Verdict.“BT Broadband is a good bet for running broadband on your Apple. They’re big (over 4 million customers) and safe. BT are coming under increasingly fierce competition from other broadband ISP and as a result BT now offers better value than ever. “
Pros.“BT broadband comes with lots of free extras – wireless router, free digital storage and inclusive wifi minutes for when you are out and about. BT won the ‘ISP of the year award’ in 2007 from Mac user magazine. BT has also been put forward for the 2008 ISPA’s ‘Best consumer ISP’ award.”
Con.“BT is not actually that cheap and the customer service can be patchy. “
BT broadband products
Best Deal. BT broadband Option 1, 5 Gb of monthly downloads, upto 8Mb download speeds and a free wireless router. Total Year1 cost £164.64
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BT offer a choice of four BT broadband Options*, starting from only £9 a month (introductory price on the 18 month contract that increases to £18 a month after 6 months). All BT’s broadband options offer free connection, free wifi minutes and a free wireless router.
BT Total Broadband is the new name of one of the most comprehensive broadband packages yet seen in the UK. With broadband speeds of up to 8Mb, BT customers now get more for their money through free internet voice calls (voIP calls), free video calls, and a suite of security software. BT Total Broadband even gives you freedom to roam way outside the home with 250 free BT Openzone wireless minutes for every month that you remain a customer.
BT (British Telecom) is the largest and best-known telecoms company in the UK. BT have recently purchased Plus.net and Madasafish and witht their respective customers, this takes the BT group back to being the largest provider of broadband internet in the UK (ahead of Virgin Media).
BT broadband provide three broadband options:
- BT option 1 (more product information)
- BT option 2 (more product information)
- BT option 3 (more product information)
BT broadband is a safe mac broadband bet from one of the biggest broadband providers. BT offer a choice of three BT Broadband Options, starting from only £8.95 a month. All BT’s broadband options offering free connection, download speeds of up to 8Mb and free Evening & Weekend UK phone calls – when you sign-up to BT Broadband’s Talk service.
When you sign-up to BT you get the BT Home Hub – this is a stylish and powerful wireless/phone device, that BT hope will literally become the hub of your digital home. The hub supports BT broadband’s full range of services and connects wirelessly to Macs, PCs and other broadband devices. The Home Hub is future-proofed, automatically updating to work seamlessly with BT’s future Broadband offerings from including – BT Fusion and BT Vision.
In 2007, BT Broadband launched a limited edition black Wireless Home Hub which is essentially the same as their normal wireless router – but is is black! – it enables you to set a wireless home network giving you freedom to access high speed broadband around the home and when you are out with the 250 minutes of FREE Wi-Fi Minutes at over 10,000 Openzone Wi-Fi hotspots around the UK and Ireland.
- Anti-spyware and Identity theft support
- Also 15Mb webspace
- Unlimited storage of online photo album
- Free digital storage and back-ups (part of the BT hub)
- Free wireless router/modem worth £89.99 – only for customers signing up online
- Free Wi-Fi minutes per month (250 mins for Option1, 350 for Option2 and Unlimited mins for Option3)
- Anti-phishing to protect against online fraud
- Spam email filter
- Free video calls (conference calls)
- Pop-up ad blocker
- Parental controls
- Customer service / Support lines open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week
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You can apply to switch to BT broadband is easy. Everything you need to do to connect to BT broadband will be handled by the BT team with no interruption to your existing broadband service. The MAC migration of your broadband is as follows:
- Check to see if you are able to switch from your current Broadband provider. Click here to find their contact details.
- You will need to get a MAC code from your current supplier. What is a MAC code?
- Then return to BT to order your broadband.You can apply to switch to BT Broadband easily over the internet.
- Sit back and relax as BT handle everything for you – everything you need to connect will be sent through the post on your selected delivery and activation day.
- On the day of activation, it can take as little as 30 minutes to transfer over to your BT Broadband connection.
Find out more on the BT broadband website, visit the BT broadband website.
- Customer / Member support line is open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week
- Customer helpline number is 0870 850 8475 (the cost per minute for this is unclear)
- A BT telephone line in a broadband enabled area – that BT service (that’ll be everywhere then)
- A broadband modem or modem router for connecting your devices (including Apple mac) to BT – a the BT hub wireless router is supplied FREE of charge with BT broadband packages.
- Telephone line filters – we believe three are supplied by BT.
- A broadband compatible operating system – above Mac OS 8/9, Mac OSX etc. (PC computers will need to be specced higher than Windows 2000).
* On BT’s Option 3 products their is a ‘fair usage policy’ which means you can have unlimited downloads but don’t go over-board. If you use a crazy amount of downloads then BT might slow your connection speed or reseerve the right to kick you off the contract. Sounds scary but isn’t – not many people actually need unlimited broadband and if you are not sure whether you need Option 3 then you won’t.
** As with other high speed ADSL broadband connections, the speed advertised is the maximum you’ll receive. The actual bandwidth you receive from an ISP will depend on how close you are to your BT exchange, the quality of the copper connection, and signal interference.