LIME launches low-cost laptop in time for back-to-school
TELECOMMUNICATIONS company LIME introduced a 'flipping good' deal last Tuesday at the Half-Way-Tree Transport Centre with the launch of its newest product offer — a low-cost PC called the 'FLIPtop'.
The computer provides consumers with the features and utility of more expensive devices for the affordable price of $14,999. The handy device will be available to new customers who take out a two-year residential Internet service package with LIME.
"When we considered that what often blocks access to the Internet for consumers is the affordability of the access device we decided to help to remove this barrier and give more people a chance to get online," said LIME Jamaica's managing director, Garry Sinclair.
"Internet access is now essential for several aspects of everyday life especially education, entertainment, business and recreation and we believe every home in Jamaica should have Internet service," he added.
The LIME managing director also pointed out that his company is especially pleased that the FLIPTop offer is available in time for back-to-school preparations, providing parents with affordable learning technology for their children.
"Every child in school in 2011, irrespective of background, should have Internet access because it gives them a gateway to unlimited educational recourses which can help improve their overall academic performance. We are aware that prior to this, many parents were unable to afford a computer but with this new offer a computer has just become a lot more affordable so parents can get Internet for their children," Sinclair said.
New customers, who sign up for a two-year Internet package from LIME can then buy the new ultra-thin, WiFi-enabled FLIPtop.