Mobile Fax/Data enables you to send e-mails, faxes, and surf the Internet while you're on the move, enhancing your connectivity, via a GSM Fax/Data card connected to your PC.
To make use of this service however, specialized equipment is required and varies depending on the type of handset you use. Primarily you would need the following:
A cellphone that does not require any additional software to send and receive faxes.
Some cellphones come standard with an infrared function that enables the user to connect to a laptop computer, without the need of cables. The relevant sofware that enables connection to a laptop needs to be installed, as this differs from cellphone to cellphone.
Cellphones that do not have infrared connectivity can be connected to a laptop or desktop computer by means of a cellphone specific serial cable.The relevant software that enables connection to a laptop needs to be installed, as this differs from cellphone to cellphone. This will enable the user to make use of MTC’s fax and data service. In order to make use of the fax and data functionality, users need to subscribe to the services, which MTC will assign accordingly.
Provided that you are within cellular network coverage, MobileFax enables you to send and receive faxes with the necessary computer hardware.
Provided that you are within cellular network coverage, MobileData enables you to send and receive e-mails and surf the Internet with the necessary computer hardware.
NOTE: that the band rate supported is only 9600bps.