LibanCell, Cellis Introduce New Mobile Phone Internet Service
Libancell and Cellis have announced the launch of a new mobile phone internet service that provide better internet access to the Wireless Application Protocol (WAP), The Daily Star reported Sunday.
The third generation of mobiles will end the previous generation’s problems and there will be no delay in opening the pages of the internet as before.
More services and informations will be available about the nearest restaurants, hotels and cinemas.
Visitors to this year’s Telecom Middle East 2001 exhibition at the Forum de Beyrouth will have a new abbreviation to remember GPRS, the paper said.
GPRS allows users to access the internet from their mobile phone anywhere, all the time, without having to call, and at higher speeds than the existing “second generation” GSM system for mobile phones.
Cellis, which is majority-owned by France Telecom, introduced its GPRS service for Lebanon at the exhibition this week.
Initially, according to the daily, the Cellis will offer GPRS access speeds of between 10 and 40 kilobits per second. The technology allows users to surf the web, exchange e-mails with attached files, and conduct e-commerce and mobile commerce (m-commerce).
Cellis currently offers a WAP service at $5 a month for unlimited use.
Taking advantage of Cellis’ GPRS service will cost users significantly more. The operator will initially charge a monthly subscription fee of $22 for unlimited use – Albawaba.com