Free broadband? Here's one better

Summary:There's no such thing as a free lunch, as offerings from Carphone Warehouse, Orange et al have proven - they may call it free broadband, but you still have to pay for something, whether it's mobile phone rental, call package rental or whatever.Now there's a company offering a free add-on to their broadband package - a whole PC.

There's no such thing as a free lunch, as offerings from Carphone Warehouse, Orange et al have proven - they may call it free broadband, but you still have to pay for something, whether it's mobile phone rental, call package rental or whatever.

Now there's a company offering a free add-on to their broadband package - a whole PC. French AOL-gobblers Neuf Cegetel have already started doing this over the Channel, and now it's Redten Internet's turn here in the UK. What is the world coming to, when £500 PCs are the freebie to a broadband connection?

The PC's not bad either (it ain't Core 2 Duo, but hey), probably because Redten is a sister company to e-tail vets Watford Electronics, and the package looks sound. But don't take my word for it. It's been a long day and I can't be bothered to go through the Ts&Cs in detail, so if you like the sound of it then go forth at your own peril.

Topics: Telcos

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David Meyer is a freelance technology journalist. He fell into journalism when he realised his musical career wouldn't be paying many bills. His early journalistic career was spent in general news, working behind the scenes for BBC radio and on-air as a newsreader for independent stations. David's main focus is on communications, of both... Full Bio

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