ATT today announced another way for small businesses to have access to its 3G network in 350 major U.S. metropolitan areas, by offering netbooks and laptops with embedded 3G mobile broadband connectivity. Here is more info:
"Small business customers nationwide can now purchase Acer, HP and Panasonic netbooks and laptops, featuring AT&T?s embedded wireless technology, through the company?s relationship with CDW, a provider of technology solutions. The effort is part of AT&T?s initiative to introduce wireless capabilities into a wide variety of emerging devices beyond traditional handsets or smartphones and to enhance productivity for small businesses virtually wherever their business takes them.
These integrated devices come with AT&T 3G wireless connectivity built-in, offering a convenient option in lieu of external cards or antennas. Based on the global GSM standard, the devices enable small businesses to not only connect from coast to coast in the United States, but in more than 170 countries around the world, including more than 80 countries with 3G networks. With AT&T Communication Manager, small businesses purchasing embedded netbooks and laptops also have access to AT&T Wi-Fi hot spots, totaling some 20,000 domestically and more than 90,000 worldwide.
Purchasing AT&T embedded devices through CDW offers small businesses additional benefits, including:
* Customization and configuration of devices to meet unique business needs * Dedicated small business sales force to help determine which devices will best serve a particular business * Ability to purchase as many units as needed * Convenient access via one source to a number of AT&T embedded devices from leading manufacturers * 24/7 hardware tech support
With a two-year AT&T LaptopConnect 5GB monthly service plan, small business customers can purchase netbooks from CDW, starting as low as $199. In addition, laptops and, for customers that require more durable equipment, rugged Panasonic Toughbook computers also are available, with up to $150 off of select models.
AT&T?s 3G service allows small business customers to send and receive e-mail, including large attachments, while on the go; access the Internet, including corporate intranets or VPN?s; and perform business applications, almost anywhere they can make a wireless phone call. Small businesses with existing netbooks or laptops can enjoy the same seamless access to the AT&T wireless network with the purchase of an AT&T LaptopConnect card and data plan.
Small businesses interested in AT&T embedded devices from Acer, HP or Panasonic, should contact CDW by calling toll-free 1-800-549-4CDW or by going online at www.cdw.com/attcorp.
Small businesses looking to find information about all AT&T products and services or free business resources such as webinars, white papers, training, case studies and best practices can visit att.com/onwardsmallbusiness "