Dan Howdle | January 13th, 2023
TalkTalk Fibre 150 is one of four full fibre services available from TalkTalk. Supplied with a flashy new Amazon eero router, TalkTalk’s Fibre 150 promises ultrafast speeds. This guide covers the basics of what you can expect from a package with these speeds, its availability, and what makes TalkTalk’s fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) packages stand out from the pack.
Here’s a quick summary of what you can expect to find with full Fibre 150.
|£28 per month
|Fibre to the premises (FTTP)
|eero 6 by Amazon
TalkTalk’s slowest full fibre bundle is Fibre 65, and its fastest is the Fibre 900. With average speeds double that of the slowest package, though some way off the top speeds available on full fibre, Fibre 150 bundle is by no means a specialist package, and is ideal for most busy, modern homes. .
Make sure not to confuse TalkTalk’s Full Fibre 150 service with its identically-named predecessor, superfast Fibre 150, which runs on a GFast connection, meaning it uses some additional kit to boost speeds above the average broadband supply, but does not match the consistency of full fibre, and is more prone to service interruptions at peak times.
The sort of households and lifestyles we think would best benefit from full Fibre 150 are:
|£26.95 per month
|£26 per month
|£26 per month
|Full Fibre 150
|£28 per month
|Full Fibre 500
|£39 per month
|Full Fibre 900
|£49 per month
All full fibre broadband plans with TalkTalk are supplied with a brand new eero 6 by Amazon router. The state-of-the-art router comes with WiFi 6 tech, which can supply faster speeds than WiFi 5 routers, and to more devices. This advanced piece of kit also promises stronger coverage around the home. Amazon’s eero routers sport mesh technology, meaning you can quickly and easily boost your broadband coverage with extra eero devices should you want.
TalkTalk’s broadband is truly unlimited, with no pesky quotas or download caps to catch you out.
There are also no hidden charges when subscribing to Fibre 150. Delivery of your router and installation of your full fibre service is completely free. Full Fibre installation has a few more steps than your typical broadband connection, as it requires a new hole to be drilled into your exterior wall to feed the fibre cabling into your home. This is necessary to receive an FTTP service, so you will need your landlord’s permission if you are a renter.
TalkTalk broadband customers can access two safety features when in contract, namely HomeSafe and SuperSafe. HomeSafe is a web filter built-in to your broadband supply, which can be activated to block certain content, or restrict it with a PIN code. The benefit here is you can place a blanket ban on websites known to be malicious, but can set PIN access for websites that you don’t want the kids to see, without blocking yourself from these same sites.
SuperSafe, on the other hand, is a premium add-on which offers protection per device, through a standalone app. SuperSafe, also known as Online Defence, costs £4 per month and is developed by F-Secure. F-Secure is award-winning, and it also powers Virgin Media’s dedicated Internet Security app. SuperSafe can be installed on up to ten devices, guarding you from viruses, malware and phishing scams on the move.
Full Fibre packages powered by Amazon’s eero router currently come with 12 months of Amazon Prime for free. This deal is available to new and existing Amazon Prime customers, and includes both Prime Video streaming, and free Prime delivery when shopping on Amazon.
Worth noting, TalkTalk’s Full Fibre packages are broadband-only deals, meaning no landline is included or available when placing your order. Customers should bear this in mind, as you will need to sort out a separate call plan if you need a landline supply. No line rental may appeal to those who have no need for a landline, and are happy to use a mobile phone instead.
TalkTalk’s relationships with network operators CityFibre and Freedom Fibre means its Full Fibre packages offer worthy competition against the likes of BT and Virgin Media. As with its competitors, however, Full Fibre is still being rolled out across the nation, so you may find it has not yet reached your area. If you are lucky enough to have Full Fibre available to you, TalkTalk’s Fibre 150 package offers good speeds for the typical household, for prices not much higher than what you would be paying on average for a regular fibre connection of around 65Mbps.
The added benefit of receiving an Amazon eero router is that your home broadband is futureproofed. As WiFi 6 is implemented in more devices, you’ll already be equipped to push your broadband bundle to the max and experience all the benefits of Full Fibre with a fast, reliable connection. Having no landline option available may be the deciding factor for many, but either way, it’s definitely worth checking if Fibre 150 is available in your area.
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