feature phone

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feature phone

A cellphone that contains a fixed set of functions beyond voice calling and text messaging but is not as extensive as a smartphone. For example, feature phones may offer Web browsing and email, but they generally cannot download apps from an online marketplace.

The "feature phone" moniker made sense when they were introduced in the late 1990s, because they included more functions than a regular cellphone. Today, the device is more a "featureless phone" compared to the ever-expanding functionality of a smartphone. See smartphone, cellphone and flip phone.


A Nokia Feature Phone
This Nokia phone includes Web browsing, email, MP3 player, and still and video cameras. (Image courtesy of Nokia, www.nokia.com)
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In addition to that, the announcement added, the bulk of the MAD 10 billion investment plan will go towards enhancing Moroccans' telephone and internet experiences by facilitating access to a more reliable and faster network for regular phone calls and online activities.Another part of the fund is expected to go into expanding Maroc Telecom's activities, which will in turn create job prospects for thousands of Moroccans, the announcement reassured.
A few days back, a video showed that the Nokia 9 PureView will be able to click photos with all the five sensors at the same time and the setup is claimed to capture up to 10 times more light in comparison with a regular phone camera sensor.
"Regular phone contact could enable a prisoner to shoulder their responsibilities for families on the outside by maintaining the personal links necessary to ensure a positive road to rehabilitation."
In fact, tokens for regular phone calls are also being given out."Despite being a close chum, (Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf Chairman) Imran Khan got token number 132 for Tuesday evening, which meant that he could only get to talk to Maulana Tahir-ul-Qadri by midnight," a source close to the PAT chief confirmed.
All a caller needs to do is dial 1010103 before the phone number, and the call will be added to their regular phone bill at 1010103's cheaper rates."
Fortunately, they do stay in contact through regular phone conversations.
wants to deliver high-speed internet via regular phone lines as it ramps up its presence in the fixed-line broadband segment, which it views as the next industry battleground.
Age Connects has a specific scheme that addresses this issue 'Cardiff - The Healthy & Active Partnership - Volunteer Support Programme',' which involves: | Befriending volunteers to visit or Community Link volunteers to support someone to get out to activities in their community | Regular phone calls for a chat and to check that everything is OK | The project is aimed at supporting older people who are most in need.
After that they will be monitored and encouraged to continue their regime through regular phone calls with their trainer.
appear on the device screen and will look similar to regular phone calls.
If you need a solid, regular phone for everyday use, it doesn't make any sense anymore to spend more than ` 15,000 to ` 20,000 on a phone.
He also on the occasion told the Minister that concerted efforts had been made to check grey traffic which had a healthy impact for growth of regular phone service.