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TalkTalk broadband deals UK 2024

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TalkTalk offers some of the best broadband deals in the UK, with a range of packages and services that include superfast internet and inclusive bundles. Depending on your broadband needs, the deals available from TalkTalk range from 38Mbps (megabits a second) to 944Mbps in average download speed, so it’s easy to secure a deal that suits your needs from the provider. We’ve rounded up the best TalkTalk broadband deals currently available, including everything you need to know before you spend.

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TalkTalk broadband deals available now

As one of the best broadband providers in the country, TalkTalk has plenty of deals available, which vary in download speeds, price and extras, such as a nifty Amazon eero router. However, not every postcode in the UK will be able to take advantage of every broadband deal from TalkTalk, so do use the postcode checker on TalkTalk’s site to ensure your address will be covered.

Deal name Average speed Contract length Downloads Price* Extras (included in cost) Setup costs
Fibre 35 38Mbps 24 months Unlimited £14.50/m (then £29/m) Landline with free TalkTalk to TalkTalk calls £4.95
Fibre 65 67Mbps 24 months Unlimited £15/m (then £30/m) Landline with free TalkTalk to TalkTalk calls £4.95
Full Fibre 65 77Mbps 24 months Unlimited £28/m (no half price deal available) None £4.95
Full Fibre 150 152Mbps 24 months Unlimited £17.50/m (then £35/m) Amazon eero router with Wifi 6 £4.95
Full Fibre 500 525Mbps 24 months Unlimited £22.50/m (then £45/m) Amazon eero pro router with Wifi 6 £4.95
Full Fibre 900 944Mbps 24 months Unlimited £27/m (then £54/m) Two Amazon eero pro routers with Wifi 6, ensuring total home wifi £4.95
Full Fibre Ultimate (for Full Fibre 150) 152Mbps 24 months Unlimited £57.50/m (then £75/m) TalkTalk TV Hub, flexible TV service, Netflix with ads, NOW Cinema, Sports and Entertainment memberships, plus one Amazon eero router with Wifi 6 £4.95
Full Fibre Ultimate (for Full Fibre 500) 525Mbps 24 months Unlimited £62.50/m (then £85/m) TalkTalk TV Hub, flexible TV service, Netflix with ads, NOW Cinema, Sports and Entertainment memberships, plus one Amazon eero router with Wifi 6 £4.95
Full Fibre Entertainment (for Full Fibre 900) 944Mbps 24 months Unlimited £67/m (then £94/m) Netflix with ads, NOW Cinema, Sports and Entertainment memberships, flexible TV service, TalkTalk TV Hub, plus the two Amazon eero pro routers with Wifi 6 £4.95

*While TalkTalk is currently slashing almost all of its monthly prices to half-price for the first six months, this deal ends on 14 February 2024

What do you get with TalkTalk broadband?

Depending on which deal or package you choose with TalkTalk, you’ll experience different download speeds, add-ons and extras, and of course, monthly costs. However, as it’s one of the largest broadband providers in the UK, there’s something for everyone, whether you’re part of a big household that needs high download speeds or will only be doing small amounts of streaming day-to-day.

Types of broadband

TalkTalk offers fibre broadband, which is available in the Fibre 35 and 65 deals, and full fibre broadband, which is offered through the remainder of the provider’s plans (and any deal that includes the words ‘full fibre’). Simply put, TalkTalk’s full fibre packages work with a connection that uses 100 per cent fibre optic cables (known as Fibre to the Premises or FTTP), whereas fibre consists of both fibre optic and copper cables (Fibre to the Cabinet or FTTC broadband).

Broadband speeds

As with most broadband providers, TalkTalk has several deals on offer, with each one guaranteeing a different average download speed. The lowest broadband speed on offer is unsurprisingly the cheapest package, with Fibre 65 averaging 38Mbps, and the highest speed is TalkTalk’s Fibre 900 plan, which will give you a download speed of up to 944Mbps, and is 24 times faster than standard broadband, according to the site.

Packages

We’ve included all of the broadband and TV packages on offer for each of the full fibre options – Full Fibre 150, Full Fibre 500 and Full Fibre 900 – in our list of deals above, but there are other add-on packages available for all deals. Again, these packages won’t be available for every postcode in the UK, so make sure you check yours on the site.

