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TalkTalk is waiving connection fees for new broadband customers under a limited period incentive.

The promotion applies to all new customers who sign up to TalkTalk’s cheap broadband Essentials deal and offers a saving of £29.99 – the standard TalkTalk charge for setting up a landline home broadband connection.

Priced at £6.49 per month, plus £11.25 landline rental, the Essentials package entitles customers to a download limit of 40GB, a free wireless router and free off-peak calls. Users can expect to surf the web at speeds of up to 8Mb, depending on their location.

Subscribers are then free to tailor their broadband package to meet their particular needs with Boosts. These are optional add-ons available for a further charge.

Boosts on offer currently include the Anytime Calls Boost, which provides unlimited anytime calls to UK landline numbers. Meanwhile, further additional extras provide everything from enhanced security to half price calls to mobile phones.

Commenting on TalkTalk’s promotion, Jessica McArdle, marketing manager at Top 10 Broadband, said: “Even though some people are saying the worst of the credit crunch is over, the majority of consumers are still looking to save money wherever possible.

“TalkTalk’s latest broadband incentive is a boon for those of us who are feeling the strain of the downturn.”

The broadband supplier’s latest bid to expand its subscriber base comes just days after it announced that the Tiscali customers it acquired when it took over the company last month can look forward to a host of new product enhancements this year.

Other than an improved level of customer support, an announcement from the company did not specify what these might be, but revealed that they would be “advanced services”. It is thought that among them will be an improved e-mail service and HD programming.

TalkTalk’s £236 million acquisition of Tiscali has resulted in the creation of the UK’s largest residential broadband provider with a customer base of 4.25 million.

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