3G Vs Wi-Fi

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Striker_212

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Post #114 January 2008, 21:42
guys, im confused. well i dont knw wt 3G is. well im goin 2 buy a new fone and it has 3g but no wifi. now from wht i heard u cn still dwnld stuff usin 3g. so wt basically is it and do we have 2 pay our service providers (Etisalat). well wifi sounds amazing but da fone i wnt dnt hve it. so cn sum1 describe it detail.

afzalansari786

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Post #214 January 2008, 22:35
Hey dun know much abt wi-fi however i know much abt 3g coz i work for them, its amazing yes u r charged for the services but not much and the speed u get is 2.8mbps, not kiddin.

Fried_Kamote

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Post #315 January 2008, 00:34
3G is the third generation of mobile phone standards and technology, after 2G. It is based on the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) family of standards under the International Mobile Telecommunications programme, "IMT-2000". 3G technologies enable network operators to offer users a wider range of more advanced services while achieving greater network capacity through improved spectral efficiency. Services include wide-area wireless voice telephony and broadband wireless data, all in a mobile environment. Typically, they provide service at 5-10 Mb per second.

Unlike IEEE 802.11 networks, 3G networks are wide area cellular telephone networks which evolved to incorporate high-speed internet access and video telephony. IEEE 802.11 (common home Wi-Fi) networks are short range, high-bandwidth networks primarily developed for data.

*source: wikipedia

I personally prefer 3G since it has a wider coverage, you can be more mobile. While Wi-Fi is generally enclosed to buildings, shops, offices, etc.

Striker_212

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Post #415 January 2008, 04:54
hmm well havin both of them is cool bt i guess havin either is ok

Fried_Kamote

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Post #515 January 2008, 05:24
That's true, but if you travel a lot, 3G is much better (if there is coverage in the area) especially if you're on the road. But if not, Wi-Fi is much more cost-effective since some establishment offer Wi-Fi services for free.

kusanagiOren

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Post #629 January 2008, 06:22
For me, better to get both cause u might want to save ur bill when surfing the net via public wifi ... only use 3G as an alternative..

Quitter

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Post #718 February 2008, 08:04
3G is ok when you're in some emergency or if your GF is waiting for you online because it will cost you a bit expensive. As of here, speed for 3G is 7.2 Mbps. While on the other hand, WiFi is cool if you're sitting in Starbucks and enjoying the internet with a cup of coffee

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kusanagiOren

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Post #818 February 2008, 14:22
true..

btw u r referring to 3.5g ?

Quitter

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Post #918 February 2008, 16:22
yes dear!

Striker_212

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Post #1018 February 2008, 18:00
does any one know how to use Fring via 3g. since i live in da UAE etisalat provides 2mb as their lowest 3g speed. i just wanted 2 knw if dat speed is enouf 2 make calls thru 3g.

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