I’m a TalkTalk customer, and a happy and contented one at that, so I was quite pleased to hear the announcement today that it will be the first (and only) company to provide a range of tools to avoid those unwanted calls at no extra cost.

It’s always seemed a tad unfair to have to pay to keep those annoying callers off the line.

The offering will be to new and existing customers, and the full package of features will include the following (some services were already free).

The features will be available to all TalkTalk customers from January 19th, and TalkTalk has a guide to nuisance calls here.

If you’re with TalkTalk you can activate these services from Sunday by doing the following:

  1. Log in to your account
  2. Click on ‘Phone & broadband‘ from the menu on the left
  3. Select ‘Manage Services

Cost comparison with other ISPs

Service TalkTalk Sky Virgin Plusnet BT
Withhold your number FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE
Standard VM (1571) FREE FREE FREE FREE £1.75**
Caller Display FREE FREE £2.25 £0.99 £1.75***
Last Caller Barring FREE £3.35 £2.25 n/a £3.70
Anonymous Caller Reject FREE £4.00 £2.70 £4.00 £4.50
Yearly Cost FREE £88.20 £86.40 £59.88 £140.40

**includes remote access to voicemail messages
***free when customers re-sign into a 12m contract

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Written by Jonathan Morris

Writing about technology, with a focus on mobile, since the early 1990s! Former editor of What Mobile magazine, writer for The Telegraph, Stuff, Know Your Mobile, Pocket Gamer, Smart TV Radar and more. Regular Tweeter, occasional YouTuber, keen amateur photographer and forum moderator. If you like what I write, please consider deactivating your ad blocker or making a donation via PayPal to help fund this site.

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