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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-22-07 12:44 PM
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AT&T Quietly Offers $10 DSL
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CBS 5 / AP) AT&T Inc. has started offering a broadband Internet service for $10 a month, cheaper than any of its advertised plans.

The DSL, or digital subscriber line, plan is part of the concessions made by AT&T to the Federal Communications Commission to get its $86 billion acquisition of BellSouth Corp. approved last December.

The $10 offer is available to customers in the 22-state AT&T service region, which includes former BellSouth areas, who have never had AT&T or BellSouth broadband, spokesman Michael Coe said. Local-phone service and a one-year contract are required; the modem is free of charge.

The plan wasn't mentioned in a news release about AT&T's DSL plans and is slightly hidden on the AT&T Web site. A page describing DSL options doesn't mention it, but clicking a link for "Term contract plans" reveals it. It is also presented to customers who go into the application process, Mr. Coe said.

The service provides download speeds of up to 768 kilobits per second and upload speeds of up to 128 kbps, matching the speeds of the cheapest advertised AT&T plan, which costs $19.95 per month in the nine-state former BellSouth area and $14.99 in the 13 states covered by AT&T before the acquisition.

http://cbs5.com/topstories/local_story_172182435.html
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  -AT&T Quietly Offers $10 DSL CatWoman  Jun-22-07 12:44 PM   #0 
  - This needs ....  wildbilln864   Jun-22-07 12:47 PM   #1 
  - I heard about it on the local radio station  CatWoman   Jun-22-07 12:50 PM   #3 
     - CatWoman......  wildbilln864   Jun-22-07 12:57 PM   #8 
  - Which 13 AT&T states would that be?  aquart   Jun-22-07 12:50 PM   #2 
  - damn you, Aquart  CatWoman   Jun-22-07 12:54 PM   #6 
  - The same AT&T that's spying on us?  tinrobot   Jun-22-07 12:51 PM   #4 
  - Nor would I.  No Surrender   Jun-22-07 12:56 PM   #7 
  - Is there really....  wildbilln864   Jun-22-07 01:00 PM   #10 
  - I tried to go to Working Assets but ATT kept messing up  sfexpat2000   Jun-22-07 01:59 PM   #23 
  - Didn't Qwest say no to turning over their records? --nt  CrispyQGirl   Jun-22-07 02:06 PM   #24 
  - exactly  Stephanie   Jun-22-07 02:46 PM   #28 
  - kicking with glee!  xchrom   Jun-22-07 12:51 PM   #5 
  - It's slow tho. Still, it's a lot better than nothing.  BlooInBloo   Jun-22-07 12:57 PM   #9 
  - Is there a parade you WON'T piss on?  CatWoman   Jun-22-07 01:01 PM   #11 
     - Sorry (blush).  BlooInBloo   Jun-22-07 01:04 PM   #13 
  - Damn! Not in their service area.  Coventina   Jun-22-07 01:04 PM   #12 
  - Sure this isn't viral marketing?  RufusTFirefly   Jun-22-07 01:08 PM   #14 
  - I don't know what "viral marketing" is  CatWoman   Jun-22-07 01:09 PM   #16 
  - I wouldn't take anything from ATT free..  ananda   Jun-22-07 01:08 PM   #15 
  - I called about their naked DSL day before yesterday. I got fed bullshit.q  Maddy McCall   Jun-22-07 01:13 PM   #17 
  - Maddy, I know this is off topic  CatWoman   Jun-22-07 01:14 PM   #18 
  - I hate AT&T.  tblue37   Jun-22-07 02:08 PM   #25 
     - I have that same bundle/ package with Comcast  CatWoman   Jun-22-07 02:15 PM   #26 
  - Thanks!  citizen_jane   Jun-22-07 01:23 PM   #19 
  - Those bastards  blogslut   Jun-22-07 01:29 PM   #20 
  - all I can say is try to see if you can order it  madokie   Jun-22-07 01:31 PM   #21 
  - Of course ...  Everybody   Jun-22-07 01:44 PM   #22 
  - It doesn't sound as if we can switch  FloridaJudy   Jun-22-07 02:37 PM   #27 
  - They are forced to offer this, but  ThomCat   Jun-22-07 02:52 PM   #29 
  - It's tempting since I pay Earthlink $39.00 a month.  Elwood P Dowd   Jun-22-07 02:56 PM   #30 
  - i see a statement on the site that it can be ordered...  mikelgb   Jun-22-07 03:08 PM   #31 
  - kick  CatWoman   Jun-22-07 08:30 PM   #32 
  - DSL sucks. didn't realize it till it got so bad i switched to cable over 6 mos ago.  KG   Jun-22-07 08:37 PM   #33 
     - That's quite odd - who was your DSL provider?  entanglement   Jun-22-07 10:15 PM   #34 
 

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