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    News - £159 broadband computer bundle aims to get everyone online

    Get Online @ Home scheme bundles TalkTalk broadband with 'no nonsense' computers.
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    Re: News - £159 broadband computer bundle aims to get everyone online

    Sounds like a good thing in theory, but that £14.50 "line rental" strikes me as a little on the high side, and it'd be interesting to see what the ongoing cost of the broadband package would be. Otherwise, it's impossible to tell what the total cost/month is.

    Other point, of course, being that choosing Talk Talk as provider seems a little strange given that they're regularly (?) hauled over the coals for having poor customer service - and I would have thought that the kind of "net n00b" that this is aimed at would need a lot of hand holding.

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    Re: News - £159 broadband computer bundle aims to get everyone online

    Just had a look at the page, you dont have to take the broadband package to get that pricing. Quite a good deal for families in all fairness, basic refurb desktop which is ideal for the kids just wanting to surf the net and do homework.

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    Re: News - £159 broadband computer bundle aims to get everyone online

    Quote Originally Posted by crossy View Post
    £14.50 "line rental" strikes me as a little on the high side
    That's just standard TalkTalk line rental at £14.50 per month.
    BT line rental is £14.60 per month for comparison.

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    Re: News - £159 broadband computer bundle aims to get everyone online

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarlet Infidel View Post
    That's just standard TalkTalk line rental at £14.50 per month.
    BT line rental is £14.60 per month for comparison.
    £13.90 with Virgin - and I was under the impression (obviously wrong) that they were quite costly.

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    Re: News - £159 broadband computer bundle aims to get everyone online

    It's Ironic & it tickles me as you have to be "Online" with a "Computer/Laptop" to view the site !...LOL...

    Good idea over all, I know a few people that this would benefit !

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    Re: News - £159 broadband computer bundle aims to get everyone online

    Looks like a good deal, but it doesn't really say anything about the hardware would be receiving. Obviously people wouldn't be expecting much, just something that works but still it would be nice to know what the minimum spec might be.

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    Re: News - £159 broadband computer bundle aims to get everyone online

    Desktop Specs:
    A refurbished computer designed to do the basics VERY well
    15" flat screen monitor
    Keyboard & mouse
    CD drive and USB ports
    P4 2GHz processor, 1Gb RAM, 40Gb hard drive
    30 day warranty, telephone helpline and a useful "Quick Start Guide" booklet

    For £99 I guess its ok, but £150 is too expensive.
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    Re: News - £159 broadband computer bundle aims to get everyone online

    Actually it does, Desktop spec is. CD drive, P4 2GHz processor, 1Gb RAM, 40Gb hard drive
    Please ignore my last post.

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    Re: News - £159 broadband computer bundle aims to get everyone online

    Decent but old power hungry spec, probably sold for £50 elsewhere, includes W7 licence though...
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