Basic mobile services

What is a mobile data rollover and how long does it last?

Depending on your mobile operator and your monthly tariff, you may have encountered the term data rollover. Data rollover is a feature that mobile service providers can offer on prepaid and postpaid mobile plans. Data rollover or mobile data rollover is a feature in your monthly mobile data plan that allows you to carry forward …

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Difference between bandwidth, bit-rate and latency

Bandwidth, bit rate and latency are inter-related concepts in telecommunications that are important to understand. In mobile communications, especially 4G and 5G networks, these concepts can help you know how fast a particular technology is, compared to the other. Bandwidth is the available channel capacity for sending or receiving data, the bit rate is the …

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SMS vs MMS: Difference between SMS, MMS and text messages

Messaging is an integral part of mobile communications, and there are multiple ways in which mobile networks can achieve it. For a customer, real-time messaging can be services like Short Message Service (SMS), Multimedia Message Service (MMS) and online Instant Messages (IM). SMS or Short Message Service or text message is a text-only messaging service …

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Mobile data speed with 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G cellular networks

In 2022, the distinction between fixed broadband and mobile broadband can be a bit blurry because both network technologies are capable of addressing the internet needs of customers. With the launch of 5G New Radio (NR) technology in 2019 in some parts of the world, mobile phones and routers can already achieve an average download …

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Roaming and international calls, SMS and mobile data

When we use cellular services through our mobile phones in other countries or when we try to contact someone in other countries, then the roaming and international services become applicable. If you travel internationally or contact people abroad through your mobile phone, it is important to understand the concept of roaming and international calls, text …

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