Tiscali broadband has unveiled what it claims are the cheapest broadband deals around with the launch of three eye-catching offers.
Priced at just £6.49 per month for the first three months of the contract term and £14.99 thereafter over 18 months, the standalone broadband offering, which is dubbed Product 1, entitles subscribers to a broadband connection of up to 8Mb, unlimited monthly usage as well as free set up.
The broadband provider will also supply takers with an anti-spam & anti-virus service, a modem and ten email addresses for no extra charge.
Meanwhile, Product 2 costs £9.99 for the introductory three-month period and £14.99 once this expires, plus a one-time charge for set-up of £30. This also includes an 8Mb broadband connection and unlimited usage, but in addition features free phone calls to UK landlines and international landline calls at weekends, as well as inclusive line rental.
Finally, Product 3 retains the other offerings' 8Mb broadband connection and inclusive line rental, but also boasts free calls to UK landline numbers and to overseas locations at any time. This is priced at £14.99 a month for the first 3 months, then just £19.99 for the remainder of the 18 month contract. A one-off set-up fee of £30 applies.
Jessica McArdle, marketing manager at Top 10 Broadband, welcomed Tiscali’s announcement which she claimed chimed with the concerns of consumers looking to cut costs in the face of the economic downturn.
Ms McArdle said: “It's fantastic to see Tiscali returning to their roots as a value broadband provider with this highly competitive introductory offer.
“Consumers are crying out for cheaper broadband and Tiscali has delivered.”
News of a change of strategy for Tiscali comes after new owner TalkTalk, itself a subsidiary of Carphone Warehouse, recently confirmed that it had no plans to scrap the broadband TV facet of Tiscali’s operations.
Instead, according to Carphone Chief Executive Charles Dunstone, the IPTV service could soon be expanded to compete with on-demand TV services from the likes of BT and Virgin Media. In contrast to Tiscali, both these companies offer HD programming – something that appears to be instrumental in driving take-up.