2G

3rd telco needs 2G to compete with PLDT, Globe

Posted on by Karlo Thumos in SMS Industry

Johannes Benjamin R. Bernabe, commissioner of PCC, says in order to be competitive and offer the best 2G service to customers, they’ll need a certain amount of bandwidth range from 2G frequency. Bernabe talked about how somebelieve 2G isn’t that important since smartphones have access to 4G and 5G frequencies, but currently 40% of the Filipino market uses non-smartphones, which is a [...]

List of mobile frequency bands in the Philippines

Posted on by Caroline Siñel in GSM/SMS Technology

Do you want to know how much frequency bandwidth is allocated to each network provider? Below is a list of GSM, UMTS and LTE frequency bands allocated to Smart, Globe, Sun Cellular, Bayantel and Extelcom. This list is useful for those who want to know if their handset/device is compatible with their chosen  [...]

GSM frequency bands for 2G

Posted on by Caroline Siñel in GSM/SMS Technology

2G is short for second-generation wireless telephone technology. 2G technologies allowed us to make voice calls, send SMS, picture messages, MMS (via GPRS), and connect to the internet via GPRS/EDGE. In order for 2G services to become available in the country, a telco must obtain a 2G license and must  [...]

Red Mobile now compatible with 2G phones

Posted on by Caroline Siñel in SMS Industry

Red Mobile, which was initially introduced to operate only on 3G mobile phones, has now been made available to 2G handsets. "By expanding the scope of our services to 2G handsets, more consumers among the estimated 14 to 16 million Filipino mobile phone users will enjoy the competitive rates offered by our [...]