How to Increase GPRS Internet Speed

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GSM (2G) phones are equipped with General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) technology, which enables users to send and receive data over the Internet. The speed of data transfer is relatively low. According to the Mobile Phones UK website, some GSM phones have 14.4 kilobits-per-second speed while some have 9.6 kilobits per second, which is a pretty slow speed for browsing.

  • Connect your GPRS enabled cell phone to your computer for getting a better speed.

  • Go to the “Start” menu on your computer and click on “Control Panel.”

  • Go to “Network and Internet Connections.”

  • Select “Network Connections.” Here, select your phone’s icon, for example, Nokia 3220. This icon will appear in the dial-up section.

  • Go to “Properties” by right-clicking on the “Network” icon in the dial-up section.

  • Select “Configure” on the new window.

  • Choose the “Maximum Speed (bps)” from the drop-down list. The maximum speed is 921,600.

  • Click “OK” and save the settings.

  • Restart your PC.

Tips & Warnings

  • Consider upgrading to a 3G cell phone that uses EDGE or 3G Internet. With EDGE or 3G Internet, you will be able to enjoy faster Internet speed (from 47.6 kilobits per second to 1 megabit per second).

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