Offers have recently appeared on the windows of the Phones 4U and Carphone Warehouse stores, offering a free laptop for anyone who signs up to their own particular mobile broadband deals.
3 are now looking to cash in on the popularity of these mobile broadband deals, that are appearing at various retailers
We may be in the middle of the year, but for marketing purposes this is the planning stage for when students begin to go college and university, and further along is Christmas.
These deals could mean big sales for the mobile broadband market.
As from next month, 3 will be offering a free Hewlett Packard laptop, including the Pavilion DV 6000, to new customers who sign up on a twenty four month contract.
This will give users 5 Gb of data access, with monthly charges of between £30 and £40.