MSE News: BT returns to the mobile market – but are its deals any good?

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BT has re-entered the mobile market this week with a range of Sim-only mobile deals ...
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BT returns to the mobile market – but are its deals any good?

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  • 50Twuncle50Twuncle Forumite
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    What network /masts are BT using ?
    EE or another ?
  • MothballsWalletMothballsWallet Forumite
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    BT wants to buy EE, subject to Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) approval (which, personally, I hope they don't get - BT had a mobile network about 10+ years ago, which they sold to Telefonica).
    Always ask yourself one question: What would Gibbs do?

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  • anotheruseranotheruser Forumite
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    The deals aren't that great...
    Carriers need to realise people want more data, not minutes or texts.

    I get: 5000 (may as well call it unlimited) / 500 mins / 1Gb data for £10 a month with Tesco.
    Not interested in more texts or minutes, but nobody can currently beat that so I see no need to look around right now.
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  • PincherPincher
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    "The move is a forerunner to BT's £12.5 million buy-out of EE,"


    Really? EE is so c**p that it's only worth £12.5 million?
  • Pincher - Thank you for flagging that, you're correct, it should say billion. We've corrected this in the piece.
  • VisionManVisionMan Forumite
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    Damn fat fingers..... :rotfl:
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    CardewCardew Forumite
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    edited 28 March 2015 at 2:15PM
    I hardly ever use my mobile - however wife and children use their phones far more.


    We have BT Broadband Infinity and BT Sport on a Sky platform


    If you get the SIM from BT, do the minutes/data 'roll over' each month, or is the slate scrubbed and you start again with 'X'mins and 'Y'data.


    Secondary question; is it normal for any credit left in time/data to 'roll over'? My wife tells me that she had PAYG with Orange and added money as and when required. Apparently Orange has been taken over by EE and now any credit is scrubbed at the end of the month.
  • LeeUKLeeUK Forumite
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    My landline and broadband are with EE (mobile with 3). Looks like I'll have to find a new broadband provider once BT buy EE and merge the broadband into it's own service.

    No way am I going back to that old dinosaur.
  • jessmistjessmist Forumite
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    Cardew wrote: »
    I hardly ever use my mobile - however wife and children use their phones far more.


    We have BT Broadband Infinity and BT Sport on a Sky platform


    If you get the SIM from BT, do the minutes/data 'roll over' each month, or is the slate scrubbed and you start again with 'X'mins and 'Y'data.


    Secondary question; is it normal for any credit left in time/data to 'roll over'? My wife tells me that she had PAYG with Orange and added money as and when required. Apparently Orange has been taken over by EE and now any credit is scrubbed at the end of the month.

    The minutes and data will not roll over.
  • BlaketonBlaketon Forumite
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    I had a web chat with a BT adviser and was told that the minutes do carry over.
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