17 Jun 2013

Help to get online

GreenSquare residents and others can get a cheap PC and broadband deal that makes home broadband access more affordable for those people without basic online skills.

Announced for this year’s National Digital Inclusion Conference, the special offer allows anyone to get a PC from £24 when taken with a broadband deal from £2.99 per month.

What you can get is:

  • A refurbished PC or laptop with Windows 7 Pro and Microsoft Home and Student. The PC will have a minimum of 2GHz CPU, 1GB Ram, a 60GB HDD and a CD drive. The laptop will have a minimum of 2GHz CPU, a 60GB HDD, a CD drive and a 14" screen. It will be Wi-Fi enabled for wireless internet access, and have a webcam. 12 months warranty is provided for all computers purchased through Get Online @ Home
  • A choice of broadband deals from the top UK providers, including Sky, TalkTalk, Plusnet and Virgin Media. Prices start at £2.99/month for 12 months (line rental required).  Broadband deals and advice is provided by broadband comparison experts Simplifydigital

For people on eligible benefits, a refurbished PC costs £24 or a refurbished laptop costs £74, plus broadband and any line rental costs. For people not on eligible benefits, a refurbished PC costs £74 and a refurbished laptop costs £104, plus broadband and any line rental costs.

With so much online now, from paying bills and banking to job applications, connecting with people and getting the very best deals, being online is no longer a nice to have, it is an essential.

To benefit from this deal people need to call 0800 090 1297, or visit www.getonlineathome.org. You might know someone who could benefit from this offer, so, please, pass on the information.

Get Online @ Home is an initiative from Microsoft and its partners to provide low cost refurbished desktop and laptop computers to support Go ON UK's programme
Customers must be a registered UK charity or receive at least one of the following benefits to qualify for the cheaper price: Housing Benefit, Income Support, Jobseeker's allowance, Pension credit, Disability Living Allowance, Attendance Allowance / Constant Attendance Allowance, Carer’s Allowance, Incapacity Benefit / Employment and Support Allowance, Disability element of Working Tax Credit.