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Third and fourth generation of mobile communications, allowing high speed internet access, video/audio streaming, downloads and video calling. There are now many handsets currently available with 3G services.

Access Point Name - A gateway to GPRS mobile data services

Blackberry Enterprise Solution - Pushes your corporate e-mail (Microsoft Exchange etc.) to your Blackberry handheld device.

Blackberry Internet Service - Pushes your internet hosted e-mails (Gmail etc) to your Blackberry handheld device.

Complete wireless solution for always connected including push email, calendar sync and web on the move.

Wireless technology that allows the transfer of data between compatible devices.

Measurement unit for storage capacity.

Data Card
Provides access to e-mail 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.

Download id data being transferred, whether it be receiving e-mails or viewing websites.

Allows fast connection to mobile internet with the ability to download games, sounds and pictures.

The ability to use your phone without holding the mobile device.

Instanst Message Access Protocol - Alternative to POP3.

International Mobile Equipment Identifier is a 15 digit number; it is unique to your mobile phone and can be found on the back of the phone.

enables the wireless connectivity to mobile phones, computers and other devices however, the devices must be very close to each other. This technology is now being fazed out.

Internet service provider eg. Google/AOL

A Kilobytes is 1024 Bytes of data.

Local Area Network - Office PC's connected together or a small network with printers, faxes etc.

A Megabyte is 1024 Kilobytes of data.

Memory card (small hard drive) placed inside your phone used to store information such as phone numbers, text messages and pictures (measured in Bytes).

Multimedia Messaging Service means you can send pictures and videos to other MMS devices.

If you would like to bring your existing number with you need to get your Port Authorisation Code (PAC). You need to contact your existing service provider to get it. (PAC codes are generally valid for 30 days).

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

Post Office Protocol 3. Used to receive e-mails sent over the internet.

Push E-mail
Use technology to send e-mail messages directly to your mobile without you having to dial up to receive them.

Enables you to make and receive calls on the same mobile phone when travelling outside of the UK's network.

Subscriber Identity Module is a tiny card containing your telephone number, your PIN and other information such as your phone book. A SIM card be moved from phone to phone as it contains all the key information required to activate your phone.

A combination of a Mobile Phone and a Personal Digital Assistant.

Short Message Service or text message enables you to send short messages (160 characters) to friends and colleagues.

Standby Time
The length of time a fully charged phone can be turned on and ready to make and receive calls. (Usually stated in hours)

A common term for viewing more than one webpage on the internet.

Talk Time
The length of time you can talk on your phone before it needs to be charged again. (Usually stated in minutes)

Tri Band
Enables your mobile phone to make and receive calls in more countries (on three different frequencies, 900Mhz, 1800 MHz and the 'American GSM', or PCS 1900Mhz).

Wireless Application Protocol enables you to see specially tailored internet content to be viewed on the screen of your mobile smartphone.

Wireless Local Area Network allows you to wirelessly connect to your e-mail and internet at speeds of up to 11,00 MB.

Virtual Private Network - A secure connection across the internet