BT customers are being offered a radical upgrade from today and it’s set to transform the way you use your smartphone.
The telecoms giant has just announced that it is now offering 5G speeds which will not only make your downloads faster but much more reliable.
This update will initially be available to BT Plus customers who can get access to four new 5G plans.
BT Plus customers can choose from a 12GB, 30GB, 60GB or 200GB 5G handset plan, starting from just £45 per month.
They will also be able to select a 5G smartphone from leading manufacturers, which includes the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G, Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, OnePlus 7 Pro 5G, OPPO Reno 5G, Huawei Mate 20 X.
Speaking about the update Marc Allera, CEO of BT’s Consumer Division, said: “Our 5G service provides customers with a faster and more reliable connection in high demand, crowded areas across the UK at peak times.
“When combined with the best fibre, the UK’s fastest 4G network and biggest wi-fi network, BT is helping consumers and businesses stay connected wherever they are and whatever they need to do.”
Once switched to 5G, BT customers should see average speeds increase to over 100Mbps although it is worth noting that only a few areas in the UK have access to 5G technology.
London, Birmingham, Cardiff, Manchester, Edinburgh, Belfast, Coventry, Leicester and Bristol are. all 5G ready with more places expected to get this upgrade in the coming months.
One final bonus of the BT Plus plan is the way it can use both broadband and mobile signals to keep your home connected.
This means if a BT Plus customer reports a fault with their home broadband, BT will switch on free, unlimited data on their BT mobiles within an hour and will also send a free 4G Wi-Fi Mini Hub to arrive the next day, with unlimited data to keep customers connected at home while their broadband is repaired.
Along with offering this new 5G service, there’s more good news for BT customers.
The telecoms company says that it is boosting speeds for around 700,000 customers. Find out if you’re eligible for a free BT broadband speed boost in our handy guide.
After the free speed boost, BT says customers will be able to download a blockbuster in around 10 minutes, rather around 50 minutes using the older, much slower connection.