There are also deals on Fibre 1 available for £27.99 (50Mbps speeds) or Fibre 2 for £29.99 (73Mbps downloads). If you're lucky enough to have the very latest and fastest available full-fibre technology in your street then BT is offering some of its best speeds at half the usual price for the first three months of the contract.
That means you can get blisteringly quick 900Mbps downloads for just £27.95 per month and BT will also throw in 12 months of access to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.
Here are all of BT's best January deals…
BEST ON A BUDGET • Fibre Essential
NOW £24.99 – WAS £27.99
The cheapest deal from BT features 36Mbps speeds for just £24.99 per month. This package is fine for checking emails, surfing the web and watching the odd boxset or two on Netflix. There's a two-year contract to sign and no limit on what you can download.
SEE THE DEAL HERE
BEST VALUE FOR MONEY • Full Fibre 2
NOW £29.99 – WAS £32.99
If you want faster speeds but don't fancy paying a fortune for the privilege then BT's Full Fibre 2 is a good option. This plan offers 74Mbps speeds which should cope with busy homes and, right now, BT is even offering a free boost to speedy 500Mbps for a month.
There's a two-year contract to sign and there's no limit on what you can download.
SEE THE DEAL HERE
BEST FOR THE ULTIMATE DOWNLOADS • Full Fibre 900
NOW £27.49 (first 3 months, then £54.99)
Want the best broadband in town? BT offers some customers the chance to whizz files to their PCs at speed of 900Mbps. At that rate, you could download a full HD movie in just 40 seconds.
Right now, you can get this package for half the usual price and BT is also throwing in a year of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate
SEE THE DEAL HERE
BT'S STAY FAST GUARANTEE
All of these deals include unlimited downloads and BT's Stay Fast Guarantee, which means things should never drop beyond a certain threshold. This applies to both download and upload speeds, which is handy for those who work from home …or don't like buffering.
WHY CHOOSE BT?
BT is one of the UK's best-known and most trusted Internet Service Providers. The company is investing heavily in its infrastructure with more homes getting faster speeds on an almost daily basis.
In fact, BT's Openreach, which provides the underlying infrastructure for BT, TalkTalk, Sky, Plusnet, and a number of other popular broadband firms, has connected more than five million homes to its full-fibre infrastructure with it hoped 25 million will get better speeds by 2026.
The company has also brought all of its call centres back to the UK with Marc Allera, CEO of BT’s consumer division, saying: “We know how important providing a personal, and local, service is to our customers.
“We’re delivering on our commitment to answer all of our customer service calls in the UK and Ireland. We know our customers value speaking to someone who understands their issue down to the regional differences that make us so great as a country, whether that’s expert help with tech or chat about the local football team.”
WHAT SPEEDS DO YOU REALLY NEED?
Not sure what BT speeds are best for you? Here's a quick guide to what your home needs.
We're all using our broadband more and more but not everyone needs blisteringly quick speeds. If you simply browse the web, send a few emails and watch the odd box set on Netflix then a standard 36Mbps connection should cope just fine.
However, if you have a busy home then you will definitely want something faster and it's not just about quicker downloads.
Your broadband is a bit like a motorway – the more traffic that runs through it the slower it gets. So, if you have a busy house it's best to get the fastest speeds you can afford to avoid annoying buffering.
Here's how long it takes to download a full HD movie with different speeds on offer from the UK's ISPs.
SPEED 36Mbps – DOWNLOAD TIME = 16 minutes
SPEED 76Mbps – DOWNLOAD TIME = 7 minutes
SPEED 150Mbps – DOWNLOAD TIME = 4 minutes
SPEED 300Mbps – DOWNLOAD TIME = 2 minutes
SPEED 1Gbps – DOWNLOAD TIME = 40 seconds
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