TalkTalk Fibre 900

Last updated: 15 January 2024   By Lyndsey Burton

TalkTalk Full Fibre 900 offers gigabit-capable broadband with average download speeds of 944Mbps at peak times.

Full Fibre 900 is one of the fastest gigabit deals, and bundles a WiFi 6 mesh router setup at a competitive price.

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TalkTalk Full Fibre 900 is the provider's fastest broadband plan, offering gigabit-capable speeds with an average download speed of 944Mbps.

Full Fibre 900 is available where both Openreach and CityFibre have rolled out full fibre, which is so far around 15.1 million premises across the UK.

Customers in Openreach areas can also bundle a 4K TV service with subscriptions from Netflix, Prime Video and NOW, but a home phone line isn't an option.

talktalk eero 6 router

At a glance

Price £49
Setup cost £4.95
Minimum term 24 months
Out of contract price £49 after 24 months
Annual price increase CPI + 3.7% in April
Download speed 944Mbps
Upload speed 110Mbps
Usage allowance Unlimited
Router 2 x Amazon eero Pro 6
WiFi guarantee Total Home WiFi (included)
Parental controls TalkTalk HomeSafe
Home phone Not available
TV £5 per month
Pros Cons
One of the fastest widely available download speeds at peak times Broadband-only line with no home phone
Latest WiFi 6 tri-band router pack for whole home coverage Higher than average customer complaints
Optional 4K TV Hub with NOW discounts TV add-on not available in CityFibre enabled areas
Package Broadband Monthly price Upfront price Contract term
Full Fibre 900 944Mb average £49 Free 18 months
offer Offer: Free setup and P&P

Who is TalkTalk Full Fibre 900 best suited for?

TalkTalk Full Fibre 900 is best suited to larger households where multiple occupants will be using the Internet at the same time, including bandwidth heavy activities like online gaming, streaming Ultra HD content and working from home.

The Full Fibre 900 plan comes bundled with two Amazon eero Pro 6 routers, which means customers can further extend their wireless network seamlessly around a home.

The eero Pro 6 routers also support up to 75 devices connected at once, which means the Full Fibre 900 plan is also well suited to homes with lots of smart devices, especially considering the router has a built-in Zigbee Home Hub too.

Some of the main reasons to opt for TalkTalk Full Fibre 900 include:

  • Second fastest widely available download speed in the UK, at 944Mbps
  • Two eero Pro 6 routers supporting both WiFi 6, mesh, and tri-band, and offering coverage of up to 4,000 square feet
  • Increased availability on both the Openreach and CityFibre networks

The average peak time download speed of 944Mbps on TalkTalk Full Fibre 900 is a good indicator of performance, and is beaten by only a few other deals, including Virgin Media's Gig1 plan, which offers 1130Mbps average download speeds.

TalkTalk Full Fibre 900 is also suited to households with a view to a budget too, coming in at under £50 per month, whilst also including a double router pack worth almost £400.

Lastly, customers also have the choice to bundle TalkTalk's new Android based TV service, which offers access to a range of on-demand apps including Netflix, NOW, and Prime Video.

For availability and prices in your area see our TalkTalk deals page.


What does TalkTalk Full Fibre 900 offer?

TalkTalk Full Fibre 900 delivers average download speeds of 944Mbps at peak times over a full fibre to the premises network.

The Full Fibre 900 package also offers average upload speeds of 110Mbps, and customers will be given two Amazon eero Pro 6 routers, which support the latest WiFi 6 protocol as well as mesh technology to expand wireless coverage across both devices.

The current pricing for new customers is:

Package Broadband Monthly price Upfront price Contract term
Full Fibre 900 944Mb average £49 Free 18 months
offer Offer: Free setup and P&P

TalkTalk Full Fibre 900 comes as a broadband-only package, and like other full fibre plans from the provider can't be taken with a home phone line.

While this could be seen as a disadvantage over providers including Sky and BT who either include a home phone line as standard, or at least give customers the option to add one, it does help to keep the cost more competitive.

As a sub-£50 gigabit broadband deal, TalkTalk Full Fibre 900 is competitively priced, especially when you consider the equipment included.

As with many providers these days, TalkTalk increase prices annually by Consumer Price Index (CPI) + 3.7% in April. This increase applies to both out of contract and in-contract customers, so it's worth being aware of.

In terms of availability, TalkTalk Full Fibre 900 is provided over both the Openreach and CityFibre FTTP networks, which cover around 15.1 million premises combined. This gives TalkTalk wider coverage than BT, Sky and Plusnet, but those living in CityFibre enabled areas unfortunately won't be able to add the TalkTalk TV plan.

