We are told by very reliable sources that Zong is set ready to launch its EDGE card with-in this week.
ZONG has launched USB based GPRS / EDGE modem that is capable of connecting laptop / Desktop PCs with internet while on the go.
Zong’s plug and play Internet USB Card allows Internet browsing, instant access and the uninterrupted ability both to upload and download data. EDGE Card is compatible with Windows 2000 (SP4 or above), Windows XP (SP2 or above), Windows Vista and Mac, whether run on a PC, laptop or handheld device. SMS software is also installed, allowing texts to be sent directly from the computer
In addition to being connected to the Internet, customers will be able to:
- Check their connection status.
- View statistics of their internet usage. Will have access to their list of phonebook contacts, present on the SIM in the device. They will be able to add/edit/delete entries from the phonebook.
- To send text messages regardless of whether they are connected via GPRS or not.
Initial Sale Price of ZONG Internet USB Card: Rs. 9,999
Unlimited GPRS package Rs. 400/month +tax.
Domestic SMS: Rs. 0.5/SMS +tax
International SMA: Rs. 5/SMS +tax
Each month the users will have to recharge the SIM account to continue using uninterrupted services @ Rs. 400+tax
(Thanks to Gumby for providing additional info, also Official Press Release helped me for this post)