With reliable services, a wide-reaching network, and fast speeds, it’s no surprise that BT is still the UK’s most popular broadband and landline provider. If you’re looking for a combination broadband and home phone package, here’s what BT can do for you.
Why choose a BT broadband and phone package?
*Average speeds are based on the download speeds of at least 50% of customers at peak time(8pm to 10pm). Speed can be affected by a range of technical and environmental factors. The speed you receive where you live may be lower than that listed above. You can check the estimated speed to your property prior to purchasing.
And there’s a lot to enjoy. As the UK’s oldest and biggest provider, BT’s network is huge, and its lines are reliable on the whole. But if your connection does fail and you’ve signed up for BT’s Hybrid add-on, your router will automatically connect to mobile broadband from EE instead – so you won’t be without internet.
For an extra monthly fee you can also add Complete Wi-Fi. This gives you Wi-Fi extenders to hook up around your home, guaranteeing a minimum speed in every room.
And finally, when you’re out and about, BT will give you access to thousands of free public Wi-Fi hotspots. The company just loves to connect you to the internet.
BT’s broadband options are as follows:
- Fibre Essential – average download speeds of 36Mbps
- Fibre 1 – 50Mbps
- Fibre 2 – 67Mbps
- Full Fibre 100 – 145Mbps
- Full Fibre 300 – 300Mbps
- Full Fibre 900 – 900Mbps
Availability can vary around the country. Basic fibre is available to most of us, but Full Fibre packages in particular can only be found in a few major towns and cities.
Find out what’s available in your area using our postcode checker before you make a decision.
BT home phone (landline)
Once you’ve chosen your broadband, you can then pick the following BT home phone options for your landline:
- None (broadband only)
- Pay as you go calls
- 700 anytime minutes to UK landlines and mobiles
- Unlimited anytime calls to UK landlines and mobiles
You can also add cheaper international calls:
- Friends & Family International – cheap call rates to 236 international destinations
- International Freedom – inclusive calls to the most popular international destinations, plus low call rates to the rest of the world
Want the other kind of phone? There’s the option to add BT Mobile plans when you sign up to your broadband too.
Can I get BT broadband and phone deals in my area?
There’s a very good chance. BT has the widest network of any UK broadband provider, with an unparalleled fibre rollout.
If you have a phone line in your home, it can more than likely connect to BT. If you don’t, it may be possible to have one installed – though it will mean an extra fee upfront.
However, BT fibre broadband hasn’t quite reached every corner of the UK just yet. And fibre is the only kind of broadband BT offers these days.
If you need a standard, or ADSL, broadband connection, you’ll need to look out for a provider that offers those – such as BT’s sibling company EE.
Bear in mind, too, that Full Fibre is only in a few select areas right now.
Compare broadband in your area to see what’s available for you.
What other broadband packages does BT offer?
BT has a few broadband options to pick from.
If you don’t use your landline, you can enjoy a broadband-only package with no home phone at all, which will save you a few quid per month.
Or, if you want some extra content on your telly, you can add BT TV to your package, making it a full broadband, phone, and TV bundle. This gives you a set top box with Freeview and AMC, and the option to add on NOW TV passes and BT Sport.
BT Sport is available with BT broadband even without BT TV, however. For an extra monthly fee, you can enjoy the Premier League and more via the BT Sport app – or via Sky TV, if you have that already.
And finally, there’s the option to get even more bills in one place by adding BT Mobile plans too.