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BT Total Broadband
Option 3
AOL AOL Wireless Plus
TalkTalk Talk2 International
Product Detail
Download Speed (up to) 8Mb 8Mb 8Mb
Introductory or offer price 22.99 (for 3 mths)
18.99 (for 6 mths)
sn/a n/a
Length of introductory or offer price 3 mths
(12 mth min term)
6 mths
(18 mth min term)
n/a n/a
Standard price per month 24.99 19.991 16.392
Subscription cost in year 1 with 12 mth contract 293.88 n/a n/a
Subscription cost in year 1 with 18 mth contract 443.82 479.763 325.014
Are their best offers available to all new customers? 5 6
Minimum contract term 12 mths 24 mths 18 mths
Alternative minimum contract term 18 mths n/a n/a
Monthly usage allowance Unlimited 40Gb 40Gb
24/7 Phone support
Rate Phone support is charged at 08457 08448 10p per minute9
Security Features
Ad Blocker (popup/adware) Optional
Anti-Phishing Optional
Anti-Spam (Email) Optional
Anti-Spyware Optional
Anti-Virus (Email)
Email Address Guard
Parental Controls Optional
Parental Guardian
Anti-Virus (PC) Optional Optional
Firewall Protection (PC) Optional
File Backup Service 10 Optional11
Privacy Manager/Identity protection Optional12
BT Vision enabled
Includes free wireless modem 13
Calls over Internet offered
Includes phone to make calls over the internet
Inclusive Internet calls offered within Broadband service 14
Free access to BT FON Global WiFi network 15
Customise your home page
BT Fusion enabled

The information in this table was last updated 10/01/2008.

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  1. selected areas only - you may be charged and extra 10pm and subject to purchase of an AOLTalk call plan
  2. includes line rental and unlimited UK calls plus unlimited International calls to 36 routes
  3. 24 month minimum term
  4. includes 29.99 connection fee
  5. Depends where you live
  6. only available to 70% of UK homes
  7. Calls charged up to 2 pence per minute on the residential BT network (plus 6p set up fee). Mobile and other network costs may vary.
  8. Calls charged at 5p per min. at all times. Mobile and other network costs may vary.
  9. Add 2 if your query is dealt with by an engineer
  10. 5GB FREE secure online storage with BT Digital Vault, which includes Auto Backup.
  11. Either 3.99 or 4.99 per month or 39.99 or 49.99 for 12 months
  12. 6.99 per month (special offer of 3 months for the price of 1)
  13. Wireless modem/router costs 20
  14. Means 01 and 02 numbers, excluding Channel Islands. Other exclusions apply. Pence per minute charging applies after one hour. Redial before one hour to avoid call charges. Opt-in required. Quality of reception may not match landline. Service restrictions apply e.g. 999 calls. Limited emergency location information stored. Service will fail if there is a power failure. Abuse policy applies. Touchtone telephone required.
  15. Allows free wireless broadband access at over 190,000 hotspots around the world.