Home  ›  Glossary  ›


A graphic image that represents a person.

On a phone, an avatar can be a cartoon-like graphic that serves as a visual symbol to identify different people for caller-ID purposes.

More advanced types of avatars are animated. An animated avatar can serve as a "virtual anchorman" for a multimedia newscast displayed on a phone.

An even more advanced type of avatar is an animated character that represents someone you know, where the face is automatically animated to match their voice, as a type of virtual video call.

Animated avatars use far less bandwidth than streaming video, saving money on data charges.

Still confused? Spot a mistake? Give us your feedback on this definition.

back to Glossary Index

Subscribe to Phone Scoop News with RSS Follow @phonescoop on Threads Follow @phonescoop on Mastodon Phone Scoop on Facebook Follow on Instagram



All content Copyright 2001-2024 Phone Factor, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Content on this site may not be copied or republished without formal permission.