BASKING RIDGE, NJ and LOS ANGELES, CA — Businesses that need a solution to keep employees connected while on the road can select from a variety of Lenovo's ThinkPad notebooks with integrated wireless technology that use Verizon Wireless' Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) network. Verizon Wireless' BroadbandAccess service, which runs on the company's EV-DO network, is a tool that helps businesses gain the competitive advantages of both mobility and speed.
Verizon Wireless and Lenovo introduced the first notebooks with integrated EV-DO technology a year ago. Today, business customers can choose from a selection of ThinkPad notebooks, including the popular R60, T60, X60 and Z61 widescreen models, which provide a perfect balance of performance and portability. For the most demanding mobile users, these models include a more durable system design, coupling the ThinkPad Shock mounted hard drive with its airbag-like Active Protection System and Rescue and Recovery features. Users can capitalize on Verizon Wireless' BroadbandAccess service with Access Connections, a ThinkVantage Technology on ThinkPads to help automatically switch location-specific settings, including IP settings and defining default printers, when changing between wired and wireless network connections.
These ThinkPad notebooks are pre-configured for Verizon Wireless' EV-DO network to deliver a more pervasive and secure Internet connection than traditional Wi-Fi, enabling access in cities and towns from coast-to-coast. BroadbandAccess offers mobile and business professionals an ideal solution for when they are on the go, particularly when they travel in areas where Wi-Fi hot spots are not readily available.
Verizon Wireless was the first national wireless provider to commercially launch high-speed wireless broadband services in the United States. BroadbandAccess from Verizon Wireless gives customers high-speed access to e-mail, corporate data and the Internet from their laptop anywhere within the BroadbandAccess coverage area at download speeds averaging 400 to 700 kbps. Customers who travel outside a BroadbandAccess coverage area will seamlessly switch to Verizon Wireless' 1xRTT NationalAccess network to remain connected while on the road.
ThinkPad notebooks with integrated WWAN and EV-DO capabilities will enable IT departments to avoid hardware incompatibility issues, plus they can expect less hardware to troubleshoot and replace as no PC card is necessary for connection and improved data security for employees who frequently travel.
Customers with BroadbandAccess-enabled ThinkPad notebooks can sign up for Verizon Wireless session pricing or a monthly service plan online, directly from their notebook. Session pricing is offered for $15 per 24-hour session service. Customers interested in monthly service with any monthly Verizon Wireless voice plan can receive unlimited BroadbandAccess for $59.99 monthly access with a two-year customer agreement. For non-voice customers, BroadbandAccess is available for $79.99 monthly access for unlimited Internet browsing, e-mail and intranet access with a one- or two-year customer agreement.
For more information on Verizon Wireless EV-DO products and services, including BroadbandAccess, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com. Business customers can contact a Verizon Wireless Business Sales Representative directly at 1-800-VZW 4 BIZ.
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