Difference between cellular data and 3G

By: Unknown, February 9, 2012
I often hear that many people are not aware of the difference between cellular data and 3G. Hopefully this post will clear all your doubts if you have any. If it doesn't then leave your question as a comment and I will be happy to help.

Cellular data:

Cellular data is simply mobile internet. If your cellular data is switched off you can not access the internet except if connected to wifi. So if you want to access the internet you will need to have your cellular data switched on or connect to wifi. However, cellular data could drain your credit especially if you are not subscribed to a cellular data network plan.


3G is doubling the speed of your internet but decreasing your battery life. You can not access the internet if only your 3G is on but cellular data is off except obviously over wifi. To be honest accessing internet without 3G on is really slow except for instant messaging apps. Disabling 3G will help save your battery life.

That is all I have got to say about cellular data and 3G. Is there anything you would like to say? Leave a comment and let us know.

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