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    Default 'cell phones' and 'mobile phones'

    1) Are 'cell phones' and 'mobile phones' the same?

    2) If yes, are 'cell phones' and 'mobile phones' understood to be the same thing in all countries?

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    Default Re: 'cell phones' and 'mobile phones'

    Americans call them "cell phones." Most Americans, I think, would understand the name "mobile phone," even if they don't commonly use it.

    I can't speak for other countries, but I know "mobile phone" is common in Europe.

    Yes, they are the same thing. The "cell" in "cell phone" comes from the technology used to allow the roaming (the signal is passed from one "cell" of coverage to another.)

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    Default Re: 'cell phones' and 'mobile phones'

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    1) Are 'cell phones' and 'mobile phones' the same? Yes, they are.

    2) If yes, are 'cell phones' and 'mobile phones' understood to be the same thing in all countries? I don't know about all countries; in the UK they are called "mobile phones", but most British people know that they are known as "cell phones" in the USA.
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