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Where is GPRS in the grand scheme of data?

Where is GPRS in the grand scheme of data, like 2G, 3G...? I've seen it a few times on my iPhone recently.

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matt101101 / MOD  Dec. 2, 2013 at 12:48

About as low (or should that be slow) as it gets.

JanSt / MOD  Dec. 2, 2013 at 12:56

The GPRS core network allows 2G, 3G and WCDMA mobile networks to transmit IP packets to external networks such as the Internet. The GPRS system is an integrated part of the GSM network switching subsystem.

Hate to say this, but matt's wrong. GPRS serves both 2G and 3G data package transmission.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Packet_Radio_Service

Many phones show GPRS in the icon bar when 3G isn't available. That is misleading, as both
2G and 3G data packages transmission utilises GPRS.

matt101101 / MOD  Dec. 2, 2013 at 14:54

The GPRS core network allows 2G, 3G and WCDMA mobile networks to transmit IP packets to external networks such as the Internet. The GPRS system is an integrated part of the GSM network switching subsystem.

Hate to say this, but matt's wrong. GPRS serves both 2G and 3G data package transmission.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Packet_Radio_Service

Many phones show GPRS in the icon bar when 3G isn't available. That is misleading, as both
2G and 3G data packages transmission utilises GPRS.

I was mistaken it seems.

I won't pretend that I was merely tailoring my answer to the iPhone's use of the term GPRS haha ;).

JanSt / MOD  Dec. 2, 2013 at 15:00

hahaha

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