AT&T has recently announced at CTIA show in Las Vegas that it will offer a netbook computer for as low as $49.99. The subsidized netbook include an Acer Aspire One, Dell Inspiron Mini 9 or Mini 12 and LG Xenia, with promotion prices range from $49.99 to $249.99 with the purchase of an AT&T Internet at Home and On the Go plan, which includes an AT&T DataConnect plan and AT&T Fast Access DSL, starting at $59.95 per month. Without this promotion, these netbooks regular prices range from $449.99 to $599.99.
With the purchase of a two-year AT&T DataConnect plan only, netbook pricing ranges from $99.99 to $349.99. Beside that, AT&T also offers two mobile DataConnect plans in the trial, including a 200MB plan for $40 per month and 5GB plan for $60 per month.
AT&T netbooks will ship with the AT&T Communication Manager software which will encourage users to access the company more than 20,000 Wi-Fi hotspots as part of their service, making the 200MB limit in the lower plan more realistic.
“Broadband is not just about speed anymore — it’s about mobility,” said David Christopher, Chief Marketing Officer, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. “We want our customers to have Internet at Home and On the Go. Pairing mini laptops with AT&T’s home, Wi-Fi, and mobile broadband offerings enables consumers to get the most from their new devices, virtually anywhere, anytime.”
In addition to netbook, AT&T also offers ultra portable laptop with built-in 3G capabilities like Lenovo X200 for $749.99 with Internet at Home and On the Go. The laptop is available for $849.99 with a two-year DataConnect plan only.
These promotions are currently available at selected stores in Atlanta and Philadelphia.