A technology called Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) is to mobile
devices what the World Wide Web (WWW) is to personal computers. The
mobile community began developing WAP several years ago to provide
access to the Internet for mobile users.
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Your wireless Internet browser
Today, most WAP sites are made up of text and hyperlinks. Some pages
even contain low-resolution graphics, or require data input. Your service
provider and others are free to design WAP sites as they choose, so the
sites are as variable as Web pages on the Internet.
Internet content on your personal computer is called a “web page.”
Internet content on your mobile phone is called a “page,” or “WAP card.”
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) is a technology used to send and
receive data via short bursts or packets over the wireless network. GPRS
allows you to stay connected to the Internet. This feature allows for faster
downloads of information and no time spent completing a dial-up connection.
Applications using GPRS include the WAP browser, text messaging and
dial-up connections for making digital data calls.
• For information about how to track time spent online, see “Check data
calls” on page 59.
• For information about sending messages via GPRS, see “Choose other
message settings” on page 74.
• For information about dial-up connections, refer to “GPRS dial-up
connections” on page 159.
• For availability, pricing, and subscription to GPRS services, contact
your service provider.