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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

YOU can get Internet Service for Only $10 a Month!

This is for real. This isn't a phony come-on or one of those bait-and-switch tactics. This offer is completely valid. What's really weird is that the company who's offering this deal — AT&T — isn't advertising it. Not a word. It’s Their Little Secret.

It’s part of a settlement agreement between AT&T and the FCC. In return for allowing the merger of two 800-pound gorillas — BellSouth and AT&T — AT&T is required to offer this $10-per-month deal for 2 ½ years. After 30 months and one day, how much do you think that monthly rate will go up to? Let’s have a pool.

Needless to say, AT&T isn't screaming from the rooftops about their $10-per-month Internet service. The offer is valid in the 22 states serviced by AT&T. The AT&T website doesn’t mention the offer, but supposedly if you click on a link for “Term Contract Plans” you can find it.

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Blogger LET'S TALK said...

Thanks Tom Harper, I'll be getting in touch with AT&t today.

June 20, 2007 at 3:17 AM  
Blogger Political Realm said...

I'll definitely think about switching. I've been increasingly upset with the cable/internet options (or lack thereof) here.

June 20, 2007 at 9:14 AM  
Blogger Ron said...

Who knew? I certainly never heard about that.

June 20, 2007 at 9:30 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Let's Talk, Political Realm: Good luck. Hope you're able to find it on their site and that there won't be a bunch of fine print to deal with.

Ron: Yeah, I was pretty surprised too when I read about it.

June 20, 2007 at 11:25 AM  
Blogger Larry said...

I have AT&T so I need to check it out.

June 20, 2007 at 12:21 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Larry: Check it out. Good luck.

June 20, 2007 at 12:31 PM  
Blogger Candace said...

Hey cool - thanks!

June 20, 2007 at 1:28 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Candace: Yeah, check it out.

June 20, 2007 at 2:18 PM  
Blogger Praguetwin said...

Sounds decent. I pay about $18 here.

A similar thing happened with roaming here in the EU. The regulators are cracking down, so now you can get free incoming roaming in the EU, but you have to activate it.

No fee, you just have to call and say, "hey I'm going to Germany, got any deals?" Then they flip it on for you.

June 20, 2007 at 3:18 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Prague Twin: $18 sounds pretty good too. We pay a fortune for ours, but broadband and cable TV (hundreds of channels) are all wrapped into one package. I don't watch much TV but it's still nice having lots of choices.

June 20, 2007 at 4:27 PM  
Blogger Lizzy said...

Thanks for posting that. I pay Comcast 45 bucks a month!

June 20, 2007 at 5:27 PM  
Blogger Ricardo said...

WOW! But is it for DSL which I have? If not I can't cash in. Hope all is well Tom.

June 20, 2007 at 8:30 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Lizzy: Looks like you can get a better deal, at least until their 2-1/2 year agreement expires.

June 20, 2007 at 8:35 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Ricardo: Yeah, I'm pretty sure it's DSL. But don't forget, they're only doing this because the FCC is requiring it in return for approving their merger with BellSouth. I don't know if there's a bunch of fine print or restrictions, but I wouldn't put it past them.

June 20, 2007 at 8:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not available in my area, and too slow a speed



June 20, 2007 at 10:38 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Erik: Well, that sucks.

June 21, 2007 at 1:27 AM  
Blogger Mike V. said...

yea, please sign up.
I have a buncha ATT stock in my IRA.. :)

June 22, 2007 at 10:12 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Mike: That sounds pretty lucrative.

June 22, 2007 at 11:28 AM  

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