About T-Mobile Wireless Card

The phenomenal growth of the third generation wireless data transfer standards has been attributed to the widespread demand for internet access irrespective of location or the availability of a physical data network.

A couple of ideal examples for this fact are the mobile phones – T-Mobile/Google G1 and Apple iPhone that use traditional as well as 3G wireless data technologies. Alongside, 3G networks are harnessed by wireless firms to cater for the users of portable computers.

Likewise, a good medium to connect the consumers to wireless internet without the help of a wireless hotspot or access point is a wireless card (wireless internet card) that is quite similar to the home wireless broadband network access service.

Although, many major mobile broadband/mobile phone customers have launched competing products in the market with promises of good connection speeds and users’ convenience, T-Mobile is one player that offers its service through a card developed by Sony Ericsson.

T-Mobile Sony Ericsson GC89 wireless card functions similar to a wireless home network card, as it slides on to the laptop’s NIC slot and gets connected to the computer through its leads. A third of the wireless card protrudes from the laptop to receive signal enacting an antenna.

The card as well as the antenna facilitate the link between the computer and the web server as the connection is made. T-Mobile wireless card uses both EDGE and GPRS standards where traditional wireless service is not available. The card is compatible with a few interfaces – Windows Vista, XP and 2000.

The card when on EDGE mode facilitates download speeds of up to 247 kbps despite EDGE data standard being capable of delivering speeds of between 700 to 1200 Kbps. When connected using GPRS the card supports speeds of 86Kbps for downstream and 43 Kbps for upstream.

 

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