BT launches Halo - superfast broadband with unlimited 5G

Philip Jensen BT
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BT has announced the launch of Halo, its new plan which will be suitable for both home and business customers. It aims to complement existing ‘Plus’ packages, whilst providing new features including ultrafast 5G and unlimited usage for both mobile and broadband.

Halo for Business includes an always connected guarantee and customers can add 4G and 5G mobile connections. Businesses can make and receive calls on their landline number straight from a mobile, so you needn’t worry about missing an important call.

BT claims that the Halo plan will include the “best networks, services and support, including unlimited voice and data at home and on the go, as well as access to 5G”. And BT also announced that by 2020 it will have upgraded 700,000 homes and businesses to Superfast Broadband, at no extra cost to customers.

Always connected

“We’re starting a journey today with real changes that will have a positive impact for people and businesses."

Philip Jansen, Chief Executive of BT.

The unlimited mobile data usage is going to be a huge plus for the Halo plan, especially with the new 5G network making mobile browsing easier than ever. 

“We’re helping families and communities across the UK, and companies in Britain and around the world, to remove the barriers of today to realise the potential of tomorrow,” said Philip Jansen, Chief Executive of BT. “We’re starting a journey today with real changes that will have a positive impact for people and businesses - connecting more customers to full fibre, boosting customers’ speeds right across the UK, keeping customers connected wherever they are with our new converged Halo products, and helping to give them the skills to make the most of today’s connected world.”

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The plan is also set to include the removal of contract price increases and a pledge that existing customers will receive the same or better prices than new ones. And BT has also announced that it will be offering 5G mobile plans to its customers from this Friday (11th October), which will run on the EE network (now owned by BT).

5G from EE

EE was one of the first providers to roll out its EE 5G service in the UK, and this new plan from BT will also boost EE’s presence even further. Last week, EE confirmed that its 5G network had been switched-on in even more of the UK’s “busiest transport hubs and city centre destinations". EE is already present in London, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Belfast, Birmingham and Manchester, after rolling out in May 2019. And it has built sites in three new cities, Bristol, Leicester and Coventry which will be switched on this week. 

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Fiona Leake

Fiona discovered her love for investing and making money from a young age. Since then this interest has grown and now she loves writing about investing and business, and follows the 5G market closely. She is also a technology enthusiast, and so they tend to be her favourite investments.