Communication 3G

Which Cell Phone Providers Are on a 3G Network?

Published at 02/23/2012 20:14:57


Mobile network services have developed in a very fast pace. Today we have many network providers who provide 3G technology over the mobile. As we all know that 3G is nothing but third generation technology. This technology is based on the International Mobile Telecommunications-2000 (IMT-2000) standards that are put forth by International Telecommunication Union Application services. One can perform video streaming, video calling, internet access, mobile TV and 3D gaming using this technology over the mobile. This service has made it possible to enjoy great speeds and clarity at a touch of the mobile button. 3G network has standards of UMTS system, W-CDMA radio interface, HSPA, TD-SCDMA radio interface, and CDMA-2000 system. This technology has helped vastly to bring broadband services to Mobile. The speed of this technology is high and so one can do the operations easily and comfortably. The technology goes wherever the mobile goes.


3G mobile network has an uplink of around 508 Mega bytes per second and around 14.4 Mega bytes per second on downlink. The usual speed of any 3G network service provider is about 144 kbps to about 2.4 Mbps. There are many service providers which provide 3G network service over the mobile. There are many manufacturers like Samsung, Sharp, Nokia, Sony and Motorola that have handsets that deal with 3G capacities. It is always best to check with the network provider as to which plan suits for which handset to get best results in performance. There are many service providers for 3G network and some of them are Verizon, sprint, AT and T and T-mobile, Vodafone, Airtel and so on. Verizon was the first to launch 3G network in 2005.


Let us know about the four main and big service providers who provide 3G network services. AT&T; This provider has 3G service in most of the cities and in more than 165 markets. Their 3G service supports all UMTS handsets. They have mobile music portal and multimedia service. Some of the handsets that support this 3G service are AT&T Tilt, LG CU515, Samsung SLM SGH-A747 and Motorola Razr2 V9. Sprint/Nextel; This provider has 3G network service in more than 220 markets and in most of the cities. The provider supports CDMA handsets mostly and has music store and power vision multimedia service. Palm Centro, Samsung SPH-M520, Motorola Q9c and Sanyo Katana DLX 8500 are some of supported handsets for this service. T-Mobile; this provider has 3G network service in all major cities and supports all GSM handsets. Verizon; This provider has 3G service in about 240 markets covering most of the cities. It offers broadband service, 3D gaming, video, TV, music and other services too. RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8130, LG Voyager VX10000, LG Venus VX8800 and Motorola Rizr Z6tv are some of the handsets that support this service provider.

Tips and comments

Each of these services has specific plans for using 3G network. It is best to choose a plan that suits one’s needs and budget. This article will be of great importance to everyone who is wondering which network provider to join.