In this morning's e-mail barrage, I received a message from AT&T, offering me a free 3G MicroCell. The device is designed to boost the AT&T signal in homes and offices.
"As our way of saying 'thank you' for your continued loyalty," the e-mail states, "we would like to offer you an AT&T 3G MicroCell at no charge." Hmm. Wonder if this has anything to do with the roll-out of the Verizon iPhone?
Is there a catch to this offer? You betcha. "Free MicroCell requires a 12-month equipment agreement. Agreement states that you will either return the device to AT&T or purchase it at a prorated cost if you terminate your wireless service within 12 months. MicroCell agreement is separate from the contract(s) relating to your wireless service and will not impact upgrade eligibility or wireless contract end date."
That seems fair enough. And it's great that AT&T is giving these MicroCells away--though could it be a tad too late?