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TalkTalk - Free Calls And Free Broadband For Twelve Months (Excluding Line Rental @ £10.50)
TalkTalk - Free Calls And Free Broadband For Twelve Months (Excluding Line Rental @ £10.50)

TalkTalk - Free Calls And Free Broadband For Twelve Months (Excluding Line Rental @ £10.50)

Here's what you get:
Sign up to an 18 month contract and get calls and broadband free for 12 months, then £6.49 a month - you just have to pay your line rental of £10.50.

Broadband
Up to 8Meg broadband
(top speed depends on line and location)
40GB download limit
(that's around 900 albums or 55 movie downloads)
Free wireless router
+

Phone
Inclusive calls to UK landlines evenings & weekends^
Inclusive calls to 36 international destinations, anytime***

59 Comments

hot deal but isn't this a bummer
¥ Offer not available to existing TalkTalk calls & broadband customers.

sul;4169623

hot deal but isn't this a bummer¥ Offer not available to existing … hot deal but isn't this a bummer¥ Offer not available to existing TalkTalk calls & broadband customers.



I've been with TalkTalk for years and pay £8.99 a month for calls to landlines 24/7, but under this new deal it would be £6.49 + £4.00 for the extra bundle to give me calls anytime.
So its now dearer than what it was.

Sorry, but cold - for over 3 yrs I had this - and the problems I had getting calls thru to Australia ... every week and it was never dealt with. I would ring, they couldnt hear me, or it would make the connection click and then I couldnt hear anything & they could hear me. The lines were generally clear with very little echo, but when you had to re-dial at least 10 times to get through, it wasnt worth the hassle especially with a family crisis.

What i'd like to see TalkTalk do is match BT and make 0845 & 0870 calls inclusive.
Now that would be a hot deal.

This isn't much different than the packages they've been doing for years.

Biker Jeff;4169682

I've been with TalkTalk for years and pay £8.99 a month for calls to … I've been with TalkTalk for years and pay £8.99 a month for calls to landlines 24/7, but under this new deal it would be £6.49 + £4.00 for the extra bundle to give me calls anytime.So its now dearer than what it was.



all i know is my bill comes to around £20 each month no less.:roll:
but this would work out cheaper with 12 months free and if i can swindle another contract with them as my existing one has expired

Skype :-D

We now pay around £10 per month for skype and then use the mobile inclusive minutes for UK calls and overall our bills have dropped about £40 month

sul;4169718

all i know is my bill comes to around £20 each month no less.:roll:but … all i know is my bill comes to around £20 each month no less.:roll:but this would work out cheaper with 12 months free and if i can swindle another contract with them as my existing one has expired



Every six months I threaten to leave TalkTalk, and they give me £5.00 a month loyalty discount for 6 months.
This means i get free broadband and calls to landlines anytime 24/7 and my bill is never more than £15 a month.

OK - you beat me,
Hubby likes the high speed 20mg download so I tolerate that & it bumps the price, but its worth it - Talk talk could never offer us the combo we wanted, and this way we have it without being tied into a long contract and poor service

When Talk Talk works , its brilliant and I would recommend them to anyone, but due to the problems I had - calling from London, so not a rural area, calling large cities, and towns, personally it wasn't ideal. I would recommend that before signing up people research this, because like Hayden, it can be good - but it is totally dependant upon your individual needs. + and the need for me was a decent landline connection to talk with very sick family members & it was very distressing in a crisis not to be able to do this because I couldnt get through

And I thought Talk Talk had reformed after all these years and released a new album "Free Calls And Free Broadband For Twelve Months" too much to hope for dammit lol.

Original Poster

Remember you are voting on the deal and not how good the connection is to Australia.

I pay roughly £20 a month for free landline calls (all the time) and fast(ish) broadband from talktalk. Starts dropping out when you are downloading loads (over 40 GB) - but I think that this is their fair usage kicking in. My contract just ran out and they have offered three months free if I sign for another 12 months - haven't decided yet, but they are also giving me £5 off a month while I think about it - can't complain.

