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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 "post-paid"?

Post-paid customers are those that are billed for their use of a carrier's services on a monthly basis, based on either the terms of a contract or on the amount of services they have used. Most mobile subscribers are of the post-paid type. Not all post-paid customers are bound by contracts, though the vast majority in the U.S. market are.

Also known as: "postpaid"

See Also: carrier

Referred to by: prepaid

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