Dell Announces TrueMobile 5100 Tri-Band GPRS PC Card

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ROUND ROCK, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov. 10, 2003–Dell (Nasdaq:DELL) today added to its portfolio of wireless products and services with a Dell(tm) TrueMobile(tm) 5100 Tri-Band GPRS PC Card and wireless access service plans from either T-Mobile or AT&T Wireless.

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 Latitude(tm) or Inspiron(tm) notebook and provides the ability to manage e-mail, browse the Web or access corporate applications outside of Wi-Fi enabled “Hot Spots”.(a)

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

T-Mobile offers two GPRS service plan options with the TrueMobile 5100 card. T-Mobile’s Internet Plan offers unlimited(b) GPRS data at $29.99(c) per month while its Combo Internet & HotSpot Plan offers both unlimited(b) GPRS data and unlimited Wi-Fi HotSpot access for $49.98(c) 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 form.(d)

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 $29.99(b) per month. Customers can also elect to subscribe to AT&T Wireless’ Wi-Fi services for access to hot spots within select airports, hotels, and various other locations. AT&T Wireless operates one of the largest GSM(tm)/GPRS networks in the United States with service in thousands of cities, and roaming agreements throughout Canada, Europe and Asia.

About Dell TrueMobile Wireless Products/Service & Support

Dell has sold almost two million wireless enabled notebooks and is committed to delivering complete and secure wireless solutions for the home, small business and enterprise-class business. Dell offers a broad range of wireless products, installation and configuration services, Wi-Fi “hot spot” and cellular data access service offerings.



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