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    • IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity)

      IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity)

      Each GSM and UMTS mobile phone has a unique IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) number. An IMEI number facilitates an important function – it easily identifies a mobile phone being used on a GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) network. The IMEI is a useful tool to stop a stolen phone from accessing a network

    • Cell Phone Manuals

      Cell phone manuals are documents which explain the functioning, hardware specifications and various how-to of your cell phone. These manuals are created by the manufacturer and distributed along with the cell phone in the market. They are extremely helpful in providing detailed and step-by-step instructions on things like how to manage phone settings, how to

    • How Do Prepaid Phone Cards Work?

      How Do Prepaid Phone Cards Work?

      As more and more people switch to cell phones for communication, many people are opting to use prepaid phone cards rather than signing up for a contract with a service provider. Prepaid phone cards allow users to purchase temporary plans ahead of time and use their minutes from wherever they are without having to worry

    • LEC (Local Exchange Carrier)

      LEC (Local Exchange Carrier)

      An LEC, or Local Exchange Carrier, is a telephone company that is responsible for managing calls within a specific territory, such as a city or county. The vast majority of the United States is managed by LECs, which differ from IXCs, or Interexchange Carriers. While LECs manage local calls between two parties, IXCs are responsible

    • Ringback

      Ringback

      A ringback number is a number that you call that will immediately ring the telephone from which it was called. In most instances you must call the ringback number, quickly hang up the phone for just a short moment and then let up on the switch, you will then go back off hook and hear

    • Cell Phone Signal Boosters

      Cell Phone Signal Boosters

      Cell phone signal boosters (or cellular repeaters) are bidirectional amplifiers designed to boost the mobile phone reception using internal signal amplifiers, reception antennas and rebroadcast antennas. External antennas collect good cellular signal, and then it is transmitted to an amplifier, which retransmits the signal locally. This process results in much better signal. Rural areas often

    • Types of Mobile Telephone Systems

      Types of Mobile Telephone Systems

      The main mobile telephone systems in the last twenty five years have been: YearMobile Telephone System 1981 Nordic Mobile Telephone (NMT) 1983 Advanced Mobile Phone System (AMPS) 1985 Total Access Communication Systems (TACS) 1986 Nordic Mobile Telephony (NMT) 1991 American Digital Cellular (ADC) 1991 Global System for Mobile Communication (GSM) 1992 Digital Cellular System (DCS)

    • Blackberry PIN

      Blackberry PIN

      When a Blackberry phone is produced, it is assigned a unique PIN (personal identificaiton number) that identifies each BlackBerry device. The PIN number is also used to ensure that email identified for transmittal to the account(s) on the device is delivered to the proper location by the email server. BlackBerry Pin numbers are different from

    • 66 block

      66 block

      A 66 block is a punch-down block used to connect wiring for telephone systems and other low-speed low-voltage wiring applications. A punch-down tool is used to force solid wire into metal slots on the 66 block. The 25-pair standard non-split 66 Block encloses 50 rows; each row has four columns of clips that are electrically

    • Tumbling

      Tumbling

      Tumbling exploits a weakness in the AMPS/NAMPS roaming system. In tumbling, you first configure the SIDH in your mobile telephone to pretend to be from another cellular carrier. If you are in Colorado, for example, you would configure your mobile telephone as if it were subscribed to a cellular carrier in Texas. Next, you modify

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