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Essential Guide to Telecommunications, The, Third Edition by Annabel Z. Dodd

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Mobile Internet Access, Messaging Services and Bluetooth

Currently, short messaging is the most popular data application for cellular devices. A device capable of accessing a cellular network is referred to as a Mobile System (MS) or a Mobile Subscriber Unit (MSU). Cellular service can be accessed by a multitude of devices including two-way email pagers, personal digital assistants and Palm computers as well as voice-only devices. In surveys, consumers have expressed little interest in mobile Internet access. Those offered by the major carriers have not gained a great deal of acceptance. However, carriers and application developers are moving ahead with new services that they believe will gain more acceptance, particularly from the business community, ...

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