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BT Wholesale Speed Test and Flash

Status: New Idea
by flamethrower on ‎03-09-2017 16h05

Hello BT Community Forum Ideas folk


As an occasional contributor to the BT Community forums, I am somewhat wary of pointing people at BT Wholesale's speed tester. It has the obvious the advantage of being on the BTs network and of being a common reference point. However, when you use it on a modern browser, you are confronted with a warning that it relies on Flash and requires click-to-run on modern browsers (Chrome, Edge, failed for me on FireFox 55.0.3 today, Safari).


Adobe announced the end of flash back in July this year:


If moves are not already afoot, can you kindly consider taking a path that gives a better customer experience.





Get rid of pointless Indian Call Centres

Status: New Idea
by Storm on ‎01-02-2014 18h37

I've just come off the telephone to them and yet again all they do if provide BT with a first line of defence, lie and fob customers off. At no point do they even try to provide help, I'd put good money on the reason being that they can't as they are totally unqualified and are pointless from a customers perspective.


BT take heed, I refuse to spend one more minute of my time trying to hold a conversation with a call centre that obviously has a brief to ignore customers, lie and just read from a script.


All my own opinion and taken from experience.

Call centres

Status: New Idea
by Annedl54 on ‎09-02-2017 19h38

Please get rid of the call centres in India, they don't appear to know what they are doing and are downright rude and aggressive, not just one but 3 of them and pretty sad when the customer is asked what they can do to resolve a complaint, come on BT sort yourselves out.

MyBT Smartphone App

Status: Implemented
by jtoady on ‎01-11-2012 14h36
It would be really useful if I could access my broadband usage and billing details using an app on my smartphone. Is there any intention of this happening?
Status: Implemented

Thanks everyone for your comments. The good news is that the My BT app can be downloaded from here, and you can currently do the following:


> Check your usage
View and pay your bill
Track an order
Get help if you need it


Apologies for the delay in marking this idea as implemented, and thank you all for your feedback! 

BT Usage Monitor

Status: More Feedback Needed
by vofsanity on ‎17-11-2011 13h13

The Plusnet (BT subsiidiary) Usage Monitor is more sophisticated than that offered by BT. Can we please have the BT one updated to provide similar facilities. The desirable features are

1. Usage displayed ony 2hours out of date

2. Usage this month broken down on a daily basis.

3. Usage breakdown by activity showing surfing, email, streaming, FTP, Peer to Peer etc.

4. The ability to put a cap on usage so that the user does not go over their monthly allowance. 

Status: More Feedback Needed
Thanks for the suggestion guys - i've passed on this initial feedback but would like to see what other people's thoughts are - add you feedback in the comments. Thx Kerry

It would be helpful if the BT Broadband account holder could nominate one sub-account to have free access to the hotspots, in addition to the main e-mail account.


A parent could nominate a young person who may be away from home, at university or college.


This would avoid the need for the primary e-mail account details to be revealed.


The account holder would still be responsible for hotspot usage, and could suspend the access if needed.



Status: More Feedback Needed
Another good idea Keith. I can't implement it here on the forum, but if others would find this useful, please rate the idea and provide comments and I can use as feedback to the product team. Thx

UK Call Centres...

Status: Not Suitable
by Sean-H on ‎19-06-2012 14h51

Here's an idea.  Why not have UK call centres with people who can speak and understand English fluently and who have been trained in proper customer service and not read the script, talk over customers and accuse them of being liars!?

Just an idea. British Telecom

Status: Not Suitable

BT Home Hub 4 Wishlist

by Dean235 on ‎15-06-2013 19h48

This is a wishlist of what I want in the next firmware upgrade. I hope someone from BT will read this, or someone forward it to them. I will add more points if I think it is nessascary. 


Manual Power Save - I know the HH4 advertises eco-technology, it turns off certian features when not needed etc. But some of my devices remain connected to the internet so the manual power save is not going to turn it off. I know I could just do this with Access Control but I much prefer a universal time limit.


Turn off BT Fon within the Hub Manager - I know you can disable it by logging in to opt-out but for me I forgot my details and have only remembered itUsers should have control on what can be allowed and not. I still have BT-Wifi operating in the 5Ghz band, talked to India but they "don't know".


Ability to turn off certain indicator lights - When I disabled Wi-Fi on the 2.4Ghz band it immediatley displayed a orange light, I don't reallly like this...I mean, I know its turned off!

Staff trainings

Status: New Idea
by Leecole on ‎31-01-2017 19h40
Get staff who care instead of muppets who don't

Loyalty Reward

Status: New Idea
by Peter on ‎06-01-2014 15h45

Many companies including BT are keen to offer new customers any number of incentives to join but offer nothing to longstanding customers who stay despite everything.

