Best BT Broadband-Only Deals in the UK

Best BT Broadband Only Deals in the UK

BT offers various services as the UK’s largest mobile and fixed telecommunications provider. These services include fixed-line and mobile telephony, broadband internet, fibre-optic communications, digital television, home security, IT and network services, and telecommunications equipment. With origins dating back to the founding of the Electric Telegraph Company in 1846, BT has come a long way and has garnered countless accolades along the way. Here’s all you need to know about what BT can offer you in terms of broadband-only deals.   

BT Broadband Contracts

BT broadband comes in three types and contractual terms. These types have distinct offerings based on technological application, speed and price. The possible options are:

  • Standard broadband (ADSL) 
  • Superfast broadband
  • Ultrafast broadband

Standard Broadband (ADSL)

Standard broadband, also known as ADSL broadband, is BT’s most affordable package due to the fact that it only offers you average download speeds of 10Mbps. Nowadays, with the amount of devices that are used regularly in the average household, 10Mbps is rarely enough to satisfy our internet needs. Furthermore, it’s likely that by the year 2026 ADSL broadband will be made obsolete because of its archaic copper-wire technology.

Superfast Broadband

BT’s Superfast Broadband is the company’s most widespread (91% UK coverage) broadband and operates under the fibre to the cabinet (FTTC) technology. FTTC technology works by using a fibre connection from the local telephone exchange all the way to your nearest green street cabinet. After that connection has reached the green street cabinet, a copper cable will be used to reach your property. This is known as the ‘last mile’ connection.

The superfast broadband deals that BT provides have download speeds ranging from 36Mbps to around 74Mbps. This immediately gives you the freedom to roam online with more devices in your household without experiencing frequent buffering or latency issues.

BT’s Fibre Essential

With download speeds of up to 36Mbps, and a ‘Stay Fast Guarantee’ of 32Mbps, this broadband package is most suitable for smaller households that aren’t too dependent on their broadband speed and mainly use their broadband for the everyday browsing and the occasional stream. With the broadband-only version of this package, it comes to a reasonable price of £26.99 with no upfront costs as well as free postage and packaging (P&P).

Fibre 1

BT’s Fibre 1 package comes with download speeds of up to 50Mbps that are more than enough for households who have a couple of devices that are being used simultaneously, with frequent music streaming, watching video streaming services and even gaming. You’ll also have upload speeds of 8-9Mbps, meaning that things such as FaceTimes, Skype and Zoom calls can be carried out with ease without any lag. This broadband-only deal currently stands at a price of £28.99 and just like the package above there aren’t any upfront costs at any point within the 24 month contract and there’s free P&P.

Fibre 2

This modest bump in download speed from Fibre 1 to Fibre 2, which now has speeds up to 72-73Mbps, is great for growing families and households with four or five people who use their devices a lot.

BT’s Fibre 2 broadband-only package allows every single person in the house to be online without encountering any problems with their internet connection. Although this deal is the most expensive out of the three superfast broadband-only packages, at a price of £29.99 a month, it was previously £34.99 a month which means you end up saving £120 over the course of the 24 month contract.        

Ultrafast Broadband

Lastly, BT’s Ultrafast broadband (full fibre) uses FTTP technology and has yet to be deployed in more than 10% of homes in the United Kingdom. Fibre-to-the-property (FTTP) broadband is a huge upgrade on its predecessor (FTTC broadband) due to the fact that you’re provided with a dedicated connection that runs all the way to your property, rather than stopping at a local green street cabinet. This means that it’ll be a lot more stable and reliable than some of the broadband packages that you may have had in the past.

BT offers three ultrafast broadband packages to its consumers, which range from download speeds of 150Mbps all the way up to rapid speeds of 900Mbps. The upload speeds of the ultrafast packages also see a huge jump in comparison to the superfast packages, meaning that you’ll be able to have a smooth gaming experience and all the video calls you desire.

Here are the three ultrafast broadband packages that BT offer:   

Full Fibre 100

With Full Fibre 100, you’ll get unbelievable speeds that are great for carrying out a multitude of tasks. You’ll be able to work from home, play online video games with ease, and stream all the content you want. As a broadband-only package, this will cost you £30.99 a month. This saves you an extra £5 a month than taking the exact same package with the only addition being BT’s home phone service.  

Full Fibre 500

Full Fibre 500, similar to many ultrafast broadband packages in the United Kingdom,  is only currently available in certain areas. This package comes with a download speed that is absolutely rapid (at 500Mbps) as well as reliable upload speeds of up to 73Mbps. Speeds like this are great for internet-connected smart homes and large households filled with devices that are all being used at the same time to carry out all the online tasks you desire. This deal is acceptably priced at £34.99 a month. 

Full Fibre 900

BT’s Full Fibre 900 package can provide you with download speeds of up to 900Mbps, which are some of the fastest speeds that you’ll find in the United Kingdom. However, this is not a broadband package that is widely available. With a ‘Stay Fast Guarantee’ download speed of 700Mbps and an average upload speed of around 110Mbps, if you have access to the Full Fibre 900 package you'll get download speeds that are six times faster than the speeds on the Full Fibre 100 package. Due to its extremely fast and stable broadband speeds, this package is of course the most expensive package that BT can offer you. The broadband-only deal currently costs £44.99 a month which is £5 cheaper per month than its broadband and phone counterpart.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do BT’s broadband-only deals work?

A BT broadband-only deal is void of landline or TV connectivity. This means that if you get a BT broadband-only package and already have a landline, you’ll no longer be able to make or receive calls from your home phone. However, you can satisfy all of your calling needs via a mobile phone. 

For instance, while BT’s Superfast fibre package needs a landline to receive an internet connection, you can get a broadband-only Superfast package if you don’t need a landline. Therefore, should you choose to switch from a broadband-only BT package to one which supports landlines, you will be given a new number. However, BT also offers hybrid broadband packages that support landline calls. 

Is saving money a guarantee with a broadband-only deal?

Whether you’ll save money or not when on a broadband-only deal depends heavily on the situation that you find yourself in. If you tend to make calls using your landline, the inclusion of a free calls package with your broadband may work out to be cheaper for you than paying a network rate each time you make a phone call. One key positive is that broadband deals that don’t include a TV are likely to save you money in the long run, compared to broadband packages that include a TV deal.

Could a BT bundle deal be a better option?

If a television with a large amount of channels is something that you desire, bundling TV with broadband (and phone) packages can be a great way to save money! It is often cheaper to get your broadband, home phone, and TV services from the same provider — although this is not always the case.

What BT broadband deals are available in my area?

If you’re interested in purchasing a BT broadband-only package, you’ll be happy to know that BT is on offer in most parts of the UK.

If you’d like to know what deals are available to your address, use our tool at the top of this page and filter the deals you can see by clicking on the BT icon in the ‘Filters’ section as well as clicking ‘Broadband only’.    

Our Verdict

BT’s broadband-only packages are able to give customers the flexibility that they desire whilst also preventing them from paying landline prices when they don’t need to. What’s great about these packages is that you’re able to get such reliable broadband speeds (both download and upload) at prices that are £5.00 cheaper than the broadband and phone line packages that BT also offer you. Additionally, BT offers total transparency in its pricing as there are no hidden fees, which is why it has garnered credibility and 30 million clients worldwide.