All about Mobile Technology(at a glance for Singapore)

All about Mobile Technology(at a glance for Singapore)

<Simm Card>
-2G
-3G
-4G
-microSimm(3G)
-nanoSimm(3G)(For Apple iphones)
(Most Simm can support up to 500 contacts list except 2G only 250)

<Mobile Phones>

Camera
-Picture resolution eg 640×480
-Picture format eg jpeg
-Picture/Image viewer
-Video format eg flash(flv) or MP4(mp4)
-Video player eg Flash player
Non-camera
Blue Tooth for connecting assessories

<Networks>

2G
-Mainly used for text messaging and voice communications.
GSM
-Voice/Test/Flash/Voice messaging not secure
GPRS
-Most expensive at about $1 for every 100K if you do not have a subscription.
-Many people do not use it for internet anymore but use WAP instead.

3G
HSPA
-Part of the technology to connect to the internet at 7.2Mbps
CDMA
-Another secured spectrum used for internet/voice/text communications.
GSM
-Voice/Test/Flash/Voice messaging not secure
GPRS
-Mainly used for location services.

4G
LTE
-Highest speed for internet at present

<Messaging>

Text
-Normal SMS message(max 160 characters)
Flash
-Next interactive advertising because it is cheaper than MMS
and uses SMS technology but is in fact support multimedia.
Audio
-Same charge as an SMS but file size is limited.
MMS
-Multimedia but more expensive than SMS at about 10-20cents per message depending on networks.

<Prepaid Broadband for Mobile>

Singtel
– mainly charged by downloads eg 1GB for 7 days where you need to subscribe to surfer’s pack.
M1
– mainly charged per hour basis about $2 per hour with a minimum of $18 M1 broadband prepaid card, or unlimited access per day.
StarHub
Only Flexisurf plan via cable modem where login and payment is by credit/debit card.

Outgoing Voice calls are blocked by network for export sets from Singtel and Starhub networks, but no restriction from M1, there is no blocking for SMS.

– Contributed by Oogle.

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