John Lewis offers free six months broadband with your gadget

I’d always thought that one day soon hardware manufacturers would be giving their gadgets away with deals for broadband or subscriptions to services. Now it appears that I have got it wrong and the deals are the other way round.

Retailer John Lewis has announced that if you buy an internet enabled product from the store – they will give you six months free broadband courtesy of its deal with Plusnet.

You don’t have to spend a great deal either with the cheapest device included in the package a £69 Amazon Kindle ereader, but it also includes pricier items like TVs, laptops and tablets.

The offer is open for a year and to redeem it all you need do is hand over the receipt for the relevant item.

The catch is that you have to sign up for a year with John Lewis’ broadband service and you then get the first six months free. After that – well for the next six months anyhow – prices start at £24.50for a 16Mbps connection and a 20GB monthly usage limit.

There are some high-end packages too included a 38Mbps fibre option which costs £38.50 per month and has a 100GB monthly limit. Needless to say that you’ll need a BT line to get access to the deal too.

The details are here and there’s more info here too.

Ashley Norris