Terms and definitions in messaging

Multichannel messaging service is based on a variety of telecommunication and Internet technologies. In the description of services, we often use abbreviations that may not always be known to you. Here we have compiled a glossary of terms and definitions used in the industry.

Home Network

A Home Network is the network to which a subscriber has contracted with for their wireless service. An example would be someone with an AT&T contract would say AT&T is their Home Network. A Home Network can typically be changed through a Mobile Number Portability process available in most countries and allows a subscriber to take their phone number to a new network. Again by way of example an AT&T subscriber could port their number from AT&T to Verizon at which point Verizon would become their Home Network.