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Free broadband from TalkTalk

<![CDATA[TalkTalk (from the Carphone Warehouse) are offering "free" broadband. The deal is you sign up to TalkTalk as your phone provider (£11 line rental a month – the same as BT), take out one of the call plans for 18 months (£9.99 a month which includes unlimited* local, national and international** calls) and pay a £29.99 setup fee. For this you get up to 8Mb broadband (very likely to be lower though) with a 40Gb download limit and an ADSL modem.

Total cost (for 18 months): £407.81, about £22.66 a month.

Seems like a good deal…

TalkTalk

* Calls must last less than 70 minutes.
** To a list of 28 countries including America, Australia and most of Europe.]]>

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182 thoughts on “Free broadband from TalkTalk

  1. If you have a problem with TalkTalk phone them and try to get the right department. For technical issues – like setting up the modem. Ask for Technical support. For Broadband ask for Broadband support. If the issue isn’t resolved – ask for second line Broadband support in the UK. If neccesary make threats of legal action – whatever it takes. My ADSL was off for 10 days and I couldn’t get them to put me through to 2nd Line. Eventually, I got a second line technician – he made an adjustment to my line and everything has been fine since. My only problem was some idiot in a overseas call centre sent me a new modem – I sent ti back – but have to get them to give me my £29.99 back. If I keep having problems I’ll email their escalations department. I’ve been with them for over 18 months – so can cancel at any time. I also have a website on TalkTalk using my web space and around a 1,000 new people a month take a look. It has video from Youtube, music, downloads and lots of information. I’m working on a way of letting people download a large package of freeware – but that won’t be just yet. So it can work out fairly good. You just have to get used to their staff. Their website has improved in the past few weeks. They now have ex-AOL technical staff helping with that.

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  2. has anybody else bought the wireless box from the carphone warehouse to find it does not work. i’ve paid for 2 or 3 local computer firms to look at it but no joy.

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  3. Bought a belkin modem/wireless router installed as far as I can go it says its connected but no web page found. I’m not a conputer boff, but not stupid either. Has anyone else had a similar problem. I must admit my BB connection has run fine with talktalk.

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  4. Most of the problems people seem to be having is usually down to the software/configuration,the sites that people connect to for their web pages or what router they have and how well it is configured for access with certain applications &#38; MTU.The smartAX is a basic router that the support team are trained to configure and diagnose so keep it for that purpose if anything happens with your connection.Any one that wants to game sucessfully online needs to buy a stable make of router that is probably aimed at gaming and application sharing.When I say the sites you connect to,I mean the bandwidth of that site.Ive had 900kbs + from some sites with nothing setup on the router apart from my user&#38;pass so I can connect.So I like peter bell think,Class service pity about the 40gb a month though but still im happy with the service fast setup initally then the same with upgrade to 8mb.I hope everyone gets their service sorted out cause it is good

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  5. my dad’s jus recently bought this talk talk rubbish and i have trouble opening hotmail and even the talk talk website isn’t opening/working properly (to get some troubleshooting ideas). Can anyone help??

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  6. talktalk took 3 months te decide not to connect me up to bb as they thought is woudl be slow… kept taking my money though. finally got on and had to spend 3 weesks on the phone to them to get the service working and the modem connected. now the wireless ( New ) router wont work on wireless…so iv got to but a new one or spend another 3 weeks ringing them. They are slow. There staff sugested i borrow a set up cd from a neighbour ! what a joke

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  7. I ALSO HAV PROBLEMS WITH TALKTALK (SUPRISE SUPRISE) MAYBE WE SHULD NOMANATE THEM FOR THE WORLDS WORST BROADBAND PROVIDER IN THE WORLD!!! JUST A THOUGHT. I CANT SEEM TO PLAY ONLINE WITH MY XBOX 360 , P2P SPEEDS ARE CRAP , AND REGULAR DIS-CONNECTION IS A BIG BIG PROBLEM. DOESNT MAKE SENSE TO ME AS ALMOST EVERY1 THESE DAYS WANTS BROADBAND TO PLAY ONLINE OR P2P?? STAY AWAYYYYYYYYY TALKTALK

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  8. We have been with TT for around 13 months now and we are very satisfied with the service they have provided us. We are in Devon and we have no connection problems at all! we have never not been able to connect and our connection never drops. As for the customer service, i have never had to phone up for anything so i really wouldnt know. So personally i would reccomend TT, however i think my opinion is just slightly outweighd in this thread 🙂

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  9. I have heard about TalkTalk’s poor customer support but they have recently opened up a forum http://www.talktalkmembers.com/forums/ i recently had a problem with my ping and within 15 -20 mins of the post smeone had sorted it. If you are having problems i recommend using it, seems to be much easier than ringing them

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  10. We changed to Talk Talk from BT for our land line and rental in June 2006. In January we changed to Tiscali Talk for rental, phone calls and broadband. Tiscali didn’t take over the land line at the same time as making broadband available. We were eventually told that Talk Talk had refused their application . We started to receive bills from Tiscali and Talk Talk. Not knowing what the problem was and having received assurance from Tiscali that we had been with them since 18th February we cancelled Talk Talk. That is where it all went wrong. Talk Talk took the decision to deactivate our line. They believe it is possible for BT to reactivate. BT tell us they can’t reactivate and Talk Talk tell us they are not speaking the truth. If only someone could have explained what was going on earlier we wouldn’t have notched up huge mobile phone bills ringing Delhi trying to get Talk Talk to release the line to Tiscali and then ringing Tiscali to get them to pick up the line. We have been without a land line since beginning of April and the internet was disconnected two weeks ago. I spent 2 hours ringing Talk Talk, BT and Ofcom with the result that after 37 years with the same number we have lost it and our only hope of getting a phone is to pay BT £125 for a new land line and number. My husband is self employed and has used that number for business for the whole of the 37 years. Has anyone else had the same experience?

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  11. LOL SO Many Problem With There Old Router SmartAX MT882……..( They Sent Me 3) New 1 wrks great but super slow……

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