Dictionary of terms

Mobile phone terminology dictionary

AMPS (Advanced Mobile Phone System) is an advanced mobile phone service, an analog standard for cellular communications.

AMSS (Aeronautical Mobile Satellite Service) – is a satellite system for mobile air navigation.

Bluetooth – A technology that allows wireless transmission of signals over short distances between phones, computers and other devices.

bps (bits per second) – Data rate, number of information per second.

BSIC – Base Station Identity Code.

Call barring – Call barring.

Call divert; Call forwarding – Call forwarding (the same as call forwarding).

Call hold – Call on hold (saving).

Call waiting – Call waiting.

CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) – Multiple access with code division.

Cell – Sota, a cell.

Cell site – A set of base stations installed in one place.

Cellular – Cellular.

Conference call – Conference communication (the same as multiparty call).

D-AMPS (Digital AMPS) – digital AMPS. Currently known as TDMA.

DCS (Digital cellular system) – A digital cellular system, see GSM 1800.

DECT (Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications) – A digital standard for wireless telephony set by ETSI.

dual band – a dual band mobile phone capable of operating on different frequency ranges, for example, GSM 900 and GSM 1800.

dual mode – is a double standard mobile phone capable of working in different networks, for example, CDMA and AMPS; GSM and DECT.

EDGE (Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution) – technology developed for GSM and TDMA standards, which allows you to meet the requirements of 3G – transmission of large amounts of information at high speed (384 kbit / sec).

EFR (Enhanced Full Rate) – improved speech quality. Support for this function should be provided by both the phone and the operator. Allowed data transfer up to 14400 kbit / s.

EPOC – A mobile terminal operating system developed by Symbian.
ERMES (European Radio Messaging System) – a single European paging network operating in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

ESN (Electronic Serial Number) – is an electronic serial number.

ETACS (Extended Total Access Communication System[/i]) – is the UK analog mobile network, also available in Europe and Asia.

FDMA (Frequency Division Multiple Access) – Multiple access with frequency division.

FSS (Fixed Satellite Service) – fixed (fixed) satellite communication system.

GMPCS – Global Mobile Personal Communications by Satellite (GMPCS) is a global satellite system for personal mobile communications.

GPS – Global Positioning System is a global location system.

GPRS – General Packet Radio Service is a technology for wireless transmission of packet data at high speeds (115 Kbps).

GSM – Global system for mobile communications, a digital standard for mobile communications.

GSM 1800 – digital standard GSM at 1800 MHz, also known as DCS 1800 or PCN, used in Europe, the Pacific countries of Asia, Australia, Russia.

GSM 1900 – digital standard GSM at a frequency of 1900 MHz, also known as PCS, is used in the U.S., Canada, individual countries of Latin America and Africa.

GSM 900 – digital standard GSM at 900 MHz, is distributed in more than 100 countries in Europe and Asia.

GSM MoU Association – International GSM Operators Association.
Handheld – Manual subscriber terminal.

Hand-off; hand-over – Call transfer from one base station to another while the user is moving.

HSCSD (High Speed Circuit Switch Data) – technology of data transmission at increased speeds (up to 57 Kbps), in GSM standard.

IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) – International mobile communication equipment identifier.

IMSI (International Mobile Subscriber Identity) – international identifier of a mobile communication subscriber.

IMT-2000 (International Mobile Telecommunications-2000) – international system of mobile communication 2000, third generation mobile telephony, 3G.
IN (Intelligent Network) – intellectual network. IP (Internet Protocol) – Internet work protocol.

IPR (Intellectual Property Rights) – Intellectual property rights.

IS-41 – Intranet protocol for connecting US networks of both digital and analog standards.

IS-54 – Initial digital TDMA standard. introduced in 1992, then upgraded to digital standard IS-136 in 1996.

IS-95/cdmaOne – Digital mobile communication standard based on CDMA technology.

IS-136 – Digital standard for mobile communication based on TDMA technology.

ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network) – A digital network with integrated functions, allowing high-speed transmission of voice data, information or video over existing infrastructure lines.

ISO (International Standards Organization) – International Standards Organization.

ITU (International Telecommunications Union) – International Telecommunications Union.

