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CTIA: AT&T Offers A Netbook For $50

If you're looking for a netbook on the cheap, AT&T has a deal for you. It is now selling a wider range of netbooks, with some starting at just $50. Of course, don't forget to add $1,440 for the cost of the necessary data plan.
If you're looking for a netbook on the cheap, AT&T has a deal for you. It is now selling a wider range of netbooks, with some starting at just $50. Of course, don't forget to add $1,440 for the cost of the necessary data plan.Is anyone really going to spend $1500 on a netbook? AT&T thinks so. Today it announced that it is offering a wider selection of netbooks in Atlanta and Philadelphia. In order to get the low price on the hardware, users will have to sign a two-year contract for data.

Here's the interesting part: AT&T's Internet at Home and On the Go includes mobile broadband and broadband for your home for $60 per month. It also includes free access to AT&T's 20,000+ Wi-Fi hotspots.

According to AT&T, the netbooks available 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.

In addition to the netbooks, AT&T is also offering the Lenovo X200 for $749.99 with Internet at Home and On the Go.

AT&T also offers subsidized netbooks that come with mobile broadband data only.

I think the new Internet at Home and On the Go offers a great value. Most people are already paying $20 to $40 for broadband Internet at home. Rather than tack on an additional $60 per month (for a total of $80+), combining wired and wireless Internet services in one bundle for $60 month has the potential to be a game changer.