I know everyone likes to complain about BT, however…
Last Friday I received a text from a good friend to say that Arsenal will be on Sky and ESPN 6 times over the next month. I don’t have Sky Sports, mainly because I have four kids and a number of hobbies, all of which keep me away from the TV, and secondly it’s pretty expensive for watching only a couple of matches a month. However I do try to follow Arsenal as much as I can.
We have BT Vision at home, which I’ve always found excellent value. In fact because it’s free, and provides one of the best PVRs (think “a-more-stable-Sky+”) on the market, it’s unbeatable value.
So I went on to the BT Vision website on Friday lunchtime and ordered Sky Sports for the month. Yes – you can order it for the month, and when you order Sky Sports, you get virtually everything else thrown in as well – ESPN, kids channels, movies, etc., all for under £30. By Monday BT had updated my subscription and I watched Arsenal thrash Leyton Orient on ESPN on Tuesday.
As a consumer, the experience of using the web to upgrade my package through to using my BT Vision box could not have been simpler. I know everyone likes to complain about BT, however when they get it right, it really is as smooth as clockwork.