The other day, I wrote about my first experience with 3G. I had a short video-conference call with my friend Aby using two Nokia 70 3G phones.
When the Smart wireless center demo lady, Emerald, ended our live video conference call, we came back to a huddle to talk about 3G.
I asked to see the other features of 3G. Emerald said she’s just demonstrating video conference calls. She added that with 3G, you can get faster data transfers that will allow users to watch streaming videos. Users will be able to surf the Internet through GPRS or visit WAP sites ““ but a lot more quickly than what current non-3G handsets get.
I asked for more. What else?
Emerald added that you can share videos using 3G. I didn’t get what she meant at first. But I think she meant something like how current GSM mobile phones are able to send and receive photos or mp3s to other phones. Similarly, 3G phones will be able to share videos with other 3G phones through the 3G network.
I asked Emerald “œdinudumog ka ba dito?”
Emerald replied: “œHindi nga sir, eh. Ako ang nandudumog sa mga customers dito.”
If that’s any indicator, that shows how much (or how little) interest there has been in 3G in the Philippines lately.
It will pick up, I know.
Next question: What will Filipinos do with 3G?
ano ang ka sunod?