TalkTalk Fibre 150

Last updated: 12 January 2024   By Lyndsey Burton

TalkTalk Fibre 150 is a full fibre to the home connection offering average download speeds of 152Mbps.

TalkTalk Fibre 150 comes with the latest WiFi 6 router with a built-in smart home hub, and offers good nationwide availability.

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TalkTalk Fibre 150 offers average download speeds of 152Mbps and is available to all homes passed by either the Openreach or CityFibre FTTP networks.

Fibre 150 comes with a WiFi 6 router with a built-in Zigbee smart home hub and support for Alexa. Customers can also choose to bundle a 4K TV box with discounts on NOW TV.

Priced from £32 per month, Fibre 150 is a competitive full fibre plan and an obvious upgrade over TalkTalk's Fibre 65.

talktalk eero 6 router

At a glance

Price £32
Setup cost £4.95
Minimum term 24 months
Out of contract price £32 after 24 months
Annual price increase CPI + 3.7% in April
Download speed 152Mbps
Upload speed 30Mbps
Usage allowance Unlimited
Router Amazon eero 6
WiFi guarantee £6/mth for one mesh hub
Parental controls TalkTalk HomeSafe
Home phone Not available
TV £5 per month
Pros Cons
Latest WiFi 6 router with built-in smart home hub Cheaper entry-level full fibre deals available
Availability via both Openreach and CityFibre networks No home phone line or option to add one
Optional 4K TV Hub with NOW discounts and free NOW Boost TV and Total WiFi add-ons not available in CityFibre areas
Package Broadband Monthly price Upfront price Contract term
Full Fibre 150 152Mb average £29 Free 18 months
offer Offer: Free setup and P&P
TV Hub + Full Fibre 150 152Mb average £34 Free 18 months
offer Offer: NOW Entertainment just £4.99 for 12 months (was £9.99) + NOW Boost free + Free setup and P&P

Who is TalkTalk Fibre 150 best suited for?

TalkTalk Fibre 150 is an ideal entry point to full fibre broadband for those living in enabled areas.

The package comes with the latest Amazon eero 6 router, which supports intelligent mesh, as well as the most up to date WiFi 6 protocol, or 802.11ax. It also comes with a built-in smart home hub to make connecting smart devices more seamless.

TalkTalk says the eero 6 router can support more than 75 devices all connected at once, so there's relatively little limitation on household size or smart home support.

The average download speed of 152Mbps should also adequately support households of around three to four people all going online at the same time.

So, TalkTalk Fibre 150 is best suited for:

  • Small to medium sized households moving to full fibre for the first time
  • Where two to four people want to get online at the same time
  • Activities including streaming TV content in high definition, online gaming, and working from home for multiple people
  • Those who primarily watch on-demand content, especially from NOW, Netflix and Prime Video
  • Households with lots of smart devices, particularly in the Alexa ecosystem
  • Those who don't need or want a home phone line

TalkTalk Fibre 150 comes with the option to bundle TalkTalk TV, a 4K TV box that supports a wide range of on-demand apps, and has exclusive discounts on NOW Memberships and NOW Boost included for free.

Anyone who's considered Fibre 65 in a full fibre enabled area should also consider the upgrade to Fibre 150, and at the time of writing it's only £4 more per month.

Customers should be aware however that TalkTalk full fibre broadband packages come as data-only lines and there is no option to add a home phone line. Those who can't go without a landline will need to look elsewhere such as Sky, BT, or even Virgin Media.

Check availability for TalkTalk broadband in your area.


What does TalkTalk Fibre 150 offer?

TalkTalk Fibre 150 offers average download speeds of 152Mbps at peak times over a full fibre to the home connection.

Package Broadband Monthly price Upfront price Contract term
Full Fibre 150 152Mb average £29 Free 18 months
offer Offer: Free setup and P&P

Fibre 150 is currently priced at just £4 more per month than Fibre 65, so it could be a good upgrade option for those looking for a slightly faster full fibre connection.

In addition to faster download and upload speeds, Fibre 150 also comes with a more up to date router than Fibre 65.

The Amazon eero 6 supports the latest WiFi 6 protocol and customers can choose to add a whole home WiFi guarantee which offers a second eero 6 device to boost wireless coverage around a home.

TalkTalk Fibre 150 is available to customers living in full fibre enabled areas on either the Openreach or CityFibre networks, which is around 15.1 million premises in total.

One point potential customers should be aware of however, is that those living in CityFibre enabled areas won't be able to access TalkTalk's add-ons, including TalkTalk TV or the Total WiFi guarantee.

