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Vodafone Mobile Connect


For a limited period Vodafone, Intel and rockdirect.com are offering a unique mobility bundle which offers any Mobile Centrino notebook from our range with a Vodafone Mobile Connect 3G Data Card included at no extra charge (worth £199), providing you with 3G, GPRS (and optional WLAN) Internet and email access.

The Vodafone Mobile Connect 3G Data Card is offered as “Pay As You Use” which has no monthly line rental (so you only pay for what you use). It also comes with £20 (10MB) of free credit to get you started. After that you only pay for what you use (£2/MB ex VAT). As there is no monthly line rental you won't be charged anything if, in any month, you do not use the card. You can also swap to any other Mobile Connect Tariff from Vodafone if it suits you.

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Vodafone Mobile Connect 3G Data Card

Vodafone Mobile Connect™ allows you accurate and timely remote access to email, business applications and the Internet using your laptop, anytime, anywhere.

It gives you easy access to essential data using your laptop, wirelessly and cost-effectively working with our easy to use Dashboard software, the central window for all your wireless communications functions.

    • Send email, access the Internet and your corporate LAN from almost anywhere*
    • Wireless access – no cables, no modems, no complicated setup
    • 3G and GPRS network access, plus access to the Vodafone WLAN service
    • A simple user interface to get and keep you connected

Connectivity options

For optimum flexibility, Vodafone Mobile Connect™ supports three wireless connectivity options – 3G, GPRS and WLAN – enabling users to work effectively wherever their business takes them*. All are available via one single user interface – the Vodafone Mobile Connect Dashboard.

Vodafone's 3G network provides high-speed access to key business applications beyond the bounds of your fixed-line network and hands over seamlessly to the wide coverage of GPRS when users are outside 3G coverage. WLAN-enabled laptop users can also use the ‘one-click' facility on the Vodafone Mobile Connect Dashboard to access the Vodafone WLAN service and connect to more than 1,500 WLAN partner hotspots at up to broadband speed.

*Subject to network coverage and availability.

Vodafone Mobile Connect solution elements

The Vodafone Mobile Connect 3G/GPRS data card is a PCMCIA card that slot into a standard Type II card slot and can be used in almost all laptop PCs.

• Supports both 3G and GPRS
• Quad band – GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
• Works in the USA on GPRS networks
• Supports the Mac OS X operating system as well as Microsoft® Windows® 2000 and XP

Vodafone Mobile Connect Dashboard Software

This easy-to-use interface allows easy access to Vodafone Mobile Connect™ functionality including email, the web and SMS, as well as support and monitoring tools.

It offers a choice of bearer services – 3G, GPRS and WLAN – and provides a fully supported upgrade path for future releases.

Vodafone Mobile Connect 3G/GPRS data card with the Vodafone WLAN service

Band :

• Quad band GSM 850/900/1800/MHz


• GPRS Phase 2, Type 1 GPRS MT – multi-slot class

• 10 GSM 05.02 (4 slots receive, 2 slots transmit, 5 maximum active)

• Maximum downlink speed: 38.4kbps

• Maximum downlink speed: 38.4kbps

3G :

• 2100MHz

• Maximum downlink speed: 384kbps

• Maximum uplink speed: 64kbps

SMS Text Messaging

• Supports concatenated SMS (long SMS)

Security :

• Supports 128-bit encryption over the Vodafone network and constant SIM-based authentication

Software :

• Vodafone Mobile Connect Dashboard for end users and IT managers

• Supports Microsoft® Windows® and Mac OS X operating systems

• Supports access to Vodafone 3G and GPRS networks, plus the Vodafone WLAN service

Roaming :

• Support for international roaming through Vodafone's unrivalled global presence wherever 3G and GPRS network agreements are in place (see www.vodafone.co.uk/goingabroad for details)

• Suitable for use on GPRS networks in the US

End-user support :

• Dedicated support icon on the Vodafone Mobile Connect Dashboard


System requirements

  • Specifically designed for Windows® 2000 (SP2 and above) and XP
  • Type II PC-card slot with cardbus interface
  • Free hard disk space – 100MB minimum
  • Memory – 32MB RAM minimum, 64MB recommended
  • A minimum screen resolution of 800 x 600 pixels is recommended
  • To use the Vodafone WLAN service, a WLAN-enabled laptop is required

Question?: How much does it cost to use?

Answer: You will be charged £2 per megabyte (ex VAT).

On average, one megabyte is the equivalent of:

    • 1000 average length text-only emails
    • 2 minutes of an MP3 file
    • a 25 page Word document
    • a 20 slide basic PowerPoint presentation

The cost of sending a UK text message is 12p for the first three messages each day and 9p per message after that. Terms apply.

Further Information

Further information on where 3G and GPRS coverage is available can be found at www.vodafone.co.uk/ukcoverage

Click here for further information on WLAN hotspot locations can be found at www.vodafone.co.uk/mobileconnect

More information:

For further details or advise please contact us:

E-MAIL: sales@rockdirect.com
TEL: 08709 90 90 90

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