Talo Segura Posted March 11, 2021 Report Share Posted March 11, 2021 Reading a recent story comment incited me to compile this probably totally useless list of terms for those phones almost everyone carries around. cell phone - USA (because the network comprises small sectors or cells) mobile phone - UK (because it moves with you and isn't fixed by a wire) portable phone - France (because you carry it around, think Porter!) GSM phone - Netherlands (because, well, this says it all: The Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) is a standard developed by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) to describe the protocols for second-generation (2G) digital cellular networks used by mobile devices such as mobile phones and tablets.) Now when you use that phone what do you do? Call, phone, ring? In French it's "coup de fil" pull the cord, comes from phones having a wire attached. So do you still dial even when it's digits? Quote Link to comment
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