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- Good value 24Mb broadband which you can add to with a variety of flexible service ‘Boosts’
- All broadband packages include FREE UK evening and weekend calls
- Broadband + phone package prices don’t include phone line rental which is extra
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TalkTalk Broadband – Overview
After a nasty hiccup in the mid noughties (where it failed to properly prepare itself for the amount of people that went for its ‘free broadband’ campaign, leaving many unconnected and decidedly miffed), it has recovered well. Its prices are competitive for both straight broadband and telephone deals, while its ‘Turbo Boost’ broadband deal is as fast as any ADSL (ie, not cable) deal out there. But while cheap, it may not make you cheerful when things go wrong: support can leave a bit to be desired.
It may have only been launched in 2003, but TalkTalk has already become one of the biggest names in UK fixed-line broadband. The brand is part of The Carphone Warehouse and has 2.7 million customers (including AOL, which Carphone bought in 2006), making it the third largest ISP in the UK behind BT Broadband and Virgin Media Broadband. With the recent acquisition of Tiscali, Carphone is arguably now the biggest, although both Tiscali and AOL are currently being run as a separate entities.
As of January 2009, TalkTalk claimed 78 per cent of its customer base was ‘unbundled’. This means connected to a telephone exchange where it has LLU (local loop unbundling) technology installed, which should increase broadband speeds. While the ‘free broadband’ offer is long since past, its recent pricing relaunch introduced an interesting ‘Boost’ range of options: the standard TalkTalk package is £6.49 per month (plus BT line rental), but you can ‘Boost’ this by £4 to add either extra speed (if your telephone exchange is equipped), extra download capacity, extra call time or even extra mobile call minutes.