Check availability in your area for TalkTalk full fibre, or read our full review of TalkTalk broadband.

Full Fibre 900 + TalkTalk TV

Customers who take TalkTalk Full Fibre 900 broadband can also bundle a TV service.

Full fibre customers get the new 4K TV Hub, which is powered by Android TV and offers access to the Google Play Store, with over 10,000 apps.

Package TV Broadband Monthly price Upfront price Contract term
TV Hub + Full Fibre 900 70 944Mb average £54 Free 18 months
offer Offer: NOW Entertainment just £4.99 for 12 months (was £9.99) + NOW Boost free + Free setup and P&P

More importantly however, TalkTalk TV offers discounts on NOW Memberships, so customers can access premium Sky content like Sky Sports, Sky Cinema, and Sky Entertainment for less.

TalkTalk TV customers also get NOW Boost included as part of the TalkTalk TV access fee of £5, so customers can watch ad-free and in full 1080p HD.

At the time of writing, NOW memberships with TalkTalk TV cost:

TalkTalk monthly price
NOW Entertainment £4.99 for 12 months (was £9.99)
NOW Cinema £9.99
NOW Sports £34.99
NOW Hayu £4.99

The NOW Entertainment deal offers good value for money, especially when you consider it's cheaper with TalkTalk than with NOW directly, even with a NOW broadband and TV bundle.

As well as access to NOW, the TalkTalk TV Hub supports on-demand apps from Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+, Discovery+, Paramount+, Apple TV+, and many others.

Overall, while TalkTalk TV lacks the live channels found on rival pay TV platforms like Virgin Media and Sky, it does offer excellent value for money for Sky content and wide support for on-demand apps.

Read more about TalkTalk TV in our main review.


How does TalkTalk Full Fibre 900 compare?

Despite offering faster speeds and a better router package, TalkTalk Full Fibre 900 remains competitively priced, coming in cheaper than equivalent deals from BT and Shell Energy Broadband.

Package Broadband Monthly price Upfront price Contract term
Full Fibre 900 944Mb average £49 Free 18 months
offer Offer: Free setup and P&P
Full Fibre 910 910Mb average £39 Free 24 months
offer Offer: £3 off for Vodafone pay monthly customers + Up to £100 of your leaving fees covered when switching to Vodafone Broadband
Full Fibre 900 900Mb average £44.99 Free 24 months
offer Offer: Save over £17/mth + No setup fee + Exclusive offers and discounts for Plusnet customers (Ends 29/05/2024)
Gigafast Broadband 900Mb average £41 £5 18 months
offer Offer: WiFi Max just £3/mth + (£5 refundable setup fee for new customers if applicable)

However, while it is well priced, there are cheaper gigabit-capable deals available, including from Sky, Vodafone, and Plusnet.

Virgin Media Gig1 is also cheaper than TalkTalk Full Fibre 900, costing just £45 per month, although availability will be different from other providers who mainly resell Openreach.

Because TalkTalk also use CityFibre as a network provider, availability will be slightly greater compared to Openreach-only providers like Sky, BT, and Plusnet.

TV & broadband prices

When we combine TalkTalk TV with Full Fibre 900, TalkTalk appears more competitive, however it's difficult to compare on a like-for-like basis due to the differences in TV platforms.

Package TV Broadband Monthly price Upfront price Contract term
TV Hub + Full Fibre 900 70 944Mb average £54 Free 18 months
offer Offer: NOW Entertainment just £4.99 for 12 months (was £9.99) + NOW Boost free + Free setup and P&P
Gig1 Fibre Broadband + Stream 52 1.13Gb average £41 £35 18 months
offer Offer: Reduced price: £41 per month + Get 10% Stream credit back on every subscription you add to Stream
Sky Entertainment + Netflix + Broadband Gigafast 150 900Mb average £53 Free 18 months
offer Offer: Save £9/mth on Sky Entertainment & Netflix + Reduced price broadband + Free setup (Ends 23/05/2024)

While Sky Stream appears much more expensive, it's important to remember it offers more live content and includes Netflix, while TalkTalk TV requires more subscriptions for content.

Overall, TalkTalk TV is a worthwhile addition for customers who want a 4K TV box to watch on-demand subscriptions on a large screen, but it doesn't compete with the comprehensive services offered by Sky or Virgin Media.


How fast is TalkTalk Full Fibre 900?

TalkTalk Full Fibre 900 advertised average download speeds at peak times of 944Mbps, which makes it the second fastest widely available broadband plan in the UK.

This means at least 50% of TalkTalk customers on this plan are actually receiving 944Mbps or faster during the busiest times of 8pm to 10pm in the evening for home connections.

