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A MOBILE PHONE (also called mobile, cellular telephone, CELL PHONE or handphone) is an electronic device used for full duplex two-way radio telecommunications over a cellular network of base stations known as cell sites. Mobile phones differ from cordless telephones, which only offer telephone service within limited range through a single base station attached to a fixed land line, for example within a home or an office.

A mobile phone allows its user to make and receive telephone calls to and from the public telephone network which includes other mobiles and fixed-line phones across the world. It does this by connecting to a cellular network owned by a mobile network operator. A key feature of the cellular network is that it enables seamless telephone calls even when the user is moving around wide areas via a process known as handoff or handover.

In addition to being a telephone, modern mobile phones also support many additional services, and accessories, such as SMS (or text) messages, e-mail, Internet access, gaming, Bluetooth and infrared short range wireless communication, camera, MMS messaging, MP3 player, radio and GPS. Low-end mobile phones are often referred to as feature phones, whereas high-end mobile phones that offer more advanced computing ability are referred to as smartphones.

A SMARTPHONE is a mobile phone built on a mobile operating system, with more advanced computing capability and connectivity than a feature phone. The first smartphones combined the functions of a personal digital assistant (PDA), including email functionality, with a mobile phone. Later models added the functionality of portable media players, low-end compact digital cameras, pocket video cameras, and GPS navigation units to form one multi-use device. Many modern smartphones also include high-resolution touchscreens and web browsers that display standard web pages as well as mobile-optimized sites. High-speed data access is provided by Wi-Fi, mobile broadband, NFC and Bluetooth. In recent years, the rapid development of mobile app markets and of mobile commerce have been drivers of smartphone adoption.

A SATELLITE TELEPHONE, or satphone is a type of mobile phone that connects to orbiting satellites instead of terrestrial cell sites. They provide similar functionality to terrestrial mobile telephones; voice, short messaging service and low-bandwidth internet access are supported through most systems. Depending on the architecture of a particular system, coverage may include the entire Earth, or only specific regions.

