TalkTalk mobile

ByDuncan Heaney
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TalkTalk is stretching its feelers into the world of mobile phones, but is it anything to talk about? We take a look at what you can expect from TalkTalk mobile, and how to get the best deal.

You probably know TalkTalk (www.talktalk.co.uk) for its simple, value-for-money packages. Since 2003 TalkTalk has been committed to offering broadband, phone, and TV bundles at affordable prices - and now it's expanding into the mobile arena too.

TalkTalk mobile plans

Let's start with a very important point: you can't get a TalkTalk mobile plan on its own. You can only pick one up if you're also a TalkTalk broadband and home phone customer.

Or if you become one, of course. If you sign up for a new Plus TV package, which includes broadband and YouView, you get a SIM free. This includes 100 UK Minutes, 250 texts and 200MB data. For a small extra charge month, you can double your allowance - so you'd get 200 minutes, 500 texts and 400MB data.

TalkTalk TV deals

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TV with Fast Broadband and Sky Cinema TV Plus with Fast Broadband TV with Faster Fibre TV Plus with Faster Fibre
£365.40 Total first year cost £347.40 Total first year cost £324.00 Total first year cost £396.00 Total first year cost
£30.45 p/m for 18 months 18 month contract £28.95 p/m for 18 months 18 month contract £27.00 p/m for 18 months 18 month contract £33.00 p/m for 18 months 18 month contract
Up To 17 Mb Up To 17 Mb Up To 38 Mb Up To 38 Mb
Eve & wknd calls inc. Eve & wknd calls inc. Eve & wknd calls inc. Eve & wknd calls inc.
Channels 87 Channels 82 Channels 75 Channels 82
Free Set Up! Offer ends 08/12/16 Free Set Up! Offer ends 08/12/16 Free Set Up! Offer ends 08/12/16 Free Set Up! Offer ends 08/12/16
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Call TalkTalk on 0800 049 7843
Mon to Thurs 8am-10pmFri to Sun 8am-9pm
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Call TalkTalk on 0800 049 7843
Mon to Thurs 8am-10pmFri to Sun 8am-9pm
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Call TalkTalk on 0800 049 7843
Mon to Thurs 8am-10pmFri to Sun 8am-9pm
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Call TalkTalk on 0800 049 7843
Mon to Thurs 8am-10pmFri to Sun 8am-9pm

Alternatively, if you want a different package, or are already signed up, you can pick either a SIM-only plan, or a pay monthly one with a handset.

TalkTalk SIM-only deals

These are fantastic if you already have a handset you like. There's no phone to pay off, so you don't have to pay as much each month as you do with one of the handset contracts.

TalkTalk offers a number of SIM-only tariffs, including:

  • Value - gives you 100 minutes, 250 texts, and 100MB data a month. The best thing about this plan is that it's really flexible - a 30-day contract means you can cancel at any point if you want to upgrade or fancy a change.
  • Small - gives you 250 minutes, unlimited texts, and 150MB data a month (12-month contract).
  • Medium - gives you 400 minutes, unlimited texts, and 500MB data a month (12-month contract)
  • Large - gives you 1000 minutes, unlimited texts and 3GB data a month (12-month contract).

Most plans (excluding Large) can be doubled up, so you get twice as many minutes, texts and MB of data a month.

What's more, TalkTalk regularly has special offers around mobile, so sometimes you may find data doubled automatically or even more plans available.

See all SIM-only deals

TalkTalk pay monthly phone contracts

TalkTalk offers an impressively broad range of handsets. These range from all singing all dancing uber-phones like the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Sony Xperia Z5, to more affordable options like the Huawei Ascend P6 and HTC Desire 620.

All TalkTalk mobile phone deals include unlimited family calls, free customer service, free text alerts and free voice mail. Phones are available on four basic plans - all 24-month contracts - which can be tweaked depending on your needs.

  • Small - 300 minutes, 250 texts, and 150MB data a month
  • Medium - 500 minutes, unlimited texts, and 1GB data a month
  • Large - 1000 minutes, unlimited texts and 2GB data a month
  • Extra Large plan - 2000 minutes, unlimited texts and 4GB data a month

See pay monthly contracts

What's good about TalkTalk mobile?

  • Specialises in simple and affordable packages
  • Can bundle into your broadband, landline, and TV package for one simple monthly bill
  • Wide selection of handsets to choose from
  • SIM-only plans are perfect if you have a handset you want to keep
  • 30 day plans available - no contract, and can cancel whenever you want
  • Existing TalkTalk customers can pick up a SIM at any time

What's bad about TalkTalk mobile?

  • Can't have TalkTalk mobile plan on its own - only if you're an existing customer or taking out a broadband package
  • Not much in the way of extras - contracts are simple and free of frills
  • No iPhone deals available
  • TalkTalk has weaker customer service than some providers, according to Ofcom

 

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