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modem PC Card

A modem for use in a laptop or other computer with a PC Card (PCMCIA) slot. Modem PC Cards come in landline and wireless varieties, the latter enabling you to connect to a specific cellular or data service. See wireless modem.

wireless modem

A device that provides over-the-air data transmission. The term typically refers to a 3G or 4G modem (see cellular modem). It may also refer to Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. Some of the first wireless data services were CDPD, DataTAC, Mobitex and Ricochet. Also in the past, with the right cables, certain cellphones could become wireless modems for computers, but not often. See wireless glossary, CDPD, DataTAC, Mobitex and Ricochet.

Early Wireless on a Palm PDA
In 1999, the New York-based YadaYada service enabled the Palm user to retrieve websites via wireless.

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