UK Telecoms and ICT Index and Links - M

MAILING LIST
A mailing lists may be used simply to distribute information to a group of users, or take the form of a discussion group conducted using e-mail.

information sheets:Update and clean mailing lists

related index entries:VIRTUAL COMMUNITY


M-COMMERCE or MOBILE COMMERCE
The use of a mobile phone to sell or trade goods and services.

information sheets:Dating by SMS text messaging
Overview of Mobile Data Technology

related index entries:E-COMMERCE or ELECTRONIC COMMERCE


MEGASTREAM
A 2 - 155 Mbps leased line connecting different locations on a private network, or to an Internet Service Provider for an "always on" broadband Internet connection.

related index entries:LEASED LINE


MOBILE BROADBAND
Mobile broadband can be broadband connection to the Internet via any type of mobile device - phone, pda or laptop but is perhaps most often referred to in relation to a USB dongle containg a SIM which allows a laptop to connect to the Internet using 3g mobile broadband.

external links:Orange Broadband usb dongle
Orange Broadband usb dongle

information sheets:Mobile Offices Using High Speed Data
personal mobile phones best buys and cheap deals

features:Broadband - a Guide for Small Businesses

related index entries:BROADBAND


MOBILE DATA SERVICE
A service run by the mobile phone networks designed to carry data at a higher bandwidth than normal GSM voice channels.

external links:TETRA
The 3G Portal

information sheets:Business mobile communications
Buyer's guide to business mobile phones and services
Mobile Networking Using High Speed Data Services
Overview of Mobile Data Technology

features:3G mobile revolution
Choosing a business mobile phone network
Cordless and wireless business applications

related index entries:EDGE - Enhanced Data GSM Environment
GPRS - Global Packet Radio Service
GSM - Global System for Mobile Communications
HIGH SPEED CIRCUIT SWITCHED DATA (HSCSD)
HIGH SPEED DATA SERVICE
MOBILE PHONE NETWORKS
TETRA - TErrestrial Trunked Radio
THIRD GENERATION or 3G MOBILE
UMTS - Universal Mobile Telephone Service
WIRELESS TELEPHONY


MOBILE PHONE NETWORKS
There are five cellular mobile phone networks in the UK - O2, T-mobile, Orange, Vodafone and most recently '3'. Virgin Mobile is operated via the T-mobile network and there are many air-time resellers using the above networks.

external links:3
Third generation (UMTS) mobile network
Direct Mobile Phones
Mobile phone dealer with a tarrif plan cost comparison function - you may still be able to get any individual plan cheaper from another dealer though.
O2
formerly BT Cellnet, BT now have a new mobile division
Orange
sponsor link
T-mobile
formerly One2One
Virgin Mobile
Vodafone
sponsor link

FAQs:Can I convert my existing mobile phone to a pre-paid or pay-as-you-go service?
Can I keep my mobile number if I change service providers?
Why does my mobile company charge me for freephone numbers - shouldn't they be free?

information sheets:Business efficiency from mobile communications
Buyer's guide to business mobile phones and services
ISDN, ADSL, cable, broadband and mobile telecoms services availability

features:Choosing a business mobile phone network

related index entries:MOBILE DATA SERVICE
TETRA - TErrestrial Trunked Radio


MOBILE PHONES
In the USA referred to as cell phones and now with Internet access and PDA functions as Smartphones.

external links:3
Third generation (UMTS) mobile network
Direct Mobile Phones
Mobile phone dealer with a tarrif plan cost comparison function - you may still be able to get any individual plan cheaper from another dealer though.
Mobile Equipment National Database (MEND)
Database of mobile phones and similar equipment recording owners details alongside equipment serial numbers or other identifiers so that recovered stolen equipment can be returned to the owners. The MEND system and technology has now been fully integrated into the United Kingdoms officially approved national property register - Immobilise.
Mobile Industry Crime Action Forum (MICAF)
MICAF represents the mobile phone networks and major handset manufacturers in the UK on matters of common concern in relation to handset security and crime.
The price of calls from BT lines
including mobiles and specialist services - unfortunately you have to look-up the pricing code as well "To identify the specific number ranges appropriate to charge bands other than Local or National, please see Section 2 Parts , 11, 12, 13, 14, & 16" at the bottom of the page.

information sheets:Business mobile communications
Buyer's guide to business mobile phones and services
Introduction to telecoms terms and technologies
Mobile phone ring-tones, music, games, apps, video downloads and other stuff.
Mobile phone, iPod, MP3 player and handheld computer theft
personal mobile phones best buys and cheap deals

features:Using a mobile phone abroad - 'roaming'

related index entries:EMS - enhanced messaging service
MOBILE TELEPHONY
ROAMING AGREEMENT
SMS - Short Message Service
WAP - Wireless Application Protocol


MOBILE TELEPHONY
The term used for mobile phones, radio systems and satellite phones.

external links:3
Third generation (UMTS) mobile network

information sheets:Mobile phone ring-tones, music, games, apps, video downloads and other stuff.
telephone business on-line

features:3G mobile revolution
Push to Talk private mobile radio (PMR)

related index entries:EDGE - Enhanced Data GSM Environment
GPRS - Global Packet Radio Service
GSM - Global System for Mobile Communications
MOBILE PHONES
PCN - Personal Communications Network
SATELLITE PHONES
UMTS - Universal Mobile Telephone Service


MODEM
A device that translates digital computer messages into the analogue signals that ordinary phone lines use (and vice versa).


MSN - Multiple Subscriber Numbering
Multiple numbers can be ascribed to one or more physical lines or channels.

related index entries:CALL MANAGEMENT
DDI - Direct Dialing In




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