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"What does GPRS mean?"


Definition: A packet switching technology for GSM networks. It's an advanced data transmission mode that does not require a continuous connection to the Internet, as with a standard home modem. Instead, GPRS uses the network only when there is data to be sent, which is more efficient. The &GSM Association& believes using GPRS will enable users to send and receive data at speeds up to 115 kbps, more than two times faster than with traditional home modems.

Alternate Spellings: GPRS stands for &General Packet Radio Service&

Common Misspellings: Don't misplace it with GPS, which is a well-know &Global Positionning System&, a satellite technolog

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