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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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LAGOS said:
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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Very true, Shane! You might hear "cell-phone" once or twice, but "Mobile" is the standard.
 

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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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