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Edexel GCSE ICT Mobile Phone Features

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Standby time
The amount of time you can leave your phone on before it needs recharging.
Talk time
The amount of time you can talk on your phone.
SMS
Short Messaging Service - allows users to send and receive text messages entered using the phone's keypad.
MMS
Multi Media Messaging - allows users to put a message together with pictures, video and/or sound along with text.
Predictive text
Used when typing a text message - instead of having to press a key repeatedly (multi-tap) to get the letter you want, you press each key just once. For example, to spell 'dog' you would press keys 3, 6, 4 just once. This allows the user to type messages more quickly and with less effort.
Built-in camera
A camera built into the phone, which allows you to take digital stills or video clips.
3G
Third Generation - 3G phones give high-speed internet access. You can stream video and audio, which allows you to use video calling and view live content from the web
Video calling
Allows you to stream live calls so you can
speak to and see the person using the handset.
HSDPA
High Speed Downlink Packet Access, also known as super-fast 3G - widely regarded as the next big advance, which is set to overtake 3G.
Bluetooth
Uses radio signals (short-range wireless signals), enabling the user to send and receive data from devices in close proximity - usually within 50 metres.
Hands-free device
Allows you to talk without having to hold the phone in your hand - uses a cable with an earpiece and a microphone (usually built in).
Music playback
You can store music on the built-in memory of the phone and listen to it on the move.
WiFi
Similar to Bluetooth, but the range and amount of data sent and received are greater. Allows you to use the Internet for free in WiFi hotspots.
Mobile Internet
Similar to using the Internet on a computer - pages appear at a small size and/or with reduced graphics.
Memory card slot
Allows storage of multimedia on a memory card, so you can store more tracks, pictures and video clips on your phone and easily transfer them to other devices. Cards range in size from 1 MB to 8 GB plus.
Dual-band, tri-band and quad-band phones
Phones are able to pick up different frequencies; the number of frequencies determines which countries you can use your phone in. Dual-band can pick up two different frequencies, tri-band three different frequencies and quad-band four.
Quad-band allows you to use your phone in five continents.
Roaming
When you are abroad you may not have access to your mobile phone provider. The roaming feature allows you to use another mobile phone provider's network so you can carry on making phone calls and sending texts.
Locked
phone
The network provider locks the phone so that only their SIM card will work in the phone. This is a way of selling the phone and keeping the customer loyal to them.
GPS
Global Positioning System - calculates your position using satellites, and guides you to your destination.