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Want free Netflix? TalkTalk TV is giving six month subscriptions away

Want free Netflix? TalkTalk TV is giving six month subscriptions away

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TalkTalk is giving away a six months worth of Netflix to all new TalkTalk Plus TV subscribers.Netflix usually costs £7.49 a month for the standard service, which gives access to HD content and the ability to watch streamed shows and movies on two separate... >>

Is TalkTalk’s £12 a month unlimited everything SIM too good to be true?

Is TalkTalk’s £12 a month unlimited everything SIM too good to be true?

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TalkTalk has launched what seems to be an unbelievable offer for a 3G SIM. For just £12 a month - and on a rolling 30-day contract to boot - you get unlimited talktime, texts and 3G data, a deal that the company claims is the cheapest on the market.There... >>

YouView gets Netflix: House of Cards, Breaking Bad and other top shows now come to TalkTalk too

YouView gets Netflix: House of Cards, Breaking Bad and other top shows now come to TalkTalk too

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Netflix is now available on TalkTalk YouView boxes as well as those from BT and standalone retail units. The rival boxes received the streaming service as a connected app in November last year and at the time it was said that TalkTalk would get it "early... >>

Blinkbox name to be ditched, TalkTalk to take on Netflix under own brand

Blinkbox name to be ditched, TalkTalk to take on Netflix under own brand

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TalkTalk has revealed that it plans to jetison the Blinkbox name now that it has bought the movie and TV show streaming service from Tesco.The service will remain in some capacity, but the brand name will be changed to TalkTalk in "due course" and the... >>

TalkTalk buys Blinkbox, Tesco broadband and telephone customers to switch over too

TalkTalk buys Blinkbox, Tesco broadband and telephone customers to switch over too

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After weeks of speculation, TalkTalk has acquired the Blinkbox movie streaming service from Tesco for an alleged £5 million. Tesco broadband and fixed telephone customers will also be switching over to the TalkTalk service.The statement from TalkTalk... >>

Sky Sports free to Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media customers for Premier League first day

Sky Sports free to Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media customers for Premier League first day

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Anyone signed up to Sky, TalkTalk or Virgin Media will be able to enjoy Sky Sports for free on Saturday 16 August.The start of the Barclays Premier League kicks off on Saturday and Sky wants everyone in the football spirit, so it's giving away coverage... >>

New TalkTalk Player for YouView brings you faster access to on-demand content

New TalkTalk Player for YouView brings you faster access to on-demand content

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TalkTalk is rolling out an update to the TalkTalk Player for its YouView customers, bringing a refresh to the TalkTalk section of the YouView experience.The update is part of TalkTalk's continuous update plans for the platform, and looks to bring additional... >>

TalkTalk Super Router unveiled for fibre broadband connections

TalkTalk Super Router unveiled for fibre broadband connections

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TalkTalk plans to "supercharge" fibre broadband with a new Wi-Fi "super router" that includes access to "superpowered" packages. Needless to say, that's a lot of "super" going on.The London-based telecommunications company has already unveiled the new... >>

UK ISPs agree to send piracy alert letters to suspected offenders

UK ISPs agree to send piracy alert letters to suspected offenders

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After years of talks, internet service providers in the UK are about to sign a deal to help cut down on piracy by sending alert letters to suspected offenders. However, they will be educational in tone rather legal. And after four alerts, ISPs will take... >>

Sky and TalkTalk team-up to offer 1000Mbps broadband to the UK

Sky and TalkTalk team-up to offer 1000Mbps broadband to the UK

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Sky and TalkTalk are currently reliant on using the infrastructure of BT Openreach to provide their internet - meaning paying BT - so they have teamed up to lay down fibre optic cabling that'll allow them to offer 1000Mbps internet in the UK.The Sky... >>

YouView’s future secured, all major backers agree investment extension - including BBC

YouView’s future secured, all major backers agree investment extension - including BBC

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Contrary to rumour and speculation in recent months, the BBC has joined the rest of the original YouView backers in pledging further investment to the service for another five years.The new agreement includes ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, BT, TalkTalk and... >>

BT, TalkTalk and Sky porn filters also found to block legitimate sex education sites

BT, TalkTalk and Sky porn filters also found to block legitimate sex education sites

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After months of debate, internet service providers have started to engage filters to protect children from porn at the behest of the UK government.For new BT customers, TalkTalk customers and Sky subscribers these filters will be automatically switched... >>

TalkTalk introduces £7.50 YouView, broadband and landline package, doesn't include line rental

TalkTalk introduces £7.50 YouView, broadband and landline package, doesn't include line rental

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TalkTalk has announced a new services package that offers a YouView set-top-box, unlimited broadband and landline evening and weekend calls for £7.50 a month. You will also need to pay for line rental at £15.40 a month, but TalkTalk is offering the... >>

Is TalkTalk's £3.50 SIM-only price plan the cheapest yet?

Is TalkTalk's £3.50 SIM-only price plan the cheapest yet?

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TalkTalk Mobile has unveiled what it claims to be the cheapest SIM-only mobile price plan in the UK. For just £3.50 a month on a 12-month contract, you get 100 minutes of talk time, 250 texts and 100MB of data. And if you buy from TalkTalk's online store,... >>

LG G2 release date: Where and when can I get it?

LG G2 release date: Where and when can I get it?

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The LG G2, the new flagship smartphone from LG, has finally arrived in the UK following its launch in the US earlier this year.The handset sports a 5.2-inch Full HD display, a Rear-key design replacing side buttons, along with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800... >>

TalkTalk slashes Huawei smartphone prices, contracts from £1.25 a month

TalkTalk slashes Huawei smartphone prices, contracts from £1.25 a month

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TalkTalk has announced a six-month 75 per cent price cut on selected Huawei Android smartphones taken with a two-year contract. This includes a deal on the Huawei Ascend Y210, which is available free and from £1.25 a month for the first six months.That... >>

YouView: Internet channels coming summer 2013

YouView: Internet channels coming summer 2013

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YouView has announced that support for internet channels is coming to YouView boxes, meaning you'll be able to watch live TV delivered via the internet. YouView says this will take the current offering of 70 live broadcast channels to a potentially infinite... >>

TalkTalk fined £750,000 for silent cold calls

TalkTalk fined £750,000 for silent cold calls

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Ofcom has fined UK operator TalkTalk £750,000 for making an excessive number of abandoned and silent marketing calls to prospective customers.The independent regulator found that TalkTalk made approximately 9,000 silent and abandoned calls to consumers... >>

YouView iOS app update adds series record feature and more

YouView iOS app update adds series record feature and more

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YouView, the all-in-one set-top box and catch-up service, has had a remote record-enabling iOS application available since the end of 2012, but 2013 brings series record and other new goodies to the app's functionality.As well as series record being added... >>

YouView from TalkTalk
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YouView from TalkTalk

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YouView - for those unfamiliar - is a TV service that wraps up digital Freeview channels with online catchup services such as BBC iPlayer and plenty more.TalkTalk's YouView service - as offered through its Plus TV package - includes the Huawei version... >>

Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2012 in pictures

Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2012 in pictures

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The 9th annual Pocket-lint Gadget Awards saw the best and brightest from the world of technology get together for a rip-roaring bash last night in central London. A good time was had by all, winners and losers included. As is always the case, the Pocket-lint... >>

YouView loses trademark case but has 'no intention of changing name'

YouView loses trademark case but has 'no intention of changing name'

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New TV service YouView has lost a high court appeal against breach of trademark and may face litigation by Total Ltd, owner of the Your View brand.Telecommunications firm Total uses Your View for its online billing services and trademarked the name in... >>

Best home entertainment device 2012: 9th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

Best home entertainment device 2012: 9th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

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AirPlay, Spotify and DLNA all made significant changes to the way people listen to music in 2012. The technologies started to appear in pieces of Hi-Fi hardware, reducing the need for laptop-connected cables and even the iPhone dock.There was certainly... >>

Pocket-lint Podcast #101 - BlackBerry 10, Nook tablets and TalkTalk YouView

Pocket-lint Podcast #101 - BlackBerry 10, Nook tablets and TalkTalk YouView

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It's back to normal for the podcast this week, as the Pocket-lint team turns its attention on the latest tech news, including Barnes & Noble's decision to launch two new tablets in the UK, the Nook HD and Nook HD+, alongside its eBook reader range.Plus,... >>

Joanna Lumley shins up a ladder, hits a car, to launch TalkTalk's YouView service

Joanna Lumley shins up a ladder, hits a car, to launch TalkTalk's YouView service

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This morning was another one of those mornings. Get an invite to fight through the London rush hour to see Joanna Lumley at a TalkTalk launch or not? As it turned out, the whole affair was so ridiculously surreal - as you'd expect from a luminary of British... >>

TalkTalk YouView pictures and hands-on

TalkTalk YouView pictures and hands-on

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When YouView landed in its plain vanilla form we were whelmed. Not overwhelmed, or underwhelmed, just plain, regular whelmed. And that was because, although the user interface was pretty, and the box seemed to work well in its PVR duties, it was not an... >>

TalkTalk most complained about phone and broadband provider, Sky and Virgin Media the least

TalkTalk most complained about phone and broadband provider, Sky and Virgin Media the least

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Ofcom has published its communications services complaints data, to name and shame the companies about which it receives the most gripes, and to highlight which providers have the most satisfied customers.The report is broken down into landline (phone),... >>

Free YouView box for all TalkTalk Plus customers

Free YouView box for all TalkTalk Plus customers

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Customers who sign up to the TalkTalk Plus broadband and phone plan will now receive a free YouView set-top-box as part of their on-going subscriptions.The box, which enables users to catch-up with shows from BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 as well... >>

Hate your BT Vision and TalkTalk service? Ofcom says you aren't alone

Hate your BT Vision and TalkTalk service? Ofcom says you aren't alone

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Are you a BT Vision customer; maybe a Talk Talk customer perhaps? Turns out if you've been grumbling about your service you aren't alone. Ofcom has found that the two companies have received the most complaints with regards to mobile, landline, broadband... >>

UK High Court rules that ISPs must block Pirate Bay

UK High Court rules that ISPs must block Pirate Bay

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The British public will no longer be able to access file-sharing site The Pirate Bay after the High Court ruled that UK internet service providers are to block their users from visiting it.ISPs, such as Virgin Media, have previously refused voluntarily... >>

TalkTalk joins the superfast broadband race

TalkTalk joins the superfast broadband race

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It isn't just Virgin Media and BT you can look to in order to fulfil your deepest, darkest fibre-optic desires, you know. TalkTalk has some superfast broadband of its own and, following the launch of its 40Mb platform last year, it is now doubling the... >>

BT and TalkTalk beaten in Digital Economy Act appeal

BT and TalkTalk beaten in Digital Economy Act appeal

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BT and TalkTalk have failed with an appeal over copyright infringement with regards to online file-sharing. The appeal by the two ISPs was a protest against the UK's Digital Economy Act that was passed in the last few weeks of the Labour government in... >>

TalkTalk ordered to block pirate site Newzbin 2

TalkTalk ordered to block pirate site Newzbin 2

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Back in July BT was ordered by a High Court Judge to block the piracy website Newzbin 2 following legal action from the Motion Picture Association. Then, in November, the MPA reportedly approached Sky, Virgin Media and TalkTalk to seek a block without... >>

YouView on course for spring launch

YouView on course for spring launch

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YouView - the much-delayed free TV service funded by a consortium that includes the BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5 and ITV, as well as ISPs Arqiva, TalkTalk and BT - is on course for a scheduled spring launch.That's according to TalkTalk CEO, Dido Harding,... >>

TalkTalk porn filter fails to protect from adult website

TalkTalk porn filter fails to protect from adult website

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TalkTalk's new filter system that, amongst other things, aims to block adult websites has failed for over a week. This has allowed access to Pornhub, one of Britain's largest pornography websites.The internet protection service in question is called HomeSafe,... >>

Virgin Media and TalkTalk block Newzbin 2 block

Virgin Media and TalkTalk block Newzbin 2 block

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Back in July BT was ordered by a High Court Judge to block piracy website Newzbin 2, following legal action from the Motion Picture Association.And now it seems that the MPA thought that ruling would mean that the other members of the "big 4" ISPs would... >>

Big 4 ISPs team up to protect kids online

Big 4 ISPs team up to protect kids online

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The top 4 ISPs in the UK - BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media - have teamed up to publish a Code of Practice that should help parents keep their kids safe online.The Code is the result of discussions between ISPs, Government, NGOs, and parents’ and... >>

Britain's broadband speeds increasing - Virgin Media the fastest

Britain's broadband speeds increasing - Virgin Media the fastest

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An Ofcom report has found that average broadband speeds in the UK have risen by 10 per cent since the end of 2010. The average speed nationally was measured at 6.2Mbit/s in November/December last year, but is now 6.8Mbit/s (as of May 2011).In addition,... >>

Sky the big winner in Ofcom customer service report

Sky the big winner in Ofcom customer service report

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Ofcom has published its findings from research to gauge levels of satisfaction within the communications industry and there's one clear winner - Sky.BSkyB came top in terms of most satisfaction and least dissatisfaction in the pay TV market - 67 per cent... >>

Fujitsu to hook-up 5 million UK homes with 1Gbps fibre optic broadband

Fujitsu to hook-up 5 million UK homes with 1Gbps fibre optic broadband

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Working in collaboration with Virgin Media, TalkTalk and Cisco, Fujitsu has plans to roll out superfast fibre optic cable across the UK, with the aim of delivering 1Gbps broadband to 5 million homes and businesses.The eventual network will be an alternative... >>

Kip Meek replaced by Alan Sugar at YouView

Kip Meek replaced by Alan Sugar at YouView

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YouView has swapped its non-executive chairman for Sugar. And before you say, "how many bags?", we're talking about the entrepreneur and host of The Apprentice.Former incumbent Kip Meek, who joined YouView when it was still known as Project Canvas,... >>

BT and TalkTalk willing to fight Digital Economy Act

BT and TalkTalk willing to fight Digital Economy Act

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BT and TalkTalk are taking their opposition to the Digital Economy Act to the High Court, after both companies filed papers asking for a judicial review of the controversial act.The Act, which was rushed through at the tail-end of the Labour's government... >>

TalkTalk launches Soho "Customer Experience Centre"

TalkTalk launches Soho "Customer Experience Centre"

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TalkTalk has taken the unusual step of buying up some real estate in London and turning it into what the company is calling a "Customer Experience Centre". In plain English, that translates to a free Wi-Fi equipped lounge that only customers have access... >>

TalkTalk "will never surrender" over DEB

TalkTalk "will never surrender" over DEB

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TalkTalk, the loudest voice behind most ISP's general disapproval of the proposals put forward in Labour's unloved Digital Economy Bill, has vowed to continue the fight against the bill, despite it becoming law in the Parliamentary wash-up period. The... >>

TalkTalk upgrades all customers to 24Mbps

TalkTalk upgrades all customers to 24Mbps

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TalkTalk has announced that over the next 4 months, all of its customers will be upgraded to a 24Mbps connection - meaning that they'll get pretty much the fastest web speeds that their phone line can support.The company promises that there'll be no extra... >>

TalkTalk to call lonely pensioners once a week

TalkTalk to call lonely pensioners once a week

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TalkTalk has announced the launch of a new service designed to offer UK pensioners a "free weekly natter".The new service, called "We’ll Call You", will see TalkTalk staff calling an over 65-year-old customer that lives alone for 5 minutes at a set... >>

Carphone Warehouse drops Tiscali name

Carphone Warehouse drops Tiscali name

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Following Carphone Warehouse-owned TalkTalk's buyout of Tiscali in May 2009, it's been revealed that the Tiscali brand name for the broadband service will disappear in 2010."Today we welcome all Tiscali customers to TalkTalk and open the doors to a new... >>

TalkTalk buys naming rights to family home

TalkTalk buys naming rights to family home

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TalkTalk is currently undertaking a publicity stunt that finds it paying householders £250 for the "naming rights" to their homes. With some tenuous link to how sporting arenas are seeing more corporate rebranding, the telecoms co is paying out to those... >>

Email extinction predicted in 10 years

Email extinction predicted in 10 years

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Email extinction could be a reality in the next 10 years, says TalkTalk, proclaiming the younger generation has no need for such long-winded communication. No doubt echoing similar studies from 10 years ago that predicted the absolute death of snail mail,... >>