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BT Family SIM plan for up to 5 family members could save you cash
BT Family SIM plan for up to 5 family members could save you cash By Max Langridge

BT has launched a new Family SIM plan that lets you and up to four other family members each have a SIM card for smartphones and tablets, with individual monthly allowances, all while saving money.BT says the plan can save families up to £372 a year... Read more

BT Smart Hub: BT's new Hub is faster, smarter and ready for the future
BT Smart Hub: BT's new Hub is faster, smarter and ready for the future By Chris Hall

BT has announced its latest router, called the BT Smart Hub, and claims it has the most powerful Wi-Fi signal of all its broadband rivals, to ensure a connection that's even faster and more stable.Although it doesn't officially carry a Home Hub name with... Read more

BT's £12.5 billion EE buyout finally approved and will go ahead soon
BT's £12.5 billion EE buyout finally approved and will go ahead soon By Rik Henderson

BT's last hurdle for buying EE in a staggering £12.5 billion deal has now been overcome. The Competition and Markets Authority has given clearance to the buyout, allowing it to go ahead.It said that the deal was unlikely to harm competition as BT was... Read more

BT Mobile 4G SIM-only prices confirmed, positions it nicely before EE buyout
BT Mobile 4G SIM-only prices confirmed, positions it nicely before EE buyout By Rik Henderson

BT has launched its first mobile network offering for many a year with BT Mobile and BT Broadband customers get huge discounts on the company's new SIM-only 4G deals.This comes ahead of a £12.5 billion deal to buy national network EE, which was agreed... Read more

BT in confirmed talks with both EE and O2 for move back into mobile
BT in confirmed talks with both EE and O2 for move back into mobile By Rik Henderson

EE has revealed that it too is in talks with BT over the British telecoms company buying the mobile operator's UK business. It was already understood that BT was in talks with O2 to bring it back under its wing, but while it seems certain now that the... Read more

BT first pay TV service to announce buy-to-keep movies for YouView boxes
BT first pay TV service to announce buy-to-keep movies for YouView boxes By Luke Edwards

BT has announced a new service that will allow UK users to buy movies outright that they can then watch on their YouView set-top-boxes.This buy-to-keep movie service will be a first for a YouView-centric pay TV service in the UK. BT will provide a selection... Read more

BT to spend £50 million bringing fibre broadband to more UK cities
BT to spend £50 million bringing fibre broadband to more UK cities By Luke Edwards

BT will be throwing a hefty £50 million at fibre broadband expansion. This will bring greater connectivity to more than 30 cities and over 400,000 properties, it has announced.BT's fibre broadband offers speeds of up to 300Mbps with the likes of BT... Read more

BT, TalkTalk and Sky porn filters also found to block legitimate sex education sites
BT, TalkTalk and Sky porn filters also found to block legitimate sex education sites By Ian Morris

After months of debate, internet service providers have started to engage filters to protect children from porn at the behest of the UK government.For new BT customers, TalkTalk customers and Sky subscribers these filters will be automatically switched... Read more

BT's default filter settings will block porn for new internet customers
BT's default filter settings will block porn for new internet customers By Rik Henderson

New customers to BT's internet services will have adult content filtering turned on by default, meaning they won't be able to connect to any site focusing on adult themes unless they purposely decide against implementing Parental Controls when they first... Read more

BT could launch its own 4G phone network
BT could launch its own 4G phone network By Hunter Skipworth

BT may be planning to start its own 4G mobile phone network. The telecoms giant recently obtained some 4G spectrum and is searching for a mobile operator to partner with and launch its own BT-branded network.“We won some excellent 4G spectrum just recently... Read more

BT launches BT Cloud storage service, runs risk of music industry wrath
BT launches BT Cloud storage service, runs risk of music industry wrath By Rik Henderson

BT has launched its BT Cloud online storage service for its own broadband customers, which works with apps for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and Android, giving subscribers remote access to their own files. All good so far.However, as Musically.com points... Read more

BT SmartTalk lets you make calls from your smartphone on your BT landline account
BT SmartTalk lets you make calls from your smartphone on your BT landline account By Chris Hall

BT has introduced a new service called BT SmartTalk, which it claims can save you money by offering access to your BT landline tariff for calls placed on your mobile phone. The BT SmartTalk service works through a free app to essentially give you a VoIP... Read more

Ofcom reveals new 4G spectrum bidders - O2, Vodafone, Three, EE and BT among the mix
Ofcom reveals new 4G spectrum bidders - O2, Vodafone, Three, EE and BT among the mix By Rik Henderson

