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.