The name for a cell phone service that provides background noise, such as noise from a traffic jam, to enable the owner to say with authority, "Sorry I'll be two hours late, I'm stuck in traffic" (while actually sitting at a cafe). These services can also generate a ring tone in the middle of a conversation (appearing to signal an incoming call), providing a plausible excuse for ending the current call.

See also : iPhone  
NetLingo Classification: Online Jargon