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UK ISP TalkTalk Trial Prices for 150Mbps and 300Mbps G.fast Broadband

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 (12:57 pm) - Score 11,243
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TalkTalk has unofficially revealed the prices for their new unlimited 150Mbps and 300Mbps ultrafast broadband products for those covered by Openreach’s (BT) new G.fast service, which is currently in the pilot phase (here) but should reach 1 million premises by the end of 2017 and 10 million by 2020.

Various readers have been reporting to us that the TRIAL pricing shows up on one of TalkTalk’s website pages (talktalk.co.uk/shop/broadband/gfast), although this isn’t linked anywhere from their main page despite being publicly accessible. Curiously not everybody who loads the page seems able to view the G.fast pricing but we could (this may be an issue with browser compatibility as some people only see their slower packages).

The ‘up to’ 150Mbps (30Mbps upload) service costs £36 per month for the first 18 months of service (reduced from £40), which includes unlimited usage, line rental and setup (plus their usual bits a bobs). On top of that there’s also a ‘Faster 300 Fibre’ package that adopts the top G.fast tier to offer ‘up to’ 300Mbps down and 50Mbps upload at £42 per month (the small print says this should be +£10 more than the 150Mbps option but discounts may be polluting things).

This pricing makes the new 150Mbps tier only slightly more expensive than TalkTalk’s top ‘up to’ 76Mbps “fibre” FTTC (VDSL2) based package (when excluding the usual discounts), although we must stress that this is only TRIAL phase pricing and as a result the final commercial packages may attract a different charge (e.g. the one-off G.fast setup is likely to cost a fair bit more once the trial finishes).

NOTE: There is an additional £12.50 charge for customers requiring a new line and the G.fast T&C’s can be found here. Obviously only those covered by the G.fast pilot will be able to get the service.

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16 Responses
  1. Avatar lyndon

    So….if G.fast is ‘Superpowered’….says Talk Talk what will full fibre be called?

    ‘Superduberwarpdrivepowered’!

  2. Avatar Steve Jones

    It’s good to see that ISPs other than BT Consumer are taking the launch of G.FAST seriously. I hope that will extend to marketing, as I seem to recall that there was virtually none from TalkTalk or Sky when VDSL2 was launched and advertising was dominated by BT Consumer and Infinity branding. Of course with G.FAST the sales will be almost all up-sells from VDSL2, so non LLU ADSL2 revenue to be lost, so it may be that there is more incentive to get ahead of the game.

    • Avatar GNewton

      @Steve Jones: As I said before, market demand for the current G.Fast run from the cabinate-nased G.Fast pods will be very low because of VM competition and the fact that the covered areas already have good superfast VDSL2 services available at lower prices. Don’t expect any big marketing campaigns for this.

    • I suspect the marketing budgets will be soft on G.fast until its coverage improves, but I doubt they’ll be silent.

    • Avatar FibreFred

      As ever, strange logic from Mr Newton.

      So BT (and others) won’t push G.Fast because VM have coverage in those areas and VDSL exists.

      By that same logic there would be no point in deploying FTTP either?

    • Avatar Ultraspeedy

      Have they solved the rather limited amount of people/lines per GFast pod in which to start pushing or even creating mass demand for it?

  3. Avatar adslmax Real

    But G.Fast isn’t switched on yet. Loads of cabinets had g.fast pod installed lately bit nothing is LIVE yet.

  4. Avatar James

    How can I tell if my local cabinet has had G.Fast installed/enabled?

  5. Avatar saf

    spoke to talk talk customer services they are taking orders for gfast from customers for the following areas so far,

    cambridge

    cheltenham

    edinburgh – donaldson

    Derby

    Luton

    St Austell

    Swansea

    all areas from the first phase of pilot scheme,

    not yet in glasgow- douglas exchange amongst the second phase.

    appears only talk talk and BT ISPs will provide gfast service under trial phase, so existing ISP in these areas may not be.

    • Avatar saf

      forgot to mention talk talk said they would send letters in the post to all households in areas served by Gfast as they go live.

  6. Avatar saf

    Plusnet alongside BT and Talk Talk are the ISPs taking part in the trial deployment of Gfast

    https://www.homeandbusiness.openreach.co.uk/fibre-broadband/ultrafast-broadband/ultrafast-fibre-g.fast

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