First Virgin Media, now TalkTalk offers you a big broadband bonus

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It was only a few weeks ago that Virgin Media began offering customers a free Amazon Prime membership with certain contracts. Now one of its biggest rivals has launched a very similar deal in a bid to get web users to make the switch to its broadband.

TalkTalk has just revealed a new incentive which includes a year of Amazon Prime for free.

As a quick reminder, Amazon Prime includes access to Amazon Original Series, Prime Music and unlimited fast delivery. It usually costs £79 for a year so this isn’t a bad offer from TalkTalk.

The deal, which is available from today until September 2, can be grabbed when customers sign up to unlimited Faster Fibre Broadband with TalkTalk TV.

Along with throwing in that subscription, TalkTalk has also dropped the price of this bundle with it costing £25.50 per month – a saving of £1.45

It’s worth noting that this bundle only features downloads at 38Mbps which is pretty slow but you can boost this to TalkTalk Faster 150 Fibre if you’re prepared to pay a little extra.

This £30 per month package includes download speeds of 145Mbps and you still get your year of Amazon Prime.

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According to ISPreview, TalkTalk has started to update some of the small print on its website to point out the price increase, which looks set to kick-in from October 1, 2020.

The first hike will be the price you pay for UK landline calls outside of any inclusive minute allowances in your contract. Calls to UK numbers will increase by 2 pence to 18p a minute from October 2020. If you make a lot of calls, that could soon add up and it might be worth renegotiating for unlimited calls in your monthly plan.

TalkTalk will also increase the “International Max” boost, which adds 1,000 inclusive minutes to 50 international destinations plus the Channel Islands. If you’ve selected this add-on, you will be charged an extra £2 a month, taking the total for the international call allowance to £12 a month on the same date.

A TalkTalk spokesperson said: “Changing our pricing is never a decision we take lightly, and we remain committed to providing the best value connectivity. Customers continue to benefit from free calls between TalkTalk landlines and free mobile calls using Wi-Fi. Our UK Unlimited calls Boost which includes unlimited calls to UK landlines and mobiles also offers great value with customers saving up to £48/year on calls.

“While International Max Boost customers continue to benefit from savings of up to £60 a year on average with the boost and have the flexibility to opt out at no extra cost. We did not introduce inflationary price increases in April, as many did across the industry, so this is the first time our customers will have seen any changes since the COVID-19 outbreak began.”

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