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Special offer on BT Superfast 2 just £29.99 per month

The BT offers have had their usual Friday tweaks but with the Superfast 2 service that has average download speeds of 67 Mbps dropping to 1p under £30 a month there is something worth highlighting.

BT Superfast 2 (average 67 Mbps download and 19 Mbps upload) is £29.99/m on a 24 month contract. £9.99 P&P applies. Delivered via a FTTC connection or FTTP if available. £70 BT Reward Card which is the usual pre-paid MasterCard you claim once the service is live. Price at end of minimum term is £37.99/m.

The Superfast 1 service is still at a low point price of £26.99/m matching the slower Essential service, but with just £9.99 upfront cost rather than the £19.99 of the Essential service is marginally cheaper over the 24 month term and has a £50 reward too.

Comments

You can get FTTP 160/30 with BT for only £29.99/m, usual price £39.99/m

https://www.bt.com/campaign/full-fibre-240

  • baby_frogmella
  • about 1 month ago

2 year contracts for FTTC, in the current Fibre rollout conditions ! Haven't Ofcom got anything at all to say about this. Are these deals really what people ought to be tied into unless they're very well informed about the potential activity in their area and are making an informed choice.

  • Swac3
  • about 1 month ago

@Swac3
Customers aren't forced to take out 24 month contracts with BT, people are free to choose other providers if they want shorter minimum contracts, such as IDNet (30 days on FTTC). However its not rocket science that the cheaper prices will be on longer contracts (12+ months). You can't have it both ways...

  • baby_frogmella
  • about 1 month ago

I didn't mention BT specifically, It's not rocket science that locking people into a 2 year contract benefits the supplier more than the customer, they simply wouldn't offer it if it didn't.

It also locks that customer in to the same provider should FFTP come live in the area again a win for the provider not the customer. Yes the customer gets a lower offer for a longer contract agreement I never disputed that. Given choice and ability to move are such big drivers in Ofcoms statements 2 year broadband contracts are the opposite. Do IDnet show up on the kind of sites that compare the market?

  • Swac3
  • about 1 month ago

But I’ll reiterate: customers are NOT forced to to take out 2 year contracts, people are 100% free to choose other ISPs offering shorter contracts. So a bit of a non issue.

  • baby_frogmella
  • about 1 month ago

So a bit of a non issue, In your opinion.
Buyer beware, we're all adults I get it. Quite a lot of Government discussion on the digital divide and low income connectivity disadvantaged groups.

You can reiterate till you're blue in the face, It wont change my opinion that contracts of this length to get a more affordable price is an undesirable direction for consumers and one that could quite easily become the norm, at which point the choice disappears.

We disagree, it's not the end of the world.

  • Swac3
  • about 1 month ago

I contacted BT re-https://www.bt.com/campaign/full-fibre-240. Despite been given the link, they categorically deny that any deals of this nature is on offer.

  • AlanPot
  • about 1 month ago

@AlanPot
That's an exclusive online offer, so hardly surprising that BT telesales can't offer you the same deal. Are you not able to order via

https://www.bt.com/campaign/full-fibre-240 ?

Works for me!

  • baby_frogmella
  • about 1 month ago

@baby_frogmella

Thanks for the clarification even though the telesales were adamant that no deal was ever on offer. Surprisingly, they obviously are unaware that it was an online offer only.

Unfortunately, although I am out of contract with BT Sport, the Broadband contract still has 3 months to run so I was trying to renegotiate a new contract but was only offered a package which was more expensive than present. Sky are now offering FTTP in my area so I will wait to the end of my contract and see what is on offer then.

  • AlanPot
  • about 1 month ago

Swac3, absolutely agree with you. We need a set fixed cost for set speeds delivered for ALL ISP's and if they don't make the grade huge fines. If that means people move freely to the best ISP's and the rubbish ones die off, I'm all for that.

  • buggerlugs
  • about 1 month ago

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