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GPRS - General Packet Radio Service is a mobile data service available to customers with GSM cellphones. GPRS can be utilised for services such as WAP access, SMS and MMS, but also for mobile data services such as Internet and email access.
This means you can:
You'll need a cellphone which is 3G HSDPA capable, or a PC with a Vodafone Mobile Connect USB Modem, used with a Vodacom mobile data Contract or data bundle.
Yes, when 3G HSDPA is not available you will be able to connect via Vodacom's EDGE or the GPRS mobile data network.
Current 3G cellphones will connect to the 3G HSDPA network, but only offer throughput speeds of up to 348 Kbps. However new 3G HSDPA enabled cellphones allows throughput of between 400Kpbs and 800Kbps with peaks of 2.4Mbps.
The 3G HSDPA technology was built to deliver throughput speeds of up to 3.6 Mbps for downloads, but expect to experience speeds between 400 Kbps and 800 Kbps with peaks of approximately 2.4 Mbps - offering you instant Internet access.
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