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BT Mobile enables Wi-Fi Calling and 4G calling on its network

BT Mobile enables Wi-Fi Calling and 4G calling on its network

By Dan Grabham

BT has switched on Wi-Fi Calling and 4G calling for its customers as it ramps up its network features.The bad news it’s only available on selected plans and phones so you’ll need to check that it is supported on yours.There’s no need to register... Read more

BT finally gets all of Sky Sports and Now TV for Sky Atlantic and more

BT finally gets all of Sky Sports and Now TV for Sky Atlantic and more

By Rik Henderson

One of the biggest quibbles many BT TV customers have had for years is that they couldn't subscribe to the main Sky Sports channels. There is a Sky Sports Main Event channel for some live action, including the occasional Premier League match, F1 coverage... Read more

BT Whole Home Wi-Fi review: Changing Wi-Fi for the better
4.5 stars

BT Whole Home Wi-Fi review: Changing Wi-Fi for the better

By Chris Hall

There's been a step change in handling Wi-Fi recently. Having attempted to deal with Wi-Fi problems from the router, and with various third-party extenders to spread that into places that Wi-Fi otherwise doesn't reach, the rise of the mesh network solution... Read more

BT Ultra HD YouView review: 4K entertainment, but in limited supply
4.0 stars

BT Ultra HD YouView review: 4K entertainment, but in limited supply

By Chris Hall

BT was the first television provider in the UK to take a step into the future of entertainment, launching its own Ultra HD 4K service. It started, appropriately, with BT Sport Ultra HD, before expanding into other 4K content from streaming providers,... Read more

BT Sport wins Champions League TV rights again, no free-to-air TV coverage at all

BT Sport wins Champions League TV rights again, no free-to-air TV coverage at all

By Rik Henderson

BT has once again secured UK TV broadcasting rights for all Champions League and Europa League football matches, beating Sky in a bidding war. It has also ensured that the rights this time are exclusive to the paid TV service, so there will be no free-to-air... Read more

BT launches Whole Home Wi-Fi to eliminate dead spots

BT launches Whole Home Wi-Fi to eliminate dead spots

By Max Langridge

BT has come up with a new Wi-Fi router system, the first of its kind in the UK, which promises to effectively eliminate "dead spots". The system comprises three compact, 165mm discs, each with four built-in antenna which extend the Wi-Fi signal around... Read more

BT TV is getting a new look, more content and virtual reality in 2017

BT TV is getting a new look, more content and virtual reality in 2017

By Max Langridge

BT has announced plans to update its TV service during 2017 and there's a lot that's set to change. The biggest change will be the look of the interface and the speed at which it works. It's because BT TV runs on the YouView platform, which also announced... Read more

BT launches Dolby Atmos sound with 4K TV packages, get the stadium experience at home

BT launches Dolby Atmos sound with 4K TV packages, get the stadium experience at home

By Max Langridge

BT has upped its TV credentials and taken the fight to Sky Q with the announcement that Dolby Atmos will be supported with select sports shown in Ultra HD from next year. BT launching BT Sport Ultra HD, with a new UHD YouView set-top box Dolby Atmos:... Read more

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

How to watch the UEFA Champions League final for free

How to watch the UEFA Champions League final for free

By Rik Henderson

It's coming to the end of the domestic football season and there's not many prizes left to dole out.Liverpool sadly lost against Sevilla in the final of the Europa League and Manchester United will be taking on Crystal Palace in the FA Cup final this... Read more

BT Infinity 1 offers 52Mbps fibre broadband from just £10 a month

BT Infinity 1 offers 52Mbps fibre broadband from just £10 a month

By Rik Henderson

BT has introduced a new entry level fibre broadband package, BT Infinity 1. It offers speeds of up to 52Mbps as standard for as little as £10 a month.In addition to the internet connection, customers also received access to the provider's sports channels,... 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 hopes to offer 500Mbps broadband to most UK homes, starts trial soon

BT hopes to offer 500Mbps broadband to most UK homes, starts trial soon

By Rik Henderson

BT begins the first large-scale trials of its G.fast broadband technology in August, which is the first step, it says, to introducing up to 500Mbps ultrafast speeds across the UK in future.It will start to roll out the new technology in the country from... Read more

Fear the Walking Dead confirmed for UK, thanks to BT

Fear the Walking Dead confirmed for UK, thanks to BT

By Stuart Miles

BT, not content with taking on Sky on the sports front, is now starting to take on the broadcaster on the TV shows front too.The telecoms giant, who has strong ambitions to dominate the TV market in the UK, has confirmed that it has partnered with US... Read more

BT launching BT Sport Ultra HD, with a new UHD YouView set-top box

BT launching BT Sport Ultra HD, with a new UHD YouView set-top box

By Chris Hall

BT Sport has confirmed that it will be bringing 4K sport to your TV in August 2015.Alongside a number of announcements, BT confirmed that a new channel, appropriately called BT Sport Ultra HD will be launching in August. At the same time, it's confirmed... 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 G.fast broadband trials will hit 500Mbps this summer, 1Gbps in future

