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Welcoming 3G

The cellular world in Indonesia is welcoming its new technology: 3G (Third Generation). Not only the the cell phone vendors are filling the market with 3G phones, but also all the big telecommunication companies are striving hard to promote this new service to the public. What services does 3G offer? which one will you like most? read on to find out more about them.

2.5G VS 3G
The first generation technology only enabled users to make/receive phone calls and send/receive text messages. With 2.5G technology, which was launched in early '90s, users could not only enjoy the benefits of 1G technology, but also more features such as MMS (Multimedia Message Service) and faster Internet browsing using GPRS (general Pocket Radio Service). What about 3G? All the benefits stated earlier plus fast Internet connection HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access), Push to talk, Video streaming & Music Download, Video call, and Mobile TV, are features of this cutting edge technology.

Video Telephony
"Hi Den .... are you sure you are in your English class now? Why do I see so many movie posters?" asks Cinta him boyfriend Deny. No, she's not blindly accusing him of cheating. But why the question? She's doing video telephony, the killer application of 3G, with her boyfriend. Some 3G phones are equipped with 2 cameras, one of which is used to do the video call so that you can see the caller, and the other way around. If you already have a 3G phone and happen to be one a telkomsel costumer, you will have to pay around Rp.1200/minute to enjoy this video call. Oh, you live outside Jakarta? Don't worry .. XL provides 3G services for costumers in Jakarta, Medan, Batam, Bandung, Surabaya, and Denpasar.

Video Streaming & Music Download
Would you like to watch Beyonce dance and sing on your cell phone screen? You can enjoy video clips of your fave singers or download the songs from the content providers and save them in your cell phone. During the promotion period, some operators offer 50% discount or even free contents. If you like to surf the Net, 3G provides you the speeds up to 2.6 Mbps. At this speed, you even can download a whole movie in no time at all!! Goodbye warnet !

Mobile TV
There is a death match between Real Madrid and Barcelona. You really want to watch it, but you are still far away from home? Just activate the Mobile TV service and you can watch the game on your cell phone. You will always be well-informed if you have a 3G phone because all 3G operators provide TV services. For example, XL offers BBC World, Jak TV, O channel, SCTV, Fashion TV, and some other content providers.