EE begins offering six free months of BT Sport

The offer is valid for new and existing pay monthly customers.

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The new football season is almost upon us, what with Wimbledon, the Euros and the Tour de France out of the way. (Of course, there's still the small matter of the Olympics and Paralympics.) As promised, EE is giving its subscribers better access to the action through a six-month trial of BT Sport. To sign up, text "Sport" to 150 from an EE smartphone, or call customer services. The only caveat is that you have to be a pay monthly (phone, tablet or SIM-only) subscriber -- sorry, pay-as-you-go customers.

Through the mobile app, you'll get access to BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2, BT Sport Europe and ESPN. Those channels cover a range of sporting competition including the Premier League (42 matches), the UEFA Champions League and Europa League, UFC fighting, NBA basketball and Aviva Premiership rugby. Just be aware that if you sign up now, the promotion will run out by January -- EE and BT are banking on you getting hooked and shelling out the £5 per month add-on charge thereafter.