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Any views on BT Smart hub 2?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Vicario, 24 May 2021.

  1. Vicario

    Vicario

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    My BT contract has ended and I'm being offered Halo 2 with the new hub. Does anyone here have any comments? I'm particularly interested to know if the enhanced security is a good reason to switch from my Hub5.
     
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    V,
    You are comparing apples and pears.

    Halo is not a Hub.

    Stolen this text from following link which makes for good reading. :

    What is it about halo 2 that has convinced you to spend the extra money?
    Halo 1 and halo 2 are just paid for extras on top of your existing package and will not alter your speed or connection
    The main difference is your now paying for the benefit of an 'home tech expert' coming round to plug devices in, which anybody can do.


    https://community.bt.com/t5/Home-se...-why-do-I-need-an-engineer-visit/td-p/2048642


    If you get a new limk with BT you will get a "BT Smart Hub 2" which is an ungrade from your "BT Home Hub5".
    Reviews are here.
    https://www.techradar.com/uk/broadband/bt-hubs-what-are-smart-hubs-and-which-one-do-you-have

    You get the "Fibre essential" and "Fibre 1" and "Fibre 2" and "Fibre 100" packages that define the speed of your connection (and give you the Smrt Hub 2).

    You then pay more ontop for the "Halo" Packages. I Consider these as "extra insurance" and this provides extra help if your link goes down.
    Halo 3 for example adds an EE Mobile Hotspot.
    https://www.expertreviews.co.uk/broadband/1413170/bt-and-ee-offer-new-unbreakable-wi-fi

    So if you have a good connection and do not have a critical need for internet then perhaps save your money and just go for the "Fibre".
    If you have a critcial need for internet then go for Halo.

    I know my way around my Internet setup and do not have a critical need as also have my phone hotspot for emergancies, for did not get the extra Halo Package.

    SFK
     
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    Forgot to say ..... Whatever and whoever you choose, Always tell them you are considering a competitor and tell them you need a discount or else will leave.
     

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