- Acronym for Wide-Area telephone Service. A longdistance service with fixed rates, and which is usually utilized by businesses. Inward WATS is configured only for receiving incoming calls, Outward WATS only allows outgoing calls to be placed, and there are services which combine both. A WATS line, for instance, may be charged a fixed monthly rate for usage up to a given number of hours, with additional fees applying after that. Also called WATS service.
- acronym forWide-Area Telephone Service
- acronym forwide area telecommunication services