Hayes plans free, cheap 56K modem coup

Hayes will this afternoon detail a plan to grab back modem market share with free upgrades and competitive deals for 56kbits/sec fanciers.

Recent buyers of Hayes Optima or Accura 28.8kbits/sec or 33.6kbits/sec modems will receive a free upgrade while owners of earlier devices will be entitled to a low-priced upgrade. A competitive upgrade to lure owners of other brands will also be available.

Hayes is in the K56Flex specification camp that is led by Rockwell Semiconductor and Lucent Technologies. Chipsets are expected to be delivered to modem makers inside a fortnight.


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