Sony Ericsson GC89

 

Sony Ericsson GC89

Sony Ericsson GC89

By Anne Ahira

Internet has changed drastically over the last few years. In its infancy, the best you could do was dial up through a phone line.

Well the entire world has become portable and the internet was required to keep up. Now you can take your internet with you wherever you go.

Internet on the go could not very well require the use of phone lines and cables.

Imagine everyone carrying around a laptop with miles of phone line stretched out behind them!

 

That meant manufacturers had to come up with something better, and they did. Using cell phone technology, they developed wireless internet cards, like the Sony Ericsson GC89.

These small cards plug into your laptop and receive the internet signal wirelessly. Of course, wireless does not mean free, you either must have a subscription to wireless internet or be in what is known as a hot spot.

These areas have open internet floating around that your card can access. Places like fast food restaurants and retail stores all have wireless internet, however some encrypt the signal so that you cannot freely access it.

Features – Sony Ericsson GC89

  • Wireless lan card
  • GSM device
  • Integrated antenna
  • High speed internet compatible
  • PC or MAC compatible
  • $149.99 – T- Mobil

Pros

The best thing about a wireless card like the Sony Ericsson GC89 is the ability to be online anywhere at any time.

If you travel a lot for business, you know the need to be in contact, this will be much easier with a wireless internet card. You will be able to access high-speed internet at the airport or in various hotels around the country.

Older wireless internet card used to have a small antenna for acquiring better signal. While good signal is important, these little antennas were prone to catching on things increasing the risk for breakage.

Once broken the card would many times have to be replaced. The Sony Ericsson GC89 has an antenna that is built into the unit. Where the card protrudes from your laptop is smooth with no parts to hang on anything and break.

Bottom Line

Depending on your area, the Sony Ericsson could be a good wireless internet card for you. The main thing you have to be sure of is its compatibility with your computer and whether or not you are in a service area.

Some cards like this will be proprietary that means they will only work with a specific service like T-Mobile or Verizon. Be sure which is available where you live and act accordingly.


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