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K
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Posted on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 02:21 pm:   

Dear Sir,

I am extremely lost between both worlds. What is the difference between WAP and MMS.
I'm starting my business in mobile marketing and ringtones , etc content providing...
What is the difference from the end user point of view..
Thanx for your time...)
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Bryce Norwood - NowSMS Support
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Username: Bryce

Post Number: 2935
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 06:54 pm:   

You might want to spend as a consumer trying other provider's offerings, so that you have a better idea of how your business will work.

MMS is a messaging technology. MMS messages appear in an inbox on the phone similar to how there is an inbox for SMS messages. (Some phones put MMS and SMS messages into the same inbox.)

WAP is basically a browsing technology ... used for browsing content on a phone.

WAP Push is used to proactively send bookmarks out to the phone so that a user can be directed to a particular URL with the WAP browser.

Sending an MMS can be more expensive (and require separate connections to each operator), so many people use WAP push instead because it is less expensive and easier to get connections setup as WAP push is simply sent over SMS.
M
Unregistered guest
Posted on Tuesday, June 29, 2004 - 07:17 am:   

Thanks for your response.
Lets take an example, if there is a competition (game) and scores are gathered from multiple players to choose the top winner. Then the game must be transfered to the phone using a wap push.
If this is the case, how is the content updated automatically.
Bryce Norwood - NowSMS Support
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Username: Bryce

Post Number: 2969
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Wednesday, June 30, 2004 - 05:52 pm:   

I don't really follow the example.

But WAP push is generally used to transfer a game, like a Java game, to a mobile phone.

When the user clicks on the link that points to the Java game, the phone sees the MIME type is a Java application, and it starts the Java application installer in the phone to process the received data.

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