handoff(n.) The transfer of a cellular phone transmission from one radio frequency within a cell to another radio frequency in an adjacent cell. Handoffs occur when a cellular phone user passes out of the range that the cell can handle and into another cell��s range, and the signal is passed from one base station to the next. The handoff is transparent to the user and typically will not result in a loss of service unless the user moves out of range of a cell��s base station. The transition and the process required to make the transition are both referred to as the handoff.
(v.) To pass a cellular transmission from one cell to another.
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