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BT Total Broadband
Option 3
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AOL AOL Wireless Plus
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Orange Home Max
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Product Detail
   
Download Speed (up to) 8Mb 8Mb 8Mb
Introductory or offer price 22.99 (for 3 mths)
18.99 (for 6 mths)
sn/a n/a
Length of introductory or offer price 3 mths
(12 mth min term)
6 mths
(18 mth min term)
n/a n/a
Standard price per month 24.99 19.991 242
Subscription cost in year 1 with 12 mth contract 293.88 n/a n/a
Subscription cost in year 1 with 18 mth contract 443.82 479.763 432
Are their best offers available to all new customers? 4
Minimum contract term 12 mths 24 mths 18 Months
Alternative minimum contract term 18 mths n/a n/a
Monthly usage allowance Unlimited 40Gb Unlimited5
Support
24/7 Phone support
Rate Phone support is charged at 08456 08447 5p per minute
Security Features
Ad Blocker (popup/adware) Optional Optional
Anti-Phishing Optional Optional
Anti-Spam (Email) Optional
Anti-Spyware
Anti-Virus (Email) Optional
Email Address Guard
Parental Controls
Parental Guardian
Anti-Virus (PC) Optional Optional
Firewall Protection (PC)
File Backup Service 8
Privacy Manager/Identity protection Optional9 Optional
Additional
BT Vision enabled
Includes free wireless modem
Calls over Internet offered 10
Includes phone to make calls over the internet
Inclusive Internet calls offered within Broadband service 11 12
Free access to BT FON Global WiFi network 13
Customise your home page
BT Fusion enabled

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


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  1. selected areas only - you may be charged and extra 10pm and subject to purchase of an AOLTalk call plan
  2. INcludes line rental and unlimited off peak calls to UK numbers
  3. 24 month minimum term
  4. Depends where you live
  5. Fair Usage policies applt to broadband and Internet calls
  6. 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.
  7. Calls charged at 5p per min. at all times. Mobile and other network costs may vary.
  8. 5GB FREE secure online storage with BT Digital Vault, which includes Auto Backup.
  9. 6.99 per month (special offer of 3 months for the price of 1)
  10. requires a compatable handset
  11. 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.
  12. Includes unlimited International calls to 30 countries
  13. Allows free wireless broadband access at over 190,000 hotspots around the world.