I am on the fence about this -- I have seem them at my BBY and they are so-so selling; people are mighty cautious about having to sign a contract to buy a computer.
You mention that it'd end up costing $1440 for the netbook plus the data plan, but what would be the cost of buying a laptop + paying your ISP for internet? Some quick MN math shows me that buying a higher powered laptop ($800 we'll say) + $30 a month for internet will end up costing you about $1520 over 2 years -- IMO the extra hundred bucks would be worth the performance and not being capped at 5GB a month....if I were a business man that traveled constantly, maybe the tides would shift
None-the-less, I think it just comes down to: people HATE signing contracts -- now a pay-as-you-go might be a little hotter selling **AHEM, T-MOBILE**
Yeah I agree Ice. I would rather pay for the netbook outright than be stuck with a internal 3G card for the next 2 years.
$60.00 per month for two years really adds up, considering a good Net Book sells for $300.00 or less these days. The data plans cost far too much for mainstream America to seriously consider in today's declining revenue, rising costs environment.
We're still trying to figure out why, when prices for EVERYTHING rose with gasoline prices not too long ago, they never came down when said gasoline prices plunged.
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