And connection fee £29.99 ... Well usually and new customers only maybe

After clicking your deal

Hurry! Offer ends 2nd March 2009!80% of UK households can get TalkTalk … Hurry! Offer ends 2nd March 2009!80% of UK households can get TalkTalk broadband. Connection fee £29.99




FREE calls and FREE Broadband for 12 months - Terms and … FREE calls and FREE Broadband for 12 months - Terms and Conditions--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Subject to status, acceptance & availability in your area. Payment by direct debit only.Talk Talk Essentials Package: You must take line rental. A one-off £29.99 connection fee & min term of 18 months applies. You will be charged £6.49 for TalkTalk essentials from month 13 onwards. If you are outside the availability area, you may still be able to get the offer for an additional £15 a month while you remain a customer on the Talk Talk Essentials package & take line rental. Offer ends 02 March 09.¥ Offer not available to existing TalkTalk calls & broadband customers.Free wireless router: available to new connections only. ^ Applies to calls made between 6pm & 6am weekdays & between midnight Fri & midnight Sun. Max call time 70 mins/call, then charged at std rate. Applies to UK numbers starting 01, 02 & 03 only (exc. calls to Channel Islands). Max price for calling non-geographic numbers starting 084/087 is 11.7p/min.*** Int. Calls: Inc. calls to std price mainland landline numbers in 36 Int.destinations & exc. non-geographic or premium rate numbers. Offer also not available in conjunction with any other TalkTalk offer and may be withdrawn from availability to new subscribers at any time. Charges will be made from date of connection for any calls made outside the call plan.**BT Savings: Annual saving based on comparison to BT E&W Call Plan with BT International Freedom bolt on & Total Broadband Option 1. Comparison inc. Connection fee of £29.99 & £10.50 line rental applicable to TT & £10.27 line rental for BT. 18 month min term applies to TT call plan. Min terms of 12 & 18 months apply respectively to BT E&W Call Plan & BT Total Broadband Option 1. Comparison exc. any disconnection charges. BT prices correct at 05/01/09 as per [url]www.bt.com[/url] # Music & movie download: Assumes music tracks average 5Mb each and movies average 700MB each.Full t's & c's at talktalk.co.uk/policies & prices at talktalk.co.uk/pricingAvailable to new customers only. Available to customers upgrading from voice to voice and broadband. Home movers: if you move home during the 12 month free period you will be unable to move the free discount to the new home. Print page Close window

Biker Jeff;4169717

What i'd like to see TalkTalk do is match BT and make 0845 & 0870 calls … What i'd like to see TalkTalk do is match BT and make 0845 & 0870 calls inclusive.Now that would be a hot deal.



This is just a marketing stunt by BT. Most companies have changed their phone numbers to 0844 or 0871, which are still charged.

dontasciime;4170858

After clicking your deal



You should really add the £29.99 connection fee to your original post WAWG

Ellibe;4169725

Skype :-D



Skype call rates are 'sky(pe) high'. Don't understand why anyone bothers.

dcx_badass;4169780

In before hate.I get 18.5meg, solid connection 24/7. Not really a … In before hate.I get 18.5meg, solid connection 24/7. Not really a terrible service like people will claim.



Thats Co's you live right on top off exchange and they have installed some decent adsl2+ gear.(If your router is not broadcom chip based change it you will get even faster speeds) You are right though those that got it good have nothing to complain about those who ain't so lucky have no one to complain to.

WAWG;4170440

Remember you are voting on the deal and not how good the connection is to … Remember you are voting on the deal and not how good the connection is to Australia.



A deal is only good when when you receive what you pay for!. It is NOT FREE either, my friend.

Your headline is wrong advertising. You pay £14.33 per months for 18 months (if you can put up with CP for that long). If you want to leave early it cost £70 minimum.

FREE is only when you pay nothing.

WAWG;4170440

Remember you are voting on the deal and not how good the connection is to … Remember you are voting on the deal and not how good the connection is to Australia.



Surely a reliable telephone is of the utmost importance to a lot of people and as " telephone " is part of the package then it is fair comment.


Personally I wouldn't touch Talk Talk or any other part of CPW with a barge pole.

The word "FREE" in your headline is very misleading. It's almost an ad for CP!!!

There is nothing free here and I have work out a cost of £14.33 per month without using any non-inclusive services or calls.

Here are the total cost for 18 months contract:
Line rental per month £10.50 x18 = £189
monthly charge from #13 £6.49 x6 = £38.94
Installation = £29.99
Total = £257.93

divided by 18 months = £14.33 per month

Download a price sheet for call charges from this here
talktalk.co.uk/pri…ing

From my research on various forums there are obvious reliability concerns with TalkTalk. So, I think a good mobile contract as a backup is essential if you go with TalkTalk. The same would apply to Tiscali, Virgin, Sky, or any other "all in one basket" deal.

What is not clear to me is who pays the £85 per hour call out charge when something goes wrong with your line and how good is their repair service? (I have BT and they are very quick and it's free when things go wrong).

would'nt touch talk talk with a barge pole, line problems are unbelievable, broadband crashes all the time, problems getting through on international calls, the list is endless, broadband is aol powered, that sez it all...!!!

I used to have talk talk and was on it for about 6 weeks. With 5 of those weeks with absolutely no service. They broke my broadband and my telephone line which was fine before I switched to talk talk. Trying to get their customer services to listen and fix the problem was a nightmare. They never did fix it. As they breached the contract, I was able to switch providers. I switched back to BT (telephone only) and BT fixed (re-activated) the line and then I changed my broadband to a reputable provider.

I would never ever switch to talk talk ever again. They were a nightmare plain and simple. Thanks Talk talk for the experience - I will never forget it !

Had this deal for sometime contract expires in march, very good service constant speed 24/7 40GB limit for a month , i always go over that andit's fine my download is usually 60-120Gb a mont with no problem so a good serivce

I would never switch to Talk Talk - I moved to their broadband in October last year and still had no connection by March of this year - their telephone support is appalling and most of their users don't understand their system and can't fix faults, the managers behind it make false promises, ended up having to take them to offcom in order to get some compensation for bad service and the fact that I had to revert to dial up internet - and moved to sky broadband with absolutely no problems at all.

Beware their broadband requires a change of equipment at the exchange and they are only allowed a certain amount of connections at any exchange - they won;t tell you that.

I will never trust Talk Talk and would advise anyone planning to switch to them to take care - but that may just be my experience.

I'm in the process of moving away from Talktalk, and if people say they have problems getting started, wait until you want to get away!! The main problem I have now is that despite my exchange having lots of LLU providers, none of them will recognise me while I still have a talktalk number. Sky offered me a dial up connection!! I have to wait until I switch back to BT, then wait 5 days for various databases to catch up, then I can reapply for broadband. Which as long as its working will be better than talktalk!!

And yes I know, I should really comment on the deal rather than the service, but I'm afraid even the deal isn't that good. Alot of providers offer similar packages, the Sky package I'm after is a bolt on to my existing sky service so I won't be paying anything.

i get a loyalty discount after threatening to leave. pay around 14 for free calls anytime, broadband line rental etc

ahotukdeal;4171436

i get a loyalty discount after threatening to leave. pay around 14 for … i get a loyalty discount after threatening to leave. pay around 14 for free calls anytime, broadband line rental etc



Wow thats good - I may have to ask for that deal as mine has just expired.

My personal experience with talktalk is good for those a bit weary.

jezzery;4170609

I pay roughly £20 a month for free landline calls (all the time) and … I pay roughly £20 a month for free landline calls (all the time) and fast(ish) broadband from talktalk. Starts dropping out when you are downloading loads (over 40 GB) - but I think that this is their fair usage kicking in. My contract just ran out and they have offered three months free if I sign for another 12 months - haven't decided yet, but they are also giving me £5 off a month while I think about it - can't complain.


It does drop after your 40 gb d/ls but that's fair enough I think........but......
do you know you can pay another £4 a month and get another 40gb downloads? only makes the bill including line rental £21.00 with your free e/we calls included. Mine runs at 843kb/s all day long and I love it.! with blu ray at around 6-10gb it's better and cheaper to d/l the mkv's than pay £10-£20 each for 'em.! £4.00 usually allows for 6-8 mkvs....or 50-70p each.

john107;4171788

It does drop after your 40 gb d/ls but that's fair enough I … It does drop after your 40 gb d/ls but that's fair enough I think........but......do you know you can pay another £4 a month and get another 40gb downloads? only makes the bill including line rental £21.00 with your free e/we calls included. Mine runs at 843kb/s all day long and I love it.! with blu ray at around 6-10gb it's better and cheaper to d/l the mkv's than pay £10-£20 each for 'em.! £4.00 usually allows for 6-8 mkvs....or 50-70p each.



Not much call for talk talk in jail though. :roll:

If I called talktalk and complained I don't qualify for the offer as I'm an existing customer, and threaten to cancel because of it, how likely is it I will get the £5 a month loyalty discount.

dontasciime;4171834

Not much call for talk talk in jail though. :roll:



thanks - I needed a laugh...:-D

wait a minute - who's that at the door..........???????:w00t:

this is a load of rubbish it's a con I signed up and have to pay £40 per month can't wait to go back to BT. Unfortunately it's an 18month contract

moira hill;4171920

this is a load of rubbish it's a con I signed up and have to pay £40 per … this is a load of rubbish it's a con I signed up and have to pay £40 per month can't wait to go back to BT. Unfortunately it's an 18month contract



If they are making you pay £40 a month, just leave them. If it really is a con as you say, they can't keep you in an 18 month contract.

I've just joined Talktalk last month - I wish I waited for this deal.

I get the following for £21/month:
1. Line rental.
2. Broadband, upto 8mbit/sec - I get about 3.5mbit/sec.
3. Free national calls 24/7.
4. Free calls to 36 countries.

All fine so far except that broadband disconnects few times a day. We call Australia all the time and the US few times a month with no problems at all, clear sound no problem.

Customer service is just horrible. Expect to wait on the phone for average 30 minutes, being greeted by Indians (in India) then ring again again and again and again to discuss and chase resolution for the same problem simply because they just don't give a monkey and in most cases they don't even register your complaint.

I've gone live on the 22nd of December and until today they haven't fixed the problem despite 10-15 calls. When I threatened to leave within the 30-days cool off period, they offered to extend it for another 30 days until they fix the problem.

As other people said here, Talktalk is a great deal when/if it works. If it doesn't get ready for many weeks of trouble.

This is my experience with Talktalk, so far, if it helps anyone.

I moved to Talktalk to save money as the credit crunch has been affecting me very much. If this wasn't the case I would have definitely gone to VirginMedia. I saw the 10mb at a friend's place and it was amazing. When he upgraded to 20mb this month i couldn't believe myself how much download speed he can get. It is also unlimited (with a fair-usage policy). My friend is a Rapidshare customer so he does serious downloading every month, I would say at least 100gb and Virgin never bothered him.

WAWG;4170440

Remember you are voting on the deal and not how good the connection is to … Remember you are voting on the deal and not how good the connection is to Australia.



So what your saying is your voting on something but ignoring the bad bits that matter to you - its like buying a car that is missing the top end gears or something - and then saying "your voting on the deal on the car, not on its problems"

Anyway the deal looks good on paper and money saving, however a lot of people I have spoken to have problems getting setup and poor customer service apparently. I wont vote hot or cold, lukewarm lol

callum9999;4171992

If they are making you pay £40 a month, just leave them. If it really is … If they are making you pay £40 a month, just leave them. If it really is a con as you say, they can't keep you in an 18 month contract.



Leaving Talk Talk isn't quite that simple.

Inactive;4172180

Leaving Talk Talk isn't quite that simple.



I second that.

Anyone know whether they make a charge for Caller Display? I remember I used to pay extra for that on BT but it's free now. I'm currently with BT and Demon broadband. Demon costs £17.99. Assuming it all works properly, this sounds like it could save me quite a bit.

I think the 29.99 'connection charge' is a bit cheaky, but there you go...
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