There are many ways to the devices such as Computers, smart phones, PDAs, Laptops, and VoIP handsets to connect to the Internet these days. There are many technologies that are introduced, and the impractical ones are not being used now. There are two ways to connect to the internet; one is through peripherals using cables or signals and other one is through a network. In earlier days Bluetooth was most popularly used for connection and between 2 devices and used to share different files. But it is limited by the range and the speed.
Than the network access, it is better at the peripherals. Then there came the use of WiMAX, which generated plenty of buzzes. But WiMAX services weren’t made available for mobile then. The best services were provided by satellites. They don’t even need infrastructures. It works though its need is in disaster areas.
After coming and going of all these technologies, everyone came to the conclusion that it is better to use anyone of the both 3G and Wi-Fi. These are the only available options. Though their motto is similar, there are many differences between them. Let us know more about them.
Wi-Fi stands for Wireless Fidelity. As we know that Wi-Fi needs a router if it to be used by several devices at once. It provides a range of signals. If you come out of that range, you won’t be able to access the Internet. It becomes difficult for people when they need to travel and location constraints such as local or International or regional, etc. It is not a mobile service for you. All of these issues need to be considered to use Wi-Fi.
Whereas 3G is useful for people, who is always on a journey and wants to have the Internet connection every second. Their services are dependent on your mobile network. But you need to make sure that there are signals wherever you go. If there is no signal for your SIM you are using, then it will be the same for the Internet. You need to avail those services from your mobile network services. It is a tough task in rural areas as there hardly any signals over there. International roaming is not available there.
There are different meanings and perspectives for convenience here. Some people need the strong network connection so they can do the important work such as emails, office works, etc. where heavy loading is required and where there are many devices to share the Internet. For such kind of uses, Wi-Fi is best. But some others want to have the Internet access wherever they go. It is not a problem for them if it takes a time to load. For them, the 3G is the best option.
Wi-Fi is really very convenient when it comes to the system’s hardware. As it system is inbuilt with the Wi-Fi adapter, it is easy to add additional components.
There are different packages available for both of them. But when it comes to usability, Wi-Fi can be used by many devices, if you just pay for one. But 3G is different. So it takes more cost to afford 3G technology. And it depends on the mobile network you use. For 3G, it is mandatory to have a contract for one or two years. So, you can’t try its quality before you buy. So here Wi-Fi may be useful.
There are advantages and disadvantages for the both 3G and Wi-Fi. It is just that you need to avail them according to your requirements and where you can compromise.