TalkTalk's Unlimited Everything Deal Only Costs £12 Per Month, But There are Some Strings

By Tom Pritchard on at

Unlimited mobile data isn't that easy to come-by these days, and if you don't want to sign up with Three you're pretty much out of luck. Or rather you were, because TalkTalk has just announced that it is now offering a contract with unlimited everything.

Talk Talk's new deal (available until 30th June) offers unlimited calls, texts, and 3G data for just £12 a month. Better still, it's on a 30-day rolling contract, so if you decide that it's not the right fit for you then you don't have to stick with it. Sounds great, right? Sadly there are a few terms and conditions attached.

For starters the deal isn't exactly open to everyone. Anyone can sign up for it, but you'll need to have a TalkTalk broadband plan before you're eligible. You need to stick with that broadband plan as well, if you cancel it then the mobile plan will rise to £24 a month and you'll have your monthly allowances reduced to 2000 minutes and 2GB. Hardly ideal really.

The plan itself also has some restrictions. For starters the SIM is only for plugging into a smartphone (so no dongles), and tethering is a big no-no. It's also bound by TalkTalk's 'Good Network Guidelines' which states that if users "compromise the data flow" then it can refuse to renew your contract at the end of each 30-day period.

So if you're already a TalkTalk customer, or you were planning on switching to its broadband already, then this is an ideal plan for you (provided you can resist tethering, that is). If not, then you might want to look elsewhere.

Who knows, maybe in a couple of months time O2 will be owned by Three and you can get unlimited data there instead.