Berne, 10 April 2007
The new data card is called the Unlimited Express Card and it's suitable for laptops that support the slimmer Express Cards rather than conventional PCMCIA cards. The Unlimited USB modem can be used with any laptop as long as it has a USB port, allowing Mobile Unlimited to be used with virtually any laptop or PC on the market. The new Unlimited Express Card also runs on Apple computers with the OS X operating system, making Mobile Unlimited officially available to Apple users for the first time.
Increasingly, laptops today are only being equipped with Express slots - a trend which the new Unlimited Express Card takes into account. The new card almost disappears into the laptop, almost becoming an integral part of the computer.
The Unlimited USB modem is ideal for infrequent computer users who want to use the Internet at home on their PC and on the move with their laptop. The modem is easily connected up to the computer's USB port and it already contains the necessary device drivers for Windows. When you plug in the USB modem the computer automatically detects the device and installs all the required drivers automatically.
The Unlimited Express Card will be available from mid-April 2007, priced at CHF 399 for non-subscribers or CHF 99 for a 24-month subscription. The Unlimited USB modem will go on sale in the first half of May 2007.
To coincide with the launch of the new Unlimited products, Swisscom Mobile is doubling the speed of its entire HSDPA network to 3.6 MBit/s. The network currently offers coverage to 40% of the Swiss population. Introduced a year ago, HSDPA is now accessible in Basle, Berne, Davos, Geneva, Lausanne, Lucerne, Lugano, St Gallen, St Moritz, Zug and Zurich.