BT initially launched its 5G service towards the end of 2019 but it was only available to the premium broadband service, BT Halo, customers. However, now BT has opened its 5G doors to all customers (opens in new tab).
The switch to all customers brings 5G to 50 towns and cities, including huge locations such as London and Birmingham. The initial roll-out only brought 5G to six cities.
BT is currently offering customers four different data plans to choose from, ranging from 6GB to 100GB of data. The devices you can choose between include the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G, OnePlus 7 Pro 5G, and Huawei Mate 20X 5G.
If you are a BT broadband customer, plans start from £45 a month, if not a broadband customer, you are looking at a starting price of £57 a month. It is expected that 5G plans will be more expensive considering the new technology and latest devices, meaning that these prices aren’t surprising.
You, me, BT & EE
BT shares its 5G infrastructure and spectrum with EE, a network that is not only offering some of the best coverage but also faster speeds throughout the UK. This is great news for BT customers, meaning that they are much more likely to be able to access a 5G network, no matter where they are.
“Our BT Halo customers have been some of the first to enjoy 5G in the UK, and we’re now giving all of our customers the chance to get superfast, reliable mobile connections even in the busiest places,” said Pete Oliver, Managing Director of Marketing, BT Consumer. “Whether you’re watching HD TV or sport on the go, or FaceTiming your family on the way home, 5G makes a huge difference to everyday experiences and opens up even more exciting new experiences like seamless augmented reality and HD mobile gaming.”
Opening up 5G to all of its customers is a significant move for BT, making the new network accessible to thousands of more people.