Dell customers can now manage e-mail, browse the Web or access corporate
applications on their Dell notebook computers without worrying about wires
or searching for "hot spots" to connect to the Internet.
Through an agreement with AT&T Wireless, Dell will offer variety
of AT&T wireless Internet plans based on megabyte usage to meet individual
needs. Connecting to the AT&T wireless data service is easy with the
tri-band Sierra AirCard 750 Wireless cellular modem which customers may
purchase when signing up for a service plan.
AT&T Wireless Internet service for GSM (Global System for Mobile
communication) and GPRS (General Packet Radio Services), and the Sierra
AirCard 750 modem use existing AT&T cellular networks will provide
seamless wide area connectivity within broad coverage areas around the
world. GPRS runs at speeds comparable to analog dial-up modems.
AT&T Wireless operates one of the largest GSM/GPRS network in the
United States. They have service in thousands of cities around the globe
with roaming agreements throughout Canada, Europe and Asia. In contrast,
Wi-Fi local area networks require wireless access points or "hot
spots" connected to established hard wired networks for internet
access within fixed locations.
Dell customers can choose from a variety of AT&T Wireless plans ranging
from 10 megabytes to 100+ megabytes per month with usage fees starting
as low as $29.99 per month.