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Subscribers to TalkTalk's broadband packages could soon be able to also take up mobile phone services as part of the deal, it has emerged.

The broadband provider is reportedly keen to become a mobile virtual network operator once its demerger from parent company Carphone Warehouse is completed at the end of March.

Mobile Today reports that if the firm is successful, it could offer mobile services alongside its existing broadband and home phone bundles, as well as the digital TV platform it gained control of through its acquisition of Tiscali.

Discussing the move with the website, Strategy Analytics analyst Phil Kendall said the move was essentially "a natural extension" for TalkTalk.

"Look at the others. O2 now has a fixed-line consumer offering, as does Orange. Vodafone is also likely to launch a product. T-Mobile and 3 are the only single play providers left in the UK," he added.

TalkTalk recently launched its new We'll Call You service, which allows lonely over-65s to enjoy regular chats with a member of staff.

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