UK independent communications regulator Ofcom has announced which companies have qualified to bid in the auction for the extra spectrum earmarked for 4G data.The companies that will compete in "the largest ever sale of mobile airwaves in the UK" include,... Read more

BT Wi-Fi: The new name for BT Openzone and BT Fon
BT Wi-Fi: The new name for BT Openzone and BT Fon By Stuart Miles

BT Openzone is dead, long live BT Wi-Fi. That's the new message coming from BT after a move to rebrand the service to make it easier to understand. "BT Wi-fi brings together BT Openzone, our great-value wireless broadband internet access, and BT Fon,... Read more

0800 numbers to be free to UK mobile users
0800 numbers to be free to UK mobile users By Rik Henderson

Charges for calling 0800 numbers on a mobile phone could soon be a thing of the past. Ofcom, the independent regulator and competition authority for the UK's communications industries, has outlined a proposal to make the number group, as well as 116... Read more

OnLive and BT kick-off PES 2012 in the cloud
OnLive and BT kick-off PES 2012 in the cloud By Paul Lamkin

OnLive and BT are celebrating the launch of PES 2012 on the cloud-based gaming platform by offering up a whole host of prizes for fans of the football sim franchise.The latest edition of Konami's FIFA rival costs £29.99 on OnLive but anyone splashing... Read more

BT hits at the heart of Google, sues for widespread infringement
BT hits at the heart of Google, sues for widespread infringement By Ben Crompton

British Telecom (BT) has filed a lawsuit against Google, which states the online information giant is infringing six of BT's patents; something that spans right across Google's portfolio, including Google Search, AdSense, Google+, Google Docs,Google Maps,... Read more

Starbucks free Wi-Fi made more simple for UK coffee drinkers
Starbucks free Wi-Fi made more simple for UK coffee drinkers By Stuart Miles

Starbucks is to make it easier for its coffee drinking customers to use Wi-Fi in the company’s stores in the UK.Customers with Wi-Fi enabled laptops, tablets and mobile phones now have unlimited Internet access to surf the Web and connect with social... Read more

Heineken teams up with BT for booze-based Wi-Fi
Heineken teams up with BT for booze-based Wi-Fi By Paul Lamkin

Wi-Fi and beer. Any self respecting geek's perfect partnership. And now that partnership is all set for a boost as Heineken has teamed up with BT to get public Wi-Fi hotspots into more pubs.The deal will see 100 London pubs getting access to BT Openzone,... Read more

BT ordered to block pirate site Newzbin 2
BT ordered to block pirate site Newzbin 2 By Paul Lamkin

In a move that could have major implications for the future of the free web, BT has been ordered by a High Court Judge to block pirate website Newzbin 2.No, not pirate website as in the Jolly Roger and all that jazz, pirate as in illegal content such... Read more

University study shows UK still prefers face-to-face communication
University study shows UK still prefers face-to-face communication By Ben Crompton

A study has been conducted by the University of Cambridge that suggests one in three people feel overwhelmed by communications technology. The study, commissioned by BT to promote the BT Balanced Communications Diet, looked into the impact of texting,... Read more

iPad app gives free Wi-Fi broadband to BT customers - Strictly winner Kara Tointon approves
iPad app gives free Wi-Fi broadband to BT customers - Strictly winner Kara Tointon approves By Rik Henderson

BT customers who own iPads can now use their BT home broadband details to log on and use the Internet for free at any one of the providers 2 million Wi-Fi hotspots - care of a new, free application that's now available to download.And to celebrate, the... Read more

Superfast broadband UK-wide by 2015
Superfast broadband UK-wide by 2015 By Ben Crompton

The UK broadband saga continues, as news has recently come in that the government will be pledging an extra £50 million, on top of the £830m already set aside for the plan titled "Britain's Superfast Broadband Future" - a mission to get UK-wide superfast... Read more

BT dabbles in Cloud gaming with OnLive
BT dabbles in Cloud gaming with OnLive By Rik Henderson

BT is to bundle the OnLive Gaming Service with broadband in the UK, after it entered an exclusive agreement with the Cloud computing venture. In return, BT has acquired a 2.6 per cent shareholding in OnLive Inc.The games-on-demand service allows for PC... Read more

Rural village rolls out its own 40Mbps broadband
Rural village rolls out its own 40Mbps broadband By Duncan Geere

