3G Phones - Lets Talk Face to Face

By: Keith Rickwood

Almost every month the market is flooded with newer versions of mobile phones. While some of these gizmos earn reputation for their camera and audio player, others take the laurels for good functionalities. And when it comes to connectivity, nothing can be compared to the outstanding potential of 3G phones. The revolutionary 3G promises more sophisticated and diverse range of services than ever been offered before. Primarily targeted for the business class, the phone is apt for the ones who prefer to carry their business along with them, and stay connected everywhere they go.

3G is a generic term used for third generation and points towards the new generation of mobile communication system. This 3G system is based on previous generation of 2G system of the GSM standard - but is more evolved, extended and enhanced.

3G users in many benefits in the domain of voice, text and data services. It marks a shift from voice-centric services to multimedia orientation such as voice data, fax services and video. Downloading video conferencing and video clips become really improved and easy with 3G enabled mobile phones. In addition, it has descent roaming capabilities and broad bandwidth high speed communication. One of the most useful and interesting aspect of 3G is ability to bring all existing cellular standards under a single unified structure. It uses the terrestrial and satellite components for its functioning.

In UK, 3G was first available with three (3), owned by Hutchison Telecom. But now rest of the network operators and telecommunication are gearing up to embrace this latest technology. The reason being obvious - its enormous capacity and value-added services. But then this mobile market is never static, while on one hand the network operators are busy gauging the pros and cons of a 3G network, on the other, the think tanks are already up with a 4G technology!

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