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Our online glossary is here to help you make sense of the terminology used in the cell phone industry. It covers mobile technologies, such as 3G and 4G, and even includes a bit of information on smartphone operating systems and the companies that make the cell phones and other mobile technology devices we all use.

What is "Call Alert"?

A call alert is simply when your device notifies you of an incoming call, which can be achieved in a number of ways. The two most common are either a ring, vibration, or combination of the two. A smartphone screen will also activate when there is an incoming call with an answer or ignore icon over the home screen or a contact specific image.

Users can select from a number of pre-installed ringtones or can use a ringtone of their choice, a song or sound that is stored on their device.

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