Why not offer those longstanding customers some form of thankyou,  maybe a number free films on BT Vision or free HD Sport.  The incentive value could be proportional to the length of time as a customer.

I recently received such an incentive from Microsoft for being a Windows phone user, specifically 20GB of extra Skydrive storage.  It cost them very little but I felt it was a nice gesture and good for customer relations.  BT should do something similar.



Customer service

Status: New Idea
by ptds on ‎09-01-2014 18h02

A good idea.


How about having a customer service that.


A) You can get through to in less than an hour.

B) They know what they are talking about

C) Can actually be usefull.


0/10 please try harder!

BT phone book

Status: New Idea
by Stanleyjmilne on ‎23-04-2017 11h33
Why don't you save large somes of money by stop sending out paper BT phone books and also help environment by wasting paper. This is a double save. Have an opt in policy whereby people have to opt in to get a new paper BT phone book sent out. Obviously elderly people might want to keep getting a paper copy but I doubt most people under 60 ever use these paper copies. I stick mines in drawer never to be looked at again. Most people use the online phone book or other on line tools. For all the money you save I would like a % cut of savings since I'll be saving you a lot if money. Maybe 3%? Thanks

Vote for tethering!

by Bully3176 on ‎21-02-2016 11h45

I too was disappointed to find out BT did not offer tethering. Come on BT get out of the dark ages and match EE. 


Please post if if you think BT should allow customers to make there own decision about data usage and cost if they want to tether. Let's try and get it enabled! 


I say switch it on BT 

My phone bill each quarter shows a list of phone calls that have not been charged but what I would really like to know is how much I have saved by continually paying for the 'anytime plan'.


Would it be feasible to add another column to the bill entitled something like 'plan saving' or if not this then a statement at the bottom of the bill indicating an overall total plan saving?  I'm pretty sure there is a saving being made but it would be nice to see it in print. 


It might also be a good selling point to those who do not subscribe to the any time plane to point out the saving that could have been made if the subscriber had been a member of the plan.



Status: Future Possibility
I can definitely see the benefit of this and I've passed it on as an opportunity to the team that looks after the format of the bill. Thanks for the suggestion Smiley Happy


Status: More Feedback Needed
by Distinguished Sage on ‎27-01-2011 13h29



Some people have put their location on their public profile. It would be helpful if this could be displayed below their name, as its useful to know where people are located.




Status: More Feedback Needed
Great idea guys. Sounds like it would be useful if there were common issues where location may be a factor. Interesting to see further comments/ratings on this. Kerry

1) include in the list of options when calling BT the ability to "hold to speak to a customer care rep"

2) move all your call centres back to the UK

3) if the above is too difficult or expensive then in the list of options when calling BT include "press 9 to switch to a competitor"


I've spent 3 hours today to achieve something that would have taken no more than 10 minutes had I got through straight away to a real person in one go.


I've been considering whether to bring my broadband and telephone line together under BT or a competitor; at least this experience has made the decision a no brainer.

Forum PM system group message.

Status: New Idea
by Distinguished Sage on ‎07-12-2016 17h46

This feature could be useful if it worked in any meaningful way, currently it is just a means of sending a PM to more than one recipient. The features lacking are the ability for a given recipient to view all the other recipients and a 'reply all' feature. As currently implemented, it is not possible to hold any off-line group discussions in any manageable form.

BT Sport Europe - Remove the news ticker

Status: New Idea
by PaulLFC on ‎12-08-2015 17h36
The news ticker and league tables should be removed when football highlights and other non-live programmes are on on BT Sport Europe.

They are pointless and far too distracting. If I am watching football highlights, I am watching them for the football, not to see what some golfer has written on Twitter.

Please remove this eyesore and show programmes in full screen.

BT Live chat suggestion

by joebhoy on ‎01-12-2016 9h38

When on live chat I should be able to click on a button that emails me a transcript of the conversation (like other companies do) BT customers have to reply on the call centree employee sending it when conversation has finished, which i've noticed doesnt always happen. As someone who has had to use it due to poor system processess in place I find i have to keep a note of the conversations due to the variety of conflicting answers i get. funny that.


How about having an integrated exchange checker built into the forums!?


People can find out the exchange they are on and can therefore include it in their first post, making solutions quicker.


There could also be an integrated exchange VP congestion checker as well like the 'Exchange Status Checker' from Plusnet (Click Here). This would allow people to check congestion at their exchange before they post about it, which may save time in the solution.



Status: More Feedback Needed
Thanks for the idea - what does everyone else think? K

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