Dell offers tri-band GPRS PC card

GPRS is a next-generation wireless wide area networking solution that uses existing cellular networks within a wireless service provider’s coverage area to enable customer connectivity in environments where traditional Ethernet or Wi-Fi connections aren’t available.

The TrueMobile 5100 Tri-Band GPRS PC Card, offered at a special promotional price of $99.00, can be used with any Dell LatitudeTM  or InspironTM  notebook and provides the ability to manage e-mail, browse the Web or access corporate applications outside of Wi-Fi enabled “Hot Spots”.

Dell makes it easy for customers to order the Dell TrueMobile 5100 GPRS PC Card and associated wireless wide area networking service. Any new Dell notebook computer can be configured with the TrueMobile card, or existing customers can order the card through Dell Software and Peripherals. At time of purchase, customers can select between two wireless carriers, T-Mobile or AT&T Wireless, and upon receiving the card, contact the carrier to finalize a rate plan and initiate service. Additional information can be found at www.dell.com/wireless?smb.

T-Mobile offers two GPRS service plan options with the TrueMobile 5100 card. T-Mobile’s Internet Plan offers unlimited2 GPRS data at $29.993 per month while its Combo Internet & HotSpot Plan offers both unlimited2 GPRS data and unlimited Wi-Fi HotSpot access for $49.983 per month. In a special first-time offer for Dell customers, users that sign up with T-Mobile receive one month of service at no additional charge after completing an online rebate form4.

T-Mobile provides reliable wireless access to more than 3,200 HotSpot locations across the country, including: Starbucks coffeehouses, Borders Books & Music stores, Kinko’s, airports, and several airline clubs.

AT&T Wireless’ GPRS plans range from 10 megabytes to unlimited megabytes per month with monthly fees starting as low as $29.992 per month. Customers can also elect to subscribe to AT&T Wireless’ WiFi services for access to hotspots within select airports, hotels, and various other locations. AT&T Wireless operates one of the largest GSMTM /GPRS networks in the United States with service in thousands of cities, and roaming agreements throughout Canada, Europe and Asia.

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