Australia’s specialist technology distributor PCRange has launched a new USB 3G data modem, under the 3G0 brand, for just $109 – much less than competing products with comparable functionality.
Previewed by PCRange at CeBIT last month, the 3GO data modem is a high-speed packet access (HSPA) universal serial bus (USB) device that works with a range of 3G broadband carriernetworks. The 3GO data modem is distributed through the PCRange national reseller channel.
PCRange has successfully tested the 3GO data modem with Australian 3G networks operated by Telstra and Bigpond (2100Mhz only), Optus, Vodafone, 3 and Virgin.
PCRange General Manager Stewart Goodier said the 3GO data modem launched a new price point in Australia. “The 3GO is fast, reliable and easy to operate,” he said.
“We think there’s a space in the market for this affordable USB 3G data modem as 3G data prices come down and more people want to access the Internet on the go.”
Using a standard USB interface for quick and simple connection to your PC, the 3GO data modem is designed to let PC users access the Internet via their chosen carrier. The device supports packet data services including HSUPA, HSDPA, UMTS, EDGE and GPRS as well as the WCDMA and GSM Short Message Service (SMS).
The 3GO software supports operating systems including Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. Standard features of the modem’s firmware include:
- Easy connection to the Internet using a range of carrier networks. Users can view connection time and volume of data transferred under the device software’s Connect button.
- A built-in Short Message Service that allows you to create, edit, reply to, forward and delete SMS messages
- An integrated phonebook that can store contact data on both the PC and the 3GO card.
About PCRange www.pcrange.com.au
PCRange is the exclusive Australian distributor for technology convergence products including:
- Billion broadband networking devices
- Minitar wireless networking devices
- AXIMCom 3G/P2P wireless routers and 3G travel mobile routers
- 3GO data modem
- Withings WiFi Body Scale
- PADACS accessories for Apple iPad.