Dan Howdle | January 13th, 2023

TalkTalk Full Fibre 150

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.

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Key features

Here’s a quick summary of what you can expect to find with full Fibre 150.

Price £28 per month
Download speed 152Mbps
Upload speed 30Mbps
Broadband Fibre to the premises (FTTP)
Parental controls Yes
Router eero 6 by Amazon
Packages Broadband only
Contract length 18 months

Who is TalkTalk Fibre 150 for?

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:

  • Households with 2-4 occupants – Talktalk suggests that this package, with its next-gen router, can handle over 75 digital devices. That eye-popping number is pretty hard to imagine in real terms. Simply put, 150Mbps of speed is perfect for the average family, who may be streaming, gaming and video calling all at once at peak evening times
  • Smart homes – Speeds like these are great for homes with lots of smart devices like Google Nest, Alexa or smart lighting solutions like Philips Hue. You can cast music to every speaker in the house, without impacting download speeds on other devices
  • Next-gen gaming – Depending on the game you’re playing, your Xbox Series X or Playstation 5 console can be quite demanding on your broadband supply, especially if you play online multiplayer games like Call of Duty or Fortnite. Even if you’re not big into gaming online, current trends see games being updated and patched regularly by publishers. With full fibre, your next update will be ready in minutes
  • Streaming and social media – Streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime, and social media apps like YouTube and TikTok, both require growing amounts of data as more TV is produced in higher resolution, and whilst video content surges in popularity. Fibre 150 can handle multiple incoming streams, meaning no one’s nightly viewing is interrupting anyone else’s
  • Working from home – If you regularly upload and download files for work, or use cloud storage services like Dropbox, Google Drive or OneDrive day-to-day, the boosted upload speeds on Fibre 150 will help streamline your workflow, compared to typical broadband upload speeds. Likewise, if you back up your phone’s storage to services like iCloud frequently, you’ll notice a decrease in upload time

How does Fibre 150 compare?

Package Download speed
(average)
Upload speed
(average)
Contract length Monthly cost
Fast Broadband 11Mbps 1Mbps 18 months £26.95 per month
Fibre 35 38Mbps 9Mbps 18 months £26 per month
Fibre 65 67Mbps 17Mbps 18 months £26 per month
Full Fibre 150 152Mbps 30Mbps 18 months £28 per month
Full Fibre 500 525Mbps 72Mbps 18 months £39 per month
Full Fibre 900 944Mbps 110Mbps 18 months £49 per month
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What's included with Fibre 150?

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.

Amazon eero 6 router

Amazon eero 6 router specification

  • Next generation WiFi – The eero 6 router includes emerging WiFi 6 technology (802.11ax), which first appeared in 2019. WiFi 6 will eventually become the new standard for routers and devices alike
  • Truemesh channel selection – Similar to features seen on other routers, the eero’s TrueMesh software automatically connects your devices to the strongest channel available, with limited interruption or interference
  • Dual band – Now the standard for most home hubs, the eero 6 router has two bands – 2.4GHz and 5GHz – to ensure you receive the optimal signal around your home
  • Zigbee built-in – Amazon’s eero 6 routers have built-in Zigbee hubs, so you can connect devices like Amazon’s Alexa without the need for an additional hub plugged into your router. Zigbee is the same tech used by Philips Hue bulbs, as well as IKEA’s smart lighting
  • Two gigabit ethernet ports – The eero 6 router features two gigabit Ethernet ports. This is fewer than the typical router, but you can boost this number with additional eero devices, if you desire

Extras

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.

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What we think

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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