Dell and Tiscali hold hands

Preload deal done

Tiscali UK has signed a two-year distribution deal with Dell to pre-install dial-up and broadband software on the PC-maker's Dimension desktops and Inspiron laptops.

The deal was struck a couple of months ago but was formally announced yesterday.

Which explains why, from December 18, all you punters out there with a spanking new Dell machine have had Tiscali dial-up Net access thrown in as well.

From this week, though, Dell will also be chucking Tiscali's broadband software on its machines as well.

Oh, and as part of an introductory promo Tiscali will be offering Dell customers a free broadband modem and broadband connection fee - a saving of £115.

Please note, though, that this offer is "subject to availability, prices and specifications of this offer are correct at date of publication and may change without notice."

In November BT confirmed that it had teamed up with Dell to flog broadband. Punters are offered the choice of including a broadband package from BT Broadband or BTopenworld when they order their PC. ®

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