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Danish Shaukat
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Hi !
I am planning to buy a cell phone, but i'm new and don't really understand this stuff. I have some basic questions. Kindly help me.
The place where i live there are four main mobile service providers. Two have GSM networks, one has GPRS network and one is on AMP.
1) So i should get a cell phone that supports either GSM/GPRS networks rather than one that supports TDMA/CDMA. The way i get it, if a cell phone supports TDMA or CDMA, then it will not work on GSM/GPRs and vice-versa. Am i right ?
2) If i get a cell phone that only supports GPRS, then will it work with GSM network? As i see it GPRS is an extension of GSM.
3) GSM phone is SIM based,right ? And same will of ourse be true for GPRS.
4) If anyone knows some good web sites where i can get this sort of stuff cleard up please let me know.

Regards
Danish
Sameer Jamal
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GSM stands for Global standard for mobile phones this technology is older and soon going to be obsolete as bandwith avilable is very small and the quality of sound is poor it is also termed as TDMA technology i.e Time division Multiple Access
CDMA or Code Division Multiple Access is a new technology and is much better than GSM phones it has got high bandwidth and very good Audio/Video Quality
You can see GSM/TDMA as dial up internet connection and CDMA as cable internet connection
Brian Joseph
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I don't understand how GSM is older and soon to be obsolete? I just bought a new phone that supports this GSM network, and right now the coverage in the US is not that complete. The reason is that it's still being built up. The guy at the store said it was "new". My understanding was that it was something which would be the standard in the US a couple years from now.
I'm just saying what I heard. I really don't know much about cell phones, I never owned one before. I just recently bought the T68i phone from amazon.com with tmobile. With rebate, the phone is free.
Pradeep bhatt
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Is there any harm in over charging cell phone battery?


Groovy
sunitha reghu
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Yes Pradeep ... it will burst
Anonymous
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GSM stands for Global standard for mobile phones this technology is older and soon going to be obsolete as bandwith avilable is very small and the quality of sound is poor it is also termed as TDMA technology i.e Time division Multiple Access
GSM (global system for mobile telecommunication) ma8 its not absolete technology there is 2nd generation GSM network..and then 2.5G(GPRS)..edge..3GSM(video enabled) GSM is rare in US but almost a defacto standard in Europe,and in some part of Asia and Africa.
Anonymous
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1. GSM used TDMa (time division mulitple access).it works in 890 MHz - 960 MHz band in EUrope and asia and 1900MHZ in US. So if you have bought a GSM phone in US it will not work in Europe/asia unless it is dual band
that is capable of hoping between 900mhhz band and 1900mhz. And then there is also Dual Mode phone which support both AMPS(analog transmission) and TDMA(digital) transmission technology. If you want your phone to work in CDMA network then you have to get tri mode phone AMPS/TDMA/CDMA.

2) If i get a cell phone that only supports GPRS, then will it work with GSM network? As i see it GPRS is an extension of GSM.
YEs GPRS(GENERAL PACKET RADIO SERVICE) is extension of GSM its 2.5G. meant for hight speed data access non-voice.
3) GSM phone is SIM based,right ? And same will of ourse be true for GPRS.
YES
4) If anyone knows some good web sites where i can get this sort of stuff cleard up please let me know.
http://www.gsmworld.com
Anonymous
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Is there any harm in over charging cell phone battery?

yes battery life will be shortened. (Jaldi phokegee
Pradeep bhatt
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Dont scare me
Originally posted by sunitha raghu:
Yes Pradeep ... it will burst
Pradeep bhatt
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Whats is that?
Originally posted by <desi_bhai>:
(Jaldi phokegee
Anonymous
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sorry ma8, from your name i assumed u understand hindi...it means same as what i wrote in english.
Pradeep bhatt
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THANKS! NOW,WHAT IS "ma8"?
Anonymous
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Desi_Bhai should change his name to Cryptic_Bhai.
I think it should be 'Jaldi Phekoji'(Throw it early).About ma8,I don't have any clue.May be it is 'mate'.Its similar to like what is written behind rickshaws/trucks.13 Mera 7(Tera mera saath!):companion ,yours and mine!!
sunitha reghu
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Hoooo Pradeep....
Pradeep bhatt
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oh no!
Originally posted by sunitha raghu:
Hoooo Pradeep....
Anonymous
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oye kepler..ma8=mate..in british english its same as buddy..dude...
Anonymous
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'Jaldi Phekoji'(Throw it early). no its phokeegi..(its punjabi)..wear off soon..Maybe ravish can provide better translation
Pradeep bhatt
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Thank you very much for decrypting things!
sunitha reghu
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Can anyone tell me what is the meaning of the hindi word "Puchu " { i belive this is a hindi word}. Yest when i was eating food in an indian rest some one called me "puchu" and those guys were talking in hindi.

