John Lewis gives away free broadband

ByAnthony Hill

Free broadband and phone calls worth up to £150 for all John Lewis customers who buy smart TVs and other connected devices between now and April 2014.

John Lewis has launched a 'free broadband' promotion to celebrate the first anniversary of its home phone and broadband service.

Customers who purchase an internet-enabled device from John Lewis - either online or from one of its high street department stores - will be offered a six-months free broadband and calls subscription with John Lewis Broadband.

Unfortunately, the deal doesn't include line rental at £13.50 a month, and after the free broadband period ends, customers are tied in for the rest of the 12-month contract.

The top-tier John Lewis Broadband package, only available in areas upgraded with fibre optic, costs £25 a month, so the maximum customers can save is £150.

John Lewis

The deal is available to customers buying any kind of connected device, including:

  • Smart TVs
  • Laptops
  • Tablets
  • Smartphones
  • Games consoles
  • Wi-Fi printers

John Lewis Broadband was launched last April and replaced the company's older Greenbee and Waitrose Broadband services. It uses the network of rival provider Plusnet, which is built on the national framework maintained by telecoms giant BT.

All packages involve signing a 12-month contract, but include a free wireless router, free evening and weekend phone calls and free PC security software.

On the Standard and Unlimited broadband packages - £11 and £18 a month respectively - speeds of up to 16Mb are available, but the cheaper option has a 20GB monthly usage limit. Fibre optic, with speeds of up to 38Mb for £25 a month, has a 100GB limit.

The When Bought With Broadband promotion will run until Friday 18 April, 2014.

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