EE users to get free BT Sport - but only for six months

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EE mobile and tablet users will be able to get free BT Sports for six months from 27 July - in time for the start of the new football season, the company has announced.

The offer is open to new and existing EE customers with a consumer or small business pay monthly or Sim-only mobile or tablet contract.

Pay-as-you-go mobile users and broadband-only users are not eligible.


To sign up, users need to download the BT Sport app, available on iOS, Android and Windows devices, which includes access to all BT Sport channels. Register to receive an alert when it’s available: via

However, the deal only includes BT Sports via the app, so to watch sport on a TV, users will need to use a Chromecast or cable to connect their device to a bigger screen.
Users will be able to access the BT Sport app via wifi or 4G, though the latter will eat into data allowances.

Cancel within six months or you’ll be charged

After six months, subscribers will automatically be switched to a rolling £5/month contract – so ensure you cancel during the free period if you no longer want the service. You can cancel at any time without penalty.

EE says users will be warned about the fees a month before the deal is due to expire. It adds that they’ll get a second reminder a couple days before the monthly billing kicks in.

What does BT Sport show?

BT Sport has been aggressively competing with Sky Sports for major competitions. Its coverage now includes:

  • All Champions League and Europa League matches
  • 42 Premier League Games
  • The Scottish Football League
  • The FA Cup
  • Aviva Premiership Rugby
  • European Rugby Champions Cup
  • Americas Cup


Marc Allera, chief executive of EE, says: “Now, as part of BT Group, we are able to offer customers the chance to watch the very best in live domestic and European sport when out and about.”

The BT takeover of EE was approved by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) in January.

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Why are broadband-only users not eligible for the 6 months BT sport offer?
I may consider leaving EE!

Hi there, 

It looks like this promotion is to get people to sign up to the BT Sport app, so they're only offering this on mobile / tablet deals. 

If you're thinking of switching broadband, do check the most recent complaint figures first, which were published yesterday.  

I have landline, broadband and EE TV. Do I qualify for free BT Sport? If not I will definitely leave EE.

Hi Fastball, you could try asking but this offer is just for EE mobile customers. 

Thanks Tom
I asked EE if there were any plans for BT Sport on EE TV and as usual they won't talk about futures and it was a case of watch this space:-
"Please keep an eye on our EE TV channels helps page - it will be updated as and when new channels are added."
In the meantime I see EE Mobile have a special offer:-
EE 4G SIM with 16GB monthly data just £19.99 pm for 12 months
- Double speed 4G SIM only service
- £19.99 pm rather than usual £34.99
- £70 Amazon voucher bonus
- Includes unlimited calls and text messages
- 12 month contract
- 6 months free access to BT Sport content
I believe this is available until 16th August although I'm not sure if the £70 voucher will last that long.
The EE SIM can be used in either a Mobile or a Tablet unlike some other providers, so I think I will get one for my iPad.