£24 desktop PC / £74 laptop if you take £2.99 a month broadband deal (if on benefits) @ Getonlineathome
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£24 desktop PC / £74 laptop if you take £2.99 a month broadband deal (if on benefits) @ Getonlineathome

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Found 12th Jun 2013
If you're on benefits, you can get a refurbished desktop computer for a one-off cost of £24, or a laptop for £74 - the only problem is you need to sign up to a broadband service from one of several providers - starting at £2.99 a month !!!

getonlineathome.org/spe…spx

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I guess its good for people who can't afford one because they don't work

just had a look at the spec of the pc what a load of crap i have thrown better computers in the bin they say they are helping people they are ripping them off and getting rid of there old crap at the same time

please don't start having a go at people who don't work i was out of work for a long time because THERE IS NO JOBS i now have a good job and am happy but sick to death of people slagging off those who cant find a job . if you have a job good for you just don't look down your nose at those who don't life is hard enough at the moment as it is

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Why don't they include BT in the list of ISPS?
Doing a simple test showed BT to be the cheapest provider £141
Whereas 'directsave broadband' gave £209
Both provided some free weekend calls
I haven't checked full details.
With the difference, (plus £24 or £74) you can easily find a laptop or pc at a boot fair (base unit from £10 up, laptop from £20 up, monitor at least 15" from £10) or from online resellers such as
schtrade.co.uk. (though personally I think these people are overpriced)
Refurbish it yourself if necessary. Reinstall the operating system if it has the original licence key. Usually they have.
If you are unemployed, may be a useful learning experience.
Voted cold


Edited by: "jasee" 12th Jun 2013

k1llergaz

please don't start having a go at people who don't work i was out of work … please don't start having a go at people who don't work i was out of work for a long time because THERE IS NO JOBS i now have a good job and am happy but sick to death of people slagging off those who cant find a job . if you have a job good for you just don't look down your nose at those who don't life is hard enough at the moment as it is



It's the abuse of the benefit system that people mock, not the fact people are out of work.

To be honest this is a good deal but when I was out of work and needed to use the Internet and never had a computer at the time.....I went to the library.

I wouldn't have gone for this deal due to my belief that when you don't have a income, you shouldn't be signing up to any contract that will incur a monthly cost (let alone a £24up front payment).
Edited by: "supasta" 12th Jun 2013

k1llergaz

please don't start having a go at people who don't work i was out of work … please don't start having a go at people who don't work i was out of work for a long time because THERE IS NO JOBS i now have a good job and am happy but sick to death of people slagging off those who cant find a job . if you have a job good for you just don't look down your nose at those who don't life is hard enough at the moment as it is



Well said!
Not everyone who doesn't work is a scrounger! I know. I work with these people! I hate that whole ignorant attitude!!
Think yourself lucky you have a job and stop being such an ignorant CRETIN!!

This no jobs thing is nonsense, everywhere I go I see people recruiting, it might not be the dream job but its still a job.

People are to lazy to do the 'bad' jobs.

k1llergaz

please don't start having a go at people who don't work i was out of work … please don't start having a go at people who don't work i was out of work for a long time because THERE IS NO JOBS i now have a good job and am happy but sick to death of people slagging off those who cant find a job . if you have a job good for you just don't look down your nose at those who don't life is hard enough at the moment as it is



"There 'are' no jobs."

It's stuff like this that give people on benefits a bad name:

youtube.com/wat…3is

My Aunt who is an elderly OAP and had never had a computer before used this company, just for the laptop not the broadband deal. The laptop was fine, yes old but fully refurbished with separate webcam ( new boxed) and a mouse in case she struggled with the touch pad.
It also came with a warranty and (good, patient) technical support, not something you get at a boot fair or e-bay.
As with all deals, do your homework first it may not be right for you but if you are not technically savvy and new to computers this may be a good company for you.

k1llergaz

please don't start having a go at people who don't work i was out of work … please don't start having a go at people who don't work i was out of work for a long time because THERE IS NO JOBS i now have a good job and am happy but sick to death of people slagging off those who cant find a job . if you have a job good for you just don't look down your nose at those who don't life is hard enough at the moment as it is



I certainly hope your job does not involve any form of lengthy writing.

Banned

coco2007

I certainly hope your job does not involve any form of lengthy writing.



You should coco

squillion

You should coco



I should what?

Singy2002

This no jobs thing is nonsense, everywhere I go I see people recruiting, … This no jobs thing is nonsense, everywhere I go I see people recruiting, it might not be the dream job but its still a job.People are to lazy to do the 'bad' jobs.



OR....

http://www.dumpaday.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/bored-at-work-funny-15.jpg

jasee

Why don't they include BT in the list of ISPS?Doing a simple test showed … Why don't they include BT in the list of ISPS?Doing a simple test showed BT to be the cheapest provider £141Whereas 'directsave broadband' gave £209Both provided some free weekend callsI haven't checked full details.With the difference, (plus £24 or £74) you can easily find a laptop or pc at a boot fair (base unit from £10 up, laptop from £20 up, monitor at least 15" from £10) or from online resellers such ashttp://www.schtrade.co.uk. (though personally I think these people are overpriced)Refurbish it yourself if necessary. Reinstall the operating system if it has the original licence key. Usually they have.If you are unemployed, may be a useful learning experience.Voted cold



Correction, sorry, Bt is actually a total of £261 at the moment but you get a free £40 sainsbury's card. But I don't think directsave includes their setup charge of £24. Directsave includes free evening calls. Bt have free wi-fi.
If considering this scheme, you need to look carefully at the numbers of phone calls you make and when you make them. This could be the deciding factor.
However I still think second-hand computers and laptops are easy and cheap to get and maintain, but maybe not for the elderly pensioner.

jeczap

OR....


Thats total crap! Live down this neck of woods and tell me its easy to find a job, let alone commute to it when you dont drive.

Original Poster

I think the ISPs were limited to specific providers who were working with the refurb company.

Sure, you won't be playing modern games on these machines, but I didn't think it was too bad as a "first machine" for someone who hadn't used the internet before - hell, the laptop I'm posting this from at the moment only has 512Mb RAM and a 30Gb HD.

It works just fine for general web use, note taking, spreadsheets, and so on - and that's on an 8Gb partition running linux. I seriously can't remember the last time I booted into windows on this laptop.

Sorry if you thought this was a crap find, but when you get £71 a week to pay all your bills, heat, and eat, you honestly don't have much scope for a better machine !

leeparsons

Thats total crap! Live down this neck of woods and tell me its easy to … Thats total crap! Live down this neck of woods and tell me its easy to find a job, let alone commute to it when you dont drive.



Move TO ABERDEEN!! 0.6% UNEMPLOYMENT!!(considered full employment in an economic sense)

Two of the comments were right on the money, no pun intended. It's alright talking about cheap broadband but the line rental takes it up near £ 20 a month, for someone existing on £71 a week this has serious consequences.
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