BT launches new deal for Freeview



BT is to offer its 19 million residential phone customers the Freeview service - but bundled with a pay-as-you-go internet-via-TV deal.

The package will have a one-off cost of just £129.00. In addition to the Internet package, BT is also offering a non-Internet option providing access to the Freeview service for a one-off payment of £89.99.

Fergus Crockett, managing director of BT's Consumer division, claimed that customers could save £156 in the next two years against the price of the equivalent packages offered by cable company NTL for TV and telephony.

BT has chosen Netgem to supply the Internet-capable set-top box (presumably its i-Player), and Dijam to supply its Setpal standard adapter. Customers will be able to buy the set top boxes direct from BT by calling 0800 800 150 or visiting this link.