help settle an arguement- do you say cell phone or mobile?

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which term do you use?

cell
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47%
mobile
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53%
 
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Re: help settle an arguement- do you say cell phone or mobil

Postby KysenMurrin » Thu Aug 09, 2012 3:36 am

Regardless of how the network is set up, there's nothing cellular about my phone.
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Re: help settle an arguement- do you say cell phone or mobil

Postby lythac » Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:32 am

Cell Phone