: T-Mobile today announces the launch of its 3G data cards, combined
with the extension of its Wi-Fi HotSpot access points across the UK
and the introduction of a unique offer that provides unlimited usage
of both the data cards and Wi-Fi access on the same tariff. Aimed
in particular at the travelling business person, T-Mobile is delivering
unrivalled ability to access the internet and corporate systems at
high speed and on the move.
The 3G data cards
give access speeds of up to 128 KB, a speed which will progressively
increase to 384KB in the coming months and enable effective browsing
of the internet, e-mail on the move and access to customers' corporate
data systems, as well as services such as video telephony, when used
in conjunction with a camera either built into or attached to a laptop.
With the card,
customers can have unlimited Wi-Fi, GPRS and 3G access, with seamless
roaming between GPRS and 3G, depending on the coverage available.
T-Mobile's Wi-Fi service, another unique offering among mobile operators
is now available at over 500 locations in the UK (over 7,000 group-wide)
and offers broadband internet access and services at speeds of over
1MB. T-Mobile plans a very considerable increase in the roll-out of
its Wi-Fi HotSpots throughout the UK.
McBride, Managing Director of T-Mobile UK, said:
to 3G is not just a matter of speed, it's equivalent to the move from
the typewriter to the PC. 3G data cards give customers internet access
at similar rates to those they experience with high speed fixed-line
internet access. Together with the full broadband speeds and capabilities
of our unique Wi-Fi service, which provides users with a similar experience
to being connected in the office, T-Mobile is truly starting to put
the internet in your pocket and enable you to take your office with
you on the move."
comes after extensive trials and usage with over 150 of T-Mobile’s
business customers, including Hewlett Packard, which have proven the
reliability and robustness of T-Mobile's 3G data cards. The promotional
launch of the cards will be focussed in the major business centres
where T-Mobile's 3G coverage is highest.
Steve Gill, Vice
President and Managing Director HP UK and Ireland, said: “ We
are indeed very impressed with this unique data card, giving us the
option of wifi or 3G speeds wherever we need. T-Mobile begins with
the customer in mind and this is a great step in delivering simple
seamless communication to the mobile workforce.”
package costs £199 plus a monthly fee of £70*, and includes
unlimited data access regardless of whether usage is on 3G, 2.5G or
Wi-Fi. For a limited period, the service will be free for the first