AT&T Offers Family Plan For Net Access

from the hello,-arbitrage... dept

Now that AT&T has ditched their cable internet access business, they’re pushing forward with their DSL and dialup offerings, including this odd new family plan for dialup. For $24 a month, you actually get three accounts. One for yourself, and two others you can give to whoever the hell you want. It sounds like three fully functional accounts, all of which can be used at the same time. In other words, why would anyone ever buy an AT&T Worldnet dialup account, without sharing it with two other people? Realistically, the price of an account has just dropped bo $8/month from AT&T as long as you can find others to share it with you. I’d expect to see Craigslist postings from people looking to find others to share with them. Or, even better, this represents an arbitrage opportunity. Sign up for a $24/month account for yourself, and then sell the other two accounts at $15 a piece. They’re still paying noticeably less than an AOL or Earthlink dialup account, and you’re making $6/month (while still having a dialup).

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