TalkTalk, it seems, is taking on BT-owned Plusnet in a battle to determine which is the better value of the two with the former offering broadband for one year at £3.25 per month, one pence cheaper than its rival.
TalkTalk Essentials provides unlimited evening and weekend UK landline calls, free customer service, 40GB downloads, free wireless router and more importantly, no connection fee. The total cost of ownership for one year stands at £214.20.
In comparison, Plusnet doesn't have an annual contract, has cheaper line rental and doesn't have any usage limits overnight, but you do have a 10GB limit between 8am and midnight, there's a £5 charge for the router delivery and a £25 broadband activation charge.
TalkTalk has been in the news lately after it adopted Network wide content filtering software called HomeSafe that is supposed to protect computers from malware and allow parents to filter out websites.
Then, a couple of days ago, the company suffered a massive outage that knocked its email and telephony services causing many of its users to be outraged.
Furthermore, Charles Dunstone, the founder of TalkTalk and Carphone Warehouse, has become the first UK-based 'digital' billionaire, according to the Sunday Times' rich list.