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News | 05/27/2002 4:00 am EDT

Rogers Wireless launches wireless modem service
Rogers Wireless Communications Inc. has introduced the Portage Plus service, which enables certain GSM/GPRS devices to operate as modems for laptops or PDAs. The service is specifically designed for certain phones that are equipped with software that turns the cell phone into a modem. Subscribers can send and receive data at speeds comparable to that of a 56K modem. The cost of Portage Plus is $129.99. Data access plans range from 5Mb of data for $30/month to 80Mb for $145/month. Overage fees vary according to rate plan. Rogers is marketing an introductory offer of unlimited data usage for $50/month for the first six months. In other Rogers news, Purolator Courier Ltd. has selected the company to provide a customized end-to-end wireless data system enabling the quick and reliable access to shipping information.

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