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what is gsm and some of the other abbreviations phone companies use?

Discussion in 'Northeastern US Wireless Forum' started by melley, Aug 17, 2002.

  1. melley

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    njsvrzncdma i cant stop the ringing..
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    GSM - stands for global system for mobile communications

    TDMA - stands for time division multiple access

    CDMA - stands for code division multiple access

    "gait" phone - stands for gsm/ansi 136 introperibility team. or (able to use both gsm and
    tdma)

    anyothers that u need ???
     
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    iDEN = Integrated Digital Enhanced Network

    AMPS = Advanced Mobile Phone System
     
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    PCS = Portable Communication System (when it started). Now it is, Personal Communications Service.
    GSM = Group Special Mobile (when founded in 1982). Now it is Global System for Mobile communications.
    GPRS = General Packet Radio Service. (Data only service across a GSM mobile telephone network).
    UMTS = Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (3G technology almost 20 times faster than GPRS).
    ISDN = Integrated Services Digital Network. (64K Digital telephone lines. Mainly used for business communications).
    NAMPS = Narrowband AMPS. (More efficient than AMPS, but sound terrible).
    FDMA = Frequency Division Multiple Access.
    DCS = Digital Communications System. (1800Mhz)
    TACS = Total Access Control System. (Similar to AMPS but in 900Mhz. Popular in UK).
    ETACS = Extended TACS.
    NMT = Nordic Mobile Telephony. (Scandanavian Digital system popular in Eastern Europe and Russia - 450Mhz and 900Mhz).
    ATM = Asynchronous Transfer Mode (Lines used to carry your voice over the telephone network. For instance, T1 or T3 lines).

    Also, depending on what you are talking about:
    GSM = Grams per Square Meter.
    GPRS = Graduate Program on Religious Studies.
    PCS = Professional, Creative and Serious; Personal Computer Service.
    ATM = Asynchronous Transfer Mode; Adobe Type Manager; Automatic Teller Machine.
    DCS = Desktop Color Separations; Digital Collaborative Services; Data Converting System; Digitally Controlled Squelch; Doll Collectors Society; Digital Compression System;
     
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    You forgot:

    MIN: Mobile Identification Number (AKA - Your Cell Number)
    ESN: Electronic Serial Number
    DCCH[​IMG]igital Control Channel
    AVCH: Analog Voice Channel

    Of course there is also:

    SID: System Identification
    P/SID: Private System Identification
    SOC: System Operator Code
     
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