a Universal Subscriber Identify Module (USIM) chip that lets customers store a telephone directory and short messages, and make financial transactions safely if they carry a financial identification certificate
A telephone component with a receiver at one end and a transmitter at the other end, held in the hand when talking on the telephone. Initially wall telephones had the transmitter mounted on the wall unit while the receiver was held up to the ear. Models with a handset are called ‘monophones.'
Hand-held transmitter (microphone) and receiver (ear piece) mounted as a single unit in a high impact plastic shell (ABS or LEXAN). It is attached to a payphone via a lanyard that is housed in armored cable.
In the early days mobile phones were car phones with a transceiver box installed into the car boot and a separate handset unit on the dashboard. Current handportable phones are sometimes referred to as handsets.
Type that is physically set or composed letter by letter and line by line. Handset type reveals individual quirks of the typesetter, such as spacing preferences, and results in a distinctive indenture into the printing surface.