Here you can find definitions of all technical, financial and legal terms that can be found in Bite documents.
Subscriber –a person that has signed a contract with Bite.
Bluetooth – wireless data exchange technology between devices that improve the possibilities of mobility a lot. Two devices having a Bluetooth connection can Exchange the data between themselves. Operational distance: 10 m, matching direction for both devices is not necessary; unshielded screens do not affect the operation.
The detailed bill – a report on the outgoing calls and SMS messages and data transmission. It shows the beginning of the event, duration of the call, amount of the transferred data via GPRS, the phone number of the receiver, the price of the call without VAT and the tax that will be added in the bill. (You can see the roaming services here as well – both the usage of incoming and outgoing services while abroad).
EDGE (Enhanced Data rates for Global Evolution) – a new version of the popular GPRS (data packet exchange) technology. The main priority of EDGE – faster data flow.
GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) – data packet exchange in GSM network. When using the GPRS technology, the data sent and received by the subscriber are divided into packets that are transferred via one or more channels using the GSM network.
IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) – unique number allocated to each device.
Java –programming language of applications and games for mobile phones.
Payment term – the date until which you have to pay your bill.
Modem – an electronic device that converts the digital data signals into analogue signals so that they can be sent using the lines of analogue communication. Modem receives encrypted signals and decodes them turning into digital signals that are suitable for use in the digital devices.
PIN2 – additional personal identification code, which is usually provided to make additional services available.
PUK2 - code has to be used for changing a blocked PIN2 code. Bite, the same as other operators in Latvia, do not provide these codes.
Synchronization with a computer – exchange of the phone organizer and calendar data between the phone and computer.
International calls – calls when you call from Latvia abroad.
Roaming – usage of services while you are abroad
APN (Access point name) – the access point name to be used in GPRS settings
CSD (Circuit Switched Data) – technology of mobile data transmission. With this technology data are transferred with the speed of 9.6 kbps.
The phone’s security code – a special phone’s code that protects the phone from unauthorized use. For many phones the security code is allocated already at the manufacture and is provided together with the handset.
EMS (Enhanced Messaging Service) – technology enabling sending and receiving of the enhanced messages with sound and standard images (multimedia messages).
GSM (Global System for Mobile Telecomunications) – mobile communication network technology.
HSDPA (High-Speed Downlink Packet Access) – mobile telephony protocol called also 3.5G ("3½G"). HSDPA data transmission technology is based on WCDMA, its operational frequency is 5Mhz and the data transmission amount reaches even 8-10 Mbps.
IR connection (Infrared connection) – wireless data exchange between devices technology. Two devices with an infrared connection can exchange the data between them. Operation distance: up to 7m. No obstacles can be among the devices in the operation area.
Credit limit - amount of money set by BITE Latvija in the amount of which you can use the Bite services without any pre-payment. This amount includes the calls of the current period and the issued but unpaid bills.
MMS (Multimedia Message Service) message – multimedia message that can contain text, colourful images and polyphonic melodies.
PIN (Personal Identification Number) – a special security code that has to be entered when switching on the handset. The code is received together with a SIM card. If you want, you can change your PIN code.
PUK (Personal Unblocking Key) – a special security code necessary for unblocking the PIN code. The code is received together with a SIM card.
SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) – a small card that has to be inserted in the phone enabling the usage of mobile services.
SMS message (Short Message Service) – up to 160 characters long text message that’s written using the Latin characters.
UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System) – type of 3G mobile radio communication technology enabling data transmission with the speed of up to 2Mbps. Along with voice and data transmission UMTS gives a possibility to sen audio and video information to any portable wireless device anywhere in the world.
WAP (Wireless Access Protocol) – internet browser in the mobile phone. This browser enables watching the internet stes adapted especially for the mobile phones