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The best BT broadband deals in January 2021

BT broadband deals are likely one of the first names that comes to mind when you begin your search for a new internet plan. And if you've made up your mind, deciding BT is the place to be, you're in the right place.

We've compared all of the available internet options from BT and listed them for you below. Simply enter your postcode and we'll do the rest to help you bag all of the best broadband deals from BT.

Whether you're looking for a possible bargain on broadband and TV deals from BT, the flashiest of speeds from the brand or even just the lowest price possible, BT has a lot to offer.

On a near weekly basis, BT broadband deals offer up changes, with Mastercards, vouchers, free gifts and more being offered on a rotation. That gives you plenty of choice at all times when it comes to BT.

Still not sure whether BT is right for you? This page is filled with detailed tips and advice for what you should be looking out for when picking up a new offer from the brand.

Prefer to order by phone? Then call 0800 783 5462 and speak to an adviser dedicated to BT broadband deals. 

BT broadband deals compared - which is the best for me?

All of the BT broadband deals feature unlimited data allowances. So the main choice you'll face with BT is what speed to go for. Standard ADSL broadband gives average speeds of 10Mb which will probably give you an average download speed of around 1.25MB per second. Upgrade to BT Fibre 1 or Fibre 2 and you can choose between 50Mb and a super fast 67Mb.

After that, you can pay more to add home phone options and a TV subscription. The latter includes access to the BT TV package of your choice - more on which below.

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BT Broadband
BT's most affordable broadband offer gives average speeds of 10Mb. That should still be plenty fast enough to let you browse the web, stream music and watch interruption-free catch-up TV. But it may struggle to cope with larger households all using the internet at once or HD streaming. BT Unlimited Broadband includes:

  • Average speeds of 10Mb speed
  • BT Smart Hubs
  • 200GB of BT cloud storage
  • BT Virus Protect for two devices

BT Fibre Essential
BT's newest package, the BT Superfast Fibre Essential offers BT's lowest fibre speeds, but also its lowest price on fibre. If you don't want to be faced with buffering internet but also want to keep your bills cheap, this is the way to go.

  • Average speeds of 36Mb
  • BT Smart Hub
  • Stay fast guarantee 
  • BT Virus Protect for two devices

BT Fibre 1
Although slightly more expensive than the essential package here you will be getting a much better average speed and for the slightly raised price tag we'd say it's definitely a better deal. At 50Mb, it's got the legs to seamlessly deliver HD video and fast downloads, even when there are a few of you using it.

 BT Fibre 1 includes:

  • Average speeds of 50Mb
  • BT Smart Hub
  • 200GB of BT cloud storage
  • BT Virus Protect for two devices

BT Fibre 2
If you demand extremely fast downloads and stream 4K films and TV, then BT's fastest broadband (67Mb) is well worth considering - especially if you've got a bustling household all trying to log in at once. It's pricey, but BT sweetens the deal with some added extras. BT Fibre 2 includes:

  • Up to 67Mb speed
  • BT Smart Hub
  • 1000GB of BT cloud storage
  • BT Virus Protect for 15 devices

What BT router will I get?

BT throws in a router for free (although you'll have to pay for the delivery). The quality of router you receive will depend on the package you choose. 

BT Home Hub Go for standard BT Unlimited Broadband and you'll get the basic Home Hub 4. You've probably seen it sneakily peering at you from around corners in the homes of umpteen friends and families, although its dimensions are sleek enough that you should be able to stow it somewhere subtle without too much trouble. As well as wi-fi, you can also connect to it via an ethernet cable. It's perfectly functional, but doesn't have the same strength as the...

BT Smart Hub Pay £65 extra or upgrade to BT Superfast and you'll receive the more powerful Smart Hub. BT claims that it gives out the UK's most powerful wi-fi signal among the routers sent out by other major providers. Handy if you live in a big house or like to use your phone or laptop out in the garden.

Alternatively, you can stick with your existing router. But unless you've shelled out a lot for your current model, you're probably better off swallowing the delivery charge and using the BT Home Hub or Smart Hub. That way, if anything goes wrong, you'll be able to use their tech support.

How long will my BT Broadband contract last?

Take BT broadband, and you'll be tied into a 24-month contract. After that, your monthly cost will go up by around a tenner. To encourage you to hang around, you can't use your BT router with any other broadband provider so you'll need to pay for a new one when you move on.

Are there any BT broadband AND TV deals?

BT recently re-imagined its TV packages, making them a lot simpler. They now all follow the same length as broadband - 24 months:

- Entertainment:
This is just Now's Entertainment package. That means you're getting Sky Atlantic, Sky One, Discovery and a host of other channels. On top of that, you're also getting access to over 300 box sets. 

- Big Entertainment:
It's everything you're getting above...but you're also stepping it up with access to Sky Cinema channels and over 1000 movies for all the film heads out there.

