General Packet Radio Service

A service that allows non-voice data to be sent and received across GSM and TDMA communications networks. GPRS can send larger messages than SMS, and it enables cell phones to achieve transfer rates of 100 Kbps. Mobile phone users are provided with a continuous connection to the Internet, and they are only billed for the amount of data transferred. GPRS is a step toward third-generation (3G) mobile phone services.

See also : gopherspace  
NetLingo Classification: Net Technology