LMDS (Local Multipoint Distribution System) – in the USA standard for high-speed transmission of voice data and information, used for installation of wireless communication within a company or building.

LPC (Linear Predictive Coding) – encoding (speech) based on the method of linear prediction.

LTP (Long Term Prediction) – long-term prediction.

MAHO (Mobile Assisted Handoff/Handover) – service transfer with participation of a mobile station.

MDMS – Wireless Broadband Radio Access System, designed for construction of multi-service communication and data transmission networks, uses radio channel as a transmission medium. Wireless solutions based on MDMS equipment are an alternative to backbone wired and fiber optic communication lines, as well as traditional radio relay solutions and provide its users with a transport environment to transmit all kinds of information from voice traffic to multimedia services.

Mobile (station) – A mobile station (subscriber terminal). MPE-LTP (Multi-Pulse Excited Long Term Predictor) – Linear prediction with multi-pulse excitation and long-term predictor.

MSS (Mobile Satellite Service) – mobile satellite communication.

MTSO – Mobile Telephone Switching Office is a switching center (usually applied to analog cellular communication systems).

Multiparty call – A conference call (the same as a conference call). OMC – Operation and Maintenance Center. PBX – Private Branch Exchange (PBX) – Office switch (OMC).

PCN – Personal Communications Network, also known as DCS 1800 or GSM 1800.

PCS (Personal Communications Service) – a system of personal communications, which generalizes the name for the U.S. cellular networks of GSM 1900 standard.

PCSS (Personal Communications Satellite Services) – Personal Communications Satellite Services (functions).

PHS (Personal Handyphone System) – Personal handy phone system (Japanese wireless communication system).

Pico Cell – Small honeycomb network installed to increase capacity inside buildings.

PIN (Personal Identification Number) – Personal identifier (of a cellular subscriber).

PMR – Private Mobile Radio is a radio communication of a limited group of users (for example, emergency command, etc.).

PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network) – is a public switched telephone network.

PUK – Personal Unblocking Key.

PTT – A derivative of the Ministry of Post, Telecommunications and Telegraph, used to denote the leading operator in a country.

Roaming – The process of automatically registering a mobile phone in another network when moving. International Roaming – The ability to register when you are abroad.

Router; Router – control unit for connections between different networks, identifies data addresses when passing through, determines the path of data transmission and generates data packets for further transmission.

SDH (Synchronous Digital Hierarchy) – standard for digital data transmission.

SIM – Subscriber Identity Module is a module of GSM network subscriber identification (SIM card, or smart card).

SMS (Short Message Service) – function (service) of short messages transmission.

SPACH (SMS, Paging and Access Response Channel) is a short message, call and answer channel.

Switch – Switch (switching center).

Symbian – Joint venture between Motorola, Nokia and Psion, developer of EPOC operating system.

TACS (Total Access Communications System) – Publicly available communication system (cellular communication standard at 900 MHz, distributed in the UK).

TCH (Traffic Channel) – a traffic channel.

TDD (Time Division Duplex) – time division in duplex.

TDMA (Time Division Multiple Access) – multiple access with time division, digital technology is based on IS-136 standard, modern designation of D-AMPS standard.

TETRA (Trans European Trunked Radio) – is a pan-European trunking system (trunking standard).

3GPP (Third Generation Partnership Project) – A global project to jointly coordinate the development of WCDMA by standardization institutes in Europe, Japan, South Korea, and the United States.

TMSI (Temporary Mobile Subscriber Identity) – temporary mobile subscriber identifier.

Triple mode – A three-standard mobile phone that can operate simultaneously in analog mode at 800 MHz and in digital mode at 900 MHz and 1900 MHz.

UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System) – is a universal mobile telecommunications system, a standard of third generation cellular communications in Europe, developed by ETSI.

UWC (Universal Wireless Consortium) – an association of developers and operators of IS-136 cellular communication standard.

VAD (Voice Activity Detector) – speech activity detector.

VLR (Visitor Location Register) – guest register (a database containing information about subscribers-rowsers).

WAP (Wireless Application Protocol) – is a free unlicensed wireless communication protocol that allows you to create advanced mobile telephony systems and access Internet pages from mobile phones.

