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Talk Talk - good or bad?

Discussion in 'Networks & Internet Connectivity' started by BrightonBelle, 15 May 2006.

  1. BrightonBelle

    Woman of Honour

    Joined: 2 Aug 2004

    Posts: 5,570

    Location: London

    Done a search but it didn't answer my questions.

    I'm about to move into my friends flat which is brand new and therefore hasn't got any BT line or anything.

    Therefore I am assuming I will have to pay £99ish for connection, plus £XX per month line rental.

    But with Talk Talk they say they charge you £11 for the line rental and £9.99 for the Broadband service - so I guess that means nothing goes to BT.

    So I will only pay £20 a month incl free landline calls.

    The only negatives I can see is that I am tied into an 18mth contract and the usage is 40GB.

    What do people think about this and is there anything else out there which you think is suitable?

    I currently pay £20 per month for pipex but BT line rental is incl in my rent.


    BB x
  2. tolien


    Joined: 16 May 2003

    Posts: 25,368

    Location: ::1

    And on page 2...a thread.
    Olly's point's about as good as any. They're an iffy ISP, and tying in for 18 months is insane.
  3. BrightonBelle

    Woman of Honour

    Joined: 2 Aug 2004

    Posts: 5,570

    Location: London

    Sorry and thanks!

    Think I will just swallow the £11 and stick with Pipex and the uncapped usage allowance.


    BB x
  4. JaseUK

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 10 Jun 2006

    Posts: 1,954

    Location: W. Yorks

    I just cancelled my talk talk contract, £70 mind you.......
    I was sick of having speeds that were nowhere near what I was paying for. Xbox live was shocking and their customer support aghhhhhhhhhhhhhh, well enough said.
    Goodbye and good rid, going back to BT (I know some will say why, but they do give what you pay for)
    Hope this helps some poor people that may be even thinking about trying talk talk. Let them mature they may get better.
  5. Batty


    Joined: 23 May 2005

    Posts: 14

    Location: Staffordshire

    Steer well clear of this Micky Mouse company, they do not want to know you once you have signed up with them, if you have a problem you need help with tuff luck you are on your own.

    They must have the worst customer services known to man. I have been trying to get in touch with tech support for the last 3 days without success and they have the cheek to charge you 10p per min for the privilege of being on hold for 25min then cut you off!!

    Yes, the tarriffs are cheap but as they say you get what you pay for.
    I wish had seen all the bad publicity about them before I signed up.
    Anyway rant over.
  6. Simian


    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 8,117

    Location: Swindoniantown

    Well I got my Modem this morning!, Had a problem setting up my account, Phoned em!, Got straight through and sorted in 5 minutes!...

    Only connected at 1.1mbps!.. but thats still a step up from 56Kbps!...

    I'm happy So far! :)