Get a new laptop for 99 cents

Sprint is apparently teaming up with Best Buy to offer a 99-cent netbook if you sign up for a two-year, $60-a-month 3G service contract.

All three carriers have invested billions of dollars in their networks, but you can’t recoup your costs and turn a profit if you can’t get customers on the network. In a recent, detailed 3G test, Sprint won out as the “most reliable” network, but you don’t earn money by winning titles. You have to get paying customers, and at 99 cents for a netbook, Sprint might do just that.

via Sprint Offers a Netbook for Under a Buck. Will AT&T & Verizon follow?.

Silicon Alley Insider also has the story.

Wireless services have been offering free phones for some time with extended contracts. Now the ball is in play for laptops.

Looking for an inexpensive computer without a $60-a-month fee —  which would cost you $1,440 over the long haul? Try Iwanna’s computer category.

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