Cable giant NTL Telewest has launched a package which bundles together digital TV, unlimited broadband, home and mobile phone services.
Customers will pay £40 a month for the ‘Quadplay’ package, which is the first fruits of the company’s buyout of Virgin Mobile earlier this year.
The ‘4 for £40’ package includes broadband with a speed of up to 2 megabits per second (Mbps) and no limit on downloads, while the digital TV element features more than 30 channels and includes a set-top box and access to a range of programmes and films to watch on demand.
The home phone part of the package includes unlimited weekend calls to any UK landline while the fourth element of the deal provides customers with a Virgin Mobile SIM card which includes 300 texts and 300 minutes a month.
Neil Berkett, Chief Operating Officer of NTL Telewest, said: ‘[This is] more than just another cut-price offer, because it also equips customers for the infinite possibilities presented as these different technologies increasingly interact.’
You can use NTL Telewest’s site to check availability and to get more information about the bundle of digital TV, broadband and phone services.
Meanwhile, the UK’s biggest electrical retailer, Currys is to start selling music and films over the internet.
CDs and DVDs
The high-street chain will offer about 180,000 CDs and 40,000 DVDs from its internet store from next month.
Currys, which has a network of 550 stores across the UK, says its prices will undercut other major online and high-street stores.
Chart CDs and new release DVDs will be priced from £8.99 and £12.99 respectively with no added delivery charge.
But the chain doesn’t expect to sell CDs or DVDs from its high-street stores.