You can see from the off that it’s different. It’s all black, smooth, shiny and designed to make people want it despite the fact that the idea of wireless internet scared the hell out of them six months ago when they were talked into signing up over the phone.
Of course, if BT really wanted to confuse them, they could mention that the Home Hub 2.0 uses 802.11n Wi-Fi but it’d probably be best to just stick to “you’ll be able to use the internet from the bottom of your garden”.
The parental control, where you can shut off access to your teenager’s laptop, is sure to be a winner as far as those who pay the bills are concerned and the power saving sleep function is sure to make everyone feels good about themselves and forget all about the electromagnetic soup we’re exposing our brains to on an ever increasing basis.
Once the salesman has got all that across, from 18th July onwards all convinced punters will be able to buy theirs for £45. Of course, you get it free when you sign up to broadband option 2 or 3 but my advice is to wait until your contract’s up and demand it whatever tariff you’re on. It works for me.
(via Broadband Genie)