BT Retail has revamped its consumer broadband range and a significant change has been made to BT Total Broadband Option 3 which is now marketed as unlimited usage with a fair usage policy applies. As well as this change there are increases in usage limits on the other two BT Total Options. A short summary of the three BT Total consumer products is provided below, or you can read the providers full description on the BT Retail website.
BT has a couple of promotions running on all three products, with those signing up before the end of March 2007 receiving £500 of dabs.com vouchers, and those ordering online will be entered into a draw taking place between now and 1st February 2007.
The BT website has a lot more information, and as always we recommend spending sometime reading the conditions of the various offers, for example if ordering the Option 2 service over the telephone the BT Home Hub costs £25 whereas it is free for online orders. The two options with a usage limit will allow you to exceed the usage limit and where a customer persistently exceeds the usage allowance BT Retail may charge the customer 30 pence per GigaByte of usage. In practice this seems to work as a warning letter the first month, with charges taken on subsequent months exceeding the allowance by a large margin. 30 pence per GigaByte is one of the cheapest per GB charges by a broadband provider in the UK. Other broadband providers commonly charge a usage fee price of 75 pence to £2 per GB.