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TalkTalk is a provider that aims to combine reliable broadband with fair, fixed pricing. As a TalkTalk customer your price will be fixed for the length of the contract, and you have the choice of fibre or standard broadband, as well as TalkTalk TV.
TalkTalk has remained a popular choice for UK customers as fibre has been rolled out across the UK. This provider has always looked to compete in terms of pricing and reliability, and has stayed competitive despite the emergence of a range of low-cost alternatives. The provider has responded to the industry’s evolution by delivering streamlined fibre packages, as well as its own TV service.
TalkTalk offers two fibre packages, both with superfast download speeds and unlimited usage. The cheaper package is Unlimited Fibre Broadband, with average download speeds of 36Mb, and you get a powerful router for secure home Wi-Fi.
For a little more each month you can get Unlimited Fibre Speed Boost, with average download speeds of 63Mb. This is ideal for homes with multiple web-connected devices regularly streaming and downloading content.
You can also get standard broadband, which is really cheap and great for those who go online sparingly just to check emails, news sites and watch short video clips.
There are extras available which you can add or remove each month. This gives you a flexible option for landline and international calls, as well as call management features and device security.
A key feature of TalkTalk’s service is that your price is fixed throughout your contract term. A number of providers will increase your price mid-contract, and this can be frustrating for customers even if it’s only a small change.
TalkTalk’s policy of fixed prices is a promise, so you can be sure that you’ll be paying the same monthly fee for the full term. After this there may be a price change, but you’ll be free to make a decision about whether to stay or switch.
TalkTalk TV offers over 80 free channels, with 15 in HD, as well as the option to add and remove premium content like Sky Sports and Sky Cinema.
You can pause, rewind and record live channels, and access catch-up content through on demand players. You can also rent or own the latest releases, available to watch online, on your TV or on the go.
There are TV Boosts available, which are part of the flexible extras, and these give you the option of additional content without committing long-term.
TalkTalk Broadband offers both standard ADSL and fibre packages and how fast your broadband is will depend on which one you go for. Standard TalkTalk broadband has an average speed of 11Mbps whilst Faster Fibre and Speed Boost can get you an average of either 36 or 63Mbps.
Unlimited broadband means that there is no data cap on a broadband package. This allows you to download or streaming whatever you want, whenever you want without having to worry about going over a limit and incurring hidden charges.
TalkTalk TV is TalkTalk’s TV service, allowing you to watch over 80 Freeview channels (alongside 15 in HD) and catch up with the latest entertainment. You can also add boosts to your TV package on a month-by-month basis, including 30 extra Entertainment channels and extras with the TV select bundle.
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