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    Customized & Luxury Mobile Phones
  • The Bellperre Classic.
  • BELLEPERRE - since 2005. "Timeless Luxury Phones." Taylor made: Every BELLPERRE is hand-built and hand-finished to exceptional standards by the best technicians and craftspeople.
  • Black Diamond Lifestyle iPhones.
  • Black Diamond Lifestyle iPhones - since 2013. Customised by a London based company, are embellished in 18ct. gold or platinum on the sides and feature a solid gold or platinum back plate. They are studded with VS1 diamonds or rare black diamonds around the edge of the iPhone.
  • The Adamas & Aurora Collection of bejeweled iPhones 5s by Continental mobiles.
  • CONTINENTAL MOBILES - since 2006. "Bespoke British Tailoring for Luxury Mobile Phones." Pioneers in hand-crafted luxury mobile phones.
  • Goldgenie iPhone X Diamond Cluster (5.8-inch) - 24K Gold Edition: £1798.50.
  • Goldgenie - since 1995. "The Gold iPhone 8 & iPhone X Collection."
  • Goldstriker International 24ct Gold Vintage Apple Watch SERIES 3 Edition: £2,995.
  • Goldstriker International 24ct Gold iPhone Xs Unique Brilliance Edition: £4,795.
  • GOLDSTRIKER INTERNATIONAL - "Exclusivity for the fashionista." Goldstriker have over 20 years experience in gold plating iPhones and mobile phones. We offer a 2 year warranty on gold plated phones and gold plated iPads.
  • Goldvish luxury mobile phones.
  • GOLDVISH - since 2003. "The most exclusive mobile phone collection in the world." Swiss manufacturer of premium luxury mobile phones. The company is specialized in combining high-end technology and Swiss craftsmanship.
  • Gresso handcrafted smartphone.
  • GRESSO - "Founded in 1999, GRESSO is the pioneer and leading manufacturer of handcrafted mobile phones and accessories. Each GRESSO phone is 'made for one person by one person,' in the sense that each phone is assembled from start to finish by a single master. GRESSO phones are sold in the leading department stores such as Harrods in London and Bergdorf Goodman in New York, and the finest watch and jewelry stores around the world."
  • iPhone X.
  • iPhone X - since 2007. "Say hello to the future." Our vision has always been to create an iPhone that is entirely screen. One so immersive the device itself disappears into the experience. And so intelligent it can respond to a tap, your voice, and even a glance. With iPhone X, that vision is now a reality.
  • Mobiado Grand7 GCB - Art Déco.
  • MOBIADO - "Engineering Art." Since the company's foundation in 2004, Mobiado has achieved a legacy of design innovation. Mobiado has take pride in being a distinctively different and innovative manufacturer, producing the finest, and most advanced mobile phones.
  • Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS: €1,550.
  • Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS - since 1972. "40 years of design expertise meet state-of-the-art technology. High performance in luxury class. The Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS is characterized by its elegant design, coupled with unrivaled computer performance through the latest AI technology."
  • Sirin Labs Finney mobile device: US$999.
  • Sirin Labs FINNEY SMARTPHONE - since 2013. High-end smartphone manufacturer. The Finney is a $1,000 dual-screen state-of-the-art mobile device for the Blockchain era.
  • Stuart Hughes 18ct Gold iPhone Xs Night Edition: £6,495.
  • STUART HUGHES - "Exclusive elite gadgets." Luxury mobile phones, and more. Technology embracing luxury.
  • Tonino Lamborghini Smartphone Antares TL88 Tauri Gold/Brown: US$6,300.
  • Tonino Lamborghini SMARTPHONE TL 88 TAURI GOLD/BROWN - since 1981. "Luxury style and Competition Technology." Each 88 Tauri smartphone also comes with a special edition of premium Tonino Lamborghini Quantum series ML-01 earphones.
  • Vertu Signature Collection.
  • VERTU - since 2011. "An Icon Rediscovered." Vertu is the pioneer of luxury mobile phones. Handmade in England, each exquisite phone delivers extraordinary craftsmanship, performance and services. All collections.
    Satellite Telephones
  • Iridium 9555.
  • Broadband Global Area Network - global satellite internet network with telephony using portable terminals.
  • FleetBroadband - maritime global satellite internet, telephony, SMS texting and ISDN network for ocean-going vessels using portable domed terminal antennas.
  • HughesNet Voice - optimized to work over your satellite connection.
  • IDIRECT - "Advancing a Connected World." Satellite-based IP communications technology enables constant connectivity for voice, video and data applications.
  • Satcom Global - leading provider of global satellite services to the maritime, land and aero markets. We provide voice and data solutions for users in remote locations outside terrestrial networks. Access to communications within these regions is not only preferable for business, but often vital to survival.
  • SATELLITE PHONE - Wikipedia.
  • SATELLITE PHONE FAQ
    • FLEETBROADBAND inmarsat - "Our flagship maritime service provides dependable, seamless voice and broadband data coverage across the world's oceans." The first maritime communications service to provide cost-effective broadband data and voice, simultaneously, through a compact antenna on a global basis.
    • GLOBALSTAR - since 1991. "Be Heard."
      • GLOBALSTAR GSP-1600 - provides easy access to satellite voice and data services, including Internet and e-mail access, voicemail, incoming SMS, and position location. A complete accessory range allows for installation in vehicles, vessels and portable docking kits.
      • GLOBALSTAR GSP-1700 - a light and feature-rich mobile satellite phone, the GSP-1700 helps you stay connected virtually anywhere.
      • GLOBALSTAR GSP-2900 - provides convenient fixed access to satellite voice and data services, including Internet, e-mail and voicemail.
    • INMARSAT - since 1979. "Smart connectivity anywhere."
      • INMARSAT IsatPhone - "Our handheld satellite phones provide a clear, dependable voice service anywhere on the planet – no matter how remote."
      • INMARSAT IsatPhone 2 - the latest addition to our handheld satellite phone portfolio, offering a range of new features to ensure you stay connected in even the most extreme and remote locations.
      • INMARSAT IsatPhone Pro - offers the ultimate combination of features and performance – including exceptional voice clarity – over the world's most reliable satellite communications network.
    • IRIDIUM - since 1987. "Everywhere.".
      • IRIDIUM 9555 - "One Tough Customer." Not only the smallest phone Iridium has ever made, it’s also the most powerful. Engineered to withstand the world’s toughest environments.
      • IRIDIUM 9555 A - "Rugged and reliable, the Iridium 9505A is small and lightweight enough to be carried in a backpack and very easy to use. It helps users keep in touch even while on the move, everywhere on the planet."
      • IRIDIUM 9555 A US - features a solid as-molded design with hardened keypad, rubber overmold grip, and removeable articulating antenna for use in the toughest environments.
      • Iridium Extreme.
      • Iridium Extreme - "Smarter. Tougher." The first phone to combine location awareness and SOS.
    • THURAYA - since 1997. "Stay Close."
      • Thuraya SatSleeve - "SatSleeve for iPhone." TRANSFORM YOUR IPHONE INTO A SATELLITE SMARTPHONE. The perfect blend of mobility and simplicity, the Thuraya SatSleeve is the smartest, fastest and simplest way to transform your iPhone into a satellite smartphone. An industry first, the Thuraya SatSleeve provides access to phone calls, emails, instant messages and popular social media apps in satellite mode, across 161 countries across Thuraya’s coverage network.
      • THURAYA XT - "The smallest and lightest satellite phone, even on call rates." The world’s toughest satellite phone for use in the most challenging environments.
      • Thuraya XT-DUAL - "Delivering GSM and satellite capabilities in a single phone." Operates efficiently both within the reach of any GSM network and when connected to the Thuraya satellite network - providing the highest flexibility to shift between available networks wherever you are.
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