Microsoft, Lan Plus Join Free PC Fray
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National Internet access providers are continuing to utilize free personal computer deals to entice new users their way.
As a result of the deal, Lan Plus is offering free computer to customers when they sign up for a three-year contract with MSN Internet access. Consumers will receive their PC and unlimited MSN Internet Access service when they prepay $17.99 a month for 36 months.
Rob Bennett, Microsoft group product manager for the consumer and commerce group, said the agreement with Lan Plus would help broaden MSN's reach and motivate consumers to get online now.
Recently companies including America Online Inc., eMachines Inc. and Micron Technology Inc. have partnered to produce the same type of free home computer offers. In an effort to reduce sales revenue lost to online offers, national electronic retailers like Best Buy Co. have also offered the same type of free PC deal with Prodigy Communications Corp.