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Not sure how to use your phone..let alone figure out what WAP means?!

These explanations should clear up your mobile reception..


Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) is an international standard for communications in a wireless environment. Its main use is to enable access to the Internet from a mobile device.


Wireless Markup Language (WML) on is a computer language intended for devices that implement the Wireless Application Protocol (WAP), such as mobile phones, and preceded the use of other languages now used with WAP, such as HTML and XHTML


XHTML Mobile Profile (XHTML-MP) is a computer language standard designed specifically for use on mobile phones. The Paddy Power Mobile Website is built using XHTML-MP.


Java Platform (Micro Edition) or Java ME, is a software platform designed for use on mobile devices. The Paddy Power Mobile Application is built using the Java Platform.


Personal digital assistant (PDA) is a mobile handheld computer, also known as a palmtop computer. They commonly have color screens and audio capabilities, enabling them to be used as mobile phones (smartphones), internet web browsers and portable media players.


GPRS (General packet radio service) is a data transfer service available to phone users of the 2G/GSM and 3G mobile communication systems. GPRS data transfer is typically charged on a flat daily or monthly rate or else on a per megabyte rate by a mobile network provider.


GSM (Global System for Mobile communications) originally from Groupe Spécial Mobile is the most popular standard for mobile phones in the world. Its ubiquity makes international roaming very common between mobile phone operators, enabling subscribers to use their phones in many parts of the world. GSM differs from its predecessors in that both signaling and speech channels are digital, and thus is considered a second generation (2G) mobile phone system.


Wireless communication is the transfer of information over a distance without the use of electrical conductors or "wires". The distances involved may be short (a few meters as in television remote control) or long (thousands or millions of kilometers for radio communications). When the context is clear, the term is often shortened to "wireless". It encompasses various types of fixed, mobile, and portable two way radios, cellular telephones, personal digital assistants (PDAs), and wireless networking. 


A wireless LAN (WLAN or Wi-Fi) is a wireless local area network that links two or more computers or devices to enable communication between devices in a limited area. This gives users the mobility to move around within a broad coverage area and still be connected to the network. The majority of mobile phones can now connect to the Internet via a wireless connection.

Mobile Operator/Network

A mobile network operator (MNO), also known as mobile phone operator (or simply mobile operator or mobo ),carrier service provider (CSP), wireless service provider, wireless carrier, mobile phone operator, or cellular company, is a telephone company that provides services for mobile phone subscribers.


A device used to store information in mobile phones. The Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) on a removable card securely stores the service-subscriber key (IMSI) used to identify a subscriber on mobile telephony devices such as mobile phones. The SIM card allows users to change phones by simply removing the SIM card from one mobile phone and inserting it into another mobile phone.


The International Mobile Equipment Identity or IMEI is a number unique to every mobile phone, as well as some satellite phones. It is usually found printed inside the battery compartment of the phone. It can also be displayed on the screen of the phone by entering *#06# into the keypad.

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