A village called Lyddington in Leicestershire has taken the unusual step of creating its own telecoms company, and offering residents speeds of up to 40Mbit/s.The village raised £37,000 for the project, which is a joint venture between villagers upset... Read more

BT Vision names best music video of the decade
BT Vision names best music video of the decade By Amy-Mae Elliott

BT has gone ahead and announced the results of its "Best of the Decade" music video vote. The poll, by BT Vision Music, collated 200,000 votes from music fans across the globe for their favourite rock and pop video. Rhianna has been crowned queen of the... Read more

BT begins Ribbit cloud phone beta trial
BT begins Ribbit cloud phone beta trial By Duncan Geere

BT has finally begun to make something of its acquisition of Ribbit in 2008. The phone company is taking names for a beta trial of a cloud phone service, which will allow any mobile users (not just BT customers) to get online access to their calls, messages... Read more

BT: Antipiracy efforts will cost £1m per day
BT: Antipiracy efforts will cost £1m per day By Duncan Geere

BT has warned that the file sharing efforts proposed by the government and Peter Mandelson could cost the industry £1m every day. That would increase each customer's bill by £24 per year, said John Petter, the head of the company's consumer division.... Read more

BT reveals Wi-Fi usage doubled in a year
BT reveals Wi-Fi usage doubled in a year By Amy-Mae Elliott

BT has announced that it has recorded double the usage on its Wi-Fi networks this year than last. Users of BT high speed wireless broadband clocked up twice the number of minutes online between April and September 2008 than the same period last year.... Read more

Want fast internet? Move to Ebbsfleet, Kent
Want fast internet? Move to Ebbsfleet, Kent By Stuart Miles

Want lighting fast broadband in your home? Then you need to move to Ebbsfleet in Kent. Lucky home-owners moving into the new 1000 acre site in the "Garden of England" will get access to fibre-optic cable for their broadband rather than the standard copper... Read more

BT announces "Radio Philharmonia"
BT announces "Radio Philharmonia" By Amy-Mae Elliott

BT has launched the BT Radio Philharmonia with the aim to make orchestral music more easily accessible.For the first time ever, classical music fans can listen to a dedicated music station from one of the world's leading orchestras, with this new service.Richard... Read more

Win tickets to the BBC Good Homes Show courtesy of BT Total Broadband
Win tickets to the BBC Good Homes Show courtesy of BT Total Broadband By Pocket-lint Promotion

At this year’s event, BT will showcase its latest range of products aimed at keeping you connected both inside and outside the home. You will be able to try out a range of BT products designed to enhance your home lifestyle. These include BT’s Home... Read more

BT to switch a million to save trees
BT to switch a million to save trees By Ryan Haynes

BT is taking it's green pledge further by encouraging more than a million customers to switch to online billing by the end of the month. The telco uses 60 tonnes of paper each year and aims to reduce the impact on the environment. The company is also... Read more

BT Reveal adds chic styling to the landline phone market
BT Reveal adds chic styling to the landline phone market By Amber Maitland

BT has introduced a new landline phone, the BT Reveal, that is designed to make a style statement. The BT Reveal combines a cordless handset that's concealed in a glossy black stand complete with glowing blue light. The base unit provides a digital answering... Read more

BT launch Videophone 1000 and Videophone 2000
BT launch Videophone 1000 and Videophone 2000 By Jason Denwood

BT has announced the launch of two new videophones. The new Videophone 1000 and Videophone 2000 are broadband-enabled video telephones, which lets users see who they are talking to. Calls are made using a broadband line with a BT Broadband Talk account.... Read more

Brits often talk on the phone while naked
Brits often talk on the phone while naked By Amber Maitland

Brits are quite happy talking on the phone with no clothes on, a new survey from BT Broadband Talk reveals. Nearly half of those surveyed said they were happy to talk to friends and family when naked in their own own home, but this was because the other... Read more

Dr Who's Tom Baker teams up with The Kinks for download-only track
Dr Who's Tom Baker teams up with The Kinks for download-only track By Amber Maitland

BT has recruited the help of the voice of Dr Who, Tom Baker, to raise money for charity Shelter this Christmas. Baker has teamed up with 1960s pop band The Kinks for a track exclusively available for download. “You Really Got Me” is available now... Read more

BT launches new service to tackle spam head on
BT launches new service to tackle spam head on By Stuart Miles

BT has said it is to take a pioneering role in the global battle against spam by implementing the world's first fully-automated "spam buster" system to track down and tackle professional spammers and "botnet"-infected customers on the BT broadband network.... Read more