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Glossary

3G

3rd Generation of mobile networks, providing video calling, browsing and faster download speeds - up to 7 times faster than GPRS (General Packet Radio Service). 1st Generation was analogue, 2nd Generation was digital. 2.5G means GPRS.


BlackBerry

complete wireless solution for always connected* email – the network ‘pushes’ your email to your device – you don’t have to dial up to get at it.


Bluetooth

Enables you to wirelessly connect to mobile phones, computers and other devices so you can send and share information, from a distance of about a metre away.


Data Card

provides access to email, the Internet and internal systems when slotted into your laptop.


Data Connectivity

refers to how you can connect devices to each other, either wirelessly or by cable.


Dual Band

mobile phones capable of operating on two frequency bands such as 900 MHz and 1800 MHz.


GPRS

General Packet Radio Service offers 'always-on', higher capacity, Internet-based content, enabling services such as colour Internet browsing, e-mail on the move, multimedia messages.


Hands free

use your phone without holding your mobile.


IMEI

International Mobile Equipment Identifier is a 15-digit number; it’s unique to your mobile phone and can be found on the back of your phone or by typing *#06# on your phone, (this is free) and it will display the number.


Infrared

Enables you to wirelessly connect to mobile phones, computers and other devices however, the devices must be very close to each other.


Memory

A place on your phone used to store information such as phone numbers, text messages and pictures (measured in bytes).


Mega pixel Camera

high resolution screen which gives sharp picture quality.


MMS

Multimedia Messaging Services means you can send pictures and video to other MMS devices.


MP3

lets you listen to music through your mobile.


Parental controls

Helps you control how your children use the Internet. Parental control software can block inappropriate websites (like adult ones) and restrict the amount of time your children can spend online.


O2 Active ™

Access a whole mobile world of entertainment from news headlines, sport and games with O2’s WAP service straight from your phone.


PAC

If you want to bring your existing number with you, you need contact your existing service provider to get your Port Authorisation Code (PAC) code. (PAC codes are generally valid for 30 days).


PDA

Personal Digital Assistant for access calendar information, emails and the Internet.


PIM

Personal Information Management system means you can store personal details such as your calendar and phone book.


PIN

Personal Identification Number can prevent other people making calls on your phone. Check your phone user guide on how to set up a security PIN.


Phone Book

You have memory space on your phone and SIM to store your contacts’ telephone numbers. You can search and dial instantly all the names and numbers of your contacts.


PUK

Personal Unblocking Key. If you enter your PIN number incorrectly 3 times the phone will become blocked. To unblock the phone you need to obtain your 8-d