BT Fibre 2 Review

BT Fibre 2 Review

BT Fibre 2 Review

BT Fibre 2 Speeds

BT Fibre 2 is a superfast fibre broadband plan with an average download speed of 67 Mb/s and an average upload speed of 18 Mb/s. It’s 2x faster than regular ADSL broadband, which is often slower when connecting multiple devices or streaming HD online. Small homes can expect a more reliable connection thanks to the faster speeds of Fibre 2.

Fibre 2 offers absolutely unlimited usage with no data caps. There is a fixed monthly price no matter how much you download or stream. BT also promises not to slow down for managing traffic at any time

BT Fibre 2 cost

BT Fibre 2 is more expensive than similar plans from TalkTalk, Plusnet, Sky and ​​Virgin Media. One-off setup fee may apply. Line rental is included, while call plans are available for an additional fee.

Likewise, BT plans come with 24 month long-term contracts, while competitors offer 18 month or 12 month contracts.

PackageAverage
Download speed
Monthly cost
BT Fibre 2
Free setup + £110 voucher
67 Mb/s£30.99
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Virgin Media M100
(Includes Talk Weekend)
108 Mb/s£24
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TalkTalk Fibre 65
Free setup
67 Mb/s£23.50
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Plusnet Fibre Extra
Free setup + £65 Reward card
67 Mb/s£25.99
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Sky Superfast59 Mb/s£26
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What is included in BT Fibre 2?

BT Fibre 2 package includes standard features such as a smart hub WiFi router and home phone line rental, offering PAYG calls at a flat rate. Landline features such as online billing and caller ID are provided free of charge.

BT also offers Fibre 2 broadband only plan if you choose broadband without home phone.

There is also service guarantee ‘Stay Fast Guarantee’ which guarantees your minimum speed, or you can get £20 back. Depending on your address and postcode, BT will usually provide you with speed estimates when you sign up.

BT also offers some exclusive extras to its broadband customers such as:

  • Free access to BT WiFi hotspots across the UK
  • Free BT Cloud storage – Up to free 1000GB
  • Parental controls and Virus Protect – McAfee Anti-virus protection for up to 15 devices 

BT Fibre 2 Router

Fibre 2 comes with a Smart Hub router at no extra cost. The Smart Hub is designed to provide your home with a strong WiFi signal, faster, more reliable speeds and wider coverage. It features next-generation 802.11ac WiFi bands, 7 antennas, 4 Gigabit connections, and built-in 4G filters.

BT Smart Hub

Its built-in features like automatic channel selection, smart scanning, and the latest WiFi technology make it one of the great routers that offer the best WiFi performance.

Difference between Smart Hub and Smart Hub 2 

The latest Smart Hub 2 is a more advanced router with an added feature – Complete Wi-FI for faster speeds in every room of your home. You can also manage it more easily with the My BT App.

Smart Hub 2 is designed for full fibre broadband to handle lightning speeds and deliver faster WiFi speeds. It is included with BT Plus or can be purchased. 

The new BT Smart Hub 3 is scheduled to launch in July 2022.

Fibre 1 vs Fibre 2

Fibre 2 offers faster download and upload speeds when compared to Fibre 1. While both packages include features like unlimited usage, Smart Hub and BT Virus Protect as standard, Fibre 2 customers also get more Cloud storage.

While each plan is suitable for a different type of user, Fibre 1 is cheaper and can help you save money.

FeaturesBT Fibre 2BT Fibre 1
Average download speed 67 Mb/s50 Mb/s
Average upload speed18 Mb/s9 Mb/s
Data allowanceTotally unlimitedTotally unlimited
RouterSmart HubSmart Hub
Home PhoneLine rental + PAYG callsLine rental + PAYG calls
BT Cloud1000 GB200 GB
BT Virus Protect
(McAfee)
15 licences 2 licences

Fibre Essential vs Fibre 2

Compared to Fibre 1 and Fibre 2, BT Fibre Essential is slower at 36 Mb/s. The plan includes the Hub 5, an older router with features compared to the Smart Hub

The package also lacks in other standard features like Virus Protect and free online storage. We also don’t see much savings by choosing this plan instead of Fibre 1 or Fibre 2. 

Fibre 2 with BT TV

Since BT TV is only available to BT broadband customers, you can get it as an add-on to Fibre 2. There are three TV packages – Entertainment, Sport, Big Sport and VIP for an extra £12 per month.

Is BT Fibre 2 any good?

As one of the most reliable fibre broadband services in the UK, BT offers a wide range of plans and offers great value add-ons to give you value for money.

Overall, Fibre 2 is a premium plan with plenty of customization options, and BT also offers excellent UK customer support.

The best feature is the smart hub, designed for BT’s ultra-fast fibre broadband with hassle-free WiFi.

Alternatively, you can find faster plans from Virgin Media, or choose cheaper options at TalkTalk and Plusnet, which offer similar plans at competitive prices.

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