So sounds like Equifax is going to give the free service to anyone who wants to sign-up regardless if their info has been compromised or not. From the Equifax website about signing up for free identity theft protection and credit file monitoring services:
"When you begin, you will be asked to provide your last name and the last six digits of your Social Security number.
Based on that information, you will receive a message indicating whether your personal information may have been impacted by this incident. Regardless of whether your information may have been impacted, we will provide you the option to enroll in TrustedID Premier."
Oh yeah, sure, but part of the deal they're offering to protect you from their screw-up is that you have to give up any rights of recovery for damages in the lawsuits that are even now in progress.
Such a deal!