wireless phone



  • Abbreviation of wireless telephone. Also called cordless phone. A telephone which does not have a cord between the base unit and the handset, and which communicates via low-powered radio frequency signals. In this context, although both cordless telephones and cellular telephones are wireless, the main difference between them is that the former plugs directly into a land telephone network, while the latter is linked to it via microwaves.
  • synonymwireless telephone