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TalkTalk Bills Going Up In Price So I’m Leaving

I’ve noticed my TalkTalk bills going up in price every month , since the end of my contract, so I’ve cancelled it and switching to Tesco Mobile..

I moved to a new home back in 2020 and hoped that I could transfer my contract but that wasn’t an option. I would have to start a new TalkTalk contract.

Once I’d moved, I contacted TalkTalk again and started an 18 month contract for Fibre 35. There is no chance of having Fibre To The Premises (FTTP) in the building where I live as they haven’t installed it yet, but we do have Fibre To The Cabinet (FTTC).

I started my new Broadband contract and everything seems to be running nicely and my bill was around £35 a month. This seemed reasonable and was was quite affordable.

Whilst I was in contract, the bill seemed to be fairly steady and I was quite happy. It was only after my Broadband contract ended in January 2022 that I had a problem with my bills going up in price.

TalkTalk bills going up in price – Tesco Mobile ?

I’ve spent some time looking at other Broadband deals and Tesco Mobile seems to offer a great solution to my problem.

I’ve been with Tesco for many years but I’ve always had a simple PAYG and never really thought about using them as my Broadband provider.

I’m fairly close to my local O2 phone mast and get a very strong signal, could mobile internet be the solution for me.

As I no longer run a business, I don’t need a home phone so I’d be quite happy with a Broadband contract that didn’t include a landline

I’ve discovered that I can switch over to a Pay Monthly contract with Tesco and get 100GB of data with unlimited minutes and texts.

I can get this £14 per month on a 24 month contract and the price is fixed. With TalkTalk bills going up in price every month, there’s not much to decide..

As an update, I’ve now taken out a 2 year contract and am now using Tesco Mobile for my home internet. It’s all working nicely and I’ve cancelled my Talktalk account.

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Tesco Mobile For My Home Internet

I’ve been using Tesco Mobile for my home internet for almost a month now and it’s working very well.

I signed up for a 2 year contract for a 100GB per month data package which is more than I can possibly use.

I’ve been using Talktalk for my home Broadband and phone for many years but it was starting to get expensive. I used to rely on a home phone (landline) when I ran a small business but it’s no longer required.

During a recent visit to Tesco, I picked up one of their mobile phone leaflets. I looked at their Pay Monthly, SIM only contracts and couldn’t believe how cheap it was.

With my Talktalk bills going up in price every month, it seemed like a far cheaper way of having Broadband.

Anyway, I phoned up Tesco mobile and changed over from my PAYG contract and signed up. I’d never thought of a mobile phone for my home internet but it’s great.

The website is easy to navigate as well, here’s a screen shot:

Tesco Mobile for my home internet

Once you’re set up, you can also install the app, it’s idea for keeping an idea on data usage.

How Am I using Tesco Mobile for my home internet ?

My home PC usually connects to my Talktalk router wirelessly as they are fairly close together, in the same room.

I changed the settings in my mobile phone by going to the ‘Mobile Hotspot And Tethering’ in the connections menu.

I enabled ‘Mobile Hotspot’ and tapped the ‘Configure’ button. This is where you can set the network name (SSID) and password.

Once the phone was setup, I scanned for a new Wifi network with my PC, connected and entered the password.

My internet speed isn’t as fast but for £14 for 100GB/month, I’m very happy. I also get Unlimited minutes & texts.

Tesco data SIM in a 4G Broadband Router

The battery in my phone runs down fairly quickly now that I’m using it for my Broadband connection.

I’m wondering whether I can use a Tesco data SIM in a 4g Broadband Router?. It would certainly save my phone in the long run but I don’t know whether it’s allowed.. I don’t want to buy a 4G router and find that I can use it or that I get cut off.

Leaving Talktalk

I spoke to Talktalk and have arranged for my account with them to be closed. I’m out of contract so don’t have a penalty to pay.

I’m waiting for a prepaid bag to arrive so that I can post the Talktalk router back to them. Once I’ve had my final bill, I will no longer be a customer.

If you don’t need a landline or fibre Broadband then a mobile contract may suit you at this price.

Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoyed my article about using Tesco Mobile for my home internet.