I'm currently with BT, on Infinity Option 2. Due to various hassles, I've hated them since I signed up in February. They've let me leave contract due to their pending price rises, so I'm off. To be honest, I'd rather have broadband over a wet string than pay BT more money.
I'm in Bristol but Virgin won't do my street, so whoever I go with is going to be an FTTC based service which unfortunately means BTO still make money but hey...
Looking at my router, I can see I currently average ~275GB a month, so I'd really prefer an unlimited deal. I'd quite like a static IP, but I've had to live without one up to now, so not a firm requirement.
The girlfriend makes calls to her mum from the home phone and I'd like free calls at least E+W.
I seem to have the options of:
Still gives money to BT as they are owned by BT. Have a traffic prioritisation system which I believe knocks a bit off my max speed (at full sync). Supplies some random router, I'd stick with my R6300 and Openreach modem. Works out quite cheap at £28.45 for the first 9 months. Average cost over the 18m contract is £30.92 PCM with £35 quidco cashback. Static IP a one off £5. E+W calls.
With them for TV but no discount on their fibre products. Sky Hub is [censored] and using my own router is hassle. Do offer static IP on Fibre Pro. £50 install charge even though I'm migrating, and no offers at all on fibre pro, but at least it's only a 12m contract. Works out £50.07 PCM over 12m. Only weekend calls. Seems very expensive.
No router, can just use my own kit. Offers static IP. Anytime calls without the stupid 60 minute redial rubbish. Even more expensive than Sky at £52.96 PCM.
I love them so I did consider, but Home::1 works out at £60 PCM without line rental, and I'm limited to 300GB which would be a problem in a month where I watched lots of Sky OnDemand, or redownloaded games from steam.
These guys are actually in front for me right now. Cashback makes it £30.78 PCM over 18 months, their super router actually might be good, which means the R6300 can go elsewhere for more wireless coverage, and that's with Anytime calls. No static IP, so I'd have to live with Dynamic, but, are talktalk actually OK? I've heard their support sucks but I'd be bringing over a stable FTTC line so can't see it being a massive issue. Will I feel congestion at peak times etc?
I can't believe I'm actually considering talktalk, so if anyone has negative feedback on them please let me know!!