3G / HSDPA

3G has proven to be an undeniable, and to many people, indispensable tool in communication without borders...

3G

3G is Third Generation mobile cellular technology in the context of cellphone standards. The services associated with 3G provide the ability to transfer simultaneously both voice data (a telephone call) and non-voice data (such as downloading information, exchanging email, and instant messaging). For example; 3G enables customers to access the Internet at high data speeds, make video calls and watch Mobile TV.

HSDPA

HSDPA is High-Speed Downlink Packet Access - a 3G mobile telephony protocol, which offers increased data transfer speeds.

WHAT IS IT?

Mobile, instant and affordable broadband access to the Internet and email, or your company network - from your cellphone, your laptop or desktop.

You now have a wider choice of broadband technology options to address your unique data communication needs, with the widest coverage in South Africa and abroad. Mobile broadband data services - utilising Vodacom & MTN's 3G HSDPA network, offering you mobility, broadband mobile data access to take with you when traveling abroad, and access speeds of up to 1.8 Mbps, depending on the coverage in the area your connect from.

3G is Third Generation mobile cellular technology in the context of cellphone standards. The services associated with 3G provide the ability to transfer simultaneously both voice data (a telephone call) and non-voice data (such as downloading information, exchanging email, and instant messaging). For example: 3G enables customers to access the Internet at high data speeds, make video calls and watch Mobile TV etc.

3G HSDPA is Third Generation High-Speed Downlink Packet Access - a 3G mobile telephony protocol, which offers increased data transfer speeds and capacity of up to 1.8 Mbps on the downlink and up to 348Kbps on the uplink, under ideal conditions. The 3G HSDPA technology was built to deliver throughput speeds of up to 1.8 Mbps for downloads, but expect to experience speeds between 400 Kbps and 800 Kbps with peaks of approximately 1.2 Mbps - offering you instant Internet access.

3G HSUPA is Third Generation High-Speed Uplink Packet Access - a 3G mobile telephony protocol, which offers increased data transfer speeds and capacity of up to 3.6 Mbps on the downlink and up to 1 Mbps on the uplink, under ideal conditions. 3G HSUPA will be available from Vodacom in the near future.

VALUE FOR MONEY

  • Simple, instant internet access at mega fast speeds
  • FREE email address (with data contract packages)
  • NO installation costs
  • NO Internet Subscription costs (NO ISP charge)
  • NO Waiting (instant access)

Mobility: Take the internet and your company network with you - use it when and where you need it with super fast broadband speed.

Speed: Under perfect conditions HSDPA downlink speeds are 1.8mbps, but expect speeds of between 400Kbps and 800Kbps with peaks of approximately 1.4Mbps.

Wide area coverage: Vodacom has 3G HSDPA coverage throughout its 3G network providing the widest 3G HSDPA coverage in SA! International coverage - International roaming on 3G HSDPA is possible through Vodacom's partnership with Vodafone, providing high speed data access in all Vodafone partner networks that offer HSDPA.

Simplicity: It is easy to set-up - No ISP, no waiting, no searching for a connection point, just plug and play!

Responsiveness: The latency of interactive applications such as chat and online gaming is reduced with HSDPA, making these applications respond faster.

WHY CHOOSE OUR 3G / HSDPA?

  • Portable connectivity, anywhere, anytime
  • No Telkom dependencies
  • Exceptional low cost rates

This technology uses Radio waves to send/receive signal. GSM wireless modems work with speeds up to 1.8 Mbps, depending on coverage strength in an area.

How can I use it?

You can now connect to the Internet, download/send emails or connect to your company network while you're mobile - at home, at the office or on the road - from your cellphone, laptop or desktop. Accessing information when you want, where you want has never been easier using your mobile networks mobile data services.

You can connect via MTN's & Vodacom's GPRS, EDGE, or 3G HSDPA networks.

Why would I use it?

When you're out and about, at home or at the office, you can immediately access information quickly and easily - no more waiting. With MTN & Vodacom's new range of mobile data services you can stay productive, informed and connected wherever you find yourself with Vodacom's & MTN's new range of mobile data services.

You'll experience:

  • The fastest mobile Internet
  • The best value Internet
  • Mobile data that travels with you anywhere
  • 24 Hour support on 155
  • It works with PC or Mac
  • It works with cellphones, laptops or desktops
  • Nationwide coverage

HARDWARE

  • Data card: Used for laptop. Fits in with a flash, allows you to leave the card in your laptop permanently. Provides speed up to 1.8Mbps
  • USB device: Used for laptops or desktops. Provides up to 3.8Mbps speed
  • Router Is used for desktops and for networking solutions

All hardware supports all services: GPRS, 3G, Edge, HSDPA.

SERVICES

  • GPRS Slowest available speed provided in poor coverage areas
  • Edge A middle stage between GPRS and 3G
  • 3G Next generation of GSM, this is the option is most popular at this time
  • HSDPA Fastest available speed, available in main business areas

COVERAGE

  • Vodacom and MTN have coverage in most areas within South Africa yet this is dependant on a few factors
  • The Areas metropolitan, suburban, town, settlement, these determine the speeds at which you will send and receive data.
  • For accurate coverage map's to determine your speeds and connectivity log on to one of the following web sites: www.vodacom.co.za, or www.mtn.co.za

How does it work?

All you need is an MTN or Vodacom data contract package.

You can use one of the following devices:

  • the MTN, Vodafone 3G Broadband Mobile Connect Card which slots into the PCM/CIA slot of your Laptop, OR
  • the MTN, Vodafone Mobile Connect USB Modem which slots into the USB slot of your desktop or laptop (running Windows or Apple Macintosh)

WHERE CAN I GET IT?

For more information you can call 0861 332 344, or request a free call back.

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