Hot on the heels of Orange launching their "free laptop" offer with PC World, AOL broadband have joined forces with The Carphone Warehouse to offer a free Dell Inspiron laptop and wireless router worth over £500 when a customer signs up to a 2 year broadband deal at a cost of £19.99 per month.
The broadband on offer will be speeds up to 8MB with 40GB bandwidth per month.
The laptop on offer will be a Dell Inspiron with Microsoft Vista, 1GB RAM, 80GB Hard drive, Intel Celeron, 15.4 inch screen, 8 speed DVD writer and have Wi-Fi built into it that can be used with the Wi-Fi router supplied.
Like the laptop on the Orange offer this laptop is not top of the range but more aimed at new broadband customers who don't need an all-singing all-dancing machine.
The same issue as the Orange free laptop offer applies again, being tied into a 2 year (24 month) contract is a long time, especially if a user experiences problems or is not satisfied with the service. Before any customer signs up it is worth thinking if in-fact the offer of the free laptop, which is still a great incentive, is worth the length of the contract you will be tied in for or not.
Author: Mark Ward Copyright: BroadbandWatchdog.co.uk - NetMediaUK.com