The Channel logo

News

By | John Leyden 27th September 2006 21:50

Packard Bell to push BT broadband

Locked and loaded

PC supplier Packard Bell are to jointly market

BT has signed up Packard Bell, the retail PC maker, to preload its broadband software on all new desktops and notebooks in the UK Packard Bell will promote BT's broadband packages through its website and through other promotional channels: early sign-ups will receive a free Packard Bell MP3 player, for examp. But the deal doesn't cut both ways. Packard Bell will continue to sell its kit in the UK solely through its website and Currys Digital (part of the Dixons Group), a Packard Bell spokesman confirmed.

Dabs.com, BT's recently acquired ecommerce arm, won't be selling Packard Bell kit anytime soon, despite BT's admiration of Packard Bell's "reputation for quality and ease of use", revealed in a joint press release.

BT Total Broadband offers a variety of packages offering download speeds of up to 8Mbps. users can also make free internet voice calls to UK landline numbers, as well an allocation of free BT Openzone wireless minutes. ®

alert Send corrections

Opinion

Baby looks taken aback/shocked/affronted. Photo by Shutterstock

Kat Hall

Plans for 2 million FTTP connections in next four years 'not enough'
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella
Stranded_ships

Chris Mellor

Thousands of layoffs announced as spinning rust enters its death spiral

Features

STRASBOURG, JUNE 29, 2016: The seat of the European Parliament. by Marco Aprile for shutterstock. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Plan b, image via Shutterstock
EU workers, new markets: post-Brexit pressure on May & Co
Tough question, pic via Shutterstock
Honest mistake with your licensing? Audit police look at it on a 'case by case basis'