Items Tagged: cell phone definitions

The Basics of CDMA2000

February 24th, 2010

You may have heard of CDMA, but you might not have heard about CDMA2000. Are they related? They …

What is Nextel?

February 23rd, 2010

Nextel is a U.S. based wireless communications company that was originally founded by Morgan O’Brien in 1987. When O’Brien …

What is GPS and why do I want it on my cell phone?

February 20th, 2010

GPS is short for global positioning system. There are twenty-four satellites that the US has put into orbit. These …

What is the ETSI?

February 19th, 2010

The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) is a European non-profit organization that works to expand wireless laws and technology …

What Is The CTIA?

February 18th, 2010

The Cellular Telephone Industries Association (CTIA) is a specific industry trade group founded in 1984, and based in Washington, …

What Is Enhanced 911?

February 11th, 2010

Enhanced 911 (also referred to as E-911 and E911) is an emergency response system that works within North America. …

What is Vodafone?

February 5th, 2010

The Vodafone Group is the largest mobile telecommunication network company on Earth. Vodafone is based in Newbury, Berkshire, United …

What Is T-Mobile?

February 2nd, 2010

T-Mobile (also known as Telekom Mobile) is a telephone provider based in Bonn, Germany. The largest European telecommunications company, …

World Roaming Phones: Quad Band GSM

January 22nd, 2010

When you travel a lot – overseas and all over the world – you need a cell phone that …

Cell Phone Plans: Airtime – Are you Getting a Good Deal?

January 21st, 2010

Airtime is the actual number of minutes that you spend talking on your cell phone. Companies that offer cell …

Attenuation: Dropped Calls, Poor Signal and other Cell Phone Annoyances

January 21st, 2010

If you really want to impress (and possibly confuse) the salesperson for your cell phone or airtime plan, ask …

Global Positioning Systems: aGPS vs. GPS

January 19th, 2010

Assisted GPS, or aGPS, works in essentially the same way as standard GPS. However, it offers some benefits that …

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