BT adds more broadband packages

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Following its announcement earlier this week about a no-frills 512Kbps broadband service for £19.99 per month (for up to 1Gb of data), BT has unveiled a whole raft of new broadband packages aimed at different types of users.

The new services, which form the company’s latest broadband retail strategy, include flexible bandwidth, BT Rich Media, BT Communicator with Yahoo! Messenger and BT Remote Management System packages. It is hoped they will help the company achieve its target of five million connections by 2006 – although they are sure to confuse many people who have only just got their head around broadband.

At a press conference held at the BT tower, Pierre Danon, chief executive of BT retail said: “These new products and services provide broadband that is flexible and powerful enough to meet the customer’s every need. They demonstrate clearly that there is far more to broadband than speed, as there has to be if we are to realise mass-adoption far beyond the current two million mark.”

BT Broadband Basic ­ Fast, no frills
Price: £19.99/month (if pay via DD), £30 activation charge and £50 modem.
Features & Benefits:
… Up to 10x faster than the speed of dialup
… Ideal for the lighter user, 1 Gig usage allowance per month i.e. 200 music tracks
… Choose your own content and services from the web, access to exclusive Partner offers
… Unlimited online support
… Telephone support at Premium rate

BT Broadband ­Freedom to choose
Price: £27/month (if pay via DD)
Features & Benefits:
… Up to 10x faster than the speed of dialup
… Unlimited online & free telephone support
… Choose your own content and services from the web, access to exclusive Partner offers
… Ideal for sharing broadband across one or more PC¹s and gaming

BT Yahoo! Broadband complete package
Price: £29.99/month
Features & Benefits:
… Up to 10x faster than the speed of dialup
… 11 free email addresses, instant messenger and your own web space
… Free firewall, pop up ad-blocker, email protection and parental controls
… Personalised content for the entire family
… Ideal for sharing broadband across one or more PCs and playing online games

BT Broadband 1mb ­ Freedom to choose for speed fanatics
Price: £38/month (if pay via DD)
Features & Benefits:
… Up to 20x faster than the speed of dialup
… Get all the benefits of BT Broadband at twice the speed Perfect for richer content like downloading music or videos
… Unlimited online & free telephone support

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