The latest TalkTalk offers
TalkTalk is one of the best value providers, offering fast home broadband at some of the country's lowest prices.
As well as a great fibre connection, you can sign up to TV packages with TalkTalk. There’s a vast selection of premium entertainment, sports, and film channels for a reasonable monthly cost. It also offers cheap home phone deals to help you save even more money.
TalkTalk is among the cheapest triple-play (broadband, phone, and TV services bundle) providers you’ll find. Read on to discover what it can offer you.
Can I get TalkTalk Broadband?
TalkTalk broadband uses the BT Openreach network which runs across the majority of the UK, so the chances of you being able to sign up to a TalkTalk broadband deal are good. However, the choice of packages and the speed you’ll get will depend on your location.
The first step to buying any broadband service is to check availability in your area with a postcode check. Something you can do right here on Broadband Genie:
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What TalkTalk broadband packages are there? How fast are they?
As TalkTalk broadband uses the BT Openreach network to power its services, you’ll find a similar choice of speeds as many other internet service providers.
There are three different speed tiers that almost every home can get. And there are a couple of services that are much faster, but they tend to be more limited.
TalkTalk Fast Broadband (ADSL)
If you’re after the cheapest broadband service, ADSL (which is also called ‘standard broadband’) is the way to go. It’s also what you’ll get if you opt for any of the TalkTalk Fast Broadband new customer deals on this page.
TalkTalk’s ADSL service uses standard BT telephone lines to provide an average 11Mb download and up to 1Mb upload. It’s not the quickest by modern standards, but it’s capable of handling more intensive tasks such as HD video streaming and file transfers alongside regular web browsing and email.
However, if you need more speed, or if you share your connection with housemates or family? It’s worth upgrading to TalkTalk fibre optic.
TalkTalk Fibre 35
Fibre optic broadband offers much better speeds than ADSL, and there’s good news that the prices are still affordable. With average download speeds of 38Mb, TalkTalk Fibre 35 is a good, solid superfast fibre choice. It’s also a great choice for people who download a lot and want higher quality video streaming.
TalkTalk Fibre 65
The fastest TalkTalk service most of us can get is TalkTalk Fibre 65. This provides a rapid 77Mb download speed, ideal for large families or households.
In most cases, if you can get TalkTalk Fibre 35 you’ll find Fibre 65 is also an option.
TalkTalk Fibre 150
TalkTalk Full Fibre 150 offers a big boost in speed, delivering an average download rate of 152Mb.
Fibre 150 uses a technology called G.fast. This uses the same network lines as TalkTalk Fibre 35 and 65, but with upgrades to enable better speeds. However, coverage remains very limited compared to standard ADSL and fibre broadband, so only a few homes in the UK can get this.
TalkTalk Fibre 500 & TalkTalk Fibre 900
This is achieved by using an FTTP or Fibre-to-the-Premises optic network. This is where fibre lines run all the way from the cabinet into your home. The catch? Not everyone can get full fibre broadband packages just yet — use our postcode checker to find out if it’s an option in your area.
What's the best deal for TalkTalk?
All TalkTalk Broadband packages have the same basic features. They all offer unlimited broadband, include a free Wi-Fi router, and also all have an 18-month contract minimum term.
Individuals and couples with who carry out basic online tasks, such as browsing the internet, using social media and checking emails, can get by with ADSL. However, this is now pretty sluggish by today’s standards, so we recommend fibre optic for most people. You might find a faster fibre optic deal isn’t really much more expensive. You may even find it works out cheaper!
Shared and family homes with more than two people will be best off with unlimited fibre plans. TalkTalk fibre broadband is also recommended for gamers and anyone else who is likely to use it for activities which place more demand on the connection. This is a good option if you enjoy streaming from Netflix, Amazon Prime, NOW TV or Disney+ in HD, or if you download large files.
Do you want to know what’s the right broadband speed to go for? As a general rule, allow a speed of 10Mb per person, but double it for each person using the connection for things like video streaming, downloading, and gaming.
What Wi-Fi broadband router do I get with TalkTalk?
TalkTalk currently hands out a free TalkTalk Wi-Fi Hub when new customers sign up to TalkTalk Fast Broadband, Fibre 35 and Fibre 65.
Meanwhile, if you’re on a full fibre package you’ll receive either an Amazon Eero 6 or Eero Pro 6, depending on the package.
For more information on the Wi-Fi Hubs bundled with TalkTalk deals, read our TalkTalk router round-up.
TalkTalk calls packages
You must have an active telephone line to use most TalkTalk Broadband deals, and all the prices you see in our comparison tables include phone line rental. You won’t be able to get TalkTalk broadband without a phone line unless you get a full fibre package.
Not all TalkTalk phone and broadband packages come with inclusive calls. If you never use the landline for calling, then you won’t need to pay any extra beyond the line rental. Any calls will be charged at TalkTalk’s standard per-minute rate.
If you do like to chat, TalkTalk has call boosts available for an extra monthly price. These only have a one-month contract length, so you can cancel easily if you find you’re not using your phone. The add-ons aren’t expensive and can save a great deal of money in the run, especially if you use your phone for international calls.
- Unlimited UK Calls: unlimited calls to UK landlines and mobiles at any time.
- UK Evening & Weekend Calls: unlimited UK calls from 7pm on weekdays and all day at the weekend (for the first 60 minutes)
- International Max: 1500 inclusive minutes to landlines and mobiles in 50 countries, plus discount rates on all other calls. £6/month.
TalkTalk call boosts can be added to or removed from your package at any time without penalty.
TalkTalk TV includes a 4K TV box that’s capable of UltraHD. As well as over 70 Freeview channels, the basic TV package gives access to 30 catch up apps including Netflix, Amazon Prime, BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub and All4.
You also have the options to add on NOW memberships. These include:
NOW Entertainment (additional £9.99 per month)
This includes entertainment channels such as Sky Atlantic, Sky Max and Sky Kids channels
NOW Cinema (additional £9.99 per month)
For access to the latest blockbusters and Sky Original movies.
NOW Sports (additional £34.99 per month)
Includes access to the biggest live events including Premier League, Formula 1 and International Cricket, through all eleven Sky Sports channels.
Fibre 65 with Netflix and Fibre 35 with Netflix
Available on a 24-month contract, these 67Mb and 38Mb packages allow you to add Netflix Standard for one price, on the same bill.
What are the benefits of TalkTalk broadband?
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To find out more about TalkTalk and how it compares to other providers, read our full TalkTalk Broadband review.
Frequently Asked Questions about TalkTalk Broadband
Is TalkTalk any good?
Yes. TalkTalk is an excellent provider if you’re looking to save money on broadband, phone, and TV. It doesn’t rate well on the customer service front, though. If you’re trying to choose between providers, our broadband provider reviews may help you decide.
Is TalkTalk Broadband cheap?
Although you might find cheaper, TalkTalk is always one of the better value providers. Its fibre optic deals are especially compelling. They tend to cost just a little more than its standard ADSL broadband.
Does TalkTalk offer mobile phone plans?
TalkTalk once had its own mobile network offering, but this was closed several years ago.
Does TalkTalk charge a setup fee?
TalkTalk does occasionally charge a small setup fee, though it’s common to be able to bag a new TalkTalk broadband deal without any upfront costs. There’s a charge for the TalkTalk TV box on TalkTalk Broadband and TV bundles. You’ll also have to pay an installation fee for the phone line if you don’t currently have an active BT line in your home.
How long does installation take
Installation typically takes around 14 working days. Though this can be slightly longer if there’s a technical problem that delays installation, or in the case that the Openreach engineers are very busy.
What other internet providers are like TalkTalk?
If you’re interested in TalkTalk because of the price, you’ll find plenty of other options for cheap broadband, including deals which cost less than TalkTalk. If it’s the appeal of getting broadband, phone, and TV in a bundle, then you’ve also got a few other providers offering similar deals. That includes BT, Sky, Virgin Media, and NOW.
How do I speak to a person at TalkTalk?
You can call TalkTalk on 0345 172 0088. For more information and other contact options, visit our TalkTalk customer service guide.
How do I switch my broadband to TalkTalk?
If you’re currently using an Openreach network service (which includes BT, Sky, Vodafone, EE, and many other broadband providers) then TalkTalk will handle the process for you. For Virgin Media, you’ll have to contact your old ISP to arrange cancellation. For more guidance on switching broadband providers, read our guide: ‘How to switch broadband and get an amazing deal’.
TalkTalk offers cheap deals across a variety of different broadband products. Although it doesn’t rank the highest for customer service, there’s something for everyone.
The additional call plans offer excellent flexibility and are good value, especially when it comes to its 'International Max' package.
The bundled Wi-Fi hubs are excellent quality, with good reliability and strong Wi-Fi signal strength. It’s also truly unlimited which means there won’t be any hidden things in your contract that could limit how fast your internet is.
If you’re looking into a TalkTalk broadband deal, we recommend using our deals checker to see what’s available in your area.