Dell wired to wireless
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Dell wired to wireless

Dell announced late Thursday a partnership to let Dell notebook owners sign up in advance to access T-Mobile USA's hot spots. Across the United States, T-Mobile has thousands of such hot spots, which are public areas outfitted with Wi-Fi, or 802.11, wireless networks to tap the Internet. "The benefit of the deal is that Dell notebook users can then access T-Mobile hot spots more quickly by entering a username and password, as opposed of having to plug in credit card information."