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mobile communications modes

See mobile wireless modes.

mobile wireless modes

Smartphones have four or five wireless radios built in for transmitting and receiving data. Cellular, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS radios are in every modern smartphone, and near field communication (NFC) is also standard on most phones except iPhones (as of the current 5C/5S generation).

Tablet Wireless
Tablets come with two to five radios built in. All tablets have Wi-Fi, and many have Wi-Fi and cellular. A few have NFC and GPS radios. See how to select a mobile device, cellular hotspot, cellular generations, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and NFC.

                               Wi-Fi +
                      Wi-Fi    Cellular
       Smartphones   Tablets   Tablets

  Cellular    X                  X
  Wi-Fi       X          X       X
  Bluetooth   X          X       X
  GPS         X        Few      Some
  NFC       Most       Few      Few

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