The best BT Broadband deals for October – prices start at £24.99 per month

Here are the best BT broadband deals for the month of October. There's up to £70 on a reward card up for grabs, too...

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Looking for the best BT broadband deals? Whether your current broadband contact is finishing, you have a love (but mostly) hate relationship with your current provider or you're looking to upgrade your package to faster speeds, we're here to help you grab a gloriously affordable BT broadband deal this October.

Why choose BT? BT are probably the best option for those who want it all. Despite having hot competition, there's a reason they're still the most popular company on the block, one being the sheer variety of internet plans they offer. 

You'll be pleased to know that they're currently giving customers up to £70 on a BT Gift Card – these can be used in almost every shop. Package prices start at £24.99 per month, raising to £53.99 per month. 

Use the links on the right to navigate your way through this page. Otherwise, directly below you'll find our broadband comparison chart where you can filter deals by price, brand, speeds and more. Next up there's our pick of the best BT broadband deals available right now from cheap broadband only to super fast BT Infinity fibre optics and even combinations of broadband, TV and phone packages. Keep scrolling for everything from BT broadband know-how to information on BT's basic tariffs, all about BT gift cards and some useful advice to note before buying a package.

THE BEST BT BROADBAND DEAL THIS WEEK

BT Superfast Fibre | 18 months | Avg speed: 50Mb | Price per month: £35.99 £28.99 | Upfront: £9.99
Enjoy superfast fibre broadband that's perfect if you frequently enjoy streaming and catch-up TV thanks to this affordable package. It comes with a Stay Fast Guarantee, you'll get free access to over five million UK Wi-Fi hotspots and also a BT Smart Hub for free. Oh, and it also includes unlimited UK weekend calls and a £40 pre-paid mastercard. Total price for 18 months: £551.81.View Deal

The best BT broadband deals for October

BT Essential Broadband | 18 months | Average speed: 10Mb | Price per month: £24.99 | Upfront: £29.99
BT's cheapest broadband offering at just under £25 per month, this package is ideal for small households comprising of one or two people who want to occasionally check their emails and do some browsing. Line rental is also included and right now you'll get a £40 Gift Card. Winning! Total price for 18 months: £479.81.View Deal

BT Superfast Fibre 2 | 18 months | Avg speed: 67Mb | Price per month: £39.99 | Upfront: £9.99 
Ideal for those who enjoy streaming, gaming, watching and downloading in HD on multiple devices, this package enjoys all the benefits of the Superfast 1 Broadband, with some added bells and whistles such as weekend calls. They've also thrown in a £70 Gift Card just to make it that little bit better. Total price for 18 months: £729.81.View Deal

Classic with Superfast Fibre + BT Sport + Netflix | 18 months | Avg speed: 36Mb | Price per month | £50.99 £43.99 | Upfront: £29.99
Looking for a broadband deal with TV included? For the small price of £44 per month, you can get Wi-Fi, Freeview TV, BT Sport, access to Netflix AND your TV box will let you record up to 300 hours. Channels included range from BBC1 to E4, Sky News, CBeebies and many more. There's also an £40 Reward Card thrown in, too. Total price for 18 months: £821.81.View Deal

Max 4K with Superfast Fibre + BT Sport | 18 months | Avg speeds: 50Mb | Price per month: £60.99 £53.99 | Upfront: £9.99
Don't need a Netflix subscription but would rather watch over 106 channels in stunning HD? This is the package for you. It includes BT Sport, as well as BBC News, Sky News, E4 and much more, you can record up to 300 hours worth of movies or programmes and it includes the BT TV app so you can watch on the move across multiple devices. You'll also get an £40 Gift Card. Total cost for 18 months: £981.81.View Deal

BT BROADBAND KNOW-HOW

First, we're going to talk you through things you need to know and consider before narrowing the best BT broadband deal down, and then our pick of the best current deals come in. If nothing takes your fancy there, then scroll down and use the filters on our broadband comparison chart to find a deal more suited to you.

Although BT's bottom line price tends to be a bit higher than other providers – all of which you can check on our overall best broadband deals page – some of the perks it frequently offers can make BT equally good value in the long run. Think free activation promotions, hefty pre-paid Mastercards and as much BT Sport access as you can handle.

BT's basic broadband tariffs

There are three basic BT broadband tariffs you can choose from, before you start adding call plans and TV packages. 

BT Unlimited Broadband - The cheapest BT Broadband deal is, naturally, the company's slowest. You get standard ADSL speeds of up to 17Mb, which equates to a maximum download speed of around 2MB per second. Bearing in mind that actual speeds are almost always lower than the quoted rate, that can mean cripplingly low speeds.

BT Unlimited Infinity - BT's entry-level fibre broadband deal is one of the fastest offered by any internet provider. With a quoted connection of up to 52Mb, the difference you'll notice over standard broadband will be palpable (and a must if you have lots of people using the internet at once). But be aware that fibre isn't available everywhere, pop your postcode where asked below to see if you can get it.

BT Unlimited Infinity 2 -  Without upping things to Ultrafast, Infinity 2 is the fastest internet BT offers. Up to 76Mb of the stuff - so potential downloads of an incredible 9.5MB per second. If you're a 4K TV fan or live with loads of people all using the web at once, then the extra speed may just be worth the money.

WHAT IS A BT GIFT CARD?

Simply a pre-paid credit card you can use anywhere that accepts Mastercard, the BT Gift Card is chip and pin instead of contactless. You shouldn't be stuck for choice in terms of places to use it, as around a million retailers and restaurants around the world accept it. Just remember to claim your Gift Card within three months, otherwise you may lose out on the money.

WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN BUYING A BT BROADBAND DEAL

Do you need a broadband AND TV deal, or just the one? What about a phone package? 

Whatever BT Broadband deal you go for, line rental is included in the price. You'll also get unlimited weekend calls, with the opportunity to add further call plans such as international numbers.

BT's deals range from the Starter plan, which is basically your usual Freeview channels, all the way up to Total Entertainment. The latter is perfect if you're often streaming 4K films and television as BT throws in its YouView+ Ultra HD box. Allowing you to record up to 600 hours of video, which is handy considering the 140+ TV channels you get access to.

Fancy BT Sport as well? Ordinarily, you have to add an extra £3.50 per month to get it. But BT often has promotions running whereby it will throw in free access for some or all of your broadband contract.

BT Black Friday deals

BT Black Friday deals are definitely worth the wait if possible. Last year's deals were announced mid November and saw BT offer customers up to £140 in reward cards with selected packages. Amazing. We expect the same, if not better this year, and hope that broadband pricing will also be slashed by a few pounds each month. We're guessing that BT's Black Friday deals will spring into action a few days before Black Friday (29th November) lasting through to Cyber Monday (2nd December). Mark your calendar so you don't miss out.

Interested in more Black Friday deals? Head to our Black Friday page for news info and deal updates.

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