TalkTalk Broadband

Why choose TalkTalk Broadband?

  • Totally unlimited broadband
  • Free Homesafe security to protect you online
  • Free calls to other TalkTalk customers
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£3.75a month for 18 months*then £7.50 a month thereafter + £17.70 a month line rental

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TalkTalk broadband

If it’s affordable, uncomplicated broadband you’re looking for, TalkTalk (www.talktalk.co.uk) may be the provider for you. It’s committed to offering cheap and easy broadband packages, whether you’re a casual browser or a hardcore gamer, and is one of the cheapest providers in the UK.

With unlimited downloads, lickety-split fibre optic speeds, and network level security, this is certainly a package worth talking about - and there’s always a chance to save money by bundling it with phone and TV.

What can I get from TalkTalk broadband?

In the interest of keeping things simple, TalkTalk has three main broadband options:

  • Simply Broadband: up to 17Mb download speed with unlimited downloads - a nice simple option for browsing and email
  • Fibre Medium: fibre optic, up to 38Mb download speed, and unlimited downloads - perfect for bigger households
  • Fibre Large: fibre optic, up to 76Mb download speed, and unlimited downloads - good for anyone who downloads a lot of files, plays a lot of games, or watches a lot of video

All their options are truly unlimited: there’s no usage cap or download limit, and TalkTalk doesn’t manage web traffic so it won’t slow your connection down at peak times.

You’ll get HomeSafe included as standard too, so you can block sites known to contain viruses and malware, or adult sites you don’t want the kids to see. It works at network level, meaning it’ll apply to any device that connects to your broadband. And if you’re really concerned about internet security and want some anti-virus software, there’s the option to add the SuperSafe Boost as well.

All packages include a TalkTalk phone line - there's no broadband-only option, sadly - so you’ll get phone included in your package too. But hey, it comes with some pretty good features, like free calls to other TalkTalk users. You can also download the Talk2Go app to your smartphone, which lets you transfer calls between your mobile and landline. And if you’ve got a chatty household you can upgrade with the Anytime UK Calls Boost, International Calls Boost, and more.

To find out what TalkTalk deals are available where you are, use our postcode checker to see your options. Or, if you’ve got your heart set on fibre optic broadband, take a look at our guide to TalkTalk fibre.

What’s good about TalkTalk broadband?

  • Specialises in being simple and affordable
  • Can get broadband and phone as a bundle with TalkTalk TV
  • Superfast fibre optic broadband that doesn’t cost a fortune
  • Free Talk2Go app that lets you transfer calls between your landline and mobile
  • Safe - HomeSafe network level security is included as standard and there’s an option to add the SuperSafe Boost
  • Unlimited packages let you download as much as you like, and TalkTalk won’t slow your connection at peak times
  • Can upgrade an existing TalkTalk package to faster broadband at any time
  • Can save money by paying for year’s line rental upfront, paying by direct debit, or going paperless

What’s bad about TalkTalk broadband?

  • Fibre not available everywhere - use our postcode checker to see if you can get it in your area
  • Faster broadband available from other providers, such as Virgin Media and Hyperoptic
  • Relies on a TalkTalk phone line which may need to be installed - can be a bit of a hassle and incurs an extra fee
  • Can’t get standalone broadband, only as part of a package with a phone line
  • Weaker customer service than other providers, according to Ofcom
  • Long contracts - 18 months is the shortest contract length available

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I switch broadband provider?
    The process of changing your broadband provider is actually pretty straightforward. First, you put your postcode into our impartial comparison tool. We’ll display the broadband, phone and TV deals available where you live, then you can use our search filters to narrow down the options and find the perfect package for your household. Finally, you sign up with your new provider online. They’ll contact your existing provider and take care of everything else for you. The actual switch should be virtually seamless, and in the vast majority of cases it is. Your new broadband provider will send you all the stuff you need to get set up, like a new wireless router and/or TV set-top box.
  2. Why can’t I get fibre optic broadband?
    Superfast fibre optic broadband is slowly making its way across the UK as part of a nationwide roll-out part sponsored by the government. Currently, around 80% of the country has access. You can use our postcode checker to see whether fibre optic broadband’s reached your area yet. That's the most likely reason why it's not available to you, but it could also be due to living in a rural area, in an awkwardly-placed property, or just too far away from a street cabinet.
  3. Why do I have to pay line rental?
    Even if you never use your home phone to make calls, you still need a phone line to receive your broadband connection. This is true of virtually all broadband providers, so paying line rental is pretty much unavoidable. Virgin Media is the only widely available broadband you can get without taking a phone line as well.
  4. How long does it take to switch broadband?
    When you sign up to a new provider, they’ll contact your existing one and request a transfer of your service. While switching times vary depending on the type of package, it shouldn’t usually take more than 10 working days. It can take longer if you don’t currently have a phone line, as an engineer will need to come out and install one for you.
  5. Can I keep my email address if I change provider?
    This depends entirely on who your current provider is. If your email address is from BT, Sky, TalkTalk, Virgin Media, or Plusnet, you'll still have access to your emails at least temporarily - but we'd suggest changing over to a free service like Gmail or Outlook so you don't need to worry about losing all your emails just for switching broadband. See our guide for more info.
  6. Will I lose my connection if I switch?

    No. You can continue using your current service to the day your new provider activates your connection.

    With some providers, the only downtime you may experience is a couple of hours on the day the switch actually happens. However, you should be able to plan ahead if you provider has an order-tracking system.

  7. Can I save money by bundling TV, phone and broadband?
    Yes you can. Providers like Sky and Virgin Media offer competitively priced bundles, comprising broadband, homephone and TV, and getting all three services from the same place often leads to significant savings. It also makes it easier to manage finances, as all services come on a single bill.
  8. Do I need fibre optic broadband?

    Fibre optic broadband is much faster and much more reliable than broadband through the phone line, but it’s not essential for everyone. If you just want to browse the web, check email, Facebook, Twitter etc, you’ll be fine with standard broadband through the phone line.

    However, if you stream a lot of video, download music, films and games, and other such activities, you will likely find a fibre connection hugely beneficial.

    It’s also a boon for large households, especially ones with lots of gadgets like smartphones, tablets, and computers connected up most of the time. The more people using a connection, the slower it will be, so if you have a big family where lots of people want to connect to the web at the same time, for example, a fibre connection will ensure everyone can get a good experience.