BT has unveiled three new broadband packages teaming on-demand TV with home broadband and free calls, as part of an extensive refresh of its product range.
The new packages are dubbed BT Talk Surf & Watch, BT Talk Surf & Watch More and BT Talk Surf & Watch Unlimited. All three offer a broadband connection speed of up to 20Mb (depending on location) and run over 18-month contracts.
Priced at £9.99 for the initial three months of the contract term and £21.99 thereafter, the Talk Surf & Watch features a 10GB usage limit, unlimited UK weekend calls and includes BT’s TV and Replay packages. A one-off fee of £90 applies for the Vision+ box.
Talk Surf & Watch More, meanwhile, also entitles subscribers to a 10Gb usage limit and unlimited weekend calls, but adds the bronze value TV pack and a free BT Vision+ box. This deal is priced £13.49 for the first three months and £28.99 for the remainder of the contract.
Finally, the premium Talk Surf & Watch Unlimited offering includes unlimited monthly usage, the Gold Value TV pack, unlimited anytime calls and a complimentary BT Vision+ box. Price points stand at £35.99 for three months and £48.99 thereafter.
The launch coincides with the arrival of a price cut for the newly launched Talk & Surf Plus deal, as part of a limited-period promotion. For the duration of the offer, subscribers will be able to sign up for the home phone and broadband deal for an initial three-month rate of £7.99 per month and will pay £15.99 for the remaining 15 months of the contract. This represents a saving of £66 compared with BT's standard pricing.
BT recently also added two new fibre optic broadband products to its range under the new Infinity banner, bringing it into direct competition with Virgin Media. Prior to the Infinity launch, Virgin Media, which had cornered the market for super fast service with its high-end XXL 50Mb deal, was the sole UK provider offering consumer cable broadband.
Infinity will initially be available in 30 locations, including areas of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Greater Manchester, Chelmsford, Basingstoke, Watford and north London and will feature a headline broadband connection speed of up to 40Mb.
Top 10 Broadband calculates that the arrival of Infinity in these locales will see broadband speeds in the areas with the slowest connections boosted by up to 20 times.