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Last updated: November 18, 2012

What Does Swirl Mean?

Swirl is static on a digital cellular phone. It is different from the static on an analog cellular phone because it sounds like swirling or whooshing air.


Techopedia Explains Swirl

This term is used by people in the telecommunications industry to describe the background noise from a digital cellular phone.

Other miscellaneous uses include:

  1. Swirl digital art: Found in wall art, paintings, images or animated screen savers
  2. Digital swirl media: A design studio in Arizona
  3. Swirl Connect: An online service used to connect and stay in touch with friends
  4. Swirl Locator: Software for saving numbers to a cellular phone

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