Advantages of TalkTalk broadband

As with any broadband provider, there are advantages and disadvantages to choosing TalkTalk. The biggest advantage of TalkTalk, in our opinion, is the fact that every single package is offered with unlimited downloads, meaning you can essentially download as much as you like on a daily basis (however, if you do opt for a cheaper package with a download speed on the lower end, it will of course take you longer to download and stream). Some other advantages include:

  • It’s a reputable broadband provider: TalkTalk is one of the best-known broadband providers in the UK, with lots of positive reviews to comb through and a long history of offering a reliable internet service.
  • There’s wide coverage across the UK: This goes hand-in-hand with its status as one of the top broadband providers in the country, so it’s no surprise that plenty of UK addresses will be able to enjoy a range of packages from TalkTalk.
  • You can choose from a wide range of packages: As we’ve highlighted above, TalkTalk offers a variety of different packages that will suit an array of customers, including those who only need lower download speeds and want to save money on their broadband, and those in large households who require connection to several devices and superfast download speeds (TalkTalk’s best package, Full Fibre 900, can connect to up to 75 individual devices).
  • Security benefits and virus protection software: TalkTalk claims that each of its packages includes its own Web Filter service to eliminate the chances of harmful viruses and any unsafe content being downloaded onto your devices.
  • Broadband bundle options on offer: If you’re looking for more than just broadband, there are plenty of options available. TalkTalk’s full fibre packages offer add-ons like a TV Hub and memberships to streaming services like NOW and Netflix. Just add a full fibre deal to your basket and choose your add-ons. All full fibre packages are data-only as standard, meaning you can’t add a landline onto your plan, but Fibre 35 and 65 do include a landline with free TalkTalk to TalkTalk calls, so you can get some great broadband and phone deals.
  • There are plenty of deals and rewards for new and existing customers: If you’re a new TalkTalk customer, you can often benefit from fantastic discounts, which make these broadband deals even more exciting. As we’ve noted, the first six months will be half-price across select full fibre plans; though this claims to only be for broadband deals, we’ve found the discount still applies to add-ons such as streaming service subscriptions when added to the package in your basket. When it comes to existing customers, the deals and incentives really depend on what’s on offer when it comes time to renew your TalkTalk contract. As with any broadband provider, it’s always worth speaking to someone from the company to make sure you’re getting the best deal you can, and don’t be afraid to quote deals and prices you’ve seen on offer from other providers, too.

Disadvantages of TalkTalk broadband

  • Virus protection could be more comprehensive: While there is a Web Filter on every TalkTalk package, if you want something more reassuring for virus protection, this isn’t really included as standard in any of TalkTalk’s plans. You can add on SuperSafe virus protection on up to 10 devices as part of your chosen TalkTalk plan, but it’ll be an extra £5 a month. SuperSafe is provided by security expert F-Secure, and promises protection from viruses, malware, spyware and ransomware.
  • Setup costs are not included: One of the biggest downsides of choosing a TalkTalk package is that while other broadband providers, such as Virgin Media for example, offer free set-up, with TalkTalk it will cost you £4.95 to get started with your new plan.
  • TalkTalk has a questionable customer service history: According to an Ofcom report on different broadband providers, 78 per cent of TalkTalk’s customers said they were satisfied overall with the service provided. This is less than the sector average of 82 per cent, making the provider one of the worst for customer satisfaction. Despite this, when we used the ‘live chat’ feature on the website, we managed to get through to a customer service assistant very quickly.
  • Not everyone can get full fibre: Another disadvantage of TalkTalk is that while most postcodes in the UK will find their home is eligible for one of the fibre packages offered by the provider, many more will find the full fibre plans won’t be available for their address yet. This isn’t necessarily the fault of TalkTalk itself, as the company relies on the Openreach network, which is still in the process of rolling out FTTP across the UK. However, this will likely be the case for all the major providers.

What speeds can you get with TalkTalk broadband?

Below we’ve laid out the average download speeds for each of TalkTalk’s fibre and full fibre deals – remember that all of these plans also include unlimited downloads, so you won’t have a cap on how much you download every day, you’ll just find that different deals will offer quicker speeds. It’s also worth conducting a quick broadband speed test to see what speeds you’re getting with your current provider.

