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Right I know this is not for everyone, but am sure it will help a lot who cant afford to buy or even get internet. I THINK its perfect for high school students.

Charitable entrepreneur Martha Lane Fox has teamed up with Microsoft, TalkTalk, and Simplify Digital to bring a cheaper option for cash-strapped folks in the UK. Starting today, you can buy a refurbished computer with broadband service for a year (with a 40GB monthly cap) for as little as £149 ($240) -- and that price drops even lower for people on state benefits. The "Go On UK" initiative also throws in a WiFi router and Windows 7 to further spread that non-profit love around the nation
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squiff 3 Likes #1
I'm with TalkTalk (Talk****) and I'd rather gouge my eyeballs out with a rusty spoon and strangle myself with the stringy bits than enter into another contract with these muppets. I don't care what the deal is!

Edited By: andywedge on May 22, 2012 23:37: swearing removed
3spartan#2
I see Martha has reinvented herself.

40Gb monthly cap might see a lot of people stung with high penalty charges. My advice would be to read the small print on this instead of just clicking the "i've read and agree with the terms and conditions" box.
Jellybeans#3
Great... I might as well go on benefits. Really, cash strapped UK. I would think everyone is hurting esp the working. Why not a better deal for everyone?
Finnboy 1 Like #4
Jellybeans
Great... I might as well go on benefits. Really, cash strapped UK. I would think everyone is hurting esp the working. Why not a better deal for everyone?

I reckon this is a NEGATIVE offering to people on Benefits!

I mean, anyone that has any interest in doing even a small amount of research on ISP's would never even consider going with TalkTalk.

Their incompetence and terrible customer service is almost legendary!
callum9999 1 Like #5
Jellybeans
Great... I might as well go on benefits. Really, cash strapped UK. I would think everyone is hurting esp the working. Why not a better deal for everyone?

Because on the whole, those on benefits are even more cash strapped than the rest of them... And everyone is given a deal, people on benefits just get a slightly better one.

Squiff - There is nothing systematically wrong with TalkTalk, hence why they went from nowhere to one of the biggest providers in the country in a matter of years... Yes, some people have problems, I have a solid 16mb connection.

3spartan - I'm not aware of TalkTalk having penalty charges (though it may have changed). I know they let us go over the 40GB cap for over a year until they moved us onto an 80GB cap for an extra £5.
3spartan#6
callum9999
Jellybeans
Great... I might as well go on benefits. Really, cash strapped UK. I would think everyone is hurting esp the working. Why not a better deal for everyone?

Because on the whole, those on benefits are even more cash strapped than the rest of them... And everyone is given a deal, people on benefits just get a slightly better one.

Squiff - There is nothing systematically wrong with TalkTalk, hence why they went from nowhere to one of the biggest providers in the country in a matter of years... Yes, some people have problems, I have a solid 16mb connection.

3spartan - I'm not aware of TalkTalk having penalty charges (though it may have changed). I know they let us go over the 40GB cap for over a year until they moved us onto an 80GB cap for an extra £5.

Maybe not but I once signed up to something where they charged £20 + VAT per 100mb - so it is well worth checking out. This particular business made its money enticing people in with a seemingly unbelievable offer, then hitting them with these penalties and a £200 or so "admin" fee for transferring out.
callum9999#7
3spartan
callum9999
Jellybeans
Great... I might as well go on benefits. Really, cash strapped UK. I would think everyone is hurting esp the working. Why not a better deal for everyone?

Because on the whole, those on benefits are even more cash strapped than the rest of them... And everyone is given a deal, people on benefits just get a slightly better one.

Squiff - There is nothing systematically wrong with TalkTalk, hence why they went from nowhere to one of the biggest providers in the country in a matter of years... Yes, some people have problems, I have a solid 16mb connection.

3spartan - I'm not aware of TalkTalk having penalty charges (though it may have changed). I know they let us go over the 40GB cap for over a year until they moved us onto an 80GB cap for an extra £5.

Maybe not but I once signed up to something where they charged £20 + VAT per 100mb - so it is well worth checking out. This particular business made its money enticing people in with a seemingly unbelievable offer, then hitting them with these penalties and a £200 or so "admin" fee for transferring out.

Well TalkTalk most definitely do not charge such a ridiculous fee as that!

If you go over the limit, you get a warning. If that happens 3 times in a 6 month period they automatically add a £5 "boost" to your account which gives you a further 40GB, which you can then remove after 1 month if you want to.
33342banned#8
you can buy a refurbished computer with broadband service for a year (with a 40GB monthly cap) for as little as £149


How do you do that OP?
I see the desktop for £99, and broadband for £5 a month, so thats £159 in total, where did you get the £149 from?
33342banned#9
colinsunderland
you can buy a refurbished computer with broadband service for a year (with a 40GB monthly cap) for as little as £149


How do you do that OP?
I see the desktop for £99, and broadband for £5 a month, so thats £159 in total, where did you get the £149 from?

nope? Spammed
squiff#10
callum9999

Squiff - There is nothing systematically wrong with TalkTalk, hence why they went from nowhere to one of the biggest providers in the country in a matter of years... Yes, some people have problems, I have a solid 16mb connection.

Well, bully for you! I have a highly unstable 0.000000000000000000001MB connection which cuts out at LEAST 20 times every evening. Three phonecalls haven't sorted it... what do you suggest?

Swearing removed in my OP? Well, that's highly amusing since I didn't even swear. I put the four stars there myself and censored my own curse!

Edited By: squiff on May 31, 2012 01:11

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