow suit, but what you say seems worse and that it will apply to standard UK calls? Is that right?

  • jimmythesecond
  • over 10 years ago

TT new pricing from 1 Aug 2007

http://www.talktalk.co.uk/talktalk/servlet/gben-server-PageServer?article=MAIN.UK.TALKTALK.STATIC.TERMS.PRICE

  • ETEE
  • over 10 years ago

Thanks ETEE.

As suspected - just mirroring BT with the increases. Just Mobile/Non Geo losing the weekend rate - doesn't apply to Geographic calls.

Not great, but could have been alot worse.

I agree that like BT, these raises haven't been shouted in the same volume as the few reductions.

No real suprise there.

  • jimmythesecond
  • over 10 years ago

Most of their geographic calls are included in their packages (up to 70 mins).

The Channel Islands are about the only UK destination not included.

  • ETEE
  • over 10 years ago

When TT say "Our connection fee will change from 3p to 6p." will this affect people on Talk 3 Intl. ?

I know that they will charge for the non geo numbers but just curious if they will fiddle with the 01 and 02 numbers?!

  • simonlenton
  • over 10 years ago

We left Talk Talk after 11 months. It took them 5 months to get us broadband. Advertised at "upto 8Mb speed" they were only able to supply a 2Mb speed. they told us that 8Mb would be available in May 2008 (15months later). We went to BT who gave us 8Mb straightaway - makes you think...
The costs for calling TT customer service totalled £90 over 5 months - never again !

  • baabaashep
  • over 10 years ago

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