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$10 /month DSL service from AT&T

AT&T logoThis sounds like a hot deal for those of you looking for an inexpensive DSL internet access. It surfaced on Yahoo News that AT&T just made a new DSL plan available to new broadband internet customers. The plan offers download speed of up to 768 kbps and upload speed of up to 128 kbps for as low as $10 a month.

AT&T promotes the service as “DSL at a Dial-up price” and everyone with AT&T phone service still using dial-up will be a fool not to give this offer a try. The modem comes free. Local phone service and a one-year contract are required.

The offer is not currently listed among the available DSL options but you can see if this promotion will work for you by clicking “See if you qualify” under the “DSL at a Dial-up price” or by following this link to the promotion page.

Source: discussion thread at SlickDeals forums

Update: here are terms and conditions for this plan from BellSouth website. See the comments to this post for more details


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5 Responses to “$10 /month DSL service from AT&T”


  1. 1 mr magoo Jun 20th, 2007 at 8:18 am

    Unable to find anything about the $10 dollar a month service on AT&T’s web site and only passing mention of it on the BellSouth web page I decided to give AT&T a call. They are my local phone provider here in Pennsylvania and I also have their cell phone service (my wife got me stuck in some 2 year plan.) After being passed around and given multiple numbers to call I was finally given 1-800-967-5363. This will allow you to talk directly to the DSL department with any questions regarding this matter. I should note that all representatives I spoke with were obviously outsourced, probably Indian, so it made communications difficult and frustrating.

    My first go resulted in the representative saying that the $10 offer was not available to me so I asked to speak with the manager. The manager said the “special offer” was only available in 22 states. I asked him to list them and he gave me the following: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Tennessee, and Wisconsin. I asked him why it is only available in those states. He didn’t know. I then told him that I had family in California who would be interested in this DSL price, how do I directly access the AT&T web page that details this “special offer.” He directed me to att.net which uncovered nothing, then to att.com/localhelp which also uncovered nothing, finally he told me to go to newatt.com which redirects you to attfashion.net a site selling shoes. At this point he was getting frustrated and said he would connect me to one of his “DSL specialists” to resolve the matter.

    Can you guess what happened? He redirected me back to the main menu of 1-800-967-5363. *sigh* I waited on hold again for another outsourced Indian representative. This lady was armed with a lot of information. She was obviously reading a printed statement and basically said that the $10 offer is only available where BellSouth owns the land lines. Because Verizon owns the land lines in Pennsylvania the service is not available. I asked when the offer would be available to Pennsylvania and she said she did not have that information.

    She then tried to sell on the 19.99 DSL offer. No thanks. Much faster than the $10 offer! No thanks. How about AT&T dial up? No thanks. Its very fast with an accelerator! No thanks. Would you like AT&T wireless? I have it already, it sucks and is overpriced. How about adding another line? *CLICK*

    That was my experience. I say to hell with AT&T. Although if you’re in one of those 22 states you might be in luck and your best bet is probably ordering it over the phone.

  2. 2 Yan Jun 20th, 2007 at 10:39 am

    Yeah, the Yahoo! News article I linked mentions these 22 states. I should have made a note in the blog post as well. Thanks a lot for sharing your experience!

  3. 3 XynamaX Jun 20th, 2007 at 12:30 pm

    I avoid AT&T at all costs. Ever since I had tons of problems with their crappy wireless service in 1994, i never bothered to go back. That’s why I’ll never deal with Cingular either, same company, same problems.

  4. 4 Katco Jun 20th, 2007 at 10:01 pm

    This deal is something that was required if at&t and bellsouth wanted to merge. It’s not something they want to do. The only way you can get it is to go on the bellsouth homepage, click on internet services, scroll down toward the bottom of the page in in small print you will see Term contract plans available. Click that, a window will pop up and that is the first time you will see anything about hte $10 deal. Scroll down and you will see a link to http://www.bellsouth.com , click that and you will be redirected back to the homepage, enter your telephone number and take it from there. This offer is good for 2 1/2 years. After that they can charge whatever they want.

  5. 5 DealFinder Jul 12th, 2007 at 12:22 pm

    Lucky those 22 states.I live in Maine.Sometimes it does happen that there is a good deal going around and the offer is available in all the states except the one in which you live.

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