Let’s start from the beginning. 3G, it means third generation. 3G is a standard which is set by International Telecommunication Union for mobile phones and mobile telecommunication service providers.
In India, BSNL has launched this 3G service in some states but now Tata Docomo is going to launch 3G services on November 5th, 2010. Tata Docomo is the first private company which will be launching this 3G services in India.
So currently this 3G service will be available in following states:
- UP (West)
- Maharashtra except Mumbai
- Madhya Pradesh
So now lets study the advantages of 3G and why its worth it !
Need for speed:
Humans always craved for Need for Speed. Whether its your broadband, or while driving, you must have always felt the need for more speed. 3G will be much faster than 2G. 3G is specially suited for the impatient ones, and humans are always that !
Now you can surf three times faster compared to dial up modem connection. Now you won’t have to wait for the endless time and wait for loading that webpage. 3G changes it all. Whenever you feel that you need information about something, just open your browser and hit google.com and information is at your fingertips.
Forget that buffering era and go ahead and listen to live streaming music. Whenever you feel that your playlist is old and want to listen to some new songs, go ahead and listen to that song, live on the web. Music streaming, it rocks.
Streaming music videos:
Whats your favorite website for watching videos ? Well, some may say that youtube or vimeo. Video buffering will be very speedy on a 3G network. Forget about that endless buffering time and watch that favorite music video on youtube.
Watching live TV or video on demand:
As said in the previous point, watching videos and listening music will be a breeze. Now you can also watch live TV on your mobile phone.
Are you one of them who hates to logout of your messenger ? Then now you don’t even need to logout, because you can always stay in touch of your friends through yahoo, gmail, live messenger, etc. Receive the messages of your loved ones at any time and reply them at the same time. Now who needs to go offline ? No one :)
Some mobile phones come equipped with GPS (Global positioning system). Through GPS, you can know where you are and you can locate anything with it. Imagine you don’t know about a particular address and where it is, just use your mobile phone to locate the correct path and there you go.
Now comes some people’s favorite part. Gaming, some people absolutely love it and spend hours on it. Now whether its mafia wars or farmville on facebook, or you want to download a game to play it, go ahead and just do it, without thinking twice. Don’t think about wasting energy points in mafia wars or crops rotting in farmville, because you’ll always be there.
How can we forget about our favorite facebook, or orkut or twitter accounts. Nowadays many people have become social networking addict. They just don’t want to logout of facebook and spend much time on it in the whole day. Now you don’t need to use your computer or search for a Wifi connection to connect to these sites, all these things can also be done from your mobile phone too. Thanks to the speed of 3G.
Have a client and he wants to do video conferencing ? No problem, with 3G you can do uninterrupted video conferencing. In some businesses, video conferencing is very crucial and with a 3G network, you can do a meeting or help out your buddy in real time. With this new technology, video calling will be made possible.
So let me think, are there any other uses of 3G ? Oh yes, and many more. The possibilities are simply endless. Just think where, in which situation and when can you use this high speed internet connection, and you’ll see that the possibilities are endless.
So one must be thinking, do he/she need a handset with 3G also. The answer is yes. When choosing a handset, ensure that model has 3G technology. Some examples of handsets having 3G are Nokia 2730, Nokia E63, Nokia E5, Samsung Corby 3G, Samsung Monte, Samsung 5010 Guru, Apple iPhone, etc.
You may also be interested to read about 3G from Wikipedia.
Also take a look at the official 3G life website of Tata Docomo