Harris Technology partners with Unwired

By Sarah Falson

SYDNEY: Wireless broadband internet supplier, Unwired, will add Harris Technology to its retail line-up including Dick Smith, Harvey Norman and Tandy, and has also announced it will launch new online fax, SMS and text2voice services.

The addition of Harris Technology will increase Unwired’s retail network to more than 150 stores across Sydney and Melbourne, and Unwired’s wireless card and desktop modem will be sold via Harris Technology stores from the end of February, according to Unwired.

The new online services, meant to boost Unwired’s appeal to small business users, will be provided by Newsnet and will allow Unwired customers to send and receive faxes without the need for a phone line, as well as send SMSs over the Unwired network to any phone number worldwide, and send text2voice messages to national phone numbers.

“The launch of uFax and uSMS services, as well as the addition of major retailer Harris Technology, increases Unwired’s appeal, particularly to small office home office (SOHO) users,” said Unwired CEO, David Spence.

Unwired’s uFax service will give consumers and SOHO owners the ability to run their business without a traditional fax machine, effectively making the phone line into the home or office redundant. In fact, it’s something they are demanding, with more than 45 and 60 per cent of Unwired customers wanting online fax and SMS services respectively.”

Unwired offers portable broadband services via its desktop modem and wireless card. Plans start at $15.95 per month for fast internet at better than dial up speeds and $29.95 per month for its broadband internet services. To access the service, consumers must first purchase either a Desktop Modem for RRP $189 or awireless card for RRP $299. Online and phone orders incur a $6 delivery fee.

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