DALLAS, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wasn't too long ago that being a small business owner meant you were at work all day, every day - chained to your desk. But now, business technology has not only allowed - but encouraged - small business owners to mobilize their business.
As part of AT&T's initiative to bring wireless capabilities to emerging devices beyond handsets and smartphones and to enhance small business productivity, AT&T* today announced the availability of devices from Dell with 3G wireless built-in, enabling small businesses to access the nation's fastest 3G network. U.S. small business customers can now purchase at a discounted rate the Dell Vostro 1520 laptop, which exclusively features AT&T's embedded wireless technology.
In addition, Dell offers several other notebooks and netbooks - including Inspiron, Latitude, Precision and XPS devices - that can be equipped with AT&T 3G embedded connectivity. With wireless technology built-in, these Dell devices offer a convenient option for high-speed connectivity in lieu of external cards or antennas. With 3G connectivity from AT&T based on the global GSM standard, Dell devices enable small businesses to not only connect virtually anywhere 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.
"Today's small businesses are on the go more than ever and, as a result, need to be connected via wireless more than ever," said Jennifer Jackson, vice president, Small Business Solutions for AT&T. "With AT&T's mobile broadband offerings, small businesses can get the most from their computing devices. Our 3G service allows small businesses to send and receive e-mail, including large attachments; access the Internet, including corporate intranets or VPNs; and perform business applications almost anywhere they can make a wireless phone call."
Purchasing AT&T embedded devices through Dell offers small businesses several benefits including:
- Customization and configuration of devices to meet unique computing 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
- 24/7 hardware tech support
"Today's announcement highlights Dell's commitment to providing small and medium businesses customers in the United States with a winning combination of portability and connectivity at an attractive price point," said Sam Burd, global vice president, Dell Small and Medium Business.
With a two-year AT&T DataConnect 5GB monthly service plan, small business customers can purchase the Dell Vostro 1520, starting as low as $633. In addition, with the two-year AT&T DataConnect 5GB monthly service plan, customers can get up to a $120 discount off of other Dell devices, including netbooks, like the Dell Inspiron Mini 10, and additional laptops.
Small businesses interested in the Dell Vostro 1520 should call toll-free 1-877-220-3355 or go online at www.dell.com/attvostro1520. In addition, for other Dell devices embedded with AT&T 3G wireless connectivity, small businesses can visit www.dell.com/att.
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 www.att.com/smallbusinessinsite.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
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