Dell, in collaboration with Telefónica and Qualcomm Technologies, Expands Integrated Pay-As-You-Go Mobile Broadband Service for Laptops and Tablets
Expanded Dell NetReady solution now available in more European countries, powered by Telefónica and Qualcomm Technologies, to enhance user productivity with built-in 3G mobile connectivity in Dell laptops and tablets Making use of Telefonica’s innovative global M2M SIM card and Qualcomm® Gobi™ 3G 42Mbps technology, Dell NetReady delivers high-speed internet access in 29 European countries Dell NetReady allows ubiquitous connectivity to selected models within the XPS, Latitude, Precision, Inspiron and Vostro ranges
Dell, in collaboration with Telefónica and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, today announced its expanded Dell NetReady solution, a pay-as-you-go bundle providing cost-effective mobile connectivity with a single integrated SIM. The expanded offering means that Dell NetReady can be pre-installed in select products across the XPS, Latitude, Dell Precision and Inspiron ranges available in the UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, The Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Switzerland, Poland and the Czech Republic.
Dell’s laptops and tablets are fitted with the Sierra Wireless MC8805 module, based on Qualcomm Gobi 3G 42Mbps technology, and users can enjoy high-speed internet access in 29 European countries covered by Telefónica, one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world. The free hardware assigned SIM-card offers the enhanced security, ideal for enterprise-wide deployment.
Once registered, a range of pay-as-you-go bundles are available starting from just 30 minutes and ranging up to one month. Two tariff structures offer cost-effective long-term access and short-term transparent data charges. Bundles also move with the user from country to country ensuring clear pricing at all times and flexibility with bundles sold in 10 different currencies including the Euro. Once registered bundles are available at the touch of a button through Windows 7 and 8 Dell devices, allowing Dell customers to stay connected in their home countries or while travelling across Europe. This “pay as you go” service allows full control over a user’s connectivity costs, with two competitive tariff plans and no roaming charges.
“We are all increasingly becoming ‘road warriors’ and businesses and individuals are looking for a cost-effective solution that is tailored to enable on-the-go productivity and access to information. With Dell NetReady, Telefónica’s reliable network coverage and Qualcomm Technologies’ leading connectivity technology are combined and ready to go in Dell’s latest laptops and tablets,” explained PJ Dwyer, executive director, End User Computing, Dell. “Through these collaborations, Dell is enabling customers to have access to unparalleled levels of connectivity and productivity, without compromising on device choice or security.”
“Telefónica is proud to launch this service which provides users across Europe immediate access to the Internet on their devices in a fast and reliable way. Customers will benefit from our excellent network coverage and a simple and intuitive application giving access to the Internet anytime and anywhere.” said Surya Mendonça, Global m2m Director at Telefonica Digital.
“Qualcomm Technologies’ Gobi technology is redefining the connected computing experience by delivering high‐performance, commercially mature, comprehensive modem solutions integrating the latest network technologies. We are excited by this collaboration to further extend our industry-leading mobile device technologies to provide increased on-the-go connectivity opportunities for Dell’s customers,” said Fram Akiki, senior director of Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
Availability and Pricing
Dell NetReady is available on selected XPS, Latitude, Dell Precision and Inspiron models in the UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, The Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Switzerland, Poland and the Czech Republic. Prices start from £0.85/€0.99 for 30 minutes.
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