Radio that is capable of scanning hundreds of frequencies.
Used by enthusiasts to monitor PMR, emergency service,
analogue cellular, and air traffic control transmissions.
The essential device for the criminal who wants to clone
Common feature on cellphones that allows you to store
a number in a temporary memory on the handset while
you are having a conversation.
A rate plan selected by subscribers when they start
up cellular service, usually consisting of a base rate
for system access and a per-minute rate for usage. Service
plans are designed to provide the most cost-effective
rates for different types and amounts of usage by the
Subscriber Identity Module. The smart card used in digital
phones. It carries the user’s identity for accessing
the network and receiving calls and also stores personal
information, such as a phone directory and received
SMS messages. Mini-SIMs are the size of a postage stamp.
Short Message Service. Two-way text messaging service
is offered on all four digital networks. Messages of
up to 160 characters can be sent at low cost. Some older
handsets only allow incoming messages (mobile-terminated
SMS – or SMS-MT); all new phones also allow you
to write and send text from your handset (mobile-originated
SMS, or SMS-MO). Can be sent between phones on any network.
Button on a mobile which changes function depending
on what you are doing with the phone. Its current function
highlighted using a keyword immediately above the button
on the phone’s LCD screen, helps greatly in simplifying
the use of cellphones.
Small office – Home office. Category of products
or services designed to appeal to those working from
home. These people are also known as teleworkers.
The number of hours that a freshly-charged battery will
keep a mobile running without making or receiving a
call. When it is switched on, power is used continuously
by the phone to keep it in contact with the local cell
site, so that the network knows where you are, should
you receive a call.