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O2 Giving Away Free 20mbps Broadband For Six Months

Broadband provider O2 is partnering with national newspaper Daily Mail to give away six months worth of free O2 home broadband with unlimited downloads, a deal that could save new users up to £132.12.

Valid until the 28th December 2009, the offer is valid on all three O2 broadband packages; at £22.02 per month for non O2 mobile users, the Pro package provides with a 20mbps download speed with no download limit and 500 free web texts per month.

O2 will carry out a free speed check to ensure that the line chosen by the customer is the most appropriate one. Interestingly, O2 Home broadband comes with McAfee security software for up to five computers, a bundle worth around £15 per annum as well as a Wireless-N router.

The Dailymail says that switching to O2 is easy, adding that it only takes two phone calls for the process to take place and pledges to keep any broadband disruptions to a minimum.

Just "give O2 your MAC code, provided by your current supplier, and O2 will begin the process for you". Interested customers have 30 days to try it out and will be helped by the free UK O2 based customer service team if necessary.

They can call 0800 954 1376 and quote "daily mail offer". More here (opens in new tab) and here (opens in new tab).

Since this is an ADSL-based offer, prospective users will still have to pay BT for the line rental and all standard charges including termination fees will still apply. Let's see whether other service providers will come up with similar promotions.

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 ITProPortal.com 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.