I also had up to 15 licences previously and got the letter from BT this morning to change over to Norton from McAffee. I found out the hard way that I now have only 2 Norton licences when attempting to update a third device. The installer removed the McAfee virus protection before not allowing the Norton installation as the 2 licences were used.
I had no idea about this issue or would not have proceeded.
BT this is a disgrace to leave us with unprotected computers with no warning at all in this day and age.
What broadband package do you have @JohnG ? the name of the broadband promotion will be on your bill if you're unsure.
The terms haven't changed with how many licenceses you have, the only reason could be you previously had 15 in error and the change has highlighted that, that isn't a BT change of terms, it means you had something you shouldn't for free.
I am on Fibre 1 Halo … the fastest we can get in our area… so how many licences can I anticipate after March? I was presentlypromised 15 when I renewed my contract, but have only ever used 3/4….( as the antivirus is no good for Ipad and Macs. ) However I will be quite upset if I have to buy an extra licence. BT really MUST inform its customers individually before March, OR there will be a multitude of laptops throughout the country without any Antivirus PROTECTION, no doubt many customers unaware that their Mcafee has gone completely. It will be a gift for hackers on 1st April!!!
I shall certainly consider not renewing my contract if there is such a reduction… I see that I can buy Norton for only £9 a year from Currys. The Virus Protect was something I valued in my Broadband, and as a result I have stayed with BT loyally for a number of years. However, I can secure other Broadband far cheaper, so might be better off in the end. But I really would like BT to give us a fair warning of change.
Hi Richie, Fibre 1 currently, unsure of it's name before that.
Fibre 1 includes 2 licences, it always has even when it was called Infinity 1, have you previously been on a higher package like Fibre 2 (previously Infinity 2) ?
I have 2 BT broadband accounts, one for home and one for another property. One package allows me 2 Norton licenses and the other should allow me the full 15. Having used the 2 licenses at home, I tried switching to the other account but Norton still thinks I have used up all my licenses. How do I access the others?
I am getting really annoyed at BT OVER THIS… Many parts of the country cannot get higher speeds…. If it is two licences for everyone, then they need to tell us directly, so we can make provisions. The extra bought in Norton licences are a rip off… just look at prices from Currys which are four times lower!!! Can the moderators suggest to their managers that there needs to be fair notice of this. I apparently will be losing mine MID-CONTRACT …. How is that acceptable?
WHAT IS HAPPENING to BT? They used to be such a good company, with the customers’ interests at heart.
… and dont get me started on BTcloud, which is a mess in itself… That is going to be well hacked on April Fools Day if so many customers losing their Virus protect unknowingly.
… come on BT. Just let us know what is happening!
Hi Richie, Thanks for the update.
I have always had the maximum speed available currently 80mbps.
I did have Infinity 2 years ago, on a re-contract they told me that the name then changed to Halo 1 and subsequently later they told me it has now changed to Fibre 1 and I always remained on the highest speed available.
Then it makes more sense now, previously you had 15 licenses, you used a few then downgraded, the existing licenses that were active remained active, now there's a change it's correctly limiting you to 2 licences.
The exact wording is :
If you've changed your broadband package, you may only be eligible for two licences. If this is the case and you’ve already used more than two, BT Virus Protect will continue to work on all your computers but you won’t be able to add any new ones. To add new computers, you’ll need to cancel the others down to less than two, so you can add the subscription to your new one.