Friday, May 17th, 2019 (12:22 pm) – Score 58
UK ISP BT has revived their entry-level 36Mbps (average speed) capable “Fibre Essential” (FTTC/P) broadband and phone package at the cheaper price point of just £26 per month for 18 months of service (£37.99 thereafter), which is also being bundled alongside their remaining stock of older HomeHub 5 routers.
The package offers free activation, although you still have to pay a one-off upfront fee of £9.99 for router delivery. As usual it also includes phone line rental, unlimited data usage, 200GB of Cloud storage (online backup), Virus Protect, Parental Controls, Call Protect (stops nuisance calls) and free access to BT’s national network of public WiFi hotspots.
A couple of caveats with this package are that you don’t get any of the discounts or gadgets being offered alongside other plans and there’s no mention of BT’s new “Stay Fast Guarantee” for broadband speed. We suspect that BT has resuscitated this tier due to the aggressive price competition from cheaper rivals.
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