Average download speed Average upload speed
Full Fibre 900 944Mbps 110Mbps

TalkTalk Full Fibre 900 also offers average upload speeds of 110Mbps at peak times.

This plan has faster download speeds on average than equivalent connections from BT, Plusnet, Sky, and Vodafone.

TalkTalk Full Fibre 900 is also faster than gigabit broadband from independent networks Community Fibre and Hyperoptic, who advertise average download speeds of 920Mbps and 900Mbps. However, they do offer symmetrical speeds, so uploads are much faster than with TalkTalk.

Virgin Media's Gig1 broadband offers faster download speeds on average at peak times than TalkTalk Full Fibre 900, with the majority of their customers receiving 1.13Gbps, 186Mbps faster than TalkTalk.

Minimum guaranteed speed

TalkTalk give customers a guaranteed minimum download speed when they sign up, which is based on their individual property.

Estimated download speed Minimum guaranteed speed
Full Fibre 900 944Mbps 725Mbps

*Minimum speed could vary based on location.

Minimum guaranteed speeds are a promise that if a customer's download speed drops below this minimum for 3 consecutive days, and the provider doesn't resolve the issue within 30 days, the customer is free to leave their contract.

The promise is part of Ofcom's voluntary code on broadband speeds, which was first set up in 2020, and which TalkTalk has signed up to.


eero Pro 6 routers

TalkTalk Full Fibre 900 comes with the Amazon eero Pro 6 router, which offers tri-band WiFi 6.

WiFi 6 is the latest wireless protocol, and tri-band means it operates on three channels for wider coverage, compared to the usual two channels with dual-band wireless.

The specifications of the eero Pro 6 router are:

Amazon eero Pro 6
WiFi Protocol 6
WiFi Bands Tri band
Mesh Yes
Devices 75
2.4GHz channel 2x2 MU-MIMO
5GHz channel 2x2 MU-MIMO
5Ghz channel 4x4 MU-MIMO
Ethernet LAN 2 x 1Gb
Antennae 8
Security WPA3

Customers also get a second Amazon eero Pro 6 router as part of the Total Home WiFi mesh system, worth £379.98. As a result, the two eero Pro 6 mesh routers should offer wireless coverage over twice the area of using one router alone, which TalkTalk say is 4,000 square feet.

Mesh technology allows multiple routers or extenders to create a seamless wireless network across a larger area. Devices only need to be signed in once and they'll remain on the same WiFi network whichever router they're connected to.

Amazon eero Pro 6 routers also come with a built-in Zigbee Smart Home Hub. This means it can be used as a hub for smart devices, and also supports Alexa voice control.

Overall, the 2-router pack included with Full Fibre 900 is one of the best routers included in a broadband deal.

Because Full Fibre 900 comes with TalkTalk's Total Home WiFi as standard, customers can request additional mesh routers if they don't achieve a minimum wireless speed of 10Mbps in every room in their home, as this is part of the Total Home Coverage promise.


Where is TalkTalk Full Fibre 900 available?

The full fibre to the home connection uses both the Openreach and CityFibre networks depending on availability in any area, which is around 15.1 million premises so far.

Both Openreach and CityFibre also have ambitious rollout plans to reach more of the UK in the coming years. This also means availability changes rapidly as new areas are served.

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Verdict: Is TalkTalk Full Fibre 900 any good?

TalkTalk offer customers a great way to experience gigabit broadband and by bundling the latest WiFi 6 mesh routers, give customers the best chance of great home WiFi too.

Full Fibre 900 is competitively priced as one of the cheapest gigabit broadband packages on the Openreach network. While it's not ultimately the cheapest overall, we think that's fair considering the advance router pack included.

What we like most about Full Fibre 900 from TalkTalk:

  • One of the fastest widely available average download speeds at peak times
  • Latest WiFi 6 mesh routers with whole home WiFi guarantee included for free
  • TalkTalk TV Hub can be added, offering Freeview, discounts on NOW TV Memberships, and access to over 10,000 apps in the Google Play Store

There isn't too much we don't like about TalkTalk's Full Fibre 900 package. One thing to bear in mind is that TalkTalk doesn't always have the best customer service as we look at in our full review of TalkTalk broadband, but aside from that, Full Fibre 900 stands up well against its rivals.

There are cheaper gigabit options available, but where Vodafone and Plusnet beat TalkTalk on price, the included router isn't as good and customers also won't get a wireless guarantee. Sky Gigafast is also currently cheaper, but customers have to pay an extra £6.50 per month for the WiFi 6 router.

Overall, we think Full Fibre 900 is a strong package from TalkTalk and a good option for those looking to try gigabit broadband.

Compare TalkTalk's latest prices and deals here.

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