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Carphone Warehouse launches more “free laptop” deals

Carphone Warehouse (opens in new tab) is pushing forward with more “free laptop” deals as reports of sluggish sales fail to undermine this promotion.

Carphone Warehouse has been giving away free Dell Inspiron 1520 laptop when purchasing a 24 months AOL 8mbps line broadband since last year and the company has done the same with a GBP 35 per month package which gives you access to Wireless Broadband courtesy of 3.

While the AOL fixed line broadband had a rather generous 40GB, the new package offers only 3GB of monthly data allowance with 200 texts and a free USB modem with a 18 months locked-in contract.

Dixons Store Group which also ran a similar promotion issued a profit warning last week saying that the free subsidised laptop promotion did not rake in enough sales despite heavy marketing campaigns.

Carphone Warehouse (opens in new tab) is also giving away free laptops with mobile phone contracts which start from GBP 35 per month for a 24 months contract.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.