More Free PC Giveaways From ISPs
from the the-new-trend dept
Yet another ISP is going to give away free PCs with their ISP service. This time, it's a company called Intersquid. I'm not knocking this idea, as I believe it has merits, but the press is jumping all over these like they're the most brilliant idea in the world. My problem is that the way most of them are done these days, they miss the point. For example, the Intersquid one is likely to cause problems: they are giving out a very low end PC, and you have to commit to two and a half years of service. While it might work for some, I get the feeling this is going to piss off customers a year or so down the road, when they realize they're stuck with an obsolete PC for another year and a half. Update A nice little chart in the Industry Standard today compares a bunch of these free-PC deals (though not the new one from Intersquid).