"Third Generation", the new cellular networks based on packet-switched always on packet radio services. Includes UMTS (Universal Mobile Telephone Service) and WCDMA (Wideband Circuit Division Multiple Access).
Advantages to 3G over older cellular networks include the ability to make live video calls, download music tracks and video clips, and access the internet at speeds approaching domestic broadband connections (Typically ~350Kbps)
"My new 3G phone is a bit of a brick but it does video calls"
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