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TalkTalk Cuts Price Of Broadband To £3.25 Per Month

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 (opens in new tab) at £214.20.

In comparison, Plusnet (opens in new tab) 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.

Désiré Athow
Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.