BT Fibre Essential

Averages 36Mb download speed

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Speed Usage Contract Setup 1st Year Cost

£26.99 for the first 24 months

£34.99 thereafter

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£19.99 £344


  • £19.99 total setup cost
    £10.00 activation fee, £9.99 equipment postage and packaging

  • Averages 36Mb download speed
    Averages 9Mb upload speed
    Your provider should give speed estimates before you sign up
    Average Speed is the speed achieved by 50% of customers on the same product during peak hours of 8pm to 10pm

  • £343.87 first year cost

  • Truly unlimited download/upload allowance

  • Minimum contract 24 months
    You should be informed of any mid-contract price rises and then given 30 days to optionally leave your contract without penalty

  • Telephone line must be switched to BT, line rental included in the monthly cost

  • BT Home Hub 4, with fast 802.11n Wi-Fi

  • 200GB BT Cloud, backup your important files and photos

  • BT SmartTalk, save money on your mobile calls with BT's free app

  • BT WiFi access, provided via BT WiFi hotspots

  • Complete Wi-Fi Guarantee, extend your Wi-Fi with BT's Wi-Fi discs for just £10 a month

  • Only pay for the calls you use

  • Free telephone support 24/7

  • BT Virus Protect, Web Protect, True Key, spam filter and parental controls

Only pay for the calls you use Call Plan

Service charge applies to 0845 and 0870 numbers, dependent on the company you are calling.

Period Local Calls National Calls Mobile Calls 0845 Calls 0870 Calls Freephone Calls
All times 20p/min 20p/min 20p/min 20p/min 20p/min Free

About BT

  • Wide range of packages available with truly unlimited usage
  • Faster than average basic fibre with Superfast Fibre averaging at 50Mb
  • Free access to over 5 million BT Wi-fi hotspots
  • Free technical support over a variety of media
  • Stay Fast Guarantee - get your promised speeds or £20 back
  • Wide range of TV inclusive options with BT TV and the exclusive AMC channel
  • Superfast Fibre comes with the fastest and smartest hub of any major broadband provider
  • BT Sport Pack, exclusively covering UEFA football and 42 Premier League matches

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Reasons to choose BT

  • Established reputation - BT have been operating for a very long time, and it's a name that people know and trust
  • Available nationwide - BT Broadband's lowest prices are available at all BT telephone exchanges, even in rural areas
  • Superfast Fibre 2 - BT were the first to offer the higher fibre to the cabinet (FTTC) speeds, now at 67Mb average speed, and ultrafast 160Mb and 300Mb fibre to the home products are rolling out in some areas
  • Faster basic fibre - BT's Superfast Fibre 1 fibre products offer speeds averaging 50Mb, beating most competitors' approximately 36Mb average speed products
  • Complete Wi-fi Guarantee - add W-Fi discs for £10 a month to increase coverage around your house
  • Variety of packages with truly unlimited usage
  • BT TV - enjoy a range of TV channels, movies, sport and catchup TV powered by YouView
  • Comprehensive security - with BT Virus Protect, Web Protect and True Key
  • Extensive support options - you can get in touch with BT in a variety of ways, including the phone, online chat, online forums and Twitter
  • Stay Fast Guarantee - get your promised speeds or £20 back
  • Smart Hub for Superfast Fibre - router with the latest 802.11ac wireless technology and smart techology to get faster Wi-Fi connections in more rooms of your home. BT claim this beats the latest hubs from other major UK broadband providers
  • BT Wi-Fi - free and unlimited access over 4 million wi-fi hotspots in the UK - the UK's largest hotspot network
  • BT Cloud storage - for storing your personal files, the amount depends on the size of the package

Possible downsides

  • Must use BT for phone - unlike some providers, such as Plusnet, it's not possible to take your call plan and line rental from another phone supplier
  • If you can get Fibre in your area, you will not be offered the slowe, standard broadband packages
  • Best Hub not on standard broadband - If you're not opting for BT Superfast Fibre you need to pay £50 extra for the BT Smart Hub, or opt for the slower free Home Hub 4
  • No short contracts - All products are on 18 month contracts and prices rise from the 19th month
  • No fixed price term - Prices may rise during your 18 month minimum contract

BT details last checked on 2020-05-29