When close by any T-Mobile HotSpot, the Sony Ericsson GC89 picks up and switches over to the faster WiFi connection.
It runs on T-Mobile’s EDGE network. If you’re not at a HotSpot, speeds can feel like dialup.
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Reviewed on: 10/04/2008
This card is a tossup really. It costs considerably more than others, but the monthly fee is $10 less per month ($50). It’s like the hybrid car you spend more for upfront but save in the long run. Only get it if speed isn’t a major factor for you.
The Sony Ericsson GC89 comes in the PC Card format and fits snugly into the aforementioned slot. When compare to ExpressCards, it naturally looks a little wide. The biggest issue with the card is actually not the card itself but the network it’s on.
While T-Mobile is in the process of launching their 3G network, there is no word on whether this card will support it or not. If it doesn’t then it’s going to become obsolete pretty quickly. It is currently the only card that T-Mobile offers…but that may change in the next couple of months.
Not exactly a steal but you can pick up the Sony Ericsson GC89 for $110.
The Sony Ericsson GC89 PC Card provides you with more options and speed than any Sony Ericsson card before which is ideal for the mobile professional who needs access anywhere on the T-Mobile network, or worldwide on other compatible GSM networks. When not near a local WiFi hotspot, the EDGE cellular data transmission (up to 247 Kbps) for real productivity. Simple to use, the GC89 PC Card lets you surf the Internet, download attachments, connect to corporate networks and manage your e-mail.
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- Dimensions – 3.37 in x 2.13 in x 0.20 in
- Weight – 1.55 oz
- Download Protocol – GSM 800, 850, 1800, 1900
- WiFi 802.11 Compatible – Yes, g and b protocols supported
- Network Compatibility – GSM 800, 850, 1800, 1900
- 3G Data Speeds – Yes
- Data Download Speed – EDGE/GPRS
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