Mobile phone retailer Carphone Warehouse hopes to boost flagging broadband uptake with a free laptop offer launched in September. The mobile phone retailers latest figures announced today show its broadband uptake failed to meet its forecast of 2.5 million despite beating forecasts for mobile phone connections with a 19.2 per cent rise.
The firm failed to meet the forecast for broadband uptake with 89,000 additional broadband users against a target of 103,000. The offer of a free laptop with each broadband subscription is expected help add 200,000 to 250,000 broadband customers over the second half of the year. The laptop offering is available with the companys AOL broadband subscription.