Unlike the earlier days, mobile phones have gained immense popularity these days. In fact, they are now used by most majorities of people worldwide. Mobile phones allow individuals to be in touch with their family, friends and colleagues when not at home.
When mobile phones were initially introduced, they were only capable of making and receiving calls and SMS. However, with a number of different mobile services now offered by providers, the features of modern day cell phones surpass the traditional ones.
Some popular services offered by mobile phone companies
With a number of advancements in mobile phone technology, mobile service providers offer a range of different services to cater to individual needs.
General Packet Radio Service or GPRS is commonly known as mobile internet service. With the help of this service, you can access your emails, social networking sites and other websites right from your mobile phone. GPRS also allows a host of other services like downloading ringtones, games, wallpapers, etc.
Codenamed as 3G (3rd Generation Technology), it is basically an advanced version of GPRS service. Improvements in browsing speed, connectivity and bandwidth are the major advantages of 3G service over GPRS. Typically, GPRS offers maximum bandwidth of 64Kbps whereas EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution) offers maximum bandwidth of 384Kbps. On the other hand, with 3G, you can attain speeds of up to 21Mbps.
Live TV and Video Calling –
Irrespective of whether you are at home, office, travelling or elsewhere, with Live TV service, you can watch your favourite TV shows and sports on the move. With video calling feature you can make face-to-face video calls to the recipient. However, it is important for the recipient to have a 3G video capable phone.