Mobile Phone Standards One Must Know

Mobile phones are the most sought after gadgets that have offered the fastest solution for all our communication related requirements. No matter wherever your loved one lives, you can stay connected with him or her all the time via the messaging and calling feature of these gadgets.

Be it the unlocked Nokia cell phone, a Samsung gadget or any other, it comes loaded with a wide range of useful features. These days the latest Android cell phones are grabbing a huge attention in the market due to their advanced applications and features.

Besides supporting different messaging features, the gadgets support other useful applications also. Most of you might not be aware of the fact that there are several different cell phone standards. Let us discuss some of the prominent standards in detail.

AMPS (Analog)
AMPS is a short form which stands for “Analog Mobile Phone Service”. It is also popular under the name of “Advanced Mobile Phone System”. This was one of the most prevalent analog cell phone standards used in the 1980s.

The standard is still used for high-reliability voice applications and very-low-bandwidth industrial data applications. The gadgets with this standard lack the feature of text or picture messaging.

TDMA
This is another popular cell phone standard. TDMA stands for “Time Division Multiple Access”. It is a digital standard in which each of the cellular “channels” is divided into time slots. This standard is prominent in only a few parts of the world.

GSM
GSM stands for “Global System for Mobile”. It is the widely used cell phone standard all over the world. It is also a digital standard that is based on Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) techniques. The advanced GSM phones also support digital transmission via GPRS allowing packets of data to be sent and received at reasonable rates. The GPRS extension also paves way for advanced features like MMS and WAP/web browsing capability.

The GSM standard has grabbed immense popularity all over the world with the addition of GPRS, MP3 players and cameras into GSM phones.

CDMA
CDMA stands for Code Division Multiple Access. CDMA is the latest standard that provides many times the channel capacity offered by TDMA. Owing to the benefits and advanced technology of CDMA and extended standards like CDMA-2000 and W-CDMA, the CDMA standard is rapidly growing in popularity in different parts of the world.

These are some of the popular mobile phone standards.

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