By simply being first to combine personal organiser functions with a digital cellular telephone, Nokia Oy has won an enormous amount of attention for its Geoworks Inc Geos-running 80386EX-based Nokia 9000 Communicator, and it looks as if it might be the first convincing protable Internet access device. UUNet Pipex Ltd is already talking about offering such a feature, and now the EUnet International Ltd confederation says it is offering customized Internet services on the Nokia 9000 Communicator, calling the offering EUnetTraveller. The deal offers owners of the device access to the Internet in 24 countries in Europe and in the US. EUnetTraveller for the Nokia 9000 Communicator costs no more than the standard service and has been designed to offer users with a competitively priced mobile Internet connection in Europe and beyond, EUnet says. The one-time sign-up charge is $40 and includes 90 minutes of usage, and the connection fee is $0.14 per minute thereafter, on top of call charges, making it an expensive way to surf. The EUNetTraveller service will be available in the US, Canada and throughout Europe.
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