Technology

Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Ditch Your GSM Network over CDMA

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Though the large number of GSM users bring this battle at one side, anyway here in this article I will tell you the top 5 reasons why you should pick CDMA based services than your regular GSM ones.

cdma vs gsm

Which is better CDMA or GSM

Studies tell that mobile subscribers throughout the nation are increasing everyday. We use internet and cellular services to communicate in our daily lives. These communication systems rely on several technologies. And you probably have heard many of them. Few of these technologies include GSM, CDMA, WCDMA, LTE etc.

Most of the people in the world are using GSM based communication systems and a few are using CDMA based. You might also be using GSM based mobile phones and internet accessing devices currently.

For those who don’t know about these technologies, I am sorry, I will discuss that sometime later. The battle between GSM and CDMA is very old. Though GSM seems to win the race anyway, here in this article I will tell you the top 5 reasons why you should pick CDMA technology based services than your regular GSM ones.

 

Reason No. 1: Call Drops:

When was the last time you talked to your friend and you heard everything he said clearly inside an underground parking or standing on the top floor at your office? Connectivity is the major issue GSM users always face worldwide. Calls are frequently dropped due to poor network coverage and on going calls are always flaky. This usually happens when you are calling from places where too many objects are placed against you and your cellular tower. This problem also occurs where too many mobile subscribers use cellular services at the same time.

CDMA in return has better coverage area due to a better algorithm used in and therefore providing better connectivity against call drops.

Reason No. 2 Call Quality:

If you ever tried CDMA based cell phones then you must be aware of the call quality it provides. Due to the technology it uses CDMA has uninterrupted calls with more clear audio than GSM. Besides, CDMA consumes lower power on your device and requires only a few cellular towers to provide wider coverage. CDMA doesn’t interfere with your electronic devices. :P

CDMA and GSM both have Wide Network

CDMA and GSM both have Wide Network

Reason No. 3 Data Services:

Data is something we care about more these days. While most of the people use 2G/ 3G / 4G technologies to access internet but many of us still think that they are generations of GSM.

One thing to point here is that, both CDMA and GSM have generations of evolution. In 2nd Generation the GSM used GPRS and EDGE technologies to provide wireless internet. In 3rd Generation it used WCDMA and HSDPA for a faster internet. But due to the poor network and high power consumption these technologies still suffer to get the job done.

For those who don’t know,  CDMA technology also have evolution of generations. In 2nd Generation CDMA2000 / 1X technology used to provide data services, while in 3rd generation high speed data is provided by EV-DO and EV-DO Rev 2.0 technologies.

 

Both CDMA and GSM based data services are capable to provide high speed data, but due to connectivity CDMA based technology always wins the race. And people who are concerned about 4G, note that both GSM and CDMA have adapted 4G standards (LTE and WiMax).

Few Points to notice here:

 

  • Unlike 3G, 4G is only used to provide data services, so no voice call is possible.
  • CDMA and GSM belong to 2nd generation, while 3rd generation is for EV-DO and WCDMA, which are totally different from CDMA and GSM.
  • Same SIM / UIM cards can be used for 2G and 3G. It is the network that switches between these technologies.

 

CDMA and GSM Service Costs

CDMA and GSM Service Costs

Reason No. 4 Tariffs:

Due to the higher costs for the spectrum / bandwidth and infrastructure, GSM providers demand more money from the consumers. To provide better coverage in your area these operators have to install a large number of cellular towers and helplessly sometimes illegally. We all know about the bad effects they cause to human body. A CDMA based tower is capable to handle more data than a GSM tower. This is why in-spite of less in numbers they still serve better quality. Lower costs for CDMA infrastructure encourage the operators to provide cheaper and competitive tariffs to the consumers.

 

Reason No. 5 Competitive:

In terms of technology and price CDMA is not behind at anything. You can get from cheaper to high end  devices running your favorite operating systems based on CDMA.  A variety of operators are available you can choose from. You can avail high-speed wireless internet access including uncapped data plans. And ultimately you get seamless network coverage and much much more when you choose CDMA.

CDMA is so cheap, that you can switch to it right now in less than ₹1000. Most people who switch to CDMA from GSM never look back. Actually once people start using it, they just fall in love with it. And I am sure you also will, all you need to do is, give it a try.

 

Technology

How to Get Free WiFi Internet in India at Railway Stations

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Railways in India has started an initiative of providing free WiFi internet facility for the passengers and travelers. This facility is going to help the Government’s Digital India Dreams.

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Free WiFi Internet in India

While the Government of India plans to digitize the nation entirely many of such schemes are rolling out which is going to bring a revolution in India. Internet plays important role in communication. Most of us in today’s life can not imagine a single day without internet access. Internet has changed the way we communicate. This change is not only limited to the urban areas but also in the remote villages. Handheld devices and mobile internet facility made communication a whole lot easier.
Talking about it, the internet has it’s own limitations. And in countries like India it is far more complicated then we think. Accessibility is the major issue is seen in the most scenarios. Internet services are available but ironically, major mass of the nation never accessed it at all. The core issue is the price, while many people in India never experienced internet is because they can not afford it.
This is a matter of concern when Govt. of India is planning to move towards a digital India dreams. Then how to win the battle? The answer is by providing cheap or free internet. Recently many of such attempts have been initiated to provide free or low cost internet across several places.
Railways in India has started such attempt by providing free WiFi internet facility for the passengers and travelers. This facility is useful if you are out of data and you need to do something urgent while traveling. This facility is available at selected railway stations across the nation. The service is planned to be increased gradually to other major cities and towns.
The company behind this service is RailWire, it is the same company who provides connectivity to the entire railway systems. If you are traveling and get a chance to visit at any of such station then you should try the free WiFi serive.
The process of getting free WiFi internet at railway stations is pretty simple. Steps are mentioned below.
  1. Turn on your WiFi device and allow it to look for available networks.
  2. You should see an open WiFi named “RailWire -Free”, just click it to connect on that.
  3. Open your favorite browser and attempt to visit any website, you should see landing a default page for registering your mobile number. Go ahead and enter your mobile number and click on “Register”.
  4. You will then get an SMS containing your OTP (One Time Password). This  password is require to authenticate your self to access the service. Now, on your browser enter this password, when prompted and press “Login”.
  5. And you are done. You have now access to free internet for an hour within the WiFi range.
The following quick video shows the exact same method. Make sure to watch it.

You can now have data access to work or make communications with your loved ones. Please ensure to check if this facility is available in the railway station you are visiting, because not all railway stations have this facility yet available. Same procedure can also be used when traveling in trains having WiFi facility.

 

Health

Swine Flu in India – Cause, Symptoms and Remedy

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Swine Flu in India

Swine Flu in India 2015

Swine flu is a dangerous disease caused by infected pigs and animals. In India it has become an issue of concern recently when a number of people were found infected of H1 N1 virus which is responsible to cause swine influenza.

In 2015 Indian states like Rajasthan and Tamilnadu and their cities like Jaipur, Ajmer, and Hyderabad etc. were found having significantly growing number of patients and deaths within a short period of time caused by swine flu.

Government of India is working hard to control the deadly virus by providing all the necessary facilities and amenities in each district, also organising check-up camps and offering free Ayurveda medicine to cure the disease.

In this short awareness video we have tried to include all the information about swine flu, kindly share this video with your friends and family so they can also get benefit of it.