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    mobile telephone

    Is there such a term as 'mobile telephone'. I always hear 'mobile phone'.


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    Re: mobile telephone

    "mobile phone" is a contraction of "mobile telephone" - and a lot easier to say.

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    Re: mobile telephone

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    "mobile phone" is a contraction of "mobile telephone" - and a lot easier to say.
    ...and the contraction sometimes goes one step further:


    I said I'd call him on his mobile.

    This time, make sure your mobile's switched on.


    (This is British English; AmE is 'cell/cell-phone'.)

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