With an increasing number of cellular phones and carriers touting 3G service, the obvious question arises: What is 3G? The term 3G refers to the third generation of mobile telephone, or cellular, technology. 3G was specifically designed to allow for the growth of applications that rely on increased mobile bandwidth.
While older generations of cellular technology allowed for only voice or limited data transfer, 3G can deliver multimedia applications over the network at faster speeds. With speeds ranging from 144Kbps to 2.4Mbps, 3G networks can be nearly as fast as a cable-modem. With that kind of speed, mobile web browsing, chatting and even live video streaming are possible.
In the United States, most carriers have begun rolling out their 3G networks to urban areas. Eventually the carriers' entire networks will be 3G.
So, do you need a 3G enabled cell phone? It depends on how you want to use your phone. If you're simply interested in making voice calls, there is no real advantage. If you plan to send multimedia messages containing photos and video, browse the web, chat or download applications over the network to your phone you should certainly look only at devices and carriers with a 3G network.
While many brokers provide virtual video tours of apartments, Mr. [Max] Ribitzky has taken the concept to a more intimate and personal level, a live interactive apartment showing, via video conferencing software. With more and more foreigners snapping up Manhattan apartments, the technique could make it easier to close a deal.
"... water flowing through the facade has left it badly damaged. Some panels are visibly cracked and peeling, and many of their steel frames have rusted. A frieze of poured concrete, spelling 'Storefront for Art and Architecture,' is in particularly bad shape: the final E now resembles an L with two drooping appendages."
"Built to withstand bone-shaking winds off the Atlantic, their [crofter's cottages] 4ft-thick granite walls are nigh impossible to punctuate with sufficient windows for contemporary taste, and their lack of insulation makes winter heating an economic challenge... Now at last, there are plans to build new homes on some of the best plots in the Western Isles that will look like a crofter's cottage of a century ago, but with the views and all mod cons."
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