BT broadband finally begins to offer something Virgin Media has done for years
BT BROADBAND has started to offer customers the upgrade to its latest broadband speeds… without the need to sign-up to a home phone number.
BT broadband is now offering customers the chance to sign-up without a dedicated phone service – something the firm has previously never allowed. While rival Virgin Media, as well as a number of other full-fibre firms like CommunityFibre and Hyperoptic, allow customers to buy broadband without the need for a home phone number, BT has always resisted. With slower broadband connections, that makes sense, since you need to pay line rental to use the copper cables to access the internet. But with full-fibre, BT still insisted on sending out its Digital Voice handsets, which use the fibre broadband to make phone calls.