3G mobile service

@tigeraunt (6331)
Philippines
November 29, 2010 9:46am CST
dear my lot members, last night i was talking to my friend abroad and he says they have 3G mobile service. by using it, he said he can send video messages or video chat. this is really amazing. i have not tried it although i have heard about it in advertisements. i got very interested when he started talking about the said feature of cellphones. am wondering how it works. do you have this feature in your phone? do we need a special phone for this? does it cost high? ann
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@Kalyni2011 (3503)
• India
29 Dec 10
Technology is changing at a very fast rate, just take example of computers, my Professor husband says, they still have one in the laboratory , that occupies a full room, but very very slow compared to present day computers.. Yes we have 3G service here, we can see the person with whom we are talking, wish you have it soon.. merry xmas happy new year kalyani
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• China
30 Dec 10
Everybody is not able to keep pace with technological progress in electrical equipment.One of the reasons is that economic constraints.However what your professor husband hates to part with his old computer is perhaps that values his own old broom (a chinese idiom).
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• India
30 Nov 10
Yes of course to have access to the 3G feature , you need a mobile phone which has the 3G feature in it , and also a special 3G Sim card . 3G is refers to the 3rd Generation of Wireless Technologies . It has high speed data transmission , advanced multimedia access and Global Roaming . It is usually used to connect the mobile phone to Internet , to make voice and video calls , and to upload and download data with the servers .
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@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
27 Dec 10
dear bargavashok, you have cleared the question on my mind. so a 3G Sim card is needed. that means i have to put away the old sim card? i guess it is ok. global roaming would be so nice i will be able to talk with so many friends abroad. thank you so much for your response. happy holidays. ann
@jamuls (530)
• Philippines
30 Nov 10
3g technology has been around my country for a long time already... about a couple of years i think. it's really nice and there are 3g mobile phones out there that's cheaper than most. it's now 4g already so hurry up! i don't what's new about 4g and i haven't done any research for it... too busy catching up on Mylot.
@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
27 Dec 10
hi jamuls, i guess having one would be so nice and the functions are really great. i am feeling so much behind with the technologies .. am too busy catching up on mylot as well/ have a beautiful day. and happy holidays. ann
• India
29 Nov 10
Anny dear your friend is right, here in my city 3G service has been introduced recently, for this i had to buy a new Nokia mobile phone that has 3G compatibility lol Using this i can connect internet,check my email, send video messages even chat.. You can inquire with your mobile service provider about this, next buy a cell phone to enjoy this.. Thank you so much for sharing, from which country your friend is? Professor. . Cheers have a lucky day ahead. God bless you. Welcome always.
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@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
27 Dec 10
hello professor, he is from your country india. i guess this feature is already very popular there. and you adding those other features made me wonder, connecting to internet, checking emails, etc.. i guess the laptop will ones again be outdated. all you can do is put the cellphone on the pocket and there you go, like you have carried your pc with you. thank you so much for sharing professor. happy holidays. ann
@zandi458 (27954)
• Malaysia
29 Nov 10
I happen to have one 3G mobile phones but seldom use the video massaging cos the person I called doesn't have that features in their phones. It is quite interesting to interact with friends where you can see their faces while you're talking to them.
@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
27 Dec 10
hello zandi, this feature on the phone needs another same feature on another phone. too bad because not everyone of my friends have it. it is true that interacting would be more fun seeing the other person on the other line. thank you so much for your response. happy holidays. ann
@toniganzon (42802)
• Philippines
30 Nov 10
The cellphone must be 3g capable too. If you're from the Philippines, the charge is not as expensive as it used to. In fact it's very affordable now, but nobody seems to be using it because they just don't want to use it. In my case my phone is 3g capable but i never used that feature although i activated it.
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@junil_jk (498)
• India
30 Nov 10
yes, u need a handset which supports 3G. and of course the network provider whose SIM card u are using should be running on 3G technology too. in addition to sending video messages, u can do live video chatting if ur 3G-enabled handset has a front camera. many new 3G-enabled handsets are produced nowadays for quite reasonable prices. i had several 3G-enabled handsets including nokia N81, N82 and E63. but i couldn't experience 3G services as 3G services ain't widely provided yet, except very few providers, here and is very limited. but i lost my last two handsets in quick succession and i haven't bothered to buy another high end handset since then. so, now i'm using a cheap Motorola handset which doesn't support 3G network.
@cecil04 (409)
• South Africa
29 Nov 10
I had a 3G phone once and it real cool. Today you can find a cheap 3G phone almost anywhere. Yes you do need a special mobile phone to use 3G but your cellphone network must support it. But anyway we are moving on to 4G now from 3.5G which is known as HSDPA.
• India
30 Nov 10
Hi, here, 3G mobile service is very very good. The main advantage of it that we can do video call to any where. As every-body know that today's world is competition, So there are many sim cards are there by which we can do video call. In this we can download files also, I have docomo sim in which I can download any songs in a few seconds.. Hardly It takes only 4-6 seconds,. This 3G service is nice..
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@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
27 Dec 10
hello cecil and mahesh, i can see that you both loved the feature. talking of 3.5 and 4G makes me feel so much behind in these features. i find it really very nice and encouraging. thank you for your responses. happy holidays. ann
• Singapore
30 Nov 10
My phone is using 3G and the majority of the people in my country all use 3G phones. Now in my country, there's already the 4G and it's in the iPhone. Well, basically, 3G features are used for watching TV, surfing the net, chatting on MSN and many more. For me, I don't really use it because it wastes a lot of money and I don't see the need for it when I have a computer. For some people who are TV addicts, they will need one of these phones to watch their drama serials and if they do, they should invest in a HTC HD2. That's the best phone so far, among the phones I've seen.
@huqh123 (182)
• China
30 Nov 10
in my place,people are trying to use the 3G phone. the service is good, but the problem is that not all place havs the 3g signal. In some part of places, the signal is weak. so i want to change my phone ever. As i know the situation. so I wait and still use my phon enow. 2G network.It is god for me. maybe in the future, i will consider changing the phone,but not now.
@jaiho2009 (39034)
• Philippines
30 Nov 10
hello, 3G means third generation phone and has 10x faster accessing the web (browsing). You need a 3g phone to be compatible with the handset that your friend uses abroad in order for you to receive the video messages or video calling. It's one of the best feature that i love from my handset. But video calling costs a bit higher but worth the price when you see your friends abroad while talking to them. It's like video chatting in the internet using your handset. 3G phones costs a little higher than the ordinary phones. have a good day