To qualify for the Talk3 International call plan, you must sign up for TalkTalk's line rental at £10.50 a month (the same as BT). You also need to pay £10 for your phone package. So for £20.50 per month, all local and national calls – as well as calls to any one of 30 countries on TalkTalk's list (including all of Europe and the US) – are covered. You then receive ‘free' broadband with a top speed of 8Mbps (megabits per second) and a 40GB monthly download limit.
In terms of security, TalkTalk offers two internet security packages for an extra £2.50. But there are savings to be made if you're a DIY kind of person and are more than happy with a free virus checker, such
as AVG and Windows Firewall. You will have to manage your own updates, however.
The introduction of a no-quibble 30-day trial and its recent PC Advisor award as ‘Best phone and web bundle' makes Talk3 appear to be very reasonable value for money.
The deals explored:
- TalkTalk Talk3 International review
- Orange Broadband Starter review
- Free broadband deals from Sky and Tiscali
In this month's PC Advisor podcast, we discuss the emergence of 'free laptops', 'free broadband' and 'free software', and check out the best deals available to UK consumers. PLUS: find out why technology vendors are so keen to give their wares away, and
learn how to avoid the pitfalls inherent in such freebie deals.
- How to get a free laptop
- How to get free broadband
- How to get the best free software, games and music