TalkTalk Broadband

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by Sunil Sood, Nov 1, 2004.

  1. Sunil Sood

    Sunil Sood Guest

    TalkTalk have announced their ADSL offering.

    It has 2 tariffs:

    NO monthly usage limit
    FREE modem
    FREE connection
    FREE evening and weekend calls to all UK landlines - Talk2 (similar to BT
    Together Option 2)

    The 512K service costs £19.99 (Existing Talk 2 customers will be charged
    £15.00 for 1 Mbps Broadband, a combined charge of £19.99) and may only be
    £12/month in November
    The 1MB service costs £24.99 (Existing Talk 2 customers will be charged
    £20.00 for 1 Mbps Broadband, a combined charge of £24.99)

    If you choose not to have the CPS/telephone service from TalkTalk, it looks
    as if they will be charging you an additional £2/month on each tariff

    More at http://www.talktalk.co.uk/talktalk/servlet/gben-broadband-Home

    It also seems like TalkTalk's referral scheme will also work for its ADSL
    products, which means that:

    a) if you are referred to TalkTalk by an existing customer you will get £10
    for joining
    b) if you also join via http://www.linemypocket.co.uk/ - you will get an
    additional £10
    (a and b can be combined so you can get £20 for joining)

    Regards
    Sunil
     
    Sunil Sood, Nov 1, 2004
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  2. Thus spaketh Sunil Sood:

    Looks pretty good!


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    joe parkin Guest

    joe parkin, Nov 1, 2004
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  4. Sunil Sood

    Peter M Guest

    You still pay that to BT, on top of ISP fees. There are some lower cost
    deals around for ADSL, and some 'payg' such as from www.MetroNet.co.uk
     
    Peter M, Nov 1, 2004
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  5. Sunil Sood

    Sunil Sood Guest

    It will be supplied by Opal Telecom (who are also owned by CPW) - I don't
    yet know who Opal are using in turn
    Not as far as I know.

    Regards
    Sunil
     
    Sunil Sood, Nov 1, 2004
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  6. Sunil Sood

    Schrodinger Guest

    Yay.

    I'm with talktalk now for my phone service. I've been trying to upgrade to
    the BT 1Mbs package, but 4 email requests and one phonecall and they simply
    don't respond!

    I'm ringing talktalk tomorrow. Thanks for the heads up!
     
    Schrodinger, Nov 1, 2004
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  7. Sunil Sood

    hugh pearce Guest

    Shame about having to be tied to them for 12 months to pay for a crap modem
    thats worth abouta tenner on ebay and the setup costs
     
    hugh pearce, Nov 1, 2004
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  8. Sunil Sood

    Peter M Guest

    The majority of posters in u.t.b would probably not recommend any USB kit
    for ADSL, but around that price per month (15 quid inc VAT for the ADSL,
    assuming one uses TT's off-peak calls package for 'included' voice calls)
    how many services can you name which have no setup fee and no quota ? TT
    plans to put PAYG into place, but this is an unlimited ADSL package.

    I know can think only of Virgin.net which has no setup fee, and a one month
    contract, so I'm not sure the complaint is really worth making... How many
    ISPs can you name which don't have a 12 month contract when they offer free
    setup, no cap, a low price, and throw in a modem too ? If it was 10+, I'd
    agree about the 12 month contract ! Peter Morgan.
     
    Peter M, Nov 2, 2004
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  9. Sunil Sood

    Irish Guest


    The large print giveth and the small print taketh away

    https://www.talktalk.co.uk/talktalk/servlet/gben-broadband-PageServer?ARTICLE=FAQS&NODE_ID=6900

    or http://tinyurl.com/49byh



    9.2 Broadband Unlimited

    Online activity Estimated usage (a month)
    Browsing web pages - 2 hours each day 300 - 350Mb
    Sending 30 JPEG pictures a week via email (e.g. photographs) 25 - 50Mb
    Receiving 30JPEG pictures a week via email (e.g. photographs) 25 -
    30Mb
    Downloading 5 MP3's a week 100 - 150Mb
    Downloading 5 two-minute video clips a week 120 - 150Mb
    Listening to radio online for two hours a week 100 - 150Mb
    Sending 100 emails a week (no attachments) 20 - 30Mb
    Receiving 100 emails a week (no attachments) 20 - 30Mb
    Total 710Mb - 960Mb

    9.1.5 How do I know how much bandwidth I am using?

    We will not be checking anybody's usage for the first
    few months. Later in the year we will get in touch with
    you to let you know when we will start checking people's
    usage, and how your usage will be communicated to you.

    9.6 Can I carry forward any unused allowance to the next month?

    We do not offer this option at present.


    9.7 What happens if I use more than I expected and
    go over my allowance?

    We will not be checking anybody's usage for the first
    few months. Later in the year we will get in touch with
    you to let you know when we will start checking people's
    usage, and how your usage will be communicated to you.
    If you exceed your usage allowance then you will have two options:

    Do nothing and have a restricted service which only allows
    Wanadoo email using programmes like Outlook or Outlook Express.
    All other Internet access (including webmail like Hotmail) will
    be stopped until we reset your usage to zero at the beginning
    of the next month.

    Move to another Broadband product which has a larger
    usage allowance.

    You may do this up to 3 times in a 12-month period.
     
    Irish, Nov 2, 2004
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    Peter M Guest

    Oh no it doesn't.... Do put it into context, please... The figures
    for how many hours streaming, how many MP3s etc, would reach 1 GB are
    just examples for a *to be offered* PAYG type service with usage caps
    but read the first part of that again :-

    9.1 Broadband Pay As You Go

    9.1.1 Will TalkTalk Broadband offer Pay As You Go?

    Initially TalkTalk will not be offering pay-as-you-go (PAYG). However,
    we are planning the release of a PAYG option in the future.

    While there may be some 'Fair Usage' rules which need to be clarified,
    the current offerings from TalkTalk are definitely not described as in
    terms of caps or limits or similar... (as things stand, however, it'll
    be a while before I could switch, and would not be immediately useful to
    me until I retire, as there's a block on business use for this service).
     
    Peter M, Nov 2, 2004
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  11. Sunil Sood

    Peter M Guest

    I think they got their numbering in a mess. I suspect 9.6, 9.7 should
    really be 9.1.6 and 9.1.7, and a whole lot more text is needed to give
    the proper content for section 9.2 Broadband Unlimited.

    Looking down under the current 9.7, you will see that there's another
    complete section 9 (which I assume will become section 10). The early
    set of questions link properly to only 3 of the 4 headings shown below:


    #faq8 8. Migrating to TalkTalk Broadband from another provider
    9. Broadband Package Options
    #faq9 9. Additional Services
    #faq10 10. How can I protect my PC online?
     
    Peter M, Nov 2, 2004
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  12. Sunil Sood

    Peter M Guest

    as quoted elsewhere in this thread, the FAQ mentions what would happen once
    capping is available on the service.

    "Do nothing and have a restricted service which only allows Wanadoo email"

    I don't know if they just cribbed info from the Wanadoo web site/terms/FAQ
    or if there is some closer tie-up of the two parties... interesting :)
     
    Peter M, Nov 2, 2004
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