WARC (World Administrative Radio Conference) – World Administrative Conference on Radio Frequencies.

WCDMA – Wideband Code Division Multiple Access is a digital broadband standard covering Internet, multimedia, video, and other high capacity applications.

WIN – Wireless Intellectual Network.

WLL (Wireless Local Loop) – Wirelessly connect a phone at home or in the office to a fixed telephone network.

WOS (Wireless Office System) – technology that allows the user to transfer calls to a mobile phone.


Network jargon basics

Login is an identifier used for logging in

Passwordword puzzle

Guestbook – guestbook.

Hamster – home page

Servac – server (FTP server, web server)

Mailing List is a mailing list used to alert the general public in one simple letter.

Soap – Mail.

Soap is a hand wash. Der Soap.

Pixel – quantum of the image on the monitor

RTFM – you read it.

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions.

Chavo – see FAQ

To go astray – to generate meaningless information flows (often with bad intentions).

Subj, Subject – the subject of the post.

Message – a message, a letter.

Offtopic is not a massage-out.

Topic is a theme.

Clava – keyboard

Button – a key on the keyboard (example: trample batons)

IMHO – “In My Humble Opinion” –

ZY – Post Scriptum (the letters ZY are on the keyboard in the same places as PS)

File files.

Click to continue – the “click to continue” command.

Machine – computer

Rock – processor (example: “I have a 233rd rock”)

Rope – wire, connection channel to the Network

Connect – connection to the Internet

Fill in – upload a file to the server.

Merge – download file from server

Kilo, Ka – kilobytes.

One meter, megabyte.

Screw – hard drive, hard drive.

Flopak, flop drive, ZIP drive.

Sysadmin – system administrator

Domain – this is usually the name of the penis address on the Internet. (Take www.7ba.ru. It’s “.ru.” – first level domain, “.7ba” second, “www” third).

Roulette is an expression of approval. Spelled so: Rulez.

Sucks, Suck is an expression of disapproval. It’s spelled like this: Sucks.

Lamer is a complete idiot, a fool, a kettle, a dummy. Not to be confused with a novice user. Lamer is dangerous and knows it.

Location – a local network that does not necessarily have access to the Internet

Spam – unwelcome advertising mail

A directory is a folder (not a colony, as you might think)

Tree – the structure of location of directories on the server

The root is the first directory in the tree (“root directory”).

Troika – browser of the third version (“On Troika check” – instruction to Hytymyelshchik to check the site for compatibility with browsers of the third version).

The quadruple is the browser of the fourth version.

Five – browser version five (has not yet been released)

Six is the sixth model of Zhiguli, the errand boy.

Mom, mom – motherboard.

Fucking is tormenting something.

Brain – memory, RAM

Pisyukha, pisyukha – computer, PC.

Computer – computer, PC

Proga – program

Solaris is a Solaris operating system used in SUN computers.

The apple tree is a McIntosh computer user.

Unixoid – UNIX operating system user

A hacker is a lamer with overstated ego and authority.

Hacking, hacking.

Cracker – lamer with low ego, butter biscuits.

Hacking is a job.

Die, stop working.

Aska – ICQ program

Weather, Weather is a user.

Save the seed.

Font – font

A banner man is a banner man.

Brodilka – browser

Search, Google (ask Google) – search engine (e.g. Japseh)

Bug is an error in the program.

A glitch is an obscure glitch in the program (if it happens again, it’s Bug).

Ficha – opportunity, function, program feature

Radish is not a good person.

Pussy, pussy – sysadmin swearwords (“We have this @[email protected]%@&amp again; Pussy hangs” – justification for any failure of the provider).

Netoscope, Netscape.

Gifetz – a panibrat from GIF (a graphical format discussed in two previous issues)

Mazdai is a Windows operating system (from “must die” – “must die”).

The Winds are the same as “Mazdai.”

Source code, usually HTML (Source)

Hytymyel is from the English abbreviation. HTML – Hyper Text Markup Language.

Mexican, Negro – low skilled labor in website creation (Hytymyelshchik)

Hook – user (from the terminology of A. Moreinis)

Guru is a respected man, an experienced master.

Father is the address of some gurus to each other.


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