There’s this huge buzz in the US where Radio Shack is offering the Acer Aspire One for just $99.99. This reminds me of what Asus reps said during the netbook forum organized by CyberPress a couple months back.
The Radio Shack offer is for a $99.99 netbook but with a 2-year contract for mobile 3G internet. The Acer Aspire One is originally priced at $499. The data plan with AT&T costs $60/month.
We are familiar with this one mobile phones but not with laptops. Local telcos used to do this too before on a limited basis with some laptop brands (was it HP or Lenovo?). Asus Philippines shared that a huge bulk of their netbook sales come from buyers applying for DSL connections.
Given that they have some success on that front, I guess they might also have the same if they sell their mobile 3G plans with a netbook in it.
We could be looking at a Php2,500 monthly fee for an unlimited 3G plan plus a new MSI Wind, Asus Eee PC or Acer Aspire One. Seems like a good offer. Would people bite this offer?