Broadband
If you need high speed, high quality internet access then Equitalk boradband is the right service for you. Just take a look at our great prices and high specifications.

2 Mbps Broadband

  • 2 Mbps broadband**

  • Up to 40 x faster than dial up

  • 2Gb data download per month

  • Talk and surf at the same time

  • Always on connection

  • Free email address


Easy Move 18.99
a month

Quick and easy transfer from your existing supplier to Equitalk's high quality service.

New Connection 20.99* a month

Free connection, free modem, free email and self-installation of our reliable service.

 

* 20.99 for first 3 months then 24.99 for 9 months. Discount will be applied as a 12.00 credit in the 4th month after the service goes live. ** Equitalk will supply broadband at the fastest speed possible up to 2 Mbps.

Compare our service

 

Equitalk

BT

NTLWorld

One.Tel

Tiscali

TalkTalk

 


Save up to 72 a year

BT


Easy Move 18.99 24.99**

New Connection 20.99* 24.99**

* 20.99 for first 3 months then 24.99 for 9 months. ** 15 Gb download. Source BT.com 14/10/05.
Comparison source: Adslguide July 2005. Equitalk broadband carried over the Griffin network.

Connecting to broadband

What is broadband?

Broadband means a high-speed connection to the Internet that is 'always on'. Equitalk Broadband is up to 40 times faster than a 56K modem (traditional dial-up internet access) enabling you to view web content and download files more quickly. It's called broadband because it has a much larger capacity to receive (and send) data.

Broadband is delivered over a standard non-cable telephone line - you won't have to waste time or money getting a new line installed. In most cases, your telephone number will remain unchanged you'll either be able to install everything yourself. All you need is a computer that meets the minimum requirements, plus a broadband modem and microfilters (phone adapters).

What are the benefits of Equitalk Broadband?
Equitalk Broadband changes the way you use the Internet, you can:

  • Talk and surf at the same time on the same line
  • Instantly access the Internet whenever you like
  • Stay in touch at all times
  • Send and receive attachments more easily
  • View web content up to 40 times faster than before

Equitalk Broadband specification
The Equitalk Broadband service is ideal for the home customer:

  • Download speed of up to 2 Mbps (we will supply the fastest speed possible, up to 2 Mbps)
  • 50:1 contention ratio
  • 1 free email address
  • 2Gb download included per month
    A typical residential user downloads 0.8Gb per month. 2Gb is approximately equivalent to 8 hours surfing a day, sending 30 photos by email a week, receiving 30 photos by email a week, downloading 20 music tracks a  week, sending 400 emails a week (without attachments), receiving 400 emails a week (without attachments), watching 30 minutes of videos a week and playing 1.5 hours a week of on-line games. Even if you use more, extra Gb are only 1.50 each.

What do I need to get connected?
All you need is a computer that meets the minimum requirements, a BT phone line, a broadband modem and microfilters (phone adapters). If you are a new broadband customer we will send you a modem and microfilters once your order has been confirmed. You'll be able to install everything yourself without the need for an engineer.

If you already have broadband and are migrating to the Equitalk service you will need to use your existing modem. Please note, it is assumed your modem is installed and working. If this is not the case our Technical Support may not be able to help you. 

The Minimum PC Spec for Equitalk Broadband is:
  • At least a Pentium 200 MHz processor or equivalent
  • At least 32 MB system memory (RAM)
  • 16 bit sound card
  • Four-speed CD-ROM player
  • Video card/display 800 x 600, 256 colour
  • 150Mb free on hard drive
  • Windows 98SE, ME, 2000 Professional or XP
  • 1 free USB port

The Minimum MAC Spec for Equitalk Broadband is:

  • PowerPC 601 or equivalent
  • 200MHz
  • 32MB
  • Two-speed CD-ROM player
  • Video driver/display 800 x 600, 256 colours
  • 100MB free on hard drive
  • Mac OS 8.6 or higher
  • 1 Free USB port

Security
As Broadband is an "always on" connection, it makes the service and you more vulnerable to hackers, even if you just use Equitalk Broadband for surfing or email. We recommend that you:

  • Use anti virus software and make sure you keep it up-to-date (most products come with automatic updates)
  • Use a personal firewall to prevent hackers from accessing your computer via the internet
  • Regularly update your Windows or Mac software. Microsoft and Apple review their software regularly and release updates or 'patches' to fix any known security issues, which viruses can exploit.

To protect your computer, Equitalk recommends ZoneAlarm. Click here to find out more about ZoneAlarm's range of security products.

Parental Controls
The Internet has created electronic public spaces where children are vulnerable to inappropriate communications and advances from other Internet users. So when your children start to explore the Internet, there are several ways to provide added protection:

  • Use Internet Explorer's built-in content filter to try and limit your child's access to unsuitable material

  • Employ a content filtering programme. These programs will monitor your child's activities while they're on the Internet and attempt to block unsuitable material

  • Educate yourself & your children to the dangers of the internet

  • Situate the family computer in a common room so that you can keep an eye on your children's Internet activity

  • The Home Office has produced a useful site to explain Internet safety to children and parents:

                   www.thinkuknow.co.uk

All prices inc. VAT and show lowest prices for each broadband speed plus nearest equivalent calls savings plan to Equitalk FreeTime1, 2 and 3. Sources: company web sites and call centres 25/4/05. Usage limits and Terms & Conditions apply. AOL bundle assumes BT Option 1, 2 and 3 for call packages. Landline calls include all local and national numbers (numbers starting 01 and 02) - all other numbers billed separately. All packages are for residential use. Equitalk prices excludes modem P&P. Comparison excludes offers and promotions.