Want to get a 3G capable notebook that works with AT&T’s network but don’t feel like signing up for a long term service contract? You’re in luck, because while up until today that wasn’t an option, AT&T has just launched a new pay-as-you-go service called AT&T DataConnect.
The prices aren’t all that cheap, especially given the rather low bandwidth caps associated with each plan, but the fact that you don’t have to pay a cancellation fee when you want out is rather nice. Here’s how much a DataConnect plan will cost you:
- Day Pass (100MB): $15
- Week Pass (300MB): $30
- Month Pass (1GB): $50
AT&T is also adding three new portable laptops to the list of 3G capable notebooks you can purchase from the carrier. You only get the subsidized prices if you sign up for a two-year service contract.
- Acer Aspire AS1830 for $239.99: 11.6 inch machine with an Intel Core i3 dual core processor and Windows 7 Home Premium
- Acer Aspire One 532h for $39.99: 10 inch netbook with an Atom N450 CPU, Windows 7 Starter and a 3 cell battery
- Dell Inspiron Mini 10D for $39.99: 10 inch netbook with HD display, Atom N450 processor, 6 cell battery and Windows 7 Starter