The Benefits of GSM Service and Roaming

by : Ziv Ismirly

The Benefits of GSM Service andRoaming

Theinvention of the GSM system really revolutionized the mobile communicationsector.? Before the invention of the GSM,the standard car phones and mobile cellular phones were keyed to a singlemobile number and thus that telephone would be used only with that preprogrammed number.? As you can surmise,this created a lot of problems and confusion.?Furthermore, when you were traveling, you would have to get a new numberin each state or if you were traveling internationally, you would have to get anumber from each country.? Thus if youhad to visit 6 different places for a business visit, then you had to carry 5or 6 mobile phones to take care of your communication needs.

Howeverwith the advent of GSM, this concept changed completely with the usage of SIMcards.? SIM card is your personalizednumber or your personal identification card to the mobile network.? If you have a SIM card, you do not need to obtaina phone for every new number or region. Instead you place your SIM card on yourphone and then that phone becomes your mobile phone with your own number. Thuswith the example above, if you are traveling to 5 or 6 different places orcountries; you would just need a single phone and you could just get 5 differentSIM cards.? Thus wherever you travel, youcould hook up yourself with the appropriate SIM card f or that area and yournumber will be active instantly as soon as you turn on your phone.

Ofcourse, with the new GSM roaming technology, carrying 5 or 6 different SIMcards have become obsolete as well.? Nowyou can easily buy the best phone that you can with its accessories, chargerand Bluetooth and you can just buy a single SIM card with a single number.? Then you will have to activate the roamingfunction with your carrier and thus wherever you go or whatever country thatyou travel to, your number will stay the same. With international roamingactivated, you will be able to receive calls and make calls with your samephone number wherever you go.? This is apretty neat feature as all you have to do will be to have a single number andyou will be online anywhere in the world.

ThusGSM technology has progressed very far with mobile phones.? Now you can use your phone accessories morewidespread, as your phone and your number can travel to anywhere in the world.

ZivIsmirly working with cellural phones for over 15years. It has been a fun industry to be in. Changes on a daily basis - new phones,new functions, camera, better camera, video, smsFeature Articles, WiFi. Having a great timewhile keeping up with the cellural phone industry.