Radio telephone service provided to vehicles from a broadcast point located within range of the moving vehicle. The broadcast point in turn can be connected to the public network so that calls can be completed to or from any stationary telephone.
Any telephone not connected to a landline. It includes a car phone, whether or not it is fixed to the car, but does not include a cordless phone which is an extension of a landline.
A portable telephone that is connected to the telecommunications network by radio signals communicated with ground-based receiving stations or via satellite technology. Mobile telephones provide a range of services, from SMS Instant Messaging and voice communications, to data services, such as video and Internet access. Recent developments in mobile telephone technology focus on new communications standards to increase the ability of these devices to receive and transmit data (see 3G).
A device which behaves as a normal telephone whilst being able to move over a wide area. Mobile telephones allow connections to be made to the telephone network, normally by directly dialling the other party's number on an inbuilt keypad.
In the Metro do Porto network, there is always mobile network coverage, even in tunnels and underground stations, for both GSM and UMTS networks.