Looks pretty good, full details below. Doesn't seem to be a catch - apart from having to buy a Centrino laptop, that is. Applying now, will let you know how I get on.

Update 18/10/05 15:04: Number doesn't work. Great start...

Update 18/10/05 15:31: Got through, all ordered. They take your direct debit details and you're responsible for any charges you run up on the SIM card they send with it. Spend nothing on it, however, and it won't cost you a thing. Well, that's what I was promised anyway.

Press release:

Free Vodafone 3G Card for Laptop users

Thanks to an exclusive deal between LaptopsDirect and Vodafone, if you have bought a laptop with an Intel processor during the past 12 months, you can claim a FREE 3G Vodafone card, worth £199!

By simply adding a Vodafone 3G card to the PCMCIA slot of your laptop, as long as you can get a mobile phone signal, you will be able to browse the internet wirelessly from your laptop! And in those areas with 3G availability, you will get lightning fast broadband speed wireless internet access (up to 384kbps) So if you are in a park, airport, hotel room, the side of the road or any place where you can't use fixed line internet access, you can now experience wireless broadband on your laptop.

There are no strings attached and you don't even have to take a contract with Vodafone to benefit. The card can be connected to the Vodafone Pay-As-You-Use tariff and it comes with £20 of free credit - meaning this really is a totally free offer! After that it is £2 per MB or if you wish to upgrade to a contract, you can take advantage of a special unlimited-use contract for just £40 pcm .

To claim your free card call Vodafone direct on 08700 712840 during office hours, quoting LaptopsDirect3G as a reference along with your laptop serial number and Vodafone will send you the free card by post.

This is an exclusive offer from http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/ and Vodafone and is valid until December 31st 2005

For more information, please see http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/Acer_Vodafone_Offer/
or contact the MD of Easy Computers, Nick Glynne on 0870 167 0804