AT&T is now selling netbooks

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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17 Comments

1. belve14

Posts: 113; Member since: Mar 31, 2009

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

3. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 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.

4. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

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

5. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

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

6. krayziekay06

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 30, 2008

do you not watch tv??

8. sinfulta

Posts: 279; Member since: Dec 11, 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.

9. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 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...

14. phoneguy

Posts: 213; Member since: Jan 08, 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.

15. belve14

Posts: 113; Member since: Mar 31, 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

16. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

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

17. Miacol

Posts: 40; Member since: Oct 10, 2008

Mind you Verizon Wireless parent company is also Vodafone.

2. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

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

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?

10. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

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

11. johnkzin

Posts: 16; Member since: Jan 13, 2009

They're Dell Mini-9's

12. johnkzin

Posts: 16; Member since: Jan 13, 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).

13. johnkzin

Posts: 16; Member since: Jan 13, 2009

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

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