3G Technology, 3G Mobile Broadband, Wi-Fi

[Some 3G tips from Reliance Mobile]

What is 3G technology?
3G is the next generation mobile technology offering higher speeds on both uplink (up to 5.7 Mbps) and downlink (up to 21 Mbps). It will enable a host of rich multimedia services such as video calling, video on demand, and provide a richer experience for existing services such as mobile Internet, mobile TV and MMS.

3G networks operate on technology called High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA). Data is transmitted many times faster than on earlier 2G networks. This basically means that in addition to the earlier audio, graphics, and text, you can now send and receive video content too — provided you have a 3G-enabled handset or USB datacard and are in a 3G coverage area.

What is the difference between 3G Mobile broadband and Wi-Fi?
Wi-Fi is a technology used to connect mainly laptops and some mobile phone within small areas (typically a few hundred metres max). 3G has a much broader coverage and works also with a broader range of mobile devices. With a Mobile Broadband dongle, you will be connected to the Internet everywhere there is Reliance 3G coverage.

What are the features available to me on 3G?
You can do very fast data transfers, make video calls, get video and music streaming, watch live TV, check mail, send instant messages, and fulfill all your Internet tasks.

How do I know if I am in a 3G coverage area?
If you have a 3G phone, you will see a small symbol on your phone. This symbol is usually a small ‘3G’ sign on the upper left corner of your screen. Depending on the handset, it can also appear as ‘3.5G’ or ‘3G+’ if you are in areas with faster speed coverage.

Do I need to get a new number to use 3G?
No. 3G services can be provided on your current Reliance GSM number provided you have a 3G handset.

Do I need to get a new SIM?
No. You can enjoy 3G services with your current GSM SIM on a 3G handset.

How can I know more about Reliance 3G?
Reliance will communicate more about its 3G services and the various features, pricing plans, coverage areas shortly. Watch this website for the latest updates.

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