Friday, August 25, 2006
C&W adds Internet to mobiles.
Cable & Wireless Seychelles has announced plans to enable users of its mobile phone services to access the Internet with the launch its new MMS & GPRS services.
The company said they wanted to encourage more mobile users to access the Internet using their phones.
Cable & Wireless chief executive Usman Saadat said “We're proud to be the first to offer the people of Seychelles what they've been wanting and anxiously waiting for - latest GSM services that are comparable to that which are offered abroad.”
The Nokia’s representative (C&W’s GSM partner), Petteri Paasila said: “With the latest Nokia Networks technology C&W’s customers will be able to enjoy state-of-the-art network quality and advanced mobile services such as Web browsing for the first time in the Seychelles.”
Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) is a technology that allows you to create, send, and receive text messages that also include an image, audio, and/or video clip. MMS messages can be sent from one mobile phone to another or to an e-mail address.
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) and is a technology that allows your phone to transfer data at moderate speeds over the GSM network. A useful benefit of GPRS technology is WAP, short for Wireless Application Protocol, which gives you the ability to browse the Internet from your mobile phone or PDA whilst on the move. Using GPRS you can also use your phone as a modem to connect your laptop/PC to the Internet.
MMS message is temporarily available to any e-mail address and to any local C&W prepaid or post-paid mobile phone that has also been set up for MMS. C&W intends to introduce international MMS in the near future.