TalkTalk steps up to help those with money-saving New Year's Resolutions
If you want a resolution that you won't have given up on by this time next year, new research suggests you should focus on your finances over getting fit or learning a new skill. So to help more people with their bid to budget, TalkTalk has extended its range of Fixed Low Price Plans.
Customers can now fix their price for 12, 18 or 24 months, yet also have the freedom to swap to another TalkTalk package if they see a better deal, after 30 days. The new packages save up to £328 in comparison to equivalent offers from BT, Sky and Virgin Media over 24 months, and are available to those currently with TalkTalk as well as new customers.
According to a survey of 2,000 UK adults commissioned by TalkTalk, money-saving resolutions are more likely to stand the test of time, with more people achieving their goal. The research showed that 41% of people who made a money saving resolution last year have stuck to it for the full year, compared to 35% of those who planned to get fit and 24% of those who committed to learning a new language.
Resolutions to curb spending have also over taken previously popular New Year goals such as losing weight or quitting bad habits, with some 28.6 million Brits (54%) now looking to save the pennies in 2017.
The steep increase in tightening the purse strings has in part been driven by the unexpected events of 2016, which has led to two out of three UK adults now revealing that they are worried about money – double the figure in 2014
Tristia Harrison, TalkTalk's Consumer Managing Director, said: "It's never been more important to know you're getting a good deal and paying a fair price. We want to make it as easy as possible for anyone looking for smart ways to save. That's why we're the only major provider to guarantee your broadband price won't increase mid-contract, and that our loyal customers will get exactly the same best-value deals as new customers."
The move is the latest step in TalkTalk's ongoing strategy to focus on customers first, and marks a step change from the routine price rises that have become common place in the broadband industry.
Over the last two years the four major broadband providers have collectively increased their prices 19 times. While many offer money-off deals, no other telecoms company has followed TalkTalk's lead in rewarding loyalty by giving current customers the same best-value deals as new customers.
Harrison added: "Seeing your price rocket mid-contract or the best deals saved only for new customers is incredibly frustrating and simply isn't fair. We're acting on what customers have told us and are proud to be leading the way in offering the value for money and peace of mind people deserve.
For more information visit: https://www.talktalk.co.uk/shop/
How TalkTalk's fixed price plans compare:
24 month Fast Broadband
|Sky Broadband Unlimited||Virgin Media|
Super 50 Fibre and calls
|All in monthly cost including line rental||£22.95 for 24 months||£22.40 for 12 months, £27.40 thereafter||£32 for 12 months, £40 thereafter||£32.99 for 12 months, £38.99 thereafter + £100 BT reward card|
|One off charges||N/A||£9.95||£14.99||£9.99|
|Total price over 24 months||£550.80||£607.55||£878.99||£878.75|
|Saving with TalkTalk over 24 months||£56.75||£328.19||£322.95|
**Prices correct as 9/12/16