A call to a cellular phone that was not answered, where the caller leaves no message.
The called is expected to return the phone call.
See Phone Tag.
"Ooooh, I have a missed call... I'd better call them back!"
reminder or mobile phone call that acts as a reminder.
The intention of the caller is to remind the receiver of some particular event or task. Generally, the receiver would have made the request for a 'missed call'.
This term originated in India after the mobile boom. The caller identification is a default feature in most of the mobile phones; hence this peculiar use.
Oh! Geeta just gave me a missed call; I was supposed to ring cable operator.