CINGULAR WIRELESS LAUNCHES CONSUMER GPRS IN SEATTLE.Building on over a decade of experience managing and delivering packet data services, Cingular Wireless has launched the first consumer GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) The first high-speed digital data service provided by cellular carriers that used the GSM technology. GPRS added a packet-switched channel to GSM, which uses dedicated, circuit-switched channels for voice conversations. (General Packet Radio Service) solution. The introduction of 'Cingular Wireless Internet Express' in Seattle provides consumers, as well as business users, with an improved wireless Internet experience with "always on" access to information and speeds up to 10 times faster than current technologies on other domestic wireless net works. The new GPRS service, which introduces packet data transmission technology into its existing GSM network, is an extension of Cingular's expertise leveraging its extensive and seamless nationwide Mobitex network.
Cingular's Wireless Internet Express Internet Express - An Internet provider in Colorado Springs, USA. Formerly called the Community News Service. They provide SLIP accounts at no extra charge. gives Seattle consumers the flexibility to toggle To alternate back and forth between two states.
toggle - To change a bit from whatever state it is in to the other state; to change from 1 to 0 or from 0 to 1. This comes from "toggle switches", such as standard light switches, though the word "toggle" actually refers to between an Internet session and a phone call or text message without having to abandon their Internet connection. This means that Cingular mobile phone users can have convenient access to e-mail, Internet, messaging, games and other services. Additionally, with the Motorola Timeport 7389i tri-band phone, consumers can roam anywhere on GSM across the U.S. and Canada and with Cingular's GSM partners overseas.
The introduction of this new technology to Seattle consumers lays the foundation for Cingular's roll-out of "2.5G" technology nationwide and its gradual evolution to "3G" or third generation wireless technology. Cingular Wireless Internet Express is expected to be available in all of Cingular's GSM markets by early 2002.
Cingular's Wireless Internet Express service is running over network infrastructure supplied by Ericsson and Nokia.
"Cingular Wireless is proud to be the first to deliver the next generation of wireless communications wireless communications
System using radio-frequency, infrared, microwave, or other types of electromagnetic or acoustic waves in place of wires, cables, or fibre optics to transmit signals or data. to consumers," said Steve Krom, Cingular Wireless vice president of data and Internet services. "This Fall, Cingular will leverage its depth of experience with business applications, delivering many of the same services currently offered through its Cingular Interactive services, such as wireless access to corporate e-mail, a feature no other wireless provider offers over GPRS."
Business users have long enjoyed Cingular Interactive's many services. Cingular's Corporate E-mail PLUS takes popular wireless e-mail services like BlackBerry to the next level by allowing users to receive, respond to and forward e-mails as if they were in the office. Corporate E-mail PLUS is the only service that gives enterprise employees wireless access to their corporate e-mail via the Blackberry wireless e-mail solution, along with interactive messaging capabilities from both the RIM 950 or RIM 957 Wireless Handhelds. Users can also combine Corporate E-mail PLUS with other services, such as line of business applications and business news and lifestyle content, on the same handheld.
Consumers with Cingular's new GPRS service can use Cingular's My Wireless Window Internet portal (http://www.mywirelesswindow.com/) and have improved access to the mobile Internet Refers to gaining access to the Internet using a lightweight, handheld device. See Mobile IP, PDA, smartphone and mobile TV. for smarter, faster and more affordable information. The wireless portal A Web site that supports a user with a smartphone or alphanumeric pager. It may offer a variety of features, including providing a springboard to other (WAP based) wireless sites, the ability to select content to be pushed to the user's device as well as providing a point of entry for , accessible from a mobile phone or personal computer, includes calendar, shopping, e-mail, address book and instant messaging Exchanging text messages in real time between two or more people logged into a particular instant messaging (IM) service. Instant messaging is more interactive than e-mail because messages are sent immediately, whereas e-mail messages can be queued up in a mail server for seconds or . The My Wireless Window portal also provides access to the latest information on stocks, sports, games, weather, news, movies, lottery, horoscopes as well as driving directions and Yellow Pages information for mobile phone users.
With Cingular's new Wireless Internet Express, air time will not count against wireless rate plan minutes, so customers are able to spend as much time on the Internet as needed as needed prn. See prn order. , paying for their data volume usage (per kilobyte (thousand bytes). For technical specifications, it refers to 1,024 bytes. In general usage, it typically refers to an even one thousand bytes (see kilo). Also KB, Kbyte and K-byte. See space/time.
(unit) kilobyte - (KB) 2^10 = 1024 bytes.
See prefix. sent and received). Wireless Internet Express will be offered as a feature add-on to any rate plan, giving consumers added flexibility to meet their specific needs. Packages are available starting at $14.99 and including 100 interactive messages.
Motorola's Timeport 7389i
As a tri-band GSM/GPRS handset, the 7389i allows users to travel to more than 150 countries without having to change handsets or phone numbers. With full Personal Information Management (PIM (1) (Protocol Independent Multicast) A multicast routing protocol endorsed by the IETF. Used in conjunction with an existing unicast routing protocol, it comes in two flavors: Dense Mode (PIM-DM) is used when recipients in the target group are in a concentrated ) functionality, synchronization (1) See synchronous and synchronous transmission.
(2) Ensuring that two sets of data are always the same. See data synchronization.
(3) Keeping time-of-day clocks in two devices set to the same time. See NTP. capabilities, voice recognition, GPRS and Voice Note recorder, the 7389i handset operates as an essential tool for smarter, faster and more affordable information while traveling.
The Motorola Timeport 7389i is currently available at select Cingular locations in Seattle, or visit http://www.mywirelesswindow.com/ and http://www.motorola.com/.
About Cingular Wireless
Cingular Wireless is the second largest wireless carrier in the U. S., and is dedicated to self-expression and customer-friendly service. As a provider of mobile voice and data communications data communications, application of telecommunications technology to the problem of transmitting data, especially to, from, or between computers. In popular usage, it is said that data communications make it possible for one computer to "talk" with another. , Cingular, a joint venture between SBC (1) (SBC Communications Inc., San Antonio, TX, www.sbc.com) A large, national telecommunications company that grew from a multitude of local and regional companies, including Southwestern Bell, Pacific Bell and Nevada Bell, into a single, unified brand by 2002. Communications and BellSouth, currently serves more than 21.2 million customers nationwide.
Cingular can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.cingular.com/ .
Motorola can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.motorola.com/.
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