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TalkTalk publishes latest offers on Essentials, TV and fibre products

The headline offer from TalkTalk is now that their budget unlimited service that is Essentials is available for just £3.75 per month for the first 12 months (telephone line rental at £15.40 applies to this and other TalkTalk broadband services, line rental can be paid annually giving an effective price of £9.50/month).

There is also more of an emphasis on bundling the fibre products with their PlusTV package, which includes exclusive access to the pay per view LoveFilm Box Office movies service, and then additional options of boosts including Sky 1 for £5/month. The slower Fibre Medium (up to 38 Mbps) with Plus TV is available for £12.75 per month for six months, reverting to the standard price of £25.50 thereafter.

For those who want the fastest fibre speeds but not a TV bundle there is Essentials + Fibre Large which utilises the fastest Openreach FTTC product and is £13.75/month for the first six months and then £22.50 per month.


This announcement should probably be taken in the context of this email that I, as a current TalkTalk Essentials customer, received earlier this week:

"To bring you improvements and new services we occasionally need to put up our prices"

"Your TalkTalk Essentials package will be £7.50 a month from your October bill."

"Any calls you make outside your bundle will be slightly higher from 1st October 2013."

So for "bring you improvements" you can safely read "catch more customers on bargain-basement deals".

  • pdaniel78
  • over 7 years ago

A TT customer, I also took umbrage at this. I know improvements must be paid for & costs passed on, but my ADSL speed has not increased in 2 years (stuck at an average 2Mbps).

I advise you call & complain. They credited me for the rise in monthly rental for the remainder of my contract (one-off credit, admittedly) & added a mobile boost free of charge (valued at £5.00 per month) to guard against paying more for calls to mobiles, which accounts for most our landline usage.

TT are not the best ISP, but at least they are doing something for existing customers. Give it a go & see how you get on.

  • nickj365
  • over 7 years ago

One to be wary of, the boost channels you pay TT extra for cannot be recorded,something they tend not to mention when selling their TV services.
A technical issue stops recordings of the new Drama channel on the freeview service too.
A real let down compared to other ISP offerings,especially as their old TV service could record every channel no matter how it was delivered.
Software updates to the PVR Youview service to cure problems are few and far between and always seem to be on a permanent future promise, as does the ability to record the paid for boosts.

  • Egg_
  • over 7 years ago

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