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BT launch 9 month contracts for students
Wednesday 07 August 2013 17:25:50 by Andrew Ferguson

Usually the fibre products carry a minimum contract of 12 months, many times it is 18 months but to attract the student population away from the traditional student choice of Virgin Media, BT Retail is offering 9 month contracts on two of its unlimited products.

BT Unlimited Infinity 1 (up to 38 Mbps downloads, 9 Mbps uploads) is available for £20/month on a 9 month term (£30 activation and voice line rental of £15.45 apply) or for those not in an area where an Openreach fibre service is available there is the ADSL2+ service for £16/month which is unlimited too.

There are five prize packages up for grabs for those students who do buy the service, each one worth more than £2000 and these include a nine month student Unlimited BT Broadband and Unlimited Weekend Calls (or Unlimited BT Infinity if available in the winner’s area) subscription, including all activation and delivery charges, a Samsung PS43F4500 43” Plasma TV, a Samsung HT-F4500 Blu-Ray Theatre System 5.1 (black), an Xbox 360 S Console 250Gb HDD, a Nikon Coolpix S9050 Digital Camera (compact, 12.1 Megapixel, 15.5x optical zoom), four Apple iPod Shuffles (4th Generation September 2012, 2Gb, Silver) and a £300.00 Sainsbury’s voucher

These offers are only available until 31st October 2013, for those who are sport mad you will still get access to the BT Sport web and mobile apps, but if you want to subscribe to a BT TV deal the minimum contract is still 12 months


Posted by fenlandbroadband over 4 years ago
Are these packages available to people who aren't students, and what happens at the end of the 9 month contract?
Posted by andrew (Favicon staff member) over 4 years ago
I knew that question would appear, and had hoped BT would have replied in time to answer, but still waiting on an answer.
Posted by herdwick over 4 years ago

If you wish to keep the service after the minimum period you will be subject to the following charges from month 10, for Infinity 1 and Unlimited Weekend Calls or Unlimited Broadband £23 and Unlimited Weekend Calls £16 a month in addition to the monthly line rental charges.
Posted by herdwick over 4 years ago
That's cut & paste, clearly needs some proof reading and editing as the non-offer prices quoted on the BT site look reversed.
Posted by pcoventry76 over 4 years ago
something Virgin have been doing since late last year. Keep up BT ;0
Posted by NetGuy over 4 years ago
@pcoventry76 - thought it was pretty clear it was to 'keep up' because they could see they lose business requiring longer minimum terms...
Posted by gsituffers1 over 4 years ago
not much of an offer student option from virgin 22.50-30mb bb 27.50 -60mb bb 9 month contract normal terms require 30 days notice to cancel and if moving defered fees for 3months when taking another 9 month contract at another address
Posted by andrew (Favicon staff member) over 4 years ago
Confirmed only available to students.

We have added the Virgin student deals to their listings too
Posted by vicdupreez over 4 years ago
What I do not understand is why they make you buy a voice line... So change me half the line rental, but I dont want a phoneline from you. I will make my own arrangements there thanks...

Posted by MCM999 over 4 years ago
> What I do not understand is why they make you buy a voice line
Line rental isn't for calls but for supplying and maintaining the connection between you and the exchange.
Posted by chrysalis over 4 years ago
I expect the answer will be officialy no, but if someone claims to be a student BT conveniantly wont do checks to verify that and just accept order :)
Posted by andrew (Favicon staff member) over 4 years ago
The official word on trying to short circuit the 12 months down to 9 months

"We ask for confirmation that they are a student and it’s covered in our T&Cs."
Posted by GMAN99 over 4 years ago
^ Yep that's why its called line rental, not voice line rental :)
Posted by Hankers over 4 years ago
KC in Hull has had a 9-month deal for Students for years, and their Fibre to the Home roll-out hits the Newland area near the university from September. None of this 'up to' lark - 100Mbps guaranteed. Happy days!
Posted by Adrianuk over 4 years ago
Guaranteed? On KC? I don't think so.
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