GPRS -->
General Packet Radio Service
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<communications> (GPRS) A GSM data transmission technique that does not set up a continuous channel from a portable terminal for the transmission and reception of data, but transmits and receives data in packets. It makes very efficient use of available radio spectrum, and users pay only for the volume of data sent and received.

See also: packet radio.

Acronym: GPRS

(01 Apr 1999)