Updated on 20-04-2019

TalkTalk Broadband Review 2018

Why choose TalkTalk?

  • TalkTalk is immensely popular for offering broadband with totally unlimited usage and triple-play TV bundles at unbeatable prices.
  • TalkTalk offers low-cost fibre packages with free connection.
  • TalkTalk TV is a great entertainment feature that you can add to your broadband.
  • TalkTalk TV packages are affordable and much cheaper than Sky TV or Virgin TV bundles. There are flexible options to add your TV packs without the need to commit long contract.

How good is TalkTalk broadband?

Ofcom April 2017 report shows that 83% of TalkTalk customers expressed happiness with its broadband quality and reliable connectivity.

The same percentage of TalkTalk landline customers (83%) were satisfied with home phone quality, Ofcom findings showed.

Broadband speed report by Ofcom for 2017 showed that TalkTalk ‘up to’ 17Mb service delivered average speed of 7.7Mbps during peak times.

TalkTalk Fibre Medium (up to 38Mbps) customers could get average speed 27.8Mbps during peak times.

TalkTalk ‘up to’ 76Mb package offered the real world speed of 47.5Mbps during peak hours.

Over-all, TalkTalk delivered slower speeds when compared to its rivals like BT, EE and Plusnet.

TalkTalk Broadband

TalkTalk offers up to 17Mb totally unlimited broadband as standard with absolutely no restrictions on download limits or speeds even during peak times.

TalkTalk Fast Broadband does not include any free calls, however, it is a very flexible package which allows you to add calls as you wish. You can also add TV boosts to your broadband without signing to longer contracts.

TalkTalk Fibre Broadband

Fibre broadband option is also available to you in selected areas and TalkTalk is one of the few providers to offer low cost fibre broadband plans in a price range which is as affordable as standard broadband packages.

TalkTalk Faster Fibre offers up to 38Mb speeds which is two times faster than typical connection.

TalkTalk Faster Fibre up to 76Mb is ultra-fast service offering maximum speeds of 76Mbps and is currently available only in few areas.

Fibre users can get the best out of their connections using the latest Super Router which comes with better wireless range and faster wifi speeds.

TalkTalk Phone

Apart from benefits from  low-cost call boosts, TalkTalk users can also enjoy free calls within the circle or when they call other TalkTalk phones.

TalkTalk broadband and TV customers can add call plans which suit their needs.

TalkTalk TV

TalkTalk TV is not available as standalone but as a part of triple packages that include broadband, phone and TV.

Two TV packages are available – TalkTalk TV and TalkTalk TV Plus which you can combine with standard or fibre optic broadband. The YouView based TV service has now added Sky channels, Blinkbox movies and Netflix means customers get more choices when it comes to TV entertainment.

Our view and review of TalkTalk

TalkTalk is hugely popular for their cheapest broadband and phone bundles.

Not only it offers low cost deals as Fast Broadband, its fibre broadband offerings are also affordable to all.

While its phone & TV boosts or add-ons come quite handy as great money saving options, the offering of free extras like HomeSafe online protection and big discounts & vouchers with new subscriptions have made TalkTalk as one of the best value broadband providers in the UK market.