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What is the difference between GPS and GPRS?

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H. Martin

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H. Martin, Content Writer, Charlotte

Answered Jul 27, 2020

GPS stands for the Global positioning system, and GPRS stands for General Packet Radio Service. GPS is a satellite-based navigation system, while the GPRS is used for email access, multimedia messages, and video calling. GPS is used as a navigating system, while GPRS is used primarily to access information.

GPS stands for the Global positioning system, and GPRS stands for General Packet Radio Service. GPS
GPS is costlier than GPRS. GPS can be used anywhere; the GPRS cannot be utilized anywhere. GPS is published with many satellites that orbit the earth while GPRS is published with the terrestrial tower. GPS needs three or more stations to function while the GPRS requires just one station to function. The main purpose of GPS I positioning while GPRS's main purpose is providing voice and data services used in mobile phones.

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Anika Nicole, Wordsmith, PG In Journalism, New York

Answered Jun 26, 2020

GPS and GPRS are acronyms for two types of systems. The acronym GPS means Global Positioning System. Most know it is as a feature of most phones, that provides directions from a point A to a Point B. GPS can also be used for geotagging, to provide a location on photos or identify where a person is.

GPS and GPRS are acronyms for two types of systems. The acronym GPS means Global Positioning
GPRS are also apart of phones, but they are used for a different purpose. This acronym stands for General Packet Radio Service. It is important in sending data, such as video calling, accessing emails, documents, spreadsheets, and being able to send text messages.

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Margot , Writer, High School, Toronto

Answered Jun 17, 2020

In order to know the difference between the two, you should first know the meanings of these acronyms. GPS stands for Global Positioning System, while GPRS stands for General Packet Radio Service. GPS can be very effective in tracking the current location of an item or someone.

In order to know the difference between the two, you should first know the meanings of these
For example, there are smartphones right now that come with GPS. Those who are holding the phone can definitely be tracked down. GPS can also be used for navigation in general. GPRS can be used for a different purpose, and this is to video call. You can also use GPRS if you would like to do email accessing, MMS or multimedia messaging, and other things that are related to sending data.

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