• July 17, 2007 17 Jul'07

    Short Message Service (SMS)

    SMS (Short Message Service) is a service for sending short messages of up to 160 characters (224 characters if using a 5-bit mode) to mobile devices, including cell phones, smart phones and PDAs... (Continued)  Continue Reading

  • July 17, 2007 17 Jul'07


    A pager is a small telecommunications device that receives (and, in some cases, transmits) alert signals and/or short messages.  Continue Reading

  • July 17, 2007 17 Jul'07

    short message service center (SMSC)

    A short message service center (SMSC) is the portion of a wireless network that handles SMS operations, such as routing, forwarding and storing incoming text messages on their way to desired endpoints...(Continued)  Continue Reading

  • July 17, 2007 17 Jul'07

    SMS gateway

    An SMS gateway is a website that allows users to send SMS messages from a web browser to people within the cell served by that gateway. An SMS gateway can also serve as an international gateway for users with roaming capability, allowing SMS ...  Continue Reading

  • July 17, 2007 17 Jul'07

    common short code (CSC)

    Common short codes (CSC) are short telephone numbers, usually consisting of five digits, that are used to address SMS and MMS messages from cellular telephones. Common short codes may also be called mobile short codes or short numbers... (Continued)  Continue Reading

  • July 17, 2007 17 Jul'07

    short message

    A short message is a brief text message sent to or from a mobile phone subscriber through the Short Message Service (SMS).  Continue Reading

  • July 17, 2007 17 Jul'07

    SMS spam (cell phone spam or short messaging service spam)

    SMS spam (sometimes called cell phone spam) is any junk message delivered to a mobile phone as text messaging through the Short Message Service (SMS). The practice is fairly rare in North America, but has been common in Japan for years. In 2001-2002...  Continue Reading

  • July 17, 2007 17 Jul'07

    iPhone in the enterprise: Can it replace a BlackBerry?

    How will the iPhone fit in the enterprise? We challenged our expert to put the iPhone through a series of tests to see how well it integrates, whether it's manageable, and whether its email, calendar and contact features can replace a BlackBerry.  Continue Reading

  • July 13, 2007 13 Jul'07

    mobile Internet device (MID)

    The mobile Internet device (MID) is a mini-tablet communications unit aimed at the consumer market and designed to provide entertainment, information and location-based services... (Continued)  Continue Reading

  • July 10, 2007 10 Jul'07

    Getting ready for fixed mobile convergence

    Fixed mobile convergence (FMC) will integrate mobile phones with your PBX, enable unified communications, and reduce cellular minute usage. In this tip, Paul DeBeasi looks at FMC deployment options and equipment and discusses what you need to do to ...  Continue Reading