Get Online @ Home offer: £24 PC & broadband from £2.99
10th June 2013 by Chris Williams
This June, Get Online @ Home are offering a cheap PC and broadband deal that makes home broadband access more affordable for 16 million Brits without Basic Online Skills.
Announced for this year’s National Digital Inclusion Conference, the special offer allows anyone to get a PC from £24 when taken with a broadband deal from £2.99 per month.
- A refurbished PC or laptop with Windows 7 Pro and Microsoft Home and Student. The PC will have a minimum of 2GHz CPU, 1GB Ram, a 60GB HDD and a CD drive. The laptop will have a minimum of 2GHz CPU, a 60GB HDD, a CD drive and a 14” screen. It will be Wi-Fi enabled for wireless internet access, and have a webcam. 12 months warranty is provided for all computers purchased through Get Online @ Home
- A choice of broadband deals from the top UK providers, including Sky, TalkTalk, Plusnet and Virgin Media. Prices start at £2.99/month for 12 months (line rental required). Broadband deals and advice is provided by broadband comparison experts Simplifydigital
What does it cost?
- For those on eligible benefits* – A refurbished PC for £24 or a refurbished laptop for £74, plus broadband and any line rental costs
- For those not on eligible benefits – A refurbished PC for £74 or a refurbished laptop for £104, plus broadband and any line rental costs
Why is this initiative important?
10.8 million Brits do not use the internet, 16 million Brits still don’t have Basic Online Skills and 800,000 disadvantaged UK schoolchildren don’t have home internet access. We know that the cost of buying and connecting a PC can be a significant barrier. By enabling families to get online, we are helping children to get the most out of their education and empowering people to fulfil their ambitions.
With so much online now, from paying bills and banking to job applications, connecting with people and getting the very best deals, being online is no longer a nice to have, it is an essential.
How can I get this offer?
To benefit from this deal people need to call 0800 090 1297, or visit www.getonlineathome.org.
Who is Get Online @ Home?
Get Online @ Home is an initiative from Microsoft and its partners to provide low cost refurbished desktop and laptop computers to support Go ON UK’s programme Microsoft Refurbishers provide the low cost laptops and computers which are at the heart of this offering, and Simplifydigital, a price comparison service accredited by Ofcom, offer a number of broadband solutions from a selection of independent Internet Service Providers (ISPs)
*Customers must be a registered UK charity or receive at least one of the following benefits to qualify for the cheaper price: Housing Benefit, Income Support, Jobseeker’s allowance, Pension credit, Disability Living Allowance, Attendance Allowance / Constant Attendance Allowance, Carer’s Allowance, Incapacity Benefit / Employment and Support Allowance, Disability element of Working Tax Credit