AT&T Option GT Ultra Review

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Option GT Ultra (AT&T)Summary


What’s Good:

The Option GT Ultra is slim and cheap.

What’s Bad:

The PCMCIA format is on the way out. A lot of laptops no longer have the slot that this card can fit into. That’s no good. It’s cousin the Option GT Ultra Express may fair better.

Price:
No longer available

Provider:

AT&T"

Reviewed on: 10/06/08

Bottom-Line:

If you like PC Card Type II slots, then it’ll get the job done. No big frills or features here. Just regular ole internet. It won’t cause you to mortgage your house a second time though.

Contents
1. Details
2. Image Gallery
3. Manufacturer’s Description
4. Manual
5. Product Specifications

1.

That 2 Year OldThe Option GT Ultra has this ‘butterfly’ antenna that that doesn’t fly with me. It looks like a 2 year old could rip it off in a heartbeat. Other than that the card is solid. It’s got the sleek PCMCIA Type II form factor (read: slim & sexy). Doesn’t stick out too much from the laptop (so you can just work without interruption). Great stuff…so long as that antenna doesn’t give out…

It’s a good 3G speed card (Up to 1.7 Mbps at the moment). It’s limited by AT&T’s network. To their credit, they’ve been steadily upgrading. It can go up to 3.6 Mbps and will probably get there once AT&T upgrades some more. However, there are currently other cards that can outperform it.

No super special features to report here. The card normally runs about $199 but it’s available for free (for now).

2.

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3.

The Option GT Ultra PCMCIA broadband card for AT&T is capable of bursting to high data speeds that turn most any Windows laptop or Mac notebook into a roaming productivity center now, and in the future as the network evolves to provide faster data speed. Compatible with both AT&T 3G Broadband Connect and nationwide EDGE data networks, you get coverage when you need it. Plus, with the simply PCMCIA interface, it’s easy to get up and running.

4.
From the Manufacturer

Download Manual in PDF

5.
From the Manufacturer

  • Network Compatibility – UMTS/HSDPA 850, 1900, 2100 and GSM/EDGE: 850, 900, 1800, 1900
  • Dimensions – 3.4 in x 2.1 in x 0.2 in
  • Weight – 1.4 oz
  • Data Download Speed – HSUPA (Up to 2.0 Mbps), HSPDA (Up to 3.6 Mbps), UMTS (Up to 384KB), GPRS
  • 3G Data Speeds – Yes

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