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AT&T is now selling netbooks

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AT&T is now selling netbooks
Following the rumors about Verizon planning to sell netbooks, AT&T has now officially announced that it has loaded its Atlanta and Philadelphia select stores with netbooks (for those that are not acquainted with the modernistic trends that we find so exciting, we will explain that these are actually mini laptops). In Atlanta, the devices feature “built-in AT&T 3G wireless capabilities” and are available at promotional prices starting at $49.99. However, users have to sign for  the carrier’s “Internet at Home and On the Go” broadband services. AT&T Communication Manager is coming preinstalled on the netbooks to make managing mobile and Wi-Fi connections easier. Similar promotional rates are available in eight retail stores in Philadelphia with AT&T’s DataConnect plans.

source: AT&T

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:42

1. belve14 (Posts: 113; Member since: 31 Mar 2009)


Both Verizon and Att just want it all cant stick to just phones...I bet for both companies it will be a waste

posted on 01 Apr 2009, 16:43

3. artz1986 (Posts: 453; Member since: 11 Mar 2009)


What's wrong with having it all? I mean, AT&T already offers tv and home internet, why not this? If they have the capabilities, go for it.

posted on 01 Apr 2009, 16:46

4. vzw fanman (Posts: 1973; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


at&t offers tv and home internet?? why dont i ever see commercials or ads??

posted on 01 Apr 2009, 16:51

5. DonLouie (Posts: 594; Member since: 22 Dec 2008)


ATT, has a bunch of tv spots for internet, tv and home phones

posted on 01 Apr 2009, 17:14

6. krayziekay06 (Posts: 3; Member since: 30 Apr 2008)


do you not watch tv??

posted on 01 Apr 2009, 18:32

8. sinfulta (Posts: 268; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


It depends on your Market Area. ATT does not support nationwide service all over for home internet and TV. Same with Verizon. Only in certain market areas. California is a good example, where Verizon controls Southern California and is a local provider as well as offer TV and internet services, where in Northern California it's ATT that offers those services. If you live in California, you see commericals for both companies all the time but depending on where you live in the state it's only one or the other.

posted on 01 Apr 2009, 19:01

9. vzw fanman (Posts: 1973; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


i live in upstate NY and only see verizon commercials. not once have i seen at&t commercials for home internet even when i went to florida for 2 weeks...

posted on 02 Apr 2009, 07:16

14. phoneguy (Posts: 190; Member since: 08 Jan 2009)


because att is more than just a wireless company. I bet you didnt know that verizons parent company Verizon Communications offers Broadband home internet and phone service in parts of the company not to mention has a business segment called Verizon Business.

posted on 02 Apr 2009, 09:14

15. belve14 (Posts: 113; Member since: 31 Mar 2009)


This is true however in this economy trying to sell a laptop will be pretty hard considering its probably not on the top hundred things for most people to buy

posted on 02 Apr 2009, 10:21

16. vzw fanman (Posts: 1973; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


yea i know that phoneguy i said all i see is verizon commercials. i have timewarner, its better

posted on 02 Apr 2009, 13:31

17. Miacol (Posts: 40; Member since: 10 Oct 2008)


Mind you Verizon Wireless parent company is also Vodafone.

posted on 01 Apr 2009, 16:41

2. Jyakotu (Posts: 823; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


Well, AT&T is all ready ahead in the Internet game.

posted on 01 Apr 2009, 18:28

7. vasser7 (unregistered)


What kind of netbooks are they for $49.99. I'm even cheap decent mini netbooks are a couple hundred or more. Is there going to be barely any memory on them and be uselss or what?

posted on 01 Apr 2009, 19:37

10. artz1986 (Posts: 453; Member since: 11 Mar 2009)


They're probably subsidized seeing how you have to sign up for their broadband services

posted on 02 Apr 2009, 06:19

11. johnkzin (Posts: 16; Member since: 13 Jan 2009)


They're Dell Mini-9's

posted on 02 Apr 2009, 06:20

12. johnkzin (Posts: 16; Member since: 13 Jan 2009)


I wonder if it's only supporting the Windows version of the Dell mini-9, and not the Ubuntu version... and I've been trying to confirm that you can just do the mobile internet plan instead of having to do the plan that combines mobile internet (with a lower monthly cap) and DSL (which I don't need).

posted on 02 Apr 2009, 06:21

13. johnkzin (Posts: 16; Member since: 13 Jan 2009)


Oh, and, I also want to know when this thing is going be available in Silicon Valley.

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