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BT Total Broadband
Option 3
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Virgin Media Size: M (2Mb)
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Virgin Media Size: XL (20Mb)
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Product Detail
   
Download Speed (up to) 8Mb 2Mb 10Mb
Introductory or offer price 22.99 (for 3 mths)
18.99 (for 6 mths)
4.50 23.50
Length of introductory or offer price 3 mths
(12 mth min term)
6 mths
(18 mth min term)
12 mths 12 mths
Standard price per month 24.99 18.00 37.00
Subscription cost in year 1 with 12 mth contract 293.88 54.00 282.00
Subscription cost in year 1 with 18 mth contract 443.82 n/a n/a
Are their best offers available to all new customers?
Minimum contract term 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths
Alternative minimum contract term 18 mths n/a n/a
Monthly usage allowance Unlimited Unlimited1 Unlimited2
Support
24/7 Phone support
Rate Phone support is charged at 08453 25p per minute4 25p per minute5
Security Features
Ad Blocker (popup/adware)
Anti-Phishing Optional
Anti-Spam (Email)
Anti-Spyware Optional
Anti-Virus (Email)
Email Address Guard Optional
Parental Controls Optional
Parental Guardian
Anti-Virus (PC)
Firewall Protection (PC)
File Backup Service 6
Privacy Manager/Identity protection
Additional
BT Vision enabled
Includes free wireless modem
Calls over Internet offered
Includes phone to make calls over the internet
Inclusive Internet calls offered within Broadband service 7
Free access to BT FON Global WiFi network 8
Customise your home page
BT Fusion enabled

The information in this table was last updated 10/01/2008.


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  1. Fair Usage Policy applies
  2. Fair Usage Policy applies
  3. Calls charged up to 2 pence per minute on the residential BT network (plus 6p set up fee). Mobile and other network costs may vary.
  4. A 10p call connection fee also applies.
  5. A 10p call connection fee also applies.
  6. 5GB FREE secure online storage with BT Digital Vault, which includes Auto Backup.
  7. Means 01 and 02 numbers, excluding Channel Islands. Other exclusions apply. Pence per minute charging applies after one hour. Redial before one hour to avoid call charges. Opt-in required. Quality of reception may not match landline. Service restrictions apply e.g. 999 calls. Limited emergency location information stored. Service will fail if there is a power failure. Abuse policy applies. Touchtone telephone required.
  8. Allows free wireless broadband access at over 190,000 hotspots around the world.