TalkTalk Fibre 150 just £28/m in winter sale
TalkTalk fifteen years drove the price of broadband and phone bundles down in the UK and with its latest winter offer for those after more speed and who live in an address with G.fast you can upgrade and pay just £14/m for six months then £28/m for 12 months in the 18 month contract.
TalkTalk Fibre 150 offers average download speeds of 145 Mbps, with £4.95 to cover postage and packing for the Wi-Fi router. One attraction is that the broadband and line rental element i.e. the £28/m is a fixed price for the 18 month minimum term what may change is any call allowance bundles you add. The standard price for those out of contract is £39.95/m. This is a phone and broadband package, for those who don't want a phone line there is a data only option but it is actually £32/m, so if you aren't going to use the phone just don't plug one in.
For those signing up in an FTTP area the speeds should meet the advertised figures, though TalkTalk FTTP availability is an unknown subset of the Openreach FTTP footprint and the offer possibly only applies to G.fast connections. For those in G.fast areas the speeds will vary according to the distance to the G.fast pod and TalkTalk should communicate the personalised estimate as part of the sign-up process.
Lockdown will obviously affect engineer visits if ordering and installing FTTP but as yet no halt has been declared on installs that we are aware of. In the G.fast areas this is less of an issue as installs are often with no installer visit these days. We believe FTTP installs continue with appropriate safety measures e.g. masks, hand wash and increased ventilation.
Update 1:20pm: Openreach has announced that new installs that need engineers to go into a home are on hold until 1st March 2021 now. Exceptions will be for essential work e.g. fixing faults. This means if you order FTTP from a provider that uses the Openreach network it is extremely unlikely you will get it installed before March - but with the existing lead times for installs anyone ordering with this other was probably looking at mid to late February anyway. External work will carry on, so for people who have two stage FTTP installs the external work e.g. run fibre from pole to external splice point may go ahead.
Update 6:10pm: There has been some confusion around the original offer emails which suggested 6 months free but this was not showing when we did the original headline offer. The offer pages have now updated to show it is actually six months service at £14/m and then the remaining 12 months of the contract at £28/m. Additionally we have also done some checks and the reduced price may only be available for those in range of a G.fast pod.