How to compare TalkTalk fibre broadband
TalkTalk offers one of the cheapest fibre broadband packages on the market, with a choice of two download speeds averaging 36Mbps and 63Mbps. The 36Mbps can be upgraded to the faster option, subject to availability in your area.
TalkTalk’s fibre broadband service is limited to certain areas. You can use our availability checker to see if it is available where you live. Insert your postcode and we will give you a list of deals that are available to you.
Check the detail
Before jumping on the TalkTalk fibre bandwagon, make sure you familiarise yourself with the terms and conditions. These will include information on additional charges, contract length and cancellation fees. Although it’s a time-consuming process, it’s important to make sure you are fully aware of what you are signing up for before you commit.
Why choose TalkTalk fibre broadband?
Fast and unlimited
TalkTalk offers two speeds averaging 36Mbps and 63Mps. To give you an idea, with 36Mbps you can stream an HD movie in 20 minutes and download a music album in eight seconds. All TalkTalk fibre packages come with unlimited data allowance, so you can download and upload as much as you like. This is ideal for households who tend to connect several devices to the home network.
TalkTalk offers one of the cheapest fibre packages on the market, which is great for those who want fast broadband without having to break the bank. Plus with unlimited usage, you are getting good value for money.
An option to add a TV package
It’s worth noting that you can only get TalkTalk TV if you take out TalkTalk Broadband. There are two packages to choose from: TV and TV Plus. The basic TV package has over 70 channels and is available free with broadband, whereas TV PLus comes with over 80 channels, including seven Sky channels. Both packages include 10 HD channels.
Pros & cons
- Fast and unlimited
- Affordable packages
- Option to add a TV package
- Limited to certain areas
- Previous data breach
- Subject to traffic management
Which package is right for me?
The entry-level Faster Fibre package comes with a download speed averaging 36Mbps and unlimited usage. There is no call plan included, but you will still have to pay for line rental. If you wish, you can add a call plan for an additional fee. This package is ideal for those who like streaming HD content, downloading and online gaming.
If you want a faster speed, then it's worth upgrading to the Fibre Boost. Everything is the same as the previous deal, but comes with a download speed averaging 63Mbps. That’s enough to stream an HD movie in approximately 10 minutes and a music album in four seconds. This package is ideal for a busy household that is consistently online.
What will I need?
A fibre optic broadband connection
In order to receive TalkTalk fibre services, you will need a fibre optic connection at your property. Fibre isn’t as widely available as standard broadband and is limited to certain areas. You can use our availability checker to see if you are in luck.
A wireless router
To receive fast and reliable internet connection, you will need a wireless router. TalkTalk have recently introduced a new Super Router as part of their fibre packages, which allows you to connect several devices up to three times faster than before. This improved router also provides a stronger, more far-reaching signal than the previous model.
How do I switch?
Decide on the right package
You can choose a TalkTalk fibre broadband deal from the table above. By clicking on the package, you’ll get a breakdown of what’s included in the plan. This will give you information on a number of features, including extra costs and pricing. You can choose to view the deals as you wish by sorting them according to monthly cost, contract length, total savings or speed. Once you have made a selection, click on the ‘See Deal’ button, where you’ll be redirected to the provider’s website to finalise your purchase.
Cancel with your provider
Once you have set things in motion with your new provider, it is responsible for managing the switchover so there is no need to call your old provider. The only exception to this is if you are currently with Virgin Media as it operates its own cable network. It’s worth noting that if you cancel your contract before the minimum term expires, you’ll be subject to a termination charge. Normally, you will need to give your provider 30 days’ notice, but read the terms and conditions to see if this applies.
Six essential questions before you buy
- Can I get TalkTalk fibre in my area?
- What speed will I need?
- Do I want to add a call plan?
- Do I want to add a TV package?
- Have I read the terms and conditions?
- What is my budget?
Now you have all the information you need, it’s time to make your decision. Take into account your budget and make sure you read the terms and conditions before you take the plunge.