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    Default cell or cellular phone?

    Hello teachers and members,

    Is there a difference between a cell phone and a cellular phone?

    Thanks in advance

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    Default Re: cell or cellular phone?

    Cell is short for cellular.

    See also http://www.newscientist.com/article/...ular-cell.html.

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    Default Re: cell or cellular phone?

    Where I am, it is more commonly called hand phone or mobile phone.

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    Default Re: cell or cellular phone?

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    Where I am, it is more commonly called hand phone or mobile phone.
    Uhm, I gather you're in Malaysia? Commonly? Yes, location/dialect matters.

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