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Cant see pictures, slow downloads

Being a web developer, I thought I should experiment with the world of WAP phones. I can tell you, I was dissapointed. The concept is a great Idea. Making the internet come to life in your phone. The trouble is, technology is not yet advanced enough to make this practical. You can only access...

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Excellent

“Not quite there with WAP”

published 29/01/2001

Check travel scores lottery

slow and expensive

This is a basic review on WAP itself, this was the only category that I could find to place it in, if anyone knows where else let me know. Enjoy! WAP is this year's biggest hype, with mobile phone companies and shops bragging that it's the "hippest" way of getting the Internet on the move...

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Good

“WAP Hard done by”

published 04/04/2001

Highly convinient, very powerful if used in conjun...

Calls very expensive, some services such as bankin...

WAP, in my view, has been hard done by in its initial reviews. The main reason for this was critics putting it down for not being the mobile Internet it was never cracked up to be. Once you strip away the false expectations, it becomes a very useful tool. There have been a number of times where...

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Super

“This may be the end of WAP”

published 23/01/2001

Cheap internet connection charges and errr thats a...

I can't really comment on the disadvantages as it ...

[*UPDATED] WAP phones (Wireless Application Protocol) may be the latest craze to hit the U. K but the latest craze in Japan is the “I-mode”. I-mode has been in Japan for about a year now and it is already making waves over there. About I-mode ************ Mari Matsunaga an ex...

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Good

Instant viewing of all websites, no matter how man...

Very expensive, in excess of 50p a minute

When you think of WAP (wireless application protocol), you think of a really slow internet connection via a mobile which cost a bomb. Well, that, in short, is right. So I am about to inform you who don't already know about GPRS (General Packet Radio Service). It is basically using a high speed...

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Satisfactory

“WAP is CRaP”

published 14/05/2001

None

Slow, unreliable, expensive, pointless

WAP is the biggest disaster to hit the mobile phone market since the Snake game! On todays phones, WAP really is cr*p, with little information available apart from news, sport, weather and horoscopes. The service is EXTREMELY slow, and expensive. WAP is short for Wireless Application Protocol...

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Satisfactory

offers elementary mobile internet provision

painfully slow, limited content

WAP is the current buzzword, with all the m-commerce possibles that are opened up by WAP enabled phones. However the fact of the matter is that WAP is a definite underperformer, not least becasue of the dirth of good WAP content that was available when WAP was first launched. Effectively it was...

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Satisfactory

“Extremely OverHyped”

published 29/08/2000

Not many

Bad quality, small screen

WAP phones were one of the most hyped products to be brought out but when they first came out they were extremely expensive and most people could not afford them. They have since become less pricy but it is still expensive to connect to the net. Once of the internet the quality is poor and some...

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Super

“WAP is it worth it”

published 11/01/2001

being able to check email

lack of wap sites (information) at the moment

I bought a war phone back in April of 2000, but I didn't start using it until late 2000. At first I was impressed by the fact that you could get some information through your phone, but that soon wore off. The information you can get is very basic. Searches only return pages that are of course...

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Not for me

“IS it worth it???”

published 12/07/2000

WWW access

slow, expensive, pointless, gimic

WAP phones...what a great gimic...the ability to check sports results play online hangman and send emails on the go....it make s a great present for the first few weeks..then the novelty wears off...then once every few weeks you may need to use the highly overpriced increadibly slow access to the...

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Satisfactory

“WAP IS CRAP”

published 12/10/2001

You can download games and it is fast

It is expensive and is not very useful

I recently purchased a new mobile phone. It is a Nokia 3330, and it has WAP. It cost £10 more than the version with out WAP (3310). It is on the vodafone pay monthly tariff. There are hardly any features on WAP and all I used it for was to download games. It is quite fast and reasonably easy to...

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Super

“WAP”

published 15/01/2001

easy 2 use.

limited sites

orange wap phones are great! the internet is free at weekends and has good receptions everywhere. the internet is small but very handy you can look at: news sport entertainment, game wap directory and look at your other sites. wap sites are limited but they are very good. wap phones are also fast...

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Satisfactory

“Wap Phones”

published 01/11/2002

access to live information such as football scores...

very slow and due to the screen size very little i...

i was one of the very first people to purchase a wap phone, i had high expectations of what this could do but was disappointed in minutes. the content of the wireless internet is poor and slow loading, and there is not much of it due to the size of the screens. When GPRS was brought out i...

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Satisfactory

“Overated Rubbish”

published 26/08/2000

Accesible from nearly anywhere

Limited service presently available

"Overated Rubbish" is all that I really have to say about the WAP service. The content available is very minimal, data transfer is slow and you can only show so much information on a mobile phone screen. More and more people are now starting to use WAP and in my opinion they are wasting their...

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Excellent

“WAP is the future”

published 20/11/2000

Information very at our fingertips

Glasses may be required

Wap may sound as though it is alot of old junk and very unnessasary at this time, but when you place the mobile telephone into the same league. Ten years ago there was 1 in20 people had a mobile phone and now it is 1 in 20 have not got a mobile telephone. I see that the wap has a future with us...

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