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Tiny Computers is giving a free PC to everyone signing up to its telecomms service, launched today. Worth over £300, users get a free PC with Internet access. Or rather, they get the PC keyboard and a base which can be plugged into any TV. Subscribers have to sign a 12-month contract with TinyTelecom that guarantees their phone bill will be at least £25 per month. The TinyTelecom service is being set up with Cable & Wireless and Telia, a Swedish telecomms company. Users remain a BT customer, receiving line-rental bills as before, but TinyTelecom takes over the calls. Tying subscribers into your service like this is perhaps one way ISPs will attempt to combat the customer churn-rate they all suffer from. Its call charges will match BT's standard on and off-peak rates. Customers who cannot guarantee calls will reach the £25 per month level can sign up to TinyTelecom anyway. They will get their free PC after 12 months. Subscribers to the deal get a Tower PC unit with Intel Celeron 300MHz, 32MB RAM, 3.2GB hard drive, CD ROM Drive, 56kbps modem, Word 98 and Internet access with Tiny ONLINE. The system can also be upgraded for a monthly fee of £7.49 which gets you a monitor, or £16.99 for a Pentium III system, over a four year period. Jon Harris, Tiny MD, said: "We have made a long term commitment to be in the telecomms arena and TinyTelecom will be highly competitive with existing telecomms providers." "By providing free computers, with software preloaded and ready to run, every home in Britain can join in the technological revolution being driven by the PC and the Internet." ®

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