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Get Online @ Home – benefits for local government

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In the UK there are still 8.4 million people who have yet to use the Internet and 5% of schoolchildren do not have access to a PC at home to assist with their education and learning.

As initiatives go, ones which provide computers for as little as £99, are winners. That is exactly what the Get Online @ Home initiative does and it’s available now.

Backed by Microsoft, Get Online @ Home aims to provide affordable, refurbished, internet-ready computers for those who may not be able to afford, or have access to the internet. From a local council perspective, it’s a great solution for your residents who might benefit from this offer.

There are a range of options available to choose from – if you’re on certain benefits, you can pick up a desktop computer for £99, meanwhile anyone else can buy one for just £149!

Or, if you prefer a laptop, those receiving certain benefits can buy one for £169, alternatively everyone else only need spend £199.

All PCs come with a selection of Microsoft software, warranty, support and easy installation guidance and information on the most cost-effective Internet broadband deals currently available.

To find out more, please see the Get Online @ Home website (featuring some great case studies).

Attending BETT 2012 this week (starting today!)? Microsoft’s Get Online @ Home team will be there on our big stand in the middle of Olympia! They’re ready to help answer any questions you may have.

Posted by Howard.

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  • what is the government department and contact in charge of the get on line project?

    Also what is the complaint procedures if I am not satisfied!?

    Can someone please get back to me as soon as possible as I have paid money for a laptop which did not work, I have sent it back a month ago and haven't heard anything about my refund yet!!!  

  • I assume you are aware this scheme is currently suspended. IT partners who provide the pcs and laptops took peoples money then went bankrupt. I ordered and paid for a desktop on 10th march for our son's 12th birthday on 16th April and have been refused a refund and still waiting his computer, repeatedly told it has been dispatched but no courier details available. The online@home website is currently down.

  • Hi Marty,

    I appreciate how frustrating that experience is. Thanks for writing about it. The program is in transition but we now have a new team taking care of customer service issues at 03719 100 100. If you'll give them a call, this can all be sorted out.

    -- Jesse

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