It’s been ten years since BT sold off its shares in Cellnet (now O2) and pulled out of the mobile phone market, but today the communications giant has confirmed that it will be returning with a range of SIM only 4G plans for UK customers.
The company has already announced its intentions to acquire EE, for which it’s currently awaiting regulatory approval, but in the meantime it has been able to tap into EE’s network thanks to an agreement drawn up in 2013.
Initially BT is to release three SIM only 4G plans from as little as £5 per month for existing BT customers. The entry tariff, which will cost £10 per month for non-BT customers, will include 500MB of 4G data, 200 minutes of calls and unlimited texts.
£17 per month (£12 per month for existing BT customers) will get you 2GB of 4G data, 500 minutes of calls and unlimited texts, while £25 per month (£20 for existing BT customers) will get you a massive 20GB of 4G data plus unlimited calls and texts.
In addition, all of the plans include free access to BT Sport and the company’s five million Wi-Fi hotspots.
The £5 per month plan easily undercuts the lowest plans by its competitors, which should help to bring prices down across the board, making 4G more accessible to all.
You can see all BT’s 4G SIM Only plans here.