ISP TalkTalk, one of the key backers of the newly launched YouView TV service, has announced its plans to bundle up the potentially useful catch-up terrestrial telly box with its internet bundles, giving the box away for free to some customers. Like it now?
TalkTalk's offering the free YouView boxes to those who agree to a 24-month contract (or re-sign their existing deals for another two years), mobile phone subsidy style, which will see the £300 box arrive at their addresses for free. The deal is available in conjunction with the ISP's Plus service, which gives out unlimited internet and calls, starting at £14.50 a month.
If you're not with TalkTalk, a similar deal is on the way from BT at some point in the future, offering the same 74 Freeview channels and 7-day catch-up TV options.