- Sport:
This, as the name suggests, is all about sport. You get all four BT Sport channels and BoxNation and access to 52 live Premier League matches and every single UEFA Champions League game, exclusive to BT Sport.

- Big Sport:
This is everything from the Sport package above plus all 11 Sky Sports channels. The Premier league, F1, Golf Majors and much more are available here.

- VIP:
Based on the name, its easy to guess that this package does not come cheap. Go for VIP and you'll be paying a pretty hefty price. However, you are getting everything that both the Big Entertainment and Big Sport packages offer. 

That means Sky Cinema, Sky Entertainment, HD Sky Sports and HD Sky Atlantic, all of BT and Sky's sport channels and a whole lot more.

What about BT Sport?

Until recently, BT Sport came free with every BT internet plan. That's come to an end'll have to pay a little bit extra a month to get access to Premier League football, Ashes cricket, top-flight rugby union and exclusive UFC action. Keep your eyes peeled however, as BT does run the occasional promotion where you can still get BT Sport for free.

IS BT the fastest broadband option around?

Not even close, the likes of Virgin and Hyperoptic easily exceed BT's fastest plans. However, the kinds of speeds BT is missing out on are not going to be the ones most people need to go for.

BT's Fibre 1 and Fibre 2 packages offer speeds that will suit the wide majority of people and it then has some faster plans for people who find that a little bit too slow.

Can I make calls from a landline?

You can indeed. BT now offers pay as you go calls across all of its plans. That means you can only pay for the amount of calls you decide to make, perfect for those rarely call, all the way through to the chatter boxes.

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Can I add BT Mobile?

To goad you into bringing all your devices over to BT, it's offering SIM only deals from as cheap as £5 a month. BT Mobile has deals on all the biggest and newest handsets, including iPhones and Samsung Galaxys. In particular, that makes BT pretty competitive when it comes to SIM only deals.

What is BT cloud storage?

If you find yourself running out of storage space on your phone, tablet or laptop or want to back up your files, BT has its own cloud storage solution. With BT Unlimited Broadband and Superfast Fibre, you'll get 200GB - that's enough room for around 25,000 songs, 140 films or 100,000 photos. It's 1000GB if you go for Superfast 2, which should be sufficient to store the music and photo collections of you and your family.

What is BT Virus Protect?

All BT broadband packages include BT's internet security tool, BT Virus Protect. As well as promising to vanquish viruses, it features BT Web Protect to flag phishing scams, BT Parental Controls to help you limit the websites your children can see and True Key for easy management of your passwords. As well as your main computer, you can apply BT Virus Protect to one other laptop, phone or tablet if you go for Broadband Unlimited or Superfast Fibre. While Fibre 2 lets you protect up to 15 devices. We still think you should get dedicated internet security however - check out our pick of the best antivirus software.

What's a BT wi-fi hotspot?

BT has dotted five million Wi-Fi hotspots around the UK and 18 million around the globe. As a BT Broadband customer, you'll have access to every one of them. So if you're on your laptop in a cafe or checking maps on your phone and see that BT Wi-Fi is available, you can jump on for free.

Are there any other perks to getting BT broadband?

As well as the discounted mobile tariffs and cut price BT Sport, BT frequently tries to lure in new customers with a BT Reward Card. This online exclusive means you can usually claim a pre-paid Mastercard cash card if you sign up to BT Broadband.

The sum on the Reward Card changes regularly, but is usually in excess of £60 - and sometimes as much as £150. The amount on the card is always more with one of the BT Superfast packages.

If BT isn't offering a pre-paid Mastercard, it will usually be offering some other form of incentive. Whether that be an Amazon Echo or a JBL speaker, there is always something up for grabs. So look out for one of these BT bonuses.

Is BT broadband any good?

BT relies a lot on its enduring reputation as the most recognisable name in telecommunications, and it remains the most widely used broadband provider in the UK. But that doesn't necessarily equate to quality. Although it can offer competitive prices and bespoke internet, phone and TV packages, it often sits at the bottom of the list when it comes to customer satisfaction surveys.

How to use the BT broadband checker?

Much like our postcode checker above, BT has its own broadband checker. Pop in your address and phone number and it will let you know what speeds you can expect with BT internet and whether its Superfast broadband is available in your area. If fibre isn't yet available, you can sign up to BT's mailing list so that they'll give you a shout when the cables have been installed.

How do I contact the BT broadband helpline?

If you need help with your broadband or set-up, BT doesn't exactly make it easy for you to speak to them on the phone. It seems to prefer for you to go through its online support. But if you're determined to speak to a human, there is a 24/7 number available. Dial 0800-111-4567 if you're using a landline in the UK, 0330-123-4567 from your mobile or +44179-359-6931 if you're out of the country.