UK TV, internet and phone provider TalkTalk has announced a new sale on its broadband and fibre products, with cost cuts and guaranteed prices for 24 months.
Available to both new and current TalkTalk customers, the new Fixed Low Price Plans offer guaranteed frozen prices for 12, 18 or 24 months. The ISP says the 24-month plan could save customers up to £431 compared with BT, one of the "big four" broadband providers that TalkTalk says "have collectively increased their prices 19 times over a 24 month period." Confusingly, that big four includes TalkTalk themselves.
Included in the price cuts is the Faster Fibre Broadband package, which now costs £27 a month for 24 months rather than £28.50, with free installation (previously £60). The package offers speeds up to 38Mb, while the next package up - Faster Fibre Large - offers up to 76Mb and has been cut from £37 to £32 a month for a 24-month fixed-price contract. Presumably, the ISP is hoping these cuts will go some way to rebuilding goodwill after its embarrassing hack by a teenager in 2015.
However, before you sign on the dotted line, it's worth noting that the 24-month contracts take us all the way up to 2019, by which time - considering the way things are going - the world may well be a smoking wasteland anyway. Your call.