Wireless Glossary Terms

3G (Third Generation Wireless)
700 MHz
A Carrier
A/B Switching
Access Fee
Activation
Activation Fee
Airtime
Alphanumeric Display
AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode)
AMPS (Advanced Mobile Phone Service)
Analog
Antenna
APC (Adaptive Power Control)
Area Code
Authentication
Automatic Call Delivery
AWS (Advanced Wireless Service)
B Carrier
Bandwidth
Battery Life
Bluetooth
BREW (Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless)
Broadband
BTA (Basic Trading Area)
Call Forwarding
Call Setup
Call Waiting
Caller ID
Carrier
CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access)
CDMA2000 1X (Also 1xRTT)
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO (and 1xEV-DV)
CDPD (Cellular Digital Packet Data)
Cell
Cell Site
Cellular
Clone (Cloning)
CO (Central Office)
Coverage Area
Cross-talk
Decibel (dB)
Digital
Dual band
Dual mode
Duplex
E-mail
EDGE (Enhanced Data for GSM Evolution)
ESMR (Enhanced Specialized Mobile Radio)
ESN (Electronic Serial Number)
FCC (Federal Communications Commission)
Fingerprinting
Follow-Me Roaming
GPRS (General Packet Radio Service)
GSM (Global Standard for Mobile)
Handoff
Hands-Free Speakerphone
Handset
Handshake(ing)
Home Coverage Area
HomeRF
IMT2000
Interconnection Fee
J2ME (Java 2 Micro Edition)
Landline
LCD (Liquid Crystal Display)
LED (Light Emitting Diode)
LMDS (Local Multipoint Distribution System)
LTE (Long Term Evolution)
Memory Dialing
MMDS (Multipoint Multichannel Distribution Service)
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service)
Monophonic Ringtones
MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area)
MTA (Major Trading Area)
MTSO (Mobile Telephone Switching Office)
NAM (Number Assignment Module)
No Answer Transfer
No Service Indicator
Off Peak
OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode)
Paging
PCS (Personal Communication Services)
Peak Period(s)
Polyphonic Ringtones
POTS (Plain-Old-Telephone-Service)
Prepaid Cellular/Wireless
PRL (Preferred Roaming List)
PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network)
Radio-frequency fingerprinting
RF (Radio Frequency)
RF Noise
RFI (Radio Frequency Interference)
Ringback Tone
Ringtone
Roaming
Roaming Agreement
RSA (Rural Service Area)
Sensitivity
Service Area
Service plan
Signal-to-noise ratio
SMS (Short Messaging System)
Spectrum
Spread Spectrum
Standby Time
Subscriber
Swype
System Selection Switch
T9® Text Input
Talk Time
TDMA (Time Division Multiple Access)
Telecommunications Act of 1996
Text Messaging / Texting
Toll Charges
Toll-Free Calling Area
UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System)
Voice Mail
Voice-activated Dialing
WAP (Wireless Application Protocol)
WCDMA (Wideband CDMA)
Wi-Fi
Wireless Carrier
WLL (Wireless Local Loop)

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