Back in September we gave you some instructions for grabbing AT&T’s secret “naked” DSL, but to be honest, it’s not really that secret anymore, and it seems that people all around the country have been able to get it.
Although AT&T is required by the FCC to offer (for a period of 30 months) unbundled, dry loop, or “naked” DSL to the 22 states that BellSouth used to serve, AT&T’s Ralph de la Vega told the Wall Street Journal that “naked” DSL would be available nationwide by the end of the year.
2008 is looming large on the horizon, so now would be a good time to call AT&T and get yourself signed up, if you’re so inclined.
Here’s how to go about it, according to our AT&T tipsters:
- Call the AT&T Dry Loop department directly at 888-800-4095
- Ask to switch to “DSL direct”
- If they give you a hassle, say it’s a retention offer
- Express 1.5/128-384, 23.99
- Pro 3.0/384-512, 28.99
If you do try to get this deal, please drop us a line at tips [at] consumerist [dot] com, and tell us how it went.