What Is a Gprs on a Mobile Phone?

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GPRS mobile Internet networks are often referred to as 2.5G technologies because they use technology that was developed between the second and third generations of mobile Internet data networks.

Definition

  • GPRS stands for General Packet Radio Service, and is a mobile technology used to send and receive data on cell phones

Types

  • There are two main types of GPRS technologies: Standard GPRS and EGPRS, or EDGE, which is typically two to three times faster.

Speeds

  • You can expect to have download speeds of up to 80 kilobits per second on standard GPRS networks depending on signal strength and whether you are using voice services.

Benefits

  • GPRS technology allows users to send multimedia messages or instant messages, or use applications that require Internet data and allow for a constant Internet connection.

Considerations

  • GPRS and EDGE networks are still widely used but are becoming less popular as considerably faster 3G technologies are being developed and implemented.

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