I keep getting emails from BT about Halo, I never upgraded to BT Plus, and am on the Superfast Fibre 1 package, do not need complete wifi, am not with BT mobile, it seems the only thing that would interest me is the mini hub that comes if you have broadband problems, so not quite sure if the whole thing is intended for customers like myself, I have a online offer on the MyBT page to upgrade for £3 extra, really trying to work out for myself if it is worth it, might have to give the customer options line a call to clarify where I stand with it all.
None of my MyBT links re Halo work as it ends up with not being able to show any personalised deals at the moment. It is probable that having recontracted last month MyBT is a bit behind.
I am on Superfast Fibre Unlimited with the free speed upgrade and if I had an offer to upgrade to Halo 1 for an extra £3 I may take - this is based on the fact that I would change my Anytime calling plan costing £7.99 to the 500 minutes plan costing £5 ie no change in my monthly overall payment. I can't imagine being offered this based on what I am currently paying but who knows.
From what I have read once you are on a Halo contract , say for £30 , then this is fixed permanently with the only increase over time of the March inflation increase eg the £30 increases by say 2.5% compound over the years.
Presumably you don't have to use the SmartHub 2 if you currently have a Smart Hub with the bands split - my devices are 2.4 and sometimes struggle with a non split connection as they are a bit ancient.
There is one thing that I would like clarified which is - After the contract ends do you need to recontract at the price you are paying or are you put on a monthly rolling contract at the same price.
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I have all this already through plus with exception of the "in house tech support" for £3 extra which i don't need.
My biggest concerns are
> that it says i'm now on Halo and my Stay Fast Guarantee has dropped a fair chunk from what my plan originally was
> have i been re-contracted with this change or is it in name only.
Anybody thinking of upgrading to Halo, the best advice I can give is call the loyalty team a call, 0800800150, I called them just for pricing information, I currently have Superfast Fibre 1 Unlimited, I gave this number a call, and they offered me the complete Halo 2 package (with all of what that includes, most of which I do not have as I resisted the temptation of BT Plus), and to renew my TV/Sports pack all for £3 extra than what I pay now, the only big sticking point I had with it all was the 24 month contract, but if others are tempted, I would give the number above a call first and see what you can work out with them.
Going to be honest, I am VERY suspicious of this new Halo package and it looks like BT might be trying to pull a fast one. As youve no doubt read in the media, phone companies are going to have to offer existing customers deals equivalent to those offered to new customers. So if a new customer is being offered fibre for £36.00 a month, then an existing customer on the same package will at renewal need to be offered the same deal.
My gut feeling is that Halo is being marketed to get around this change.
Look at the BT prices for new customers
Regular Fibre 2 - 39.99
Halo Fibre 2 - 57.99!!!!!!!!!
Thats a HUGE difference. What is the difference between these two packages? Some tech support and a stay connected promise.
Looks very much to me like BT are trying to get existing customers onto a plan that will have an artificially high "new customer" deal to get round the change in the law. Personally I am getting about 3 emails a week as well as countless bits in the post trying to get me to switch, its really pretty hard sell and persistant.
What happens when my Halo contract ends, they only have to offer me a renewal for £58, the same as they charge a new customer..
But if you are on Fibre 2 when your contract ends they will have to offer renewal for £40, the same as they charge a new customer.
I've been saying just that since Plus was launched (now Halo). I think a lot of people who have signed up are in for a nasty shock when their initial contract period comes to an end. Watch this space in a couple of years 😁
A nasty shock that the price won't go up as per the price promise? TBH I'd be happy with that shock