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BT Unlimited ADSL2+ Broadband for £8 per month during minimum term

While lots of people may not like BT Consumer much for the recently announced voice line rental price rises that take effect on 1st December 2014, the provider is not holding back in trying to attract new customers. The latest wave of offers which expire on 8th September 2014 are:

  • Unlimited ADSL2+ broadband for £8 per month over the whole 12 month minimum term contract plus an £80 Sainsbury's Gift card. If you stay after the 12 month minimum term the price rises to £16 per month.
  • £150 Sainbury's gift card on TV bundles, 12 month contracts on ADSL2+ or 18 months on Infinity/TV bundles. Unlimited ADSL2+ with free Youview box is £13 per month (normal monthly price is £18, there is also a TV activation fee of £35).

Voice line rental via BT Consumer is a requirement for these products and the current price is £15.99 per month, rising £16.99 on 1st December 2014. Line rental saver at £159.84 per year is available.

Broadband and phone line is almost like car insurance, in that to get the best deal you need to be prepared to switch at the end of each minimum term contract, or by doing nothing accept the standard pricing.

Comments

No wonder BT keep putting their prices up,someone has to pay for all these deals and givaways

  • maltrab
  • over 2 years ago

@maltrab

Just like Sky and their packages. Andrew makes a good point about switching though.

I've often wondered how long you need to be absent from a company (Sky) before you get one of these 'new' customer deals

  • joe_pineapples
  • over 2 years ago

There is a middle ground of re-sign for new contract which often is not the best offer but better than standard price.

  • andrew
  • thinkbroadband staff
  • over 2 years ago

@joe For Sky the standard is you have to leave for 1 year before you get treated as a new customer.

  • ian72
  • over 2 years ago

My personal experience of Sky TV is that you only have to cancel for a few days before you get a half price offer. It may be a different kettle of fish though if all your eggs are in one basket!

  • meldrew
  • over 2 years ago

Like energy companies.It's all very complicated,confusing & hides the costs from the consumer,and all these offers and BB costs are being paid for by increases in std line rental that everyone pays.All the telcomms play the same game, making it seem like the consumer has lots of choice. In fact they don't. If you switch, prices go up, so you switch again & they put prices up.The competition is fake, an illusion & makes consumers pre-occupied with switching so they won't notice what's going on. What's wrong with one line rental price & one package price that all providers can compete on.

  • csimon
  • over 2 years ago

Telcomms, like energy, is pretty much an essential and they know that, so it's a captive market and the competition is fake. They can do what they like to prices, people need the product whatever happens to prices, there's just gentle ebbs and flows between the major companies.

  • csimon
  • over 2 years ago

It's not £8 per month. It's £24 per month. You must rent a pointless phone line too.

Why do we allow this scam to continue?

"Hey guys, my broadband is only £1 a month! (£22.99/mo line rental required)" - Thinkbroadband then posts a news article about how ISP X offers £1 a month broadband.

  • roph
  • over 2 years ago

We always mention the line rental component by the way.

@roph you must have missed the recent wave of free broadband from Sky offers.

  • andrew
  • thinkbroadband staff
  • over 2 years ago

Why is it a "pointless phone line"? How are you going to get the broadband in without it?

Phone users might also complain about the "pointless broadband line" because they don't use that.

It isn't a pointless line whichever you use. What is pointless is BT's – and other suppliers' – ways of describing it. Oh, and Ofcom's connivance in this and allowing the suppliers to bundle everything while making it impossible to buy different services from different suppliers.

  • michaelkenward
  • over 2 years ago

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