BT – The UK’s No. 1 Home Broadband Provider
Packages start from £5
- The largest home broadband network in the country
- Inclusive unlimited Wi-Fi minutes as standard
- Add BT TV digital TV from just £5 a month
Why choose BT?
BT is the UK’s oldest and biggest home broadband and phone provider. As the owner and operator of the UK’s largest communications network BT can provider services to more UK homes than any of its competitors. This is just one of the reasons why a staggering 4.5 million people choose BT to get online, and more than 18 million have a phone line from BT.
With BT as your chosen provider you can get:
- Free 24/7 broadband helpline
- Free unlimited public Wi-Fi with all broadband packages
- Free BT Home Hub V3.0
- Free internet security & online file storage
- Line rental from £11.75 a month with the line Rental Saver scheme
- The UK’s largest TV on-demand library
- Sky Sports on contracts from just 1 month
- The UK’s cheapest pay TV service from just £5 a month
- Free YouView or Vision+ digital TV recorder with all TV packages
The UK’s favourite broadband provider
More than 18 million Britons have a BT phone line, while 4.5 million have already subscribed to one of BT’s home broadband options.
BT owns and operates the single largest telecommunications network in the UK, and this gives them an unassailable lead in the ability to deliver home phone and broadband services to homes the length and breadth of the country. In addition to boasting the most extensive network, BT also benefits from a higher level of brand awareness than any other provider – and for many UK consumers, broadband and home phone services will always be synonymous with the name BT.
In addition to their telephone network, BT also owns and operates the BT Openzone fibre optic network. Using this network in combination with the phone network allows BT to offer superfast fibre optic broadband packages to more than a third of all UK homes – and this figure is set to rise dramatically over the coming years as their ambitious fibre rollout plan continues.
Free BT Home Hub with all home broadband packages
All BT broadband packages come with the latest model of the much-celebrated Home Hub wireless router. The BT Home Hub V3 has numerous features that set it apart from many other leading routers including the ability to detect interference and switch to a better channel to keep you online, power-saving technology that lets it run on half the power of an energy-efficient light bulb and a stronger than ever ‘N’ Wi-Fi signal which can cover more areas of your home.
The BT Home Hub retails at £99 but new BT Total Broadband customers can get one free when they pay £6.95 for delivery.
Free unlimited public Wi-Fi access
As a BT broadband customer you’ll be able to keep online even when you're away from home thanks to free and unlimited public internet access. BT Wi-Fi is the UK’s largest public Wi-Fi network, with more than 4 million hotspots that you can use to connect your wireless device to in cafes, hotels, shops and airports across the country.
The BT Wi-Fi network is adding new hotspots all the time, and there’s now also more than 2 million available outside of the UK to keep you online when you're on your travels.
Pay-TV from just £5 a month
BT Vision is the UK’s cheapest pay-TV service that gives all customers a digital TV recorder as standard. It costs as little as £5 a month to add BT TV to a BT broadband package.
When you do you’ll get a Freeview recorder (delivery charges apply), access to all of the free-to-air channels in your region, and catch up TV on-demand services from ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 and the full BBC iPlayer.
The largest TV on-demand library in the country
BT TV is home to the UK’s biggest on-demand library of TV shows and movies. At any given time there’s more than 5,500 hours of TV shows ready and waiting for you, including complete series of the biggest comedies and dramas from the UK and USA, thrilling sporting action, music videos and kids programmes – and all with no ad breaks.
If you subscribe to the basic BT TV Essential service you can rent TV shows from 50p each, but if you subscribe to the BT Vision TV Unlimited package at £12.50 you’ll get unlimited access to Vision TV, Kids, Music, Sport and the exclusive Vision Movies on-demand packs.
Average broadband speed tests
Below are the average broadband speed tests performed by BT customers on Cable.co.uk.
BT has been around in one form or another since 1846. In its early days it was the country’s sole provider of landline phone services to British homes and business. This long history lends BT a very high level of brand recognition and many millions of Britons still opt to have BT supply their landline.
Recent years has also seen the company become major force in the wider telecommunications market with products ranging from digital TV packages to superfast fibre optic broadband.
BT Vision is one of the biggest digital TV packages in the UK. At the core of the service are the range of Freeview channels. Subscribers can add further channels on an individual basis such as with Sky Sports and ESPN or by means of themed packs such as sports, kids and music, to make fine-tuning your line-up quick and easy.
At the heart of the service is the Vision+ box. This set-top recorder connects to your TV and acts as your digital TV receiver. It also allows you to pause and rewind live TV, record up to two channels at the same time and watch any shows you may have missed from the past week with the Catch-Up TV service.
BT offers broadband in two different forms. ADSL-style broadband, which is carried across the pre-existing telephone network, and fibre optic broadband which is transmitted across a dedicated cable network.
With their ADSL broadband service you can expect a download speed of up to 16Mb and your choice of monthly download allowance options from 10GB to unlimited.
BT Infinity fibre optic broadband
BT Infinity is only available in areas that have been connected to BT’s fibre optic network. These packages have a top download speed of 38Mb and feature your choice of monthly download allowance of 10GB or unlimited.
All BT broadband packages also come with an inclusive wireless router that lets you browse the internet from anywhere in your home on any Wi-Fi device, internet security software and access to online storage so you can backup your most precious files and photographs.
All BT broadband packages include some level of inclusive calls to give you unlimited calls at the weekend, during off-peak periods or at anytime. These inclusive calls options can be a great way to save money if you are a heavy phone user. By thinking about how you use your home phone, and how often, you should be able to easily select an inclusive calls package that will help you to save money.
BT home phone
For many UK consumers the landline telephone will always be synonymous with BT. No other provider can come close to BT’s pedigree when it comes to supplying home phone services and while other providers do offer home phone packages themselves BT’s reputation in this area is hard to beat.
When you sign up for a BT landline you automatically qualify for the Unlimited Weekend Calling Plan, which lets you, make unlimited calls of one hour or less to UK landlines from midnight Friday to midnight Sunday.
For just a few pounds more you can upgrade your subscription to the Unlimited Evening & Weekend Calling Plan which also lets you make free calls from 7pm to 7am Monday to Friday. And for just a few more pounds each month you can sign up for the Unlimited Anytime Calling Plan which lets you make as many landline calls as you like at any time of the day or week.