AT&T Offers Mini Laptops, 'Internet at Home and On the Go,' and Onsite Tech Support from Retail Stores
Select AT&T Stores Trial Promotional Mini Laptop Pricing, Complimentary ConnecTech® Consultations; 'Internet at Home and On the Go' Broadband Service
Dallas, Texas, April 1, 2009
Atlanta and Philadelphia area residents can lighten their laptop and simplify their technology experience with exclusive new offers and services during a limited trial in select company-owned AT&T stores.
AT&T today announced that in Atlanta it will:
- Offer a variety of ultra-portable mini laptops with built-in AT&T 3G wireless capabilities at promotional prices starting at $49.99 with the purchase of AT&T "Internet at Home and On the Go" broadband services.
- Trial 30-minute in-store technical support — part of the AT&T ConnecTech suite of services — at select locations for customers who purchase qualifying data plans.
- Feature, as part of the same trial in select stores, an Internet at Home and On the Go package that combines home and mobile broadband starting as low as $59.95 per month, including access to the nation's fastest 3G network and unlimited domestic access to the nation's largest Wi-Fi network with nearly 20,000 AT&T Hot Spots.
- Pre-install AT&T Communication Manager on mini laptops, enabling customers the ability to manage their mobile and Wi-Fi connections.
AT&T is offering similar mini laptop promotional rates with the purchase of AT&T DataConnect plans in eight AT&T retail locations in the Philadelphia area. AT&T mini laptop offers and data plans are also available to Atlanta and Philadelphia area customers online at www.att.com/minilaptop.
"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."
Mini laptops are lightweight computers that make it easy to surf the Internet, send and receive email, keep social networking sites updated and manage digital files, including photos and music.
Mini laptops available in AT&T stores include the Acer Aspire One, Dell Inspiron Mini 9 and Mini 12, and LG Xenia. Promotional 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 those AT&T services, these mini laptops range in price from $449.99 to $599.99.
With the purchase of a two-year AT&T DataConnect plan only, mini laptop pricing ranges from $99.99 to $349.99. AT&T is offering two mobile DataConnect plans in the trial, including a 200MB plan for $40 per month and a 5GB plan for $60 per month — options that meet the needs of casual to occasional data users, as well as frequent and heavy users.
In addition to mini laptops, the trial will also feature an award winning, ultraportable laptop with built-in 3G capabilities: the 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.
The mini laptops will come with AT&T Communication Manager preloaded to help customers manage their usage and connections. The Communication Manager will prompt customers to connect to AT&T Hot Spots when available, stores information for previously used Wi-Fi networks and is capable of displaying usage notifications.
At select trial stores, mini laptop customers signing up with a qualifying data plan can take advantage of a free 30-minute AT&T ConnecTech technical session to ensure they are ready to use their new device as soon they leave the store.
AT&T's ConnecTech is a premiere service suite of support, installation, and maintenance services that provide comprehensive remote and in-home computing and home entertainment assistance.
Consumers can take advantage of the mini laptop offers at eight AT&T retail locations in the Atlanta area.
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AT&T imposes: a Regulatory Cost Recovery Charge of up to $1.25 to help defray costs incurred in complying with obligations and charges imposed by State and Federal telecom regulations; State and Federal Universal Service charges; and surcharges for government assessments on AT&T. These fees are not taxes or government-required charges. Limited-time offer. Other conditions & restrictions apply. See contract & rate plan brochure for details. Subscriber must live & have a mailing addr. within AT&T’s owned wireless network coverage area. Up to $36 activ. fee applies. Equipment price & avail may vary by mrk & may not be available from independent retailers. Early Termination Fee: None if cancelled in the first 30 days, but up to $20 restocking fee may apply to equipment returns; thereafter up to $175.
AT&T ConnecTech Onsite Consultation: Qualifying wireless data plan required. Includes (1) review of interest and needs in regard to covered mini laptop device, (2) device tips and general navigation tools including support of device functionality, (3) help and support with initial setup. Terms and conditions apply, see connectech.att.com/static/TermsOfService.html or call 1-866-421-4640.
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