General packet radio service (GPRS) a standard for wireless communications in which a packet oriented mobile data service is available to users of the 2G ,GSM and 3G technology.
GPRS data transfer is typically charged per megabyte of traffic transferred, while data communication via traditional circuit switching is billed per minute of connection time, independent of whether the user actually is using the capacity or is in an idle state.
GPRS, which supports a wide range of bandwidths, is an efficient use of limited bandwidth and is particularly suited for sending and receiving small bursts of data, such as e-mail and Web browsing, as well as large volumes of data.
a) Always online
b) Multimedia messaging service (MMS)
c) Push to talk over cellular (PoC/PTT)
d) Internet applications for smart devices through wireless application protocol (WAP)
e) Point-to-point (P2P) service.