O2 Announces Sierra Wireless USB Modem

O2 and Sierra Wireless today announced the availability of the Wireless USB Modem (Sierra Wireless AirCard® 875U) on the O2 network in the UK. Designed for mobile professionals on the move, the Wireless USB modem from O2 provides an always-on Internet connection through the USB port, enabling greater compatibility with a wide range of computers, and offers optimal performance through in-built battery and easy configuration. Enabling users to work at home, in the office or on the move, the Wireless USB Modem from O2 is designed to work on GPRS and 3G networks, as well as EDGE and HSDPA networks in many countries around the world*. Users can send or receive information at speeds of up to 384Kbps (when in 3G coverage) and up to 53.6Kbps on GPRS while only paying for data sent and received, allowing them to stay connected to the Internet at no additional cost. Setting up the Wireless USB Modem from O2 is quick and easy. Users simply place an O2 Data SIM into the Wireless USB Modem and load the Sierra Wireless Watcher software supplied to a Desktop PC or laptop. The Wireless USB Modem connects through a flip-out connector to a USB port on the Desktop PC or laptop running Windows 2000, XP, Vista or Mac OS X operating systems. To extend flexibility for users who would like to connect it to a Desktop PC, the Wireless USB Modem comes with a docking station that can be plugged into the back of the computer and sit conveniently on a desk. “The Wireless USB Modem is a great addition to O2’s range of products and services for mobile professionals on the move,” said Phil Ledward, Head of Data Marketing at O2. “Providing fast access speeds and a quick and easy setup, the Wireless USB Modem from O2 enables users to get the most out of their time wherever they are.” “We are pleased to work with O2 to deliver the Sierra Wireless AirCard 875U USB modem to O2 data customers,” said Jim Lahey, Vice President, EMEA for Sierra Wireless. “The Wireless USB Modem offers a convenient option for those who want more flexibility than a PC card or an ExpressCard provides, without compromising the high-performance, reliable wireless connection they need and expect from O2 and from Sierra Wireless.” The Wireless USB Modem from O2 is now on sale at £120rrp and is available in O2 retail stores and online at www.o2.co.uk. * International GPRS usage is offered where O2 has a partner network. Charges vary by country