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

Tom Wilson
13 July 2016

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.

Add new comment