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Technical terms explained! Use the A-Z list to find the word, phrase or acronym.

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Backlight, Backlit Display
This refers to the light in the display and beneath the keypad of phones, which makes the phone or keypad more visible in poor lighting conditions.

Base Station
See Cell Site.

Battery Indicators
Audible – Tone "beeps" to alert that the battery is running low. Visual – A "LoBat" message in the display indicates that the battery is running low.

Battery Meter/Dedicated Battery
A visual indicator of the estimated time remaining on the battery, this feature helps avoid dropped calls due to insufficient current voltage.

Bits per Second (BPS)
A measure of how fast binary digits can be sent through a channel; the number of 0s and 1s that travel down the channel per second.

The effect that causes a user to get a busy signal indicating there are no free channels.

Bluetooth™ technology
Bluetooth is a low-power radio technology developed to replace the cables and wires currently used to link or connect electronic devices such as personal computers, printers and a wide variety of handheld devices, including mobile phones. Because it uses radio wave connectivity, a Bluetooth-enabled device has a constant, established connection to whatever browser it uses. This saves the user the trouble of logging on to check for e-mails or news updates, for example.

See Bits per Second (BPS).

Broadcast SMS
Send a single message to a group of friends at once. It's perfect for setting up a lunch date or arranging a meeting.

A graphical interface for accessing the World Wide Web

Built-in Fraud and Cloning Protection
Protects your calls from being intercepted by outside factors.

Built-in Microbrowser
Your phone comes with a pre-installed Internet browser which allows you to access special Internet services via your WAP (Wireless Application Protocol)- enabled mobile phone or other handheld device.

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