BT Mobile decide to water down free BT Sports offering

With BT looking to takeover EE, all eyes were on their initial MVNO pricing and plans. For me personally, I try hard not to have anything to do with the company, but those that have already dived in appear to have been burned.

Initially BT told us that all BT Mobile customers will get a rather nice perk…

Free BT Sport via the BT Sport App, even if they don’t have BT Broadband, and enjoy live and exclusive Barclays Premier League football matches.

Yay! Ahh… but wait. BT appear to have now changed their minds and are chopping down the amount of sport you get access to. Using the old “bait and switch” technique, Colin Peach gives us all the details..

I recently signed up to BT Mobile so I could watch BT Sport. However, BT are now taking back all the channels apart from BT Sport 1, which doesn’t show any Motorsport.

BT Mobile decide to water down free BT Sports offering

You’re right Colin. Not only that, but you don’t get access to BT Sport Europe either, so no UEFA Europa League matches of Champions League. The related link asks you to front up another £5 per month, else you get the “BT Sport Lite” pack, which only gives you access to BT Sports 1. That gives you their Premier League coverage and Aviva Premiership Rugby, but if you want anything else you’ll need to pay..

From 1 August 2015, BT Sport is changing. As a BT Mobile customer you’ll receive BT Sport Lite for free, which includes BT Sport 1 with 38 exclusively live Barclays Premier League games and Aviva Premiership Rugby.

However, to continue watching BT Sport 2 and BT Sport//ESPN you’ll need to upgrade to the BT Sport Pack for £5 a month. This includes our brand new channel BT Sport Europe – home to live UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League matches. They’re no longer on Sky Sports or ITV.

Ooo.. I simply can’t wait to see what happens when they get hold of all those EE customers…