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    WHICH ONE IS THE BEST WORD?

    1.MOBILE PHONE.
    2.HANDY.
    3.CELLULAR PHONE.
    4.CELL PHONE.

    PLEASE ANSWER ME AND SAY WHY?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LAGOS
    WHICH ONE IS THE BEST WORD?

    1.MOBILE PHONE.
    2.HANDY.
    3.CELLULAR PHONE.
    4.CELL PHONE.

    PLEASE ANSWER ME AND SAY WHY?
    I think "cell phone" is used the most often in the USA.

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    I remember hearing many people in the UK just say "mobile"; it's quicker!

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    Very true, Shane! You might hear "cell-phone" once or twice, but "Mobile" is the standard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red5
    Very true, Shane! You might hear "cell-phone" once or twice, but "Mobile" is the standard.
    To the best of my memory, that seems to be the breakdown: "cell phone" in the USA and "mobile" in the UK. (They had a discussion about that on the Dictionary.com Forum about that awhile back.)

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    I believe Germans say 'handy'

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