BT, which until now has specialised in SIM only deals, has launched a string of new smartphone contracts aimed principally at its existing broadband and TV customers.
But even if you don’t get your at–home internet from BT, you can still sign up.
Want to know more? Read on and we’ll tell you five things you need to know about BT’s new smartphone contracts.
1 Three key tariffs
BT isn’t trying to complicate things with its latest packages. That means that there are three simple tiers of tariff on offer.
The first plan gives you 400 minutes of calls, unlimited texts and 500MB of data.
The second features 1,000 minutes, unlimited texts and 1GB of data.
And the biggest package comes with unlimited texts and calls, plus a huge 15GB of data.
2 Phones are divided by category
BT is offering an array of smartphones, but has split them into two categories: all rounders and premium phones.
The former includes the iPhone 5s 16GB, iPhone SE 16GB, Sony M4 Aqua, Samsung Galaxy A3 and Samsung Galaxy A5.
BT’s premium phones include the iPhone SE 64GB, all variations of the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, as well as Samsung’s latest Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, the older Galaxy S6 and Sony’s Xperia X.
3 Simple pricing
For all rounders on BT’s cheapest plan, you’ll pay £25 a month rising to £36 for premium devices.
The middle tier plan will set you back £30 per month for all rounders and £41 for premium, while the unlimited package with 15GB of data costs £40 for all rounders and £51 for premium phones.
Each of those deals are based on a two-year contract.
Some phones feature an up–front charge, which varies depending on the size of storage and how new it is.
For example, the iPhone 5s is free of charge, but the iPhone 6s Plus 128GB starts at £250 before you sign up for a contract.
4 Cheaper for BT broadband customers
BT’s tie up with EE was designed to offer better all-round deals for customers looking to bundle their broadband and mobile deals together.
These latest offerings are a case in point.
If you have BT Broadband, your monthly cost will be £5 less than if you don’t.
So knock £5 off of each of the above price plans if you’re a BT broadband subscriber.
Reason enough to switch your broadband, maybe?
5 You can use tethering
BT is making a big play of the fact that all of its SIMs are enabled for tethering via Google Android, meaning you can use your phone as a mobile hotspot.
It says that this will soon extend to Apple’s iPhone as well, so all smartphone users can get involved