You'll be sent an Amazon Echo for FREE if you switch to a new broadband deal, but giveaway ends this month

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Aaron Brown

By Aaron Brown

Published: 04/05/2024

- 03:31

Available on all full-fibre broadband, starting from £29

Looking for an affordable way to add an AI voice assistant to your home? TalkTalk is currently offering a free Amazon Echo Dot (worth £54.99) with its fibre broadband plans, which start from just £29.

If you're recently been clobbered by a hefty price risefrom your current broadband provider or fancy taking advantage of faster full-fibre speeds, this could be the perfect time to make a switch. But you can't spend too long deciding whether to make the jump to TalkTalk as the freebie is only available until May 29.

TalkTalk is giving away a fifth-generation Echo Dot, which launched back in 2022 but remains the most up-to-date version of the hardware. The smart speaker arrives with a cylindrical shape designed to improve sound quality. The case uses 95% recycled fabric and 55% recycled plastics and Amazon has pledged to offset any energy used in the lifetime of the smart home gadget with clean electricity — reducing its impact on the planet.

amazon echo dot pictured in a kitchen

Echo Dot can play radio stations, playlists from Amazon Music, Spotify and Apple Music, as well as audiobooks and podcasts. Alexa can also answer general knowledge queries, set timers, and check the traffic conditions for you


This iteration of the Echo Dot introduced a temperature sensor, so it can automatically adjust smart thermostats and other gadgets around the home based on the current temperature.

Of course, it can do all of the usual tricks you'd expect from AI assistant Alexa, including managing your calendar, setting timers and reminders, reading out the latest headlines and forecasts, calling friends and family, ordering takeaways, and more.

Echo Dot can also play live radio, music from streaming services like Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon Music, as well as audiobooks and podcasts. It can also double-up as a Wi-Fi extender, boosting the signal from your Eero — the router developed by the team at Amazon that TalkTalk uses for all full-fibre plans.

Amazon Dot (fifth-generation) is currently on sale for £29.99 — a 45% discount.

But if you're already looking to switch to a new broadband contract, TalkTalk will send you one of the Alexa-powered smart speakers for free. The Echo Dot will be yours to keep, so you can sell the speaker and put the money towards your monthly bills, gift it to a friend, or use it as a speaker in your home.

TalkTalk is giving away an Echo Dot on all full-fibre broadband plans, which start from £29 per month for Full Fibre 150. For that, you'll unlock access to download speeds of 152Mbps — that's over twice as fast as the average home broadband speed in the UK, as measured by Ofcom last year (69.4Mbps). You'll also get an Amazon eero 6 router (worth £109) and a guaranteed minimum broadband speed.

TalkTalk relies on broadband infrastructure from BT-owned Openreach, which means that if you're able to connect to BT, EE, Sky, or Plusnet broadband at your address — you'll be able to switch to TalkTalk too.

All of the TalkTalk broadband plans that arrive with an Echo Dot (worth £54.99) for free:

TalkTalk Full Fibre 150 + Free Echo Dot

Download speed: 152Mbps | Upload speed: 30Mbps

Ships with an Amazon eero 6, worth £109

24-month contract | £29 per month

TalkTalk Full Fibre 500 + Free Echo Dot

Download speed: 525Mbps | Upload speed: 72Mbps

Ships with an Amazon eero Pro 6, worth £189.99

24-month contract | £39 per month

TalkTalk Full Fibre 900 + Free Echo Dot

Download speed: 944Mbps | Upload speed: 110Mbps

Ships with an Amazon eero Pro 6, worth £189.99

24-month contract | £49 per month

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