About TalkTalk broadband deals
TalkTalk is one of only six UK companies that offers broadband, TV and phone services all bundled together. It also features some of the lowest prices on the market, so if you’re looking for the convenience of dealing with just one provider and save money while you're at it, then you’ve come to the right place.
- Can I get TalkTalk?
- Why choose TalkTalk?
- Pros and cons
- Which package is right for me?
- What will I need?
- How do I switch?
Can I get TalkTalk in my area?
TalkTalk is one of the biggest telecoms providers in the UK. Well known for its low prices, its broadband, TV and home phone services are widely available across the UK, so you have a good chance of getting what you want.
Once you enter your postcode into our availability checker, we'll perform a live look-up and check all the deals offered in your area – including the latest TalkTalk offers.
Why choose TalkTalk?
There are a few good reasons to choose TalkTalk for your broadband, TV and phone provider. Here are some of the most important.
The main reason to consider TalkTalk is that it’s cheap. If you’re looking for the cheapest broadband prices but still want to watch TV and call your family and friends, TalkTalk really isn't a bad place to start.
Fast, unlimited fibre optic broadband
Those looking for a quick fibre optic connection are in luck. If it’s available in your area (and these days it quite likely is) you'll be able to choose from either Fibre 35 – with an average download speed of 38Mbps, or Fibre 65 – which has a download speed averaging 67Mbps. These speeds should be enough to support families with high internet usage, meaning you can download, stream and browse to your heart’s content.
Tailor your TalkTalk TV package
TalkTalk gives you the option of building your TV package your way. Having the choice to add certain elements, called Boosts, means you’re not shelling out for channels you won’t watch. It also offers all the Sky Sports and Sky Cinema channels, so film nuts and sports fanatics can get their fill as well.
Pros & cons
- Cheapest broadband, TV & phone bundles
- Fast fibre optic broadband speeds
- TV packages tailored to your specifications
- Questions around quality of customer services
- Not the greatest amount of free extras
- Fibre optic broadband not available everywhere
Which TalkTalk package is right for me?
TalkTalk has broadband packages suitable for a range of budgets and requirements. It's worth noting that stricly speaking, they're actually broadband and phone packages as all TalkTalk broadband comes with landline and the facility to make Pay as You Go calls (often shortened to 'PAYG'). You don't have to use it, but it's there if you choose to.
So, that said, here's a breakdown of the basic packages they offer.
This is one of the cheapest broadband packages in the UK. It's totally unlimited and there's no traffic management in place so you won’t be slowed down at peak times. It's good old ADSL broadband, and so has an average download speed of around 11Mbps and is offered on a 18 month contract. Unlike other budget broadband, which can be a bit stingy with what providers give you by way of extras, this package has some worthwhile additions such as the powerful WiFi Hub Black and Homesafe online protection. It’s certainly perfect for you if you're looking for a simple broadband package.
TalkTalk's entry level fibre broadband, offering greatly improved speeds over ADSL yet at a reasonable premium over Fast Broadband. Naturally your usage is also completely unmanaged and unlimited, but you can expect to see more than three times the average speed – clocking in at arond 38Mbps. A little higher than the name might suggest. And while faster broadband is available, that's more than adequate for most usage, including decent quality video streaming.
However, if you have a large household, and everyone's fighting for that last ounce of bandwidth, you may want to look a little further up the range.
Usually, if you're able to get TalkTalk's Fibre 35, then the chances are you're also going to be able to get Fibre 65. That'll almost double the speeds for a modest increase in monthly cost – often just a few pounds. And if you time it right, you might be able to take advantage of one of TalkTalk's regular offers too. Average downloads are 67Mbps, with 18Mbps uploads, and in the real world that's proabably going to be enough for almost anyone.
Fast Broadband TV
Fast Broadband TV is the cheapest TV, broadband and phone package offered by TalkTalk. It comes with unlimited 11Mbps broadband and access to over 80 Freeview channels. You'll also receive TalkTalk’s WiFi Hub Black and a YouView box so you can watch and pause live TV, as well as the option to upgrade your broadband to fibre optic and add Sky Sports and Movies should you wish. Pay as You Go calls are included of course – anytime calls will cost extra.
Fibre 35 TV and Fibre 65 TV
With TalkTalk's fibre and premium TV packages you get the best variety of TV, a fast (or very fast) fibre broadband connection and a great selection of extras. Your package will come with 80 Freeview channels and seven Sky channels, plus a free YouView box, a WiFi Hub Black and the option to boost your fibre speed if appropriate. You also have the option to add extra channels to your TV package, and of course those PAYG calls.
What will I need?
A fibre optic connection – TalkTalk fibre services do not yet cover the whole country – although using Openreach's fibre network it's getting quite close now. You can find out if fibre optic broadband has reached your area by putting your postcode into our checker at the top of this page. You should also know that there's no longer any charge for TalkTalk fibre installation.
A wireless router – A router will distribute your broadband signal around your property and keep all your wireless devices connected. TalkTalk provides a free WiFi Hub Black with all its broadband packages – usually with no delivery charges.
How do I switch?
First of all, check which broadband deals are on offer in your area with our availability checker. Then have a look at what TalkTalk is offering and work out what would best fit your requirements – try not to overestimate how much you’re going to need because you don’t want to be paying for something you’re not going to use.
Once you’ve decided on a package, click on the 'See Deal' button next to your preferred package. This will take you straight to TalkTalk’s website where you can complete your purchase. There's no need to call your current provider, unless you're with Virgin Media, which operates on an entirely separate network. Bear in mind that if you try to leave your current provider before your minimum term is up, you'll usually be charged early termination fees. For more tips and advice on switching your broadband supplier, read our guide.
There’s no denying that TalkTalk offers well priced packages, and there aren’t too many hidden fees to watch out for. The best way to make the most out of your TalkTalk broadband package is focusing on what you really need, not what you think you’ll use. With that in mind it will be easier to pick the right broadband for you.
For example, if you'd consider yourself (or your household) a heavy bandwidth user – constantly downloading, steaming or video conferencing – then a TalkTalk fibre broadband package should offer great value. But if you only use your connection for sending the occasional email and checking your Facebook account then a standard broadband speed will be more than adequate.
Still not sure if TalkTalk is right for you? Our latest TalkTalk review might help you decide.
How fast is TalkTalk broadband?
Here's a quick run down of TalkTalk broadband speeds on offer:
- TalkTalk Fast Broadband – average download speeds of 11Mbps and 1Mbps uploads. Widely available.
- TalkTalk Fibre 35 Broadband – average download speeds of 38Mbps and 9Mbps uploads. Widely available.
- TalkTalk Fibre 65 Broadband – average download speeds of 67Mbps and 18Mbps uploads. Widely available.
TalkTalk broadband availability depends where you live in the UK. Use our availability checker to see if you can get TalkTalk broadband in your area.
Is TalkTalk broadband any good?
TalkTalk offers some of the best-value broadband packages in the UK but customer service has been lacking.