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GPRS (General Packet Radio Service)

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GPRS is a technology for transmitting data over a GSM (Global System for Mobile communications) wireless network. It uses packet switching and supports IP. GPRS is a 3G (third-generation) cellular technology and was implemented in 1999 and 2000. Data rates are at least twice that of the fastest telephone modem.

Refer to "Mobile Computing" and "Wireless Mobile Communications" for more information.

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