Quick Answer: How Can I Get A Better Deal With BT?

Can I leave BT without penalty?

BT’s contracts usually last 18 months.

If you must leave while still in contract, you will be charged.

The termination fee is a set charge for every month remaining in your contract.

You can leave by switching broadband provider or by giving BT 30 days’ notice..

Why is my BT bill so high?

There are a few reasons why your bill may be higher than normal. You should check: whether you still owe money from a pervious bill – the unpaid amount is added to your next bill. the charges in the ‘What you’ve used’ and ‘Account charges’ sections of your bill – this shows what you’ve been charged outside your package.

Does Virgin use BT lines?

Virgin Media broadband This is because it owns and operates its own fibre network that’s entirely separate from BT’s Openreach infrastructure, so it can bring a broadband connection to your home directly – completely eliminating the need for a landline.

Can you haggle with BT?

It doesn’t hurt to haggle BT might not be the cheapest telecoms company, but it is the UK’s biggest provider and many customers like the security that comes with a well-established brand. That doesn’t mean existing customers have to simply put up with price hikes though – you can haggle your way to a cheaper deal.

Is sky better than BT?

Speeds. Both Sky and BT’s lowest costing fibre broadband deals offer an average speed of 36Mb/s, while Sky’s Fibre Max offers an average 63Mb/s compared to the 67Mb/s from BT Superfast Fibre 2 and Plus.

Do BT pensioners get free broadband?

We’re often asked, “do pensioners get BT Broadband for free?”. The answer is unfortunately not, however, BT does offer a specific package called BT Basic + Broadband. This is a BT deal aimed at those with limited resources. … You can find out more on the BT web site.

Which BT package is best?

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.

Can you leave BT if they increase prices?

You’re stuck with the price rise. If you’ve renewed or signed a new BT or EE contract since 1 September 2020, or sign a contract in future, you WON’T be able to leave penalty-free if you’re unhappy with this price hike and are still within your contract’s minimum term when it hits.

How long do you have to be away from BT to be a new customer?

a 12 monthMost have at least a 12 month contract, so you should be able to come back to BT then, as a new customer.

Can I downgrade my BT package?

You are already in a contract with BT for one package. … If you want to “downgrade” you will need to cancel the contract you are already in and then start a new contract. You can not cancel a BT contract on line so you will need to call BT in order to do this. You don’t need to negotiate if you don’t want to.

How much do prices go up every year?

The average annual inflation rate for the entire period since 1913 has been 3.15% per year.

Can I cancel my landline and still have Internet?

Can I keep my internet if I cancel my landline service? No, of course not. Your broadband is delivered through your landline. You can of course cancel the landline and start a new mobile internet connection with another provider, but it will cost more and be slower.

What happens if you don’t pay your BT bill?

If you don’t pay a bill on time you’ll get a late payment charge of £7.50. … Monthly Payment Plan – Spread the cost of your bills over the year by paying a set amount each month by Direct Debit, on the day you choose. You’ll need to pass a credit check before you can get a Monthly Payment Plan.

Are BT and Virgin master sockets the same?

One of the sockets is labelled virgin media, the other labelled BT, both are the master socket type (split front cover). …

Can you use BT Vision box without subscription?

If you are out of contract, then the box is yours. It will work as a normal YouView box, without the BT content. You can record FreeView as normal.

Is BT better than Virgin Media?

BT and Virgin are two heavyweights of the broadband world. Virgin is renowned for its insanely fast speeds, but BT is more widely available and also offers faster speeds than its competitors. …

Can I switch from Virgin to BT?

If you’re switching from Virgin Media to BT You’ll need to arrange your BT installation date first, then cancel your services with Virgin. To avoid being without a connection, let Virgin know your BT activation date and arrange for your Virgin Media service to to be stopped shortly afterwards.

Do bt do deals for existing customers?

If you’re an existing BT broadband customer, you can take advantage of some great deals, including £5 a month off its SIM-only plans.

What counts as a new customer?

Virgin Media told us a new customer is somebody who has not subscribed to their services for at least 12 months. After that period they’re fully eligible for new customer deals. Sky also say that to count as new, customers must not have been in receipt of any services for at least 12 months.

Who is the cheapest broadband provider?

Providers like Plusnet and TalkTalk often feature some of the cheapest broadband deals on the market, all while offering excellent customer service. However, if you want a faster connection you can still get a cheap broadband deal on a better package without paying too much more.

How much is BT line rental per month?

There are two ways to pay BT line rental: Pay monthly for £20.20 a month. If you have a broadband and calls package this will be included in your package price. Pay £22.20 a month (or £2 extra if part of your broadband & calls package).