£5 to £20 plans on BT Mobile as new service launches
As rumoured BT Mobile has launched with three SIM only plans, with a price range of £5 to £20 for existing BT Broadband homes. If you like one of their bundles but don't have BT Broadband there will be a £5 supplement to pay, all the pricing we are quoting is for BT Broadband customers. A page with the standalone pricing on it is available.
- BT Mobile 500 MB Plan, 500 MB of 4G data, unlimited texts and 200 minutes of calls. Unlimited BT Wi-Fi. £5 per month on a 12 month contract.
- BT Mobile 2 GB Plan, 2 GB of 4G data, unlimited texts and 500 minutes of calls. Unlimited BT Wi-Fi. £12 per month on a 12 month contract.
- BT Mobile 20 GB Plan, 20 GB of 4G data, unlimited texts and unlimited calls. Unlimited BT Wi-Fi. £20 per month on a 12 month contract.
BT Broadband homes are allowed up to five mobile phones under these plans all on a single bill. While 4G data is the big promotion, the data will also work in 3G, Edge or GPRS areas too.
BT Sport is available via an app if using an app compatible handset, and even with the £5 supplement for non-BT Broadband customers, the entry level plan might be an attractive way for sports fans to get access to BT Sport content, albeit only on a mobile and given the amount of data streaming video uses you will want to use Wi-Fi mainly. On iOS or Android the app should support casting the video stream to a Chromecast to give you the big screen feel.
More plans are expected, and the BT Shop has a range of unlocked handsets where BT Mobile customers can use their confirmation code to get a £50 discount on the standard shop prices, e.g. Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini drops from £219 to £169 if people use their discount code (people may want to shop around on handsets as Amazon has the S4 mini for £174). An entry level 4G phone is available for £149 (£99) the Huawei Ascend Y550.
The acquisition of EE for £12.5 billion is still on-going and it is expected that if approved and completed more information will appear on what BT and EE customers will get from that purchase.