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CNET News.com: MSN, Costco offer low-cost Net access

Aug 10, 1999, 16:11 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jim Hu)

"Microsoft has quietly released a low-cost Internet access service with wholesale retailer Costco.

The new service, called 'Microsoft MSN Internet Access Presented by Costco Online,' is being sold as a CD-ROM at Costco for $35.97 and includes three months of Internet access--which breaks down to about $11.99 per month. The CD-ROM, which has been on the shelf at Costco since last week, is only available to Costco's 13.1 million members."

"Under the Costco plan, MSN subscribers can preserve their existing MSN email address and change pricing plans in October when the service is available for "automatic conversion," according to a page on the site. The billing change will occur after an MSN Internet Access member's contract expires... Once the three-month deal expires, users can sign up for another three-month period for the same price."

"In related news, Los Angeles-based computer maker Lan Plus today said it will offer free membership to MSN Internet Access for users who sign up for its "MyShoppingClub.com" program. Membership for the shopping service is $59 for one year or $99 for two years. "

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