Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
T-Mobile to start 3G services in May in Germany, UK and Austria
Posted on 26-Mar-2004 21:00 | Filed under: News


T-Mobile to start 3G services in May in Germany, UK and Austria
T-Mobile will offer a new mobile data communications services to current T-Mobile’s business and residential customers. Maximum bandwidths of up to 384 kbit/s can be obtained via the new network. The company says that in future, the networks launch will give T-Mobile customers access to a full-service offer for mobile voice and data communications via UMTS, GPRS or W-LAN. This integrated approach forms the basis for TM3, the brand for T-Mobile multimedia.

One of T-Mobile’s first offers is the new Communication Center which will be launched in May: the Multimedia Net Card, a plug-in card for laptops and communications software for simple access to applications like the internet or e-mail. The Communication Center offers more flexibility and efficiency for business customers and can be used anywhere. In combination with W-LAN-capable notebooks, the Communication Center automatically ensures that the quickest T-Mobile network is chosen. At T-Mobile HotSpots, this is W-LAN, at all other locations 3G or GPRS, depending on availability.

T-Mobile has also based its mobile phone portfolio on handsets that support the T-Mobile multimedia experience. All models presented at CeBIT 2004 enable quick, uncomplicated access to t-zones, T-Mobile’s mobile online portal. For example, the UMTS-capable Nokia 7600 supports the Mobile Jukebox service and the viewing of video clips via t-zones.

T-Mobile was showing examples of seamless mobile services with the Mobile Jukebox and Mobile Newspaper presentations. Both services can be used with both GPRS-capable and 3G-capable mobile phones. With the Mobile Jukebox, users choose a title in t-music via the quick t-zones access, select the song and then download it as they like onto a GPRS or 3G mobile phone. The marketing launch is planned for April 2004. With Mobile Newspaper, T-Mobile presents an information service that provides compact news articles with full text and colour photographs. Subscribers to the service receive updates at least twice a day, on news, sport, business and weather. T-Mobile plans to launch this service in the summer of this year.

New, volume-based rates supplement the T-Mobile multimedia offering. The new tariff option Data Flat 500 includes up to 500 megabytes in the monthly basic price of EUR 110. From May, customers will also be able to choose a time-based offer. In this case, customers would receive, for example, a certain quota of minutes per month for the transfer of mobile data. A seamless tariff model is planned for the summer, i. e. T-Mobile multimedia will offer a uniform tariff, regardless of whether customers surf the internet or call up e-mails via GPRS, 3G or W-LAN.

The company promisses to cover more than 200 cities and have a network coverage of 40 percent of the population in Germany at the time of the launch.


More information: http://www.tmobile.com...







Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

SkyCity conference centre a gone burger.
Created by JaseNZ, last reply by JaseNZ on 23-Oct-2019 13:42 (42 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Jesse Mulligan says Three 'could close down entire station'
Created by JaseNZ, last reply by Geektastic on 23-Oct-2019 10:19 (114 replies)
Pages... 6 7 8


Trying to find a symbol in Character Map
Created by sittingduckz, last reply by Gordy7 on 23-Oct-2019 13:40 (12 replies)

Cell Tower Abandoned or Neglected?
Created by kiwirock, last reply by halper86 on 23-Oct-2019 09:40 (23 replies)
Pages... 2


Genesis Energy, long gap in power shouts
Created by rugrat, last reply by Hammerer on 22-Oct-2019 13:54 (22 replies)
Pages... 2


Latency issue to Aus
Created by kamicrazy, last reply by NickMack on 21-Oct-2019 11:52 (33 replies)
Pages... 2 3


NZ Cricket to Spark Sport
Created by JPNZ, last reply by Apsattv on 22-Oct-2019 18:42 (142 replies)
Pages... 8 9 10


SKY announce Rugby rights to 2025
Created by JPNZ, last reply by compost on 22-Oct-2019 22:05 (83 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6