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Dell Offers Free Laptops With Broadband Connections

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  1. HellasVagabond New Member

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    A few days ago we saw Orange strike a deal in which they offered free laptops with their contracts. Now Dell has signed a deal with a U.K. mobile phone retailer to distribute free laptops with the purchase of a broadband Internet access subscription. Starting in September consumers who buy a two-year contract for America Online's broadband service through the Carphone Warehouse Group will get a coupon for a free base-model Inspiron notebook from Dell. AOL broadband costs £19.99 ($41) per month. This free laptop which is by far better than the one Orange is giving away for free uses Microsoft's Vista Home Basic OS and has 1 GB of RAM, an 80GB hard drive, an Intel Celeron processor and Wi-Fi. The laptop can be upgraded for a fee. Customers also get a wireless router but have to pay a £14.99 laptop delivery fee. Jonathan Coham, an analyst at Ovum had the following to say.

    A Dell spokeswoman said the deal with Carphone Warehouse is an extension of the company's retail strategy, and there will be more retail deals around the world coming soon.

    Source: InfoWorld
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    Mmmmmmmmm, decisions, AOL broadband and a not so crappy laptop by DELL or orange broadband and a crappy laptop, for me its orange all the way, i wouldn't go with AOL even if they bundled in jessica alba for twelve months with full access..:eek:
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    give it a little time and i expect both deals to feature on the bbc consumer watchdog programme.
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    Bummer, my bro signed up day before this offer started.
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    he should contact the customer services and threaten to leave if they dont give him the deal, you do get 10 days before before the activation.
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    Sorry, I mean he was activated the day before the deal. I always get confused...
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    still worth calling customer services, no doubt AOL will get their money regardless but they may have to make your brothers contract a 24months one.
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    but its AOL :ohwell: ...there's always a catch. and don't forget those recent AOL horror stories on the news
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    AOL in the UK? What does it stand for there? Aristocrats On Line.
    I would not even take AOL if they paid me. They will fook you one way or another. :shadedshu
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    AOL sucks AZZ and so does Dell:p:mad::banghead:Couldnt pay to use either!
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    I would!
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    Was just thinking the same myself!

    Full access!!
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    I sure as hell would!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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