BT has finally launched its long-awaited re-entry into the mobile market – 15 years after selling off O2. Today the company has announced its tariffs, and it could be good news for BT Broadband customers.
If you switch to the new network on a one year contract, you can apparently get 500mb of 4G data, unlimited texts and 200 minutes calls for just a fiver a month (or a tenner if you’re not a BT Broadband customer).
This scales up to too – so 2GB of data, unlimited texts and 500 minutes will be £12/month (or £17/month for non-broadband customers) – and there’s even a 20GB data a month with unlimited calls and texts for £20/month (or £25/month for non-broadband users).
These of course are all SIM only deals – though BT will also be selling phones too (at the moment there’s only a limited selection of mid-range Androids… and no iPhones).
The only downside to all of these relatively promising prices? We presume you’ll have to engage with BT’s horrendous, Kafkaesque customer services operation. So, umm, good luck with that.
The move is significant for business reasons too, as it means that now BT is a fully-fledged “Quad Play” provider and is competing on every product with the likes of Virgin Media and EE.