BT G.fast broadband trials will hit 500Mbps this summer, 1Gbps in future

By Rik Henderson

As part of its latest financial results unveiling BT has revealed that it will be testing 500Mbps broadband in two pilot locations in the UK this summer. The technology used is to be called G.fast and BT explains that it will enable "most homes" in the... 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 Smart Home Cam 100 review: The all-seeing eye
3.5 stars

BT Smart Home Cam 100 review: The all-seeing eye

By Britta O'Boyle

Smarthome cameras, such as the BT Smart Home Cam 100, are becoming increasingly popular. Not just because they allow you to see what your pets get up to when you walk out the door, but they also offer peace of mind for much less money than a 24-hour... Read more

BT Sport Extra red button service now available on BT, Sky and Virgin Media, offers more live footy

BT Sport Extra red button service now available on BT, Sky and Virgin Media, offers more live footy

By Rik Henderson

BT Sport has introduced a red button service to offer even more live football than its existing channels can handle.As part of its battle with Sky, which launched Sky Sports 5 HD last month to show continental football, BT Sport has lined up a large selection... Read more

BT Extra Box service launches for multi-room YouView viewing

BT Extra Box service launches for multi-room YouView viewing

By Luke Edwards

BT now offers its Extra Box option for users who would like to have their channel subscriptions in more than one room.The additional YouView+ box will work with all the same subscription channels and bolt-ons as the main box in the house. The second box... Read more

BT YouView+ Humax DTR-T2100 review
4.5 stars

BT YouView+ Humax DTR-T2100 review

By Chris Hall

YouView isn't standing still and the YouView hardware supplied by BT isn't either. The Freeview PVR and catch-up TV service set-top box needs to keep evolving in the face of both Sky's and Virgin's formidable - albeit expensive - services, and that's... Read more

BT Sport will be second broadcaster available through Chromecast in UK

BT Sport will be second broadcaster available through Chromecast in UK

By Elyse Betters

BT Sport plans to add support for Chromecast, making it the second UK broadcaster available through Google's HDMI dongle.John Petter, consumer division head at BT, announced via The Financial Times that BT Sport is coming to Chromecast, though only BT... Read more

BT YouView+ box gets downsized, now fanless

BT YouView+ box gets downsized, now fanless

By Chris Hall

BT has launched a new BT YouView+ set-top box that has been substantially downsized as redesigned over the previous iteration.When we first saw BT's YouView box in October 2012 we were told there would be other boxes coming in the future, but that BT... Read more

Android landline phone, Home SmartPhone S, offers Nuisance Call Blocking from BT

Android landline phone, Home SmartPhone S, offers Nuisance Call Blocking from BT

By Luke Edwards

BT has just announced a new smartphone for home landlines, dubbed Home SmartPhone S. The touchscreen handset will allow users to block nuisance calls thanks to BT's service.The handset itself comes with a 3.5-inch touchscreen and Android OS. This isn't... 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 offers Infinity and Broadband deals in its own January sale

BT offers Infinity and Broadband deals in its own January sale

By Luke Edwards

In the spirit of the new year BT has decided to hack the charges of its Infinity Broadband internet for those signing up in January or February.BT Infinity 1 uses fibre-based broadband for high-speed connections. During January new customers will pay... 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 Wi-Fi app lands for iOS, helps UK users auto-connect to BT hotspots

BT's Wi-Fi app lands for iOS, helps UK users auto-connect to BT hotspots

By Elyse Betters

BT wants you to use one of its 5.2 million Wi-Fi hotspots in the UK, so it has released an app that eliminates all the hassle involved with connecting to the web while on the go.The free BT Wi-Fi app provides an automatic and "seamless" wireless broadband... 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 Home Hub 5 hands-on: Making BT Infinity even better

BT Home Hub 5 hands-on: Making BT Infinity even better

By Chris Hall

It was only a few months ago that we were telling you that BT had launched the Home Hub 4, with a sleek new design and a bump in specs. At the time we reported that there was another model - Home Hub 5 - waiting in the wings.BT Home Hub 5 is now available... Read more

Win: A £1,000 entertainment package courtesy of BT

Win: A £1,000 entertainment package courtesy of BT

By Pocket-lint Promotion

To celebrate BT's new range of products designed to make it easier to connect your gadgets to the internet, Pocket-lint has teamed up with the service provider to give away a full entertainment package. And it's an awesome one.The package will include... Read more

Sky Movies coming to BT TV YouView and Vision+ from October 26

Sky Movies coming to BT TV YouView and Vision+ from October 26

By Luke Edwards

BT and Sky have come to an agreement that leaves the users of BT TV as winners all round. From October 26 BT customers will be able to subscribe to Sky Movies and view all there is on offer through their BT TV.So if you've got a YouView or Vision+ box... Read more

BT plans for new 4G service progress nicely, strikes deal with EE

BT plans for new 4G service progress nicely, strikes deal with EE

By Rik Henderson

It was reported in May that BT could make a return to the mobile sector with a new consumer network offering. Now it seems those plans have moved a step closer, with its announcement of a deal with EE to supply mobile network services to customers... Read more

