Biscit serves up second helping of ‘free broadband’

Carphone Warehouse moved the first ‘free broadband’ rock last week [story here], and now the avalanche is starting: Biscit has become the second compa

Carphone Warehouse moved the first ‘free broadband’ rock last week [story here], and now the avalanche is starting: Biscit has become the second company to offer an almost identical deal.

As anyone who perused the TalkTalk figures will have noticed, the new ‘free broadband’ deals aren’t free – that’d be stretching corporate benevolence – but keenly priced phone and internet packages.  

Biscit’s freeMAX deal is a carbon copy of last week’s ground-breaker. You pay a £30 set-up charge, then shell out £20 per month for the first six months of an 18-month contract, with the deal reverting back to £21.75 per month thereafter.

The difference is that, thanks to Biscit’s alliance with BT and LLU (Local Loop Unbundling), its service is available immediately, rather than TalkTalk’s expected June arrival.

Other good points of the deal are that you get 720 minutes free anytime calls to national landlines, and free calls to other freeMAX users.

If you don’t have a BT landline the set-up cost is £70, and the discount for the first six months is only available if you sign up online.

It’s another strong deal and, unlike TalkTalk’s £75 penalty for cancellations before the end of the 18-month contract, Biscit say they do not have a disconnection fee.

To sign up for Biscit’s deal, go to its site here but be warned: Sky and other operators are expected to bring broadband prices crashing down even further from this autumn.   

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