You can use the postcode search on our TalkTalk deals page to find out what deals are available in your area.


Fibre 150 + TalkTalk TV

TalkTalk Fibre 150 customers can add the TalkTalk TV add-on which includes an Android-powered 4K TV hub with access to the Google Play Store and over 10,000 apps. TalkTalk TV customers also get NOW Boost included in their subscription fee, and access to discounts on NOW Memberships.

TalkTalk TV costs £5 on top of the broadband subscription:

Package Broadband Monthly price Upfront price Contract term
TV Hub + Full Fibre 150 152Mb average £34 Free 18 months
offer Offer: NOW Entertainment just £4.99 for 12 months (was £9.99) + NOW Boost free + Free setup and P&P

While the service itself is basically access to Freeview, and then on-demand app players at an extra cost, TalkTalk TV customers do benefit from a partnership deal with NOW.

The monthly subscription fee of £5 includes NOW Boost, which usually costs £6 and offers NOW viewers an upgraded resolution to full 1080p HD and ad-skipping, as well as the ability to watch NOW on more devices at the same time.

At the time of writing, TalkTalk TV customers can also access NOW Entertainment for just £4.99 per month for 12 months, when it usually costs £9.99, so a saving of £60 over a year.

Access to the Google Play Store via the Android-powered hub also means customers get really wide support for additional on-demand apps, including Netflix, Prime Video, Discovery+, Paramount+, Disney+, and Apple TV+, among others.

Overall, the service offers value for money but it's mostly suited to those who primarily want to watch on-demand. Read our full TalkTalk TV packages review here.


TalkTalk Fibre 150 vs Fibre 500

For customers living in full fibre enabled areas, TalkTalk offer a choice of four broadband packages: Fibre 65, Fibre 150, Fibre 500 and Fibre 900.

Those living in larger households or those who work from home for example may also wonder if Fibre 150 is enough and whether they should actually upgrade to the Fibre 500 plan.

Here's how the packages look side-by-side:

Package Broadband Monthly price Upfront price Contract term
Full Fibre 150 152Mb average £29 Free 18 months
offer Offer: Free setup and P&P
Full Fibre 500 525Mb average £39 Free 18 months
offer Offer: Free setup and P&P

TalkTalk Fibre 500 costs £39 per month right now, so that's £7 more than the Fibre 150 plan. It's not a big difference, but those on a budget may find it a reasonable step up due to the lower pricing on Fibre 150.

Fibre 500 does come with a more advanced router however, as customers will be provided with the Amazon eero 6 Pro. This router offers tri-band wireless channels, so signal strength as well as the ability to handle more devices at faster speeds will be better in comparison to the dual-band eero 6.

TalkTalk Fibre 500 also offers average download speeds of 525Mbps at peak times, over three times faster than Fibre 150, and upload speeds are more than twice as fast too.

Ultimately while the upgrade from Fibre 150 to Fibre 500 isn't straightforward on price, customers who know they'll be placing more demands on their broadband connection, including those working from home, creating online content, gaming, or with larger households may find the extra speed and improved router worth it.


How does TalkTalk Fibre 150 compare?

Looking at the wider market, TalkTalk Fibre 150 is priced around average, with rival providers costing around the same or more per month.

Package Broadband Monthly price Upfront price Contract term
Full Fibre 150 152Mb average £29 Free 18 months
offer Offer: Free setup and P&P
Full Fibre 145 145Mb average £27.99 Free 24 months
offer Offer: Save over £12/mth + No setup fee + Exclusive offers and discounts for Plusnet customers
Ultrafast Broadband 145Mb average £28 £5 18 months
offer Offer: WiFi Max just £3/mth + (£5 refundable setup fee for new customers if applicable)
Full Fibre 100 150Mb average £29.99 Free 24 months
offer Offer: £50 BT Virtual Reward Card + Save £1/mth and free setup (was £31.99) (Ends 06/06/2024)

TalkTalk Fibre 150 is currently more expensive than equivalent full fibre deals from Sky, Plusnet and BT, although it does offer customers a better router.

BT is usually more expensive than other providers, but currently costs just £28.99 per month for the same broadband speed, but does offer customers an older router than the eero 6 Pro provided with TalkTalk.

Customers can also save money with Shell Energy Broadband and Vodafone, but note that, aside from Shell Energy Broadband, Plusnet and Vodafone also offer older routers at these price points, and even Shell Energy's WiFi 6 router is more basic than the eero 6 Pro.

Overall, TalkTalk Fibre 150 is competitively priced and the router provided exceeds that offered by BT, Plusnet, and Sky, with Sky customers having to pay an extra £6.50 per month for a WiFi 6 router.


