Laptop with Broadband
no longer need to already have a computer or laptop if you want
broadband, you can receive a free laptop with a broadband connection
now with some broadband and mobile broadband providers.
to save yourself money on needing a computer or laptop make the
use of the offers from the mobile
broadband providers and have one of their free laptops with
broadband and you can be up and running in no time!
going down the route of joining a broadband provider or mobile broadband
provider because they are offering a free laptop it is worth considering
a few points.
no particular order things to consider when looking to get a free
laptop with broadband are:
Specification - Make sure that the laptop you are getting is going
to be able to do all you need with it. If it is going to struggle
with your applications now then it is likely to be very slow and
struggling a year or two down the line. If you have never had a
computer or laptop before then the chance are you are going to be
a "light" user anyway and so the laptop could well be
more than sufficient for the jobs you need it to perform.
contract length - The deal to get a free laptop usually means that
you are going to be contracted to stay with the broadband provider
for a set length of time, this is regularly 24 months (2 years).
The broadband provider needs to be able to make money back from
giving you a "free" laptop or a discounted one and so
they need to tie you in to a deal that will cover a certain length
of time for them to make sure they don't end up out of pocket. Also
it is worth seeing how much more per month you will be paying for
the deals with the free laptop than if you were just to take a broadband
only deal, you may find that the difference over the length of time
equals itself out to pay for the laptop. With that in mind though
this can still be a great way to pay for a laptop over 2 years without
having to pay for one upfront.
Deal - The broadband market is changing all the time, we now have
the availability of fibre
broadband offering 50Mb
broadband speeds. When you look at the deal on offer you should
think if in a year down the line this deal is still going to be
OK or is it going to be outdated. If you join a mobile broadband
provider now who is offering 1Gb data transfer per month now you
may find that 1 year down the line they will be offering 10Gb for
the same price or less, make sure that you try and "future
proof" yourself so that your broadband speed and data transfer
is going to be sufficient to cover your monthly needs for the next
18 to 24 months or however long the contract is for.