Types Of Mobile Data Connection

ZainWhen making use of your smartphones, most individuals make sure that they have a reliable and stable connection. This is important to ensure that they can communicate properly. To help you know more, below are some of the most common mobile data connections you see on your smartphones.


G also known as GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) is the slowest speed of internet data transfer in your mobile phone.


E stands for EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution), which can also be called as Enhanced GPRS. This technology offers connection speed in between 2G and 3G technology. That is why some people refer to it as 2.5G.


3G known as the third generation of mobile telephone technology uses the Universal Mobile Telecommunications System and is based on GSM standards.

When using 3G individuals can experience data transfer rates of 384 kbit/second. However, if you have a strong and stable connection, data rates can go up to 42 Mbits/second.

H and H+

H stands for HSPA (High Speed Packet Access), which is an enhanced form of 3G technology. Because of this, HSPA can provide peak data rates of up to 14 Mbit/s for downlink and 5.76 Mbit/s for uplink.

On the other hand, H+ is known as the enhanced HSPA. It is faster than basic HSPA, which allow users to download or stream much more smoothly.


4G is the fourth generation of mobile technology that is also called LTE (Long Term Evolution). 4G is the current data connection used in both computers and smartphones since it offers network reliability.

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