Frequently Asked Questions About Wireless Data Services and Products The following questions are commonly asked about wireless data services and products:
How do wireless services work?
Wireless services connects users to the Internet without having to be tied down by cables by using digital signals. In the home, a router is installed that transmits a digital signal over a certain area. All computers within range are able to access the Internet. Mobile wireless companies rent out space on large towers to broadcast their signal coverage to customers. In this way, you can access the Internet while on your home computer, and then check your email on your phone while riding the bus.
What does a data plan mean?
Phones that have the ability to connect, download and upload software and programs onto the Internet are called smartphones. These smartphones are like computers, and therefore, they use data on the wireless network for downloading and uploading. A data plan refers to how much data a smartphone can use in a single month. When purchasing a smartphone, the data plan you select will determine how much you spend on your monthly phone bill. High data plans are more expensive, but you do not want to select a low data plan and then get slammed with overage charges.
Are wireless services slower than wired services?
No. In many cases, wireless services are far faster than the older method of attaching your computer into your phone line. Consider that DSL and broadband, the fastest residential Internet services, use wireless technology. If a wireless network was too slow, these connection speeds would simply not be effective.