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rednetrab111 rednetrab111 26-30 9 Answers Dec 4, 2013 in Community

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I believe this is an Americanism based on the fact that originally it was the number of cells as in battery cells required to power the unit. In UK it is a mobile phone as it is mobile as opposed to being attached to land line.

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It's because the antennas of the phone networks are set up in a "cellular" format. As opposed to serial or parallel. It's an electronic engineering reference.

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TUT "cellphone" ........... yet another americanism!<br />
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Mobilephone is so much more specific.<br />
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Micky:))

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No idea---I'm still stuck in trying to figure out why the guy who invented the GIF file claims it should be pronounced JIF? I mean doesn't the "G" stand for "graphic" and not "jaffic"?

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coz a cell phone can be on sale through robbery. So cellular about a cellular device is its selfishness.

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Lol..There called Mobile phones here. Becuase they are mobile...

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