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GPRS

GPRS – General Packet Radio Services – is a mobile communications mode based on packet transmission, as opposed to GSM which involves circuit transmission. It enables data to be transmitted at a rate of 56 to 114 Kbits per second. GPRS is a transitory system towards 3G. It still uses GSM technology and networks, but its improved transmission rate means that it is capable of running more sophisticated multimedia applications. SMS and GPRS technologies are complementary: SMS provides a low cost solution while GPRS provides a more powerful tool for more complex applications.