TalkTalk has announced new special offers on its broadband packages. New customers switching to the provider will enjoy a cut price for the full length of the contract, and no setup fees at all.
Both standard broadband and superfast fibre optic packages are included in the sale, and TalkTalk's fixed plans mean that the price will stay the same throughout the length of the contract. The deals, as listed on broadbandchoices, are:
- Fast Broadband - speeds of up to 17Mb, £20 a month for 12 months
- Faster Fibre - speeds of up to 38Mb, £27 a month for 18 months
- Faster Fibre Large - speeds of up to 76Mb,£32 a month for 18 months
In addition, the usual £60 connection fee for fibre packages has been waived as part of the offer, and the Anytime calls add-on has been cut from £7.50 a month to £5 a month.
It's a good offer, and the price freeze will be welcome to those used to getting price increases mid-contract. That said, there are a few things to be aware of.
Firstly, some contract lengths are months. For many people, that will be fine - the price freeze means you can expect a consistent, predictable bill each month. But it also means you could potentially miss out on a better offer within a year.
In addition, be aware that the price freeze only covers the length of the contract. After 24 months, your bill will go up. For example, the Fast Broadband package will go up to £25.50 a month after 12 months, so you should make a note to compare broadband again at the end of your contract.
In other TalkTalk news, the company has announced that its CEO Dido Harding is stepping down, after seven years of being the boss. She'll be replaced by Tristia Harrison, currently managing director of TalkTalk Consumer.