Compare The Latest BT Business Broadband Deals
Selectra takes an indepth look at BT Business broadband and answers frequently asked questions such as 'Is BT the best fit for my business?', 'How do I access my BT Business account?' and 'How do I contact BT business?'. Read on for everything you need to know about BT business.
If you’re looking for internet and other IT solutions for your business, BT Business is one of the UK’s best-known providers. It is the UK’s largest provider of fixed-line voice and broadband services and also supplies security, cloud and networking services to around 1.2 million businesses and public sector organisations, including various global multinational organisations, not only in the UK and Ireland but in 180 countries across the world.
If you feel like you’re in the wrong place and instead are looking for info on BT, BT broadband (link coming soon!) or BT TV specifically, you can find all the info you need on our dedicated pages. If you want to get in touch with BT, see our contact page.
BT Business solutions
BT splits its business offer up by the size of the customer. Whether you’re a small business or a multinational corporation, BT has something to cater to you. Here’s exactly how its offer is broken up:
- Small & medium businesses (SMEs) - up to 100 employees.
- Corporate services - between 101 - 4,000 employees.
- Large corporate solutions - over 4,000 employees.
- Public sector - for public service providers.
If you’ve come to us, it’s most likely you’ll be interested in BT’s services for SMEs, so we’ve focused our attention on this. Let’s take a look at what BT can offer your business:
BT Business broadband & voice
BT Business offers potential clients a range of packages with varying speeds so you can choose a deal what works best for you. BT Business broadband speeds are broken up into three main categories at the time of writing: Superfast Fibre, Ultrafast Fibre 1 and Ultrafast Fibre 2. Take a look at the respective internet speeds below:
|Superfast Fibre||Ultrafast Fibre 1||Ultrafast Fibre 2|
|Up to 76 Mbps downloads||Up to 152 Mbps downloads||Up to 314 Mbps downloads|
|Up to 19 Mbps uploads||Up to 29 Mbps uploads||Up to 48 Mbps uploads|
Bear in mind that these do not constitute individual broadband packages in themselves. The cost and added extras you get alongside each of these broadband speeds vary based on your needs.
BT Business broadband deals & packages
Now that we've examined BT broadband speeds let’s take a look at BT Business’s different broadband packages. Several of these are on special offer at the time of writing, and we’d suggest keeping an eye on the BT Business website to see if a deal that suits your company is going for cheaper.
|Superfast Fibre Essential, Digital Phone Line & 4G SIM||Was £64.95 a month now £42.95 a month, 24 months + £9.95 delivery. Price excludes VAT.||Digital phone line, 24/7 UK support, make and take calls by app, Fixed Price Guarantee, keep your number with you + a 4g SIM card with unlimited calls, texts and data (mobile billed seperately)|
|Superfast Fibre Essential & Digital Phone Line||Was £34.95 a month now £29.95 a month, 24 months + £9.95 delivery. Price excludes VAT.||Digital phone line, 24/7 UK support, make and take calls by app, Fixed Price Guarantee, keep your number with you|
|Superfast Fibre Enhanced & Digital Phone Line||Was £44.95 a month now £37.45 a month, 24 months + £9.95 delivery. Price excludes VAT.||Digital phone line, 4G Assure broadband backup, enhanced IT Support, Always Connected Guarantee, Plus all Essential benefits.|
|Ultrafast 1 Fibre Enhanced & Digital Phone Line||Was £54.95 a month now £47.45 a month, 24 months + £9.95 delivery. Price excludes VAT.||Digital phone line, 4G Assure broadband backup, Enhanced IT Support, Always Connected Guarantee, Plus all Essential benefits|
|Superfast Fibre Essential & Value Line||Was £34.95 a month now £29.95 a month, 24 months + £9.95 delivery. Price excludes VAT.||Traditional phone line, 24/7 UK support, Fixed Price Guarantee.|
|Superfast Fibre Enhanced & Value Line||Was £44.95 a month now £37.45 a month, 24 months + £9.95 delivery. Price excludes VAT.||Traditional phone line, 4G Assure broadband backup, Enhanced IT Support, Always Connected Guarantee, Essential broadband benefits|
New customers will be charged £8.50 delivery on their order and are advised that all prices exclude VAT. If you’re thinking of an Essential package but want a free static IP address that comes with BT’s Enhanced packages, you can add one for £5.50 per month or five for £11 per month. If you’re not sure whether you need a static IP or even what a static IP is, see our guide which provides a complete explanation.
Here’s a list of further add-ons you can get for your business and how much they cost:
- Standard phone line: £6 per month
- Critical Care (24/7 engineering support): £6 per month
- Unlimited UK calls package: £10 per month
- International calls package (2,500 minutes): £10 per month
- Calling features: 1 feature for £4/month, 2-4 for £7.50/month, 5-7 for £10.50/month
- Microsoft Office 365: Free with the above packages
My BT Business: BT Business login
So how can I manage my BT Business account? When you sign up to your BT Business services, you’ll be provided with details which you can use alongside your email address to register for BT business' login portal account MyOffice. MyOffice allows users to access a whole host of apps. The main app you’ll be using is the BT Business App, which offers users the following features:
- Viewing, paying and downloading bills
- Checking broadband and phone usage
- Testing broadband speed on the BT Business Smart Hub
- Managing public Wi-Fi (including Guest Wi-Fi)
- Order tracking
- Fault tracking
- Checking the status of BT services (including 4G Assure)
- Changing appointment details
- Adding appointments to a personal calendar
- Getting help from FAQs
- Contacting BT (by phone or live chat)
- Keeping information safe with biometric login
The app can be accessed in the same way you sign in online. You’ll have to set up a PIN to access it from then on and you’re good to go. If you’re trying to get into the app but still haven’t set up your online account, you’ll need a copy of a recent bill to register yourself - it will have a couple of necessary details on it.
You can download the app in the App Store or Google Play Store, or you can text App to 81192 and it will be downloaded straight onto your device. Now let’s go through the other apps you can log into as a BT Business customer:[block:telecoms_broadband_business_content2]
Microsoft Office 365
This comes free with BT Business broadband packages (otherwise you can get it from £3.80 a month per user) and allows you to access Office tools on all your devices from anywhere you like. Here’s the list of applications that come with it:
- Skype for Business
All of these are available online or offline and come with 1TB storage with OneDrive for Business. You’ll also receive a business-class email with up to 50GB mailbox per user and the ability to send attachments up to 150MB. Skype for Business also allows for HD video conferencing, screen sharing and messaging.
You can download Office 365 by logging into your My Account on the BT website or via the app and accessing the Business Apps section.
Enhanced IT Support
This app connects you to BT’s team of IT experts who are on hand 24 hours a day, seven days a week to deal with your business’s tech issues. Here are the ways you can use it to get help:
- Call or message through the app to solve issues relating to hardware, software, network, Wi-Fi or email.
- Let engineers access your computer remotely to fix your problems quickly and so you can see how it’s done.
- Engineers can deal with issues with PCs, Macs, iOS, Android, Windows 8 Smartphones and tablets.
- Enhanced App Support service teaches you how to use and get the most out of BT Business Apps.
The IT Support app can also be bought (from £8/month) even if you don’t have BT broadband - as long as your provider is based in the UK. Existing BT Business customers, however, can download it by logging into your My Account on the BT website or via the app and accessing the Business Apps section.
BT Device Protection by Symantec
BT Device Protection is designed to provide your business with internet security and anti-virus protection. It’s delivered by cybersecurity provider Symantec and can be set up in five minutes. It undergoes automatic updates which don’t get in the way of operations.
Its security suite includes firewall, anti-virus, anti-spyware and ransomware protection for up to three devices per license - including PCs, Macs, smartphones and tablets. Security can also be extended to employees’ personal devices if in your business it’s normal for employees to use their personal mobiles at work.
You can download BT Device Protection by logging into your My Account on the BT website or via the app and accessing the Business Apps section.
BT Business contact
If you’re looking to get in touch with BT specifically for business inquiries, you’ll find a whole host of options for doing so on our BT contact page. The best method to use or number to call differs depending on if you’re a prospective or existing customer, and what your reason for calling is. If you’re just looking to make inquiries on behalf of your company about BT’s business services, the number to call is this one:
BT Business contact numberCall 0800 028 2075 Monday to Friday between 8am and 6pm. Please check with your provider if you don't know how much a call will cost.
As we’ve mentioned previously, existing customers can find other numbers to call (such as for billing inquiries or tech support) on our contact page. You can also get in touch via the live chat function on the website. BT Business customers, you’ll be relieved to know, can get tech support either online or by phone 24/7.[block:telecoms_broadband_business_content1]
Frequently asked questions
Here we address a few common questions business owners ask about BT Business broadband:
How long will it take to get set up?
If you sign up to an Enhanced deal, you’ll be switched over the day after you make the order with no break in your connection. This is because 4G Assure will keep you connected even before an engineer has been to take care of the installation. If you’re not signing up to an Enhanced package, the most you can expect is the following wait times:
- If you’re installing a new line (broadband & phone): 10 days
- If you’re switching (broadband) from another provider: 10 days
- If you’re switching (broadband & phone) from another provider: 10 days
- If you’re switching from BT home broadband to BT business: 5 days
Can I upgrade to a new deal?
Yes, of course. You just have to get in touch with BT. You can find out the best way to do so via our contact page.
Can I use BT’s 5 million Wi-Fi hotspots?
Yes, you can. When you’re in range of one, just sign in with your email address and the details BT gives you when you join. If you’re using BT’s Wi-Fi app, you’ll be connected automatically when you’re in range of a hotspot.
How easy is to switch to BT?
It’s very easy. All you do is choose the deal that suits your business on BT’s website, then buy either online or by phone. The process of switching is then handled for you, and you can also keep your current phone number if you like - just let BT know and they will contact your current provider to arrange the transfer.
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