Curzon Home Cinema paid-for film service now available to BT TV customers

Curzon Home Cinema paid-for film service now available to BT TV customers

By Rik Henderson

Cinema chain Curzon has signed a deal with BT to offer its film streaming service through BT's YouView TV boxes.Curzon Home Cinema provides the opportunity to pay to watch independent and world cinema movies the same day as their cinematic release. It... Read more

Ofcom: Microsoft, Google, BT and others to trial white space technology in UK

Ofcom: Microsoft, Google, BT and others to trial white space technology in UK

By Elyse Betters

Ofcom has announced that Microsoft, Google, BT and others will take part in a white space technology trial that it's conducting over the next six months.Let's first explain what white space technology is and why it matters. The technology relies on unused... Read more

Back to school: BT offers 9 month unlimited broadband package to students

Back to school: BT offers 9 month unlimited broadband package to students

By Luke Edwards

Students at university don't want to sign up to a 12-month contract when they're busy taking advantage of all those long holidays that us working stiffs are so jealous of. So BT is offering a 9-month broadband and phone contract for £16 a month.The BT... Read more

BT Sport lands on Virgin Media, free for XL subscribers, £15 for other packages

BT Sport lands on Virgin Media, free for XL subscribers, £15 for other packages

By Chris Hall

Virgin Media has announced that BT Sport is now available on its subscription television service. The new service from BT launched this month as a free offering for BT broadband subscribers, bringing a wide range of sporting content across three channels,... Read more

App of the day: BT Sport review (Android)

App of the day: BT Sport review (Android)

By Chris Hall

Sport is very much the modern battlefield, both on the field of play and when it comes to selling you entertainment, with exclusive rights, packages and everything else, on offer.The newest kid on the block, looking to shake things up and rival the likes... Read more

BT HomeHub 4 hands-on: Bringing dual-band home

BT HomeHub 4 hands-on: Bringing dual-band home

By Chris Hall

One of the key points BT is pushing with its new HomeHub 4 router is the slim design. Not only is it designed to be less obtrusive in your home, but the packaging has also been created to make delivery easy, so it can be posted through your front door.... Read more

BT Sport challenges Sky Sports' dominance with huge studio, ground-breaking tech and social media integration

BT Sport challenges Sky Sports' dominance with huge studio, ground-breaking tech and social media integration

By Rik Henderson

BT Sport will officially kick-off on 1 August in the UK and the service has revealed how it will be taking on Sky Sports in the battle for fans' undying attention. Not only does it have a groundbreaking studio set-up, much of its strategy involves the... Read more

BT Infinity 300 to launch in 2013, up to 300Mb fibre optic broadband

BT Infinity 300 to launch in 2013, up to 300Mb fibre optic broadband

By Rik Henderson

BT has announced it will be offer 300Mbps broadband to customers in the UK later this year. Utilising fibre to the premises technology (FTTP), it will be on offer to those within reach of the 50 exchange areas with FTTP employed to date.The British company... Read more

BT HomeHub 5: Wi-Fi ac support, Gigabit Ethernet, the partner for your 300mbps Infinity broadband

BT HomeHub 5: Wi-Fi ac support, Gigabit Ethernet, the partner for your 300mbps Infinity broadband

By Chris Hall

BT will be launching the BT HomeHub 5 later in 2013, following hot on the heels of the HomeHub 4. The BT HomeHub 5 will bring with it support for the latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi protocol, as well as including Gigabit Ethernet connections to give you faster... Read more

BT responds to Sky Sports' free for a day promotion: BT Sport is free every day

BT responds to Sky Sports' free for a day promotion: BT Sport is free every day

By Rik Henderson

Sky fired the first salvo in what is going to be an interesting battle with BT to capture the attention of sports and specifically football fans by making Sky Sports 1 free on the first day of the new Premier League season, Saturday 17 August. However,... Read more

BT Vision subscribers to lose Sky Sports if they don't take Infinity broadband

BT Vision subscribers to lose Sky Sports if they don't take Infinity broadband

By Rik Henderson

Many BT Vision subscribers are angry that they will lose access to Sky Sports when the communications and broadcaster launches its own BT Sport channels from 1 August. Because BT Sport will be filling the digital terrestrial television channel slots that... Read more

BT Home Hub 4 quietly released, brings dual-band technology, £35 upgrade price

BT Home Hub 4 quietly released, brings dual-band technology, £35 upgrade price

By Chris Hall

BT has quietly released a new Home Hub router for BT Broadband or BT Infinity customers. The BT Home Hub 4 is the latest version of BT's own router, the last, the BT Home Hub 3, was released in February 2011."This is our best ever Home Hub. We're once... Read more

BT to return to mobile sector with 4G network

BT to return to mobile sector with 4G network

By Rik Henderson

BT is looking to return to the UK mobile carrier business more than a decade after it relinquished ownership of O2 in 2002. Its acquisition of 4G spectrum in the recent UK bandwidth auction could result in the communications giant offering a BT-branded... 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