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Mobile internet with 4G and 5G mobile hotspots and tethering

Nowadays, mobile internet is not limited to mobile phones only but can easily be extended to other devices through tethering and hotspots. With 4G LTE and 5G NR mobile phones, tethering and mobile hotspotting techniques are handy alternatives if your main internet goes down. 4G and 5G smartphones today have the option to enable a …

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5G New Radio: What is 5G NR technology and how does it work?

5G stands for fifth-generation, and it represents the latest generation of mobile cellular networks that follow the fourth-generation (4G) LTE networks. 5G was introduced in the UK and many other countries in 2019, but it is still in the early stages. 5G stands for the fifth generation of mobile networks and is enabled by the …

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SMS vs MMS: Difference between SMS, MMS and text messages

Messaging is an integral part of mobile communications, and there are multiple ways in which mobile networks can achieve it. For a customer, real-time messaging can be services like Short Message Service (SMS), Multimedia Message Service (MMS) and online Instant Messages (IM). SMS or Short Message Service or text message is a text-only messaging service …

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Roaming and international calls, SMS and mobile data

When we use cellular services through our mobile phones in other countries or when we try to contact someone in other countries, then the roaming and international services become applicable. If you travel internationally or contact people abroad through your mobile phone, it is important to understand the concept of roaming and international calls, text …

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IMEI 1 and IMEI 2: Why my phone has two IMEI numbers?

IMEI or International Mobile Equipment Identity is one of the many unique identifiers associated with mobile phones. While other identifiers like IMSI, MSISDN and ICCID are linked to the SIM card, IMEI is connected to the mobile device itself. With the increasing trend of having the eSIM capability within mobile phones, it is becoming common …

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Difference between IMEI, IMSI, ICCID and MSISDN numbers

The number of connected mobile devices is growing rapidly, and the new 5G networks will only accelerate it. We have more than 8 billion mobile subscriptions already in the world, and now with the growth of the Cellular Internet of Things (CIoT), we can expect an even larger number of connected cellular devices. As more …

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Smartphone, cell phone, mobile phone and feature phone

In mobile communications, it is not uncommon to encounter complex terminologies every now and then. But there are also times when simple concepts become complicated due to the misconceptions that lead to confusion. One such confusion is around the terminologies used for referring to the phone that connects you to the mobile network. With over …

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