[ June 10, 2003: Message edited by: sunitha raghu ]
kapil kumar
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Why are you confused?
Originally posted by sunitha raghu:
Hoooo Pradeep....
kapil kumar
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I guess it means "ask"
Originally posted by sunitha raghu:
Can anyone tell me what is the meaning of the hindi word "Puchu " { i belive this is a hindi word}. Yest when i was eating food in an indian rest some one called me "puchu" and those guys were talking in hindi.

[ June 10, 2003: Message edited by: sunitha raghu ]
kapil kumar
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You should have asked them to talk in English.
R K Singh
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Originally posted by sunitha raghu:
Can anyone tell me what is the meaning of the hindi word "Puchu " { i belive this is a hindi word}. Yest when i was eating food in an indian rest some one called me "puchu" and those guys were talking in hindi.

Looks like its a code lanuage of that group who said to you Puchu...
Even we had a code language among us in college.. which only we will understand....
Here also I have some people with whom I talk in code language which no one else can understand [sometimes even they dont understand ]
Anyone else .... .. I would also like to know the meaning..
AW are you sure its Hindi .. I think its Mallu word
ummmmaaaaaaaaaa
[ June 10, 2003: Message edited by: Ravish Kumar ]

"Thanks to Indian media who has over the period of time swiped out intellectual taste from mass Indian population." - Chetan Parekh
R K Singh
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Originally posted by sunitha raghu:
"Puchu "

Were you eating Roti/Chapati ??
In Punjabi Roti is also called Phulka ..
OR you were eating Pani Pori/Batasha/Gol Gappe...
in some places its call Phuchka ...
OR you are like Roti[slim] OR like Batasha[fat/round]
D Kumar
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rAVISH, YOU KNOW A LOT OF THINGS!
R K Singh
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Originally posted by Dilip Kumar:
rAVISH, YOU KNOW A LOT OF THINGS!

I know one more thing, your 'Caps Lock' is on
Its just that I have travelled a lot and have different species as friend
And you know I learned 'Kannada' here in JR 'eh'
sunitha reghu
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Originally posted by kapil kumar:
Why are you confused?

Bcoz he doesnt know wat is "ma8" .He also doesnt know wat happens if a cell phone is overcharged
So im confused whether Pradeep is still in preschool
sunitha reghu
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Originally posted by kapil kumar:
You should have asked them to talk in English.

hmmm...i thought ignore them
sunitha reghu
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Originally posted by Ravish Kumar:

Looks like its a code lanuage of that group who said to you Puchu...
Even we had a code language among us in college.. which only we will understand....

i also suspect its a code language
Here also I have some people with whom I talk in code language which no one else can understand [sometimes even they dont understand ]

U dont need to use code language even normal language u speak noone understands
[QB]
Anyone else .... .. I would also like to know the meaning..
AW are you sure its Hindi .. I think its Mallu word
ummmmaaaaaaaaaa [/QB/]


Yes anybody somebody plss help me to find out the meaning.....


[ June 10, 2003: Message edited by: sunitha raghu ]
sunitha reghu
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Ravish kumar,Kapil Kumar, Dinesh Kumar
R u guys frm one family???
R K Singh
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Originally posted by sunitha raghu:

Yes anybody somebody plss help me to find out the meaning.....


OK ...
I am not sure but it could also mean that the guy was asking your permission to take you to movie
Dont ask me .. how I got this meaning
Ravish kumar,Kapil Kumar, Dinesh Kumar
R u guys frm one family???

I think I should display my real name
Anonymous
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puchhu or puchhi whick means kiss..or it could hve been puchchi(punjabi)...which means ask
R K Singh
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Originally posted by <Raghuveer>:
puchhu or puchhi whick means kiss..or it could hve been puchchi(punjabi)...which means ask

But I think Puchhi [kiss] word generally used for kids
sunitha reghu
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Thanks Raghuveer.....

Originally posted by <Raghuveer>:
puchhu or puchhi whick means kiss..or it could hve been puchchi(punjabi)...which means ask
sunitha reghu
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watever ravish...now i got the meaning...hoooey
now u dont need to say " to come for a movie"
"used for kids" blah blah
Originally posted by Ravish Kumar:

But I think Puchhi [kiss] word generally used for kids
R K Singh
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Originally posted by sunitha raghu:
watever ravish...now i got the meaning...hoooey
now u dont need to say " to come for a movie"
"used for kids" blah blah

That guy kissed my EX
Pradeep bhatt
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I did not go to school.. Thats the reason why my English is poor
I am still learning English..
you do not know what is "puchhu"..so you are in ---?
Remember that JAVARANCH IS A FRIENDLY PLACE FOR GREEN HORN.
Originally posted by sunitha raghu:

Bcoz he doesnt know wat is "ma8" .He also doesnt know wat happens if a cell phone is overcharged
So im confused whether Pradeep is still in preschool
Sameer Jamal
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Originally posted by Ravish Kumar:

That guy kissed my EX

I think his battery got over charged
 
Don't get me started about those stupid light bulbs.
 
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