TalkTalk ramps up mobile offering with inclusive SIM in refreshed TV, phone and broadband package
TalkTalk, Britain's best value TV, broadband, phone and mobile provider, has announced that mobile will now come as standard for all customers on its market-leading Plus TV package.
All new and existing Plus TV customers will receive a mobile SIM worth £90, giving them 100 minutes, 250 texts and 200MB of data a month, at no extra cost. Existing customers can pre-register from today to be amongst the first to receive the service when it launches in December.
The inclusive mobile package will cover the needs of the average TalkTalk Mobile customer, and calls between family members with mobiles on the same account are free. It will be the first time TalkTalk customers will be able to get broadband, TV, phone and mobile in one package.
The move to offer mobile as standard also reinforces TalkTalk’s Plus TV package as the best value and easiest way for customers to get all of their household communications from one provider. Ofcom data shows that the average British home pays £80.39 a month, plus line rental for broadband, TV, landline and mobile as standalone packages. In comparison, Plus TV - which provides all four services as well as hundreds of hours of On Demand movies and hit shows, and the ability to pause, rewind and record - is only £18.50 a month plus line rental of £16.70, which offers a comparative saving of 76% a year.
Tristia Harrison of TalkTalk commented: “With so many families looking to reduce household expenditure, we think we can help millions of British homes potentially save hundreds of pounds every year by buying TV, phone, broadband and mobile as a single package.
“TalkTalk brought the best value broadband and TV packages in Britain, and we are now doing the same by offering mobile as standard - exclusively for our customers.
“People who currently have a mobile contract can still benefit. We know a third of our mobile customers take more than one mobile SIM or handset from us, whether that’s to give to their children or an elderly relative, so we’re confident that this is a deal people will really benefit from. It’s another great example of how we’re making Britain better off.”
This latest development builds on several recent improvements to TalkTalk’s TV packages. In April, TalkTalk added seven Sky channels including Sky 1, Sky Living and Sky Sports News HQ to the Plus TV package. All 1.1 million TalkTalk homes can also add and remove extra kids, movies, entertainment or sport channels a month at a time, with no ongoing commitment. And this summer, TalkTalk launched ‘Taster Weekends’ offering access to popular channels, such as the Disney channels, E!, Cartoon Network, and History channel for the weekend, at no extra cost.
More than 300,000 people have taken TalkTalk Mobile since its launch in 2012.