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.

Author: Gilbert Tan TS

IT expert with more than 20 years experience in Apple, Andriod and Windows PC. Interests include hardware and software, Internet and multimedia. An experienced Real Estate agent, Insurance agent, and a Futures trader.

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