All about TalkTalk fibre broadband deals
TalkTalk is one of the most popular providers in the UK. Available in most areas, TalkTalk relies on the Openreach telephone network.
It offers a choice of broadband packages: a basic option, and several fast fibre optic broadband deals. TalkTalk is cheap, but should you sign up to its fibre broadband packages?
Can I get TalkTalk fibre broadband in my area?
Thanks to the Openreach (BT telephone line) broadband network there is a very strong chance that you can get TalkTalk fibre in your area. After all, over 95% of the UK is connected to the Openreach network.
To find out if you can subscribe to a TalkTalk broadband package, use our TalkTalk fibre checker:
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Enter your postcode, then check the results to see if TalkTalk fibre broadband is available in your area.
How do I get TalkTalk Fibre?
TalkTalk fibre contracts are 18 months long and packages have free unlimited weekday and weekend calls as an optional extra.
There are no upfront costs with TalkTalk. Simply click the link in the postcode checker, select your preferred option, and then provide your information to begin. They offer a 30-day "great connection guarantee" for peace of mind.
Already subscribed to another ISP? If you're still in the original contract period, you'll likely have to pay an exit fee to switch to TalkTalk. Make sure you know how to switch your broadband package before agreeing to a new subscription.
What fibre broadband packages does TalkTalk offer?
Along with the standard Fast Broadband ADSL package (11Mb download speed, unlimited usage), TalkTalk offers a few fibre broadband packages to choose from, all of which include a free Wi-Fi router and a 30-day satisfaction guarantee.
Typically available for around £21 a month, there is little point in signing up for TalkTalk's basic broadband package when this fibre option is just a few pounds more and offers around three times the average speed.
Often around £22 a month, the Fibre 65 broadband package is six times faster than the standard (ADSL) option.
TalkTalk Fibre 150 delivers an incredible average speed of 145Mb. And despite being more than twice as fast as Fibre 65, it doesn't cost much more. However, because this is a "full-fibre" service that uses a different network to other TalkTalk fibre packages, the availability of this option is limited. If it's available in your area, our postcode checker will tell you.
Future Fibre 500
Offering speeds up to 500Mb, TalkTalk Future Fibre 500 offers enough bandwidth to cope with the most demanding tasks. However, you will need to live in an area with full-fibre coverage in order to enjoy this service.
Is TalkTalk fibre broadband any good?
With so many competing ISPs providing fibre broadband, why would you sign up to TalkTalk?
- Fibre broadband packages are available from under £30.
- Completely unlimited.
- Optional TV bundles.
We don't like...
- TalkTalk has a poor customer satisfaction record.
Find out more details about TalkTalk broadband in our full review.
TalkTalk fibre vs BT, EE, Sky, and Virgin Media
|Provider||Average speeds||Cheapest price||Fastest price||Notable extras|
|TalkTalk||38Mb / 67Mb / 150Mb / 500Mb||£23.50 (67Mb)||£40 (500Mb)||Free Wi-Fi Hub.|
|BT||36Mb / 50Mb / 67Mb / 150Mb / 250Mb / 500Mb / 910Mb||£28.99 (36Mb)||£59.99 (910Mb)||Free Wi-Fi. Cheap BT Sport.|
|EE||36Mb / 67Mb / 145Mb / 500Mb / 900Mb||£24.50 (36Mb)||£48 (900Mb)||Mobile data boost.|
|Sky||36Mb / 59Mb / 145Mb / 500Mb / 900Mb||£25 (36Mb)||£60 (900Mb)||Free Wi-Fi.|
|Virgin Media||54Mb / 108Mb / 213Mb / 362Mb / 516 Mb / 630Mb / 1.1Gb||£24 (108Mb)||£62 (1.1Gb)||Free Wi-Fi.|
Prices last checked April 2022.
TalkTalk offers similar speeds to other Openreach network providers but the price is what sets it apart; TalkTalk fibre deals are some of the cheapest you'll find anywhere.
Is TalkTalk fibre internet right for me?
Which of these fibre broadband packages is right for you? Do you even need fibre internet?
Modest internet usage that eschews video streaming and gaming in favour of basic browsing, email, and online shopping doesn't require the high speeds of fibre broadband. You should be fine with a basic option, such as the TalkTalk 11Mb ADSL package.
Similarly, if you're in one of those remote rural areas that fibre broadband hasn't yet reached, the basic option might be all you can use.
Get TalkTalk fibre if…
You're a gamer. Fast fibre optic broadband lets you download the latest releases in far less time than ADSL broadband. Fibre is also a must if you stream on Twitch or YouTube, or host multiplayer matches.
You love to stream video. High definition Netflix and Amazon Video streams are a lot smoother with a superfast fibre connection.
You have a busy shared home. The more people sharing your connection, the greater the speed you'll need. Fibre optic can cope with the demands of busy shared and family homes.