Feeds

O2 axes broadband laptop bundle connection fee

Two-year subs only

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

O2 has zapped the connection fee it charges punters taking out a mobile broadband subscription with a new laptop.

The catch is that it's only offering a two-year contract, so you'll be paying between £25 and £40 a month for your connection and free laptop, depending on the model you choose and the airtime package you prefer.

That's £600-1080 all in.

Asus Eee PC 1005H

Asus' Eee 1005H: get it free (sort of) from O2

The two machines now on offer are the Asus Eee PC 1005H netbook - a 10in machine based on Intel's previous generation of Atom processor - and Samsung's 15.6in R519, which has a 2.16GHz Pentium dual-core chip, 2GB of memory and a 250GB hard drive. Its retail price: under £400.

All O2's airtime packages come with unlimited Wi-Fi hotspot use and either 3GB or 10GB of 3G data transfer per month. The two 1005H tariffs cost $£25 and £35, respectively, rising to £35 and £45 if you choose the Samsung machine. ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
Brit telcos warn Scots that voting Yes could lead to HEFTY bills
BT and Co: Independence vote likely to mean 'increased costs'
Phones 4u slips into administration after EE cuts ties with Brit mobe retailer
More than 5,500 jobs could be axed if rescue mission fails
New 'Cosmos' browser surfs the net by TXT alone
No data plan? No WiFi? No worries ... except sluggish download speed
Radio hams can encrypt, in emergencies, says Ofcom
Consultation promises new spectrum and hints at relaxed licence conditions
Google+ GOING, GOING ... ? Newbie Gmailers no longer forced into mandatory ID slurp
Mountain View distances itself from lame 'network thingy'
Vodafone to buy 140 Phones 4u stores from stricken retailer
887 jobs 'preserved' in the process, says administrator PwC
Bonking with Apple has POUNDED mobe operators' wallets
... into submission. Weve squeals, ditches payment plans
Drag queens: Oh, don't be so bitchy, Facebook! Let us use our stage names
Handbags at dawn over free content ad network's ID policy
Comcast exec: No, we haven't banned Tor. I use it. You're probably using it
Keep in mind if, say, your Onion browser craps out on Xfinity
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.