Posted by Charbax on January 20th, 2011
Now it comes for 1 Swiss Franc for users who sign up for 2-year Fixed Telephone and ADSL line with http://sunrise.ch one of the top Swiss carriers, providers of ADSL and fixed telephony.
The subscription plan is 79 swiss francs (= 61€) per month for 15mbit/1mbit ADSL and Fixed line with unlimited calls to Fixed numbers included and also a SIM card for unlimited mobile calls using any mobile phone to other users on the same network. That contract would be for 2 years. Their argument is that ADSL cost and that fixed line costs about the same at competitors or provide actually less bandwidth at that price and here, they offer in the Archos for free.
Expect more and more carriers around the world will approach Archos to provide the Archos Tablets for free when consumers signup new contracts on mobile phone, ADSL or other services. Eventually this may also allow Archos to provide a version with built-in 3G so the carriers can even more easily provide data services directly in the tablet.