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Last week, TalkTalk launched Essentials TV with the bold assertion that it’s Britain’s best priced TV broadband and calls package.

Priced £7.50 per month and delivering TV via a free YouView set top box, TalkTalk claims Essentials TV offers savings of hundreds of pounds over equivalent bundles from rivals.

In the at-a-glance table below, we take a look at how it stacks up against the competition. That means we’ll be outlining exactly what you get for your money, taking in everything from your monthly download allowance to exactly when you’re entitled to free calls.

And we’ll be drawing your attention to any hidden extras you’ll want to take into account too, so you get a clear look at just how much you'll be paying.

Provider Name TalkTalk BT Sky Virgin Media
Product Name TalkTalk Essentials TV BT Broadband & TV Essential Sky Entertainment & Broadband Lite Starter Collection (30Mb)
Monthly Fee £7.50 £15.00 £21.50 £18.00
Line Rental £15.40 £15.45 £15.40 £14.99
Total Monthly Fee £22.90 £30.45 £36.90 £32.99
Postage £4.50 £6.95 £2.18 £0.00
TV Connection Fee £0.00 £35.00 £0.00 £49.95
Usage Unlimited 10 GB 2 GB Unlimited
Inclusive Calls Evening & Weekend Weekend Weekend Weekend
Contract 18 Months 12 Months 12 Months 18 Months
Total Cost Over 18 Months £416.70 £608.05 £666.38 £643.77

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