TalkTalk adds free SIM to broadband and TV packages

New customers who sign up for TalkTalk’s SimplyBroadband and Essentials TV packages will get a new mobile SIM worth £90 thrown in at no extra cost.

The free SIM deal gives you 100 minutes of calls, 250 texts and 200MB data a month. It's available with both SimplyBroadband and Fibre Broadband packages, both of which are currently on special offer themselves.

Simply Broadband, which gives you speeds of up to 17Mb and unlimited downloads, is free for 12 months, and £7.50 a month thereafter. Fibre Broadband gives you speeds of up to 38Mb with unlimited downloads, and is also free for 12 months, and £17.50 a month thereafter. In both cases, you'll have to pay £17.70 line rental a month for the whole contract term.

The free SIM is also now included in TalkTalk's Essentials TV packages. These give you a YouView box, which lets you pause and rewind live TV, access on-demand shows, and use apps like Netflix. Essentials TV currently costs £5 a month for 12 months, and £10 a month thereafter. If you want fibre broadband with the package, it's £5 a month for 12 months, and £20 a month thereafter. Again, you have to pay 17.50 line rental a month with both packages.

TalkTalk has also announced some deals on mobile plans. For example, it's offering 50% off its Small SIM-only plan for the entirety of its 12-month contract. It costs £3.95 a month, and gives you 250 minutes call time, unlimited texts and 300MB data a month - good for light users, but probably not suitable for anyone who regularly uses mobile internet.

For them, the Medium SIM-only plan might be the better bet. TalkTalk's running a special offer between 16 and 25 February that makes it £5.50 a month, with 500 minutes call time, unlimited texts and 1.05GB data.

Some handsets have also been made free for six months, including the Motorola X Force, and Samsung Galaxy A5. In addition, you can get £10 off the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge for the life of its contract, which starts at £27.50 a month.

They sound like decent deals, but remember that TalkTalk mobile is only available to people who already take, or switch to, TalkTalk broadband.

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