CATS GUIDE TO PURCHASING TECHNOLOGY FOR HOME

Apple Macintosh, iPod, iPad & More

Get deals for students at the Apple Online Store, located at http://www.apple.com/edu/wrightstate/. Order Mac notebooks for less. Free shipping. Full line of Apple products, including iMacs, MacBooks, iPods, and more.


Dell

Student and employees can save up to 12% through the Dell Online Store for Wright State. The store also honors promotions seen on television and in ads.

Phone: 877.289.9437
http://www.wright.edu/cats/purchase/dellforhome.html
WSU’s Dell Member number is US29410533


Shopping at PC Mall Gov

Get government/educational rates for computers and electronics. Go to http://www.pcmallgov.com and login with AccountSetup222 as the username and pcmallgov as the password. You'll be prompted to create your own account, and then you'll be good to go!


AT&T Home Wireless Discounts

Sprint offers WSU students and employees discounts on personal cell phone services. Get a credit of up to $100 if switching from another carrier or up to 18% off regularly priced Sprint monthly service. For more information visit www.evpdiscount.com/Wright or contact Sprint at 1-888-457-6294.


Sprint Discounts

AT&T has special discount offers on personal cell phone service. WSU students can receive a 5% discount and employees a 15% discount on most voice and data plans. The discounts do not cover the Unlimited Voice or Text Messaging options. Contact the CaTS Help Desk for your discount FAN code and further instructions.


CaTS Home Base

CaTS Home Base, a student-only service, offers advanced technical support for your personal computer. Located in 032 Dunbar Library, this is also where students go to pick up software ordered through the Home Licensing Software Store. Visit the Home Base website at http://www.wright.edu/cats/homebase/.


Software: Microsoft, Adobe, & More

Wright State University has special licensing agreements that allow us to offer a wide variety of software programs to students and employees at discounts of up to 80%. Available packages include the Office suite, Windows operating system upgrades, Adobe graphic design tools, and much more. Check out http://www.wright.edu/software/ for all the details.


Software: Mail Order Discounts

There are a number of mailorder companies that specialize in academically priced software, including the following:

Journeyed.com | 1-800-874-9001
Studica.com | 1-888-561-7521
AcademicSuperstore.com | 1-800-817-2349


Free Software

There are numerous free/open source software sources on the Internet.

Open Source Mac.org
Open Source Windows.org
SourceForge.net Open Source Directory


Shopping Resources

These e-commerce sites on the web do not offer specific discounts to Wright State students or employees but they can be an excellent source of product reviews, technical notes and price comparison information. Remember, be extra cautious whenever purchasing items over the phone or the internet.

reviews.cnet.com - CNET's Review Website
MySimon.com
Pricewatch.com
DealNews.com


Need Help?

If you'd like more information about student computing resources available at Wright State, please visit the CaTS website at http://www.wright.edu/cats/ or contact the CaTS Help Desk at 775-4827.

 

 

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