Don't fall for thr $99 laptop deal with AT&T
March 29, 2009 12:09am CST
From news, and radio consumer advise. Radio shack and AT&T team up to provive $99 laptop. There is a catch though. You have to agree with a 2 - year data plan from AT&T with 5 Gigabyte usage. One customer was charge up to $5,000 overage usage bill. He claims to file a lawsuit against this practice without warning. Have you heard of it?
• United States
29 Mar 09
I thought it was kinda obvious that you shouldn't fall for the plan. Any company that "subsidizes" something is really just making a huge profit. AT&T gives you a laptop for $99- a loss of maybe $250 to them, but they sign you up for a data plan that's $60 a month or more for two years (about $1500 without all the fees they add). This deal's almost as bad as the iPhone. I don't think I want to pay almost $2500 for a phone for two years, and I'd rather pay $600 for a laptop now than $2500 for a laptop over two years that's not worth 1/6 of that.