- Mobility - The ability to maintain constant voice and data
communications while on the move.
- Immediacy - Allows subscribers to obtain connectivity when
needed, regardless of location and without a lengthy login session.
- Localization - Allows subscribers to obtain information relevant to
their current location.
- Still images such as photographs, pictures, postcards, greeting
cards and presentations, static web pages can be sent and received
over the mobile network.
- Limited Cell Capacity for All Users: GPRS does impact a
network's existing cell capacity. There are only limited radio
resources that can be deployed for different uses
- Speeds Much Lower in Reality
- Achieving the theoretical maximum GPRS data transmission speed
of 172.2 kbps would require a single user taking over all eight
timeslots without any error protection.
Transit Delays GPRS packets are sent in all different directions to
reach the same destination. This opens up the potential for one or
some of those packets to be lost or corrupted during the data
transmission over the radio link.