A CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) is a type of communication technology, it’s a proprietary standard developed and launched by Qualcomm, while the GSM (Global System for Mobile) is its opposite number. According to a report compiled up to the year 2014 by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India – TRAI, there are more than 800 million GSM users and around 54 million users who use the CDMA network in India. Let us take a look at some of the Pros and Cons of the CDMA technology:
What makes it Good
- CDMA has a wide network service because of which even the remotest of places can be reached. This is really helpful for the people in rural areas
- The channels in which communication takes place are secured
- Devices that run on CDMA technology consume less amount of power and because of this they have an extended battery life. And now you can do a Reliance CDMA recharge from the comfort of your home.
- CDMA technology has the capability of transmitting conversations simultaneously
- The voice quality is superior and call drops are lesser as compared to GSM networks
- One of the major disadvantages is the availability of mobile handsets. There aren’t many options to choose from as compared to a GSM network where the user has a wide variety of handsets that can be bought from the market
- Another limitation is the non-use of SIM card(s). GSM mobile devices use SIM card which is tied to a particular network and if a user wishes to change the service provider all they have to do is to change the SIM card without having to change the handset. Although in recent times mobile number portability has been introduced where in the user can switch network without having to change the SIM card also. This is not the case with CDMA devices. These handsets are given unique numbers that are bound to the specific network and the user has to switch handsets to change the service provides. However there are certain mobile devices available in the market that provides both CDMA and GSM support
Both CDMA and GSM have their own benefits and drawbacks so when it comes down to choosing between the two , it comes down to what your requirements. With online apps like Mobikwik who offer both free online recharge (when the offers arise) for GSM and a Reliance CDMA recharge convenience is not in short supply.