How fast is Fibre 150?

TalkTalk Fibre 150 offers average download speeds of 152Mbps at peak times, and average upload speeds of 30Mbps at peak times.

Peak times are considered to be 8pm to 10pm for home broadband packages as this is when the networks tend to be busiest.

We also know that at least 50% of TalkTalk's customers must be receiving the average advertised speeds or faster, due to current regulation on broadband advertising.

Average download speed Average upload speed
TalkTalk Fibre 150 152Mbps 30Mbps

When customers sign up to TalkTalk they'll also be given a personalised estimate speed range based on their individual property, as well as a minimum speed guarantee.

These personalised estimates can provide customers with a more exact insight into how fast the Fibre 150 plan will be for them.

In addition, minimum guaranteed speeds provide assurance to customers that if their broadband speed does drop below this level for 3 days or longer, and TalkTalk can't resolve the issue within 30 days, they will be free to exit their contract early and without penalty.

Estimated download speed Minimum guaranteed download speed Estimated upload speed
TalkTalk Fibre 150 152Mbps 120Mbps 30Mbps

We tested a postcode in Brighton on the TalkTalk Fibre 150 plan, and were given an estimated download speed of 152Mbps and an upload speed of 30Mbps.

Our minimum guaranteed speed was 120Mbps, which seems pretty reasonable considering the advertised average is 152Mbps. While these speeds are based on a wired connection to the router, the Amazon eero 6 router is capable of supporting speeds up to 900Mbps.


Amazon eero 6

TalkTalk Fibre 150 customers are provided with the Amazon eero 6 router. It's a dual-band device that supports the latest WiFi 6, or 802.11ax, protocol.

The eero 6 offers wireless coverage of up to 140m2 and can support download speeds of up to 900Mbps - so it's more than adequate for the average speeds of 152Mbps on the Fibre 150 plan.

Amazon eero 6
WiFi protocol 6 (802.11ax)
WiFi Band Dual-band
2.4Ghz channel 2x2 MU-MIMO
5GHz channel 2x2 MU-MIMO
WiFi coverage 140m2
Ethernet LAN 2 x 1Gb
Security WPA3
Smart home hub Zigbee / Alexa

One additional benefit of the eero 6 router is the built-in Zigbee smart home hub, which can connect to smart devices around a home with Alexa voice control.

Despite TalkTalk being previously known as a 'budget' provider, they have moved more towards a premium product, offering one of the best routers on the market with the eero range.

Total Home WiFi

TalkTalk Fibre 150 customers can choose to add the Total Home WiFi service, which offers a whole home WiFi guarantee for an extra £6 per month.

Working with the eero 6 router, customers will get an additional eero 6 device to place in another location in their home to boost their wireless coverage seamlessly. Rather than creating an additional WiFi network, the eero devices work together to increase coverage of the same network.

Ultimately, that should provide 280m2 coverage, which should be more than ample for most homes.

The WiFi guarantee from TalkTalk only promises minimum download speeds of 10Mbps in every room, but if customers don't achieve that they can cancel the add-on early without penalty.

Like TalkTalk TV, Total Home WiFi is also only available to customers on the Openreach network, and isn't yet available in CityFibre enabled areas, despite being provided with the same router.


Verdict: Is TalkTalk Fibre 150 any good?

TalkTalk Fibre 150 is a great entry-level full fibre deal for those living in enabled areas, with wider availability across both Openreach and CityFibre networks.

TalkTalk bundle a more up to date router than most other providers at this level, and the Amazon eero 6 supports the latest WiFi 6 protocol, intelligent mesh and has a built-in Zigbee smart home hub with support for Alexa.

We also like TalkTalk's low-cost TV box that can be bundled with their broadband deals and offers exclusive savings on NOW Memberships, including NOW Boost for free.

What we like most about Fibre 150 is:

  • Great way to move to full fibre broadband at a competitive cost
  • Ideal for most household sizes, including where people are working from home
  • Latest WiFi 6 router with advanced features
  • Optional 4K TV box with discounts on NOW TV

The main drawback to TalkTalk full fibre deals is that they are data-only lines with no option to add a home phone line. For those who really need this, they'll have to look elsewhere at providers including Sky and BT who still offer that option.

For most though, TalkTalk's Fibre 150 is a good option for those moving to full fibre for the first time, especially small to medium sized households who could also benefit from the savings through TalkTalk TV.

Read more about TalkTalk in our full review of their broadband service, as well as our coverage of TalkTalk TV packages.

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