TalkTalk broadband package Average download speed
Fibre 35 38Mbps
Fibre 65 65Mbps
Full Fibre 65 77Mbps
Full Fibre 150 152Mbps
Full Fibre 500 525Mbps
Full Fibre 900 944Mbps

It’s important to remember that not only will you need to check whether or not your postcode is eligible for each of these packages, but there are also a number of factors that could affect your actual download speeds (which is why TalkTalk calls these ‘average’ speeds). These could include how many devices are using the broadband at a certain time, the size of what you’re downloading or streaming, and where you’ve placed your router in your home. TalkTalk offers some very comprehensive packages and is known to be a reliable provider, so it’s likely that it can provide some of the best broadband in your area, but always do your research first.

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In short, yes. Because TalkTalk operates on the Openreach network, it’s very easy to switch to the provider from another Openreach provider. Openreach covers providers such as Sky, BT, Plusnet, Vodafone and EE, so if you were previously with any of these providers, the work of switching will be done for you: TalkTalk will contact your previous provider and you won’t have to tell them that you’re leaving yourself.

Are TalkTalk broadband deals right for me?

Of course, whether TalkTalk’s broadband deals are right for you will depend on your household’s specific needs when it comes to downloads and using the internet, but here are a few things to consider.

  • What speeds do you need? While TalkTalk’s most comprehensive and most expensive package – Full Fibre 900 – does offer high download speeds of up to 944Mpbs, there are other providers that can beat this speed, including Virgin Media. But it’s unlikely you’ll need the upper end of download speeds anyway. Full Fibre 900 can provide internet for up to 75 devices, while most households won’t require this many devices to connect to the internet.
  • What is your budget? Unsurprisingly, the faster the average download speeds, the more you’ll be paying each month, and this price gets higher when you add on extras such as a TV Hub and subscriptions. However, we’ve found TalkTalk does offer reasonable pricing for its extensive plans, with some impressive discounts available, too. The provider also has a deal with JobCentre Plus to offer up to six months’ free broadband to jobseekers on certain benefits.
  • How long do you want to commit to your contract? Similarly to a mobile phone contract, when choosing a new broadband provider you’ll often find the best-value plans come with the downside of being locked into quite a long contract. This is the case across all of TalkTalk’s packages, with the only contract length available being 24 months, so keep that in mind before you choose to switch.

Frequently asked questions about TalkTalk broadband deals

While TalkTalk performs better than some other providers, an Ofcom report from 2023 found it was one of the worst providers when it comes to customer service due to the amount of complaints received. Out of every 100,000 customer complaints in a three-month period, TalkTalk received 18 about its broadband services, which means it sits just above Vodafone as the broadband provider with the most complaints, and just under Virgin Media.

As we’ve noted, TalkTalk offers a range of perks with its various plans, so it’s always worth comparing these against other providers to get an overview of who’s offering the best deals overall. Some of TalkTalk’s most attractive perks include unlimited downloads, discounts such as the first six months of your plan half-price, and bundled deals, which offer add-ons like streaming service subscriptions and entire-home wifi connection.

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Hannah Holway

Home Tech Writer

Hannah Holway is a writer with eight years of experience in writing and editing across several different categories. As a home tech expert at Independent Advisor, Hannah researches, tests and writes about broadband services and home security gadgets.

She started her career as a freelance film and culture journalist, and has written for editorial platforms such as Wonderland and Hero magazine, as well as interviewing directors, actors and musical artists. While at Wonderland, she was also Social Media Editor for the brand and Contributing Editor for the publication’s sister print titles.

In 2020 she joined New York Magazine’s The Strategist UK, reporting on evolving shopping trends and writing about everything from period pants and pens to books and the next ‘status’ candle. She then used her consumer trends knowledge and expertise in her role as Shopping Writer for Woman and Home Digital, where she oversaw a range of shopping content, writing product reviews and other features in the realm of health and fitness, beauty, fashion and homes.

Hannah has also had her academic work published in journals and presented at conferences, and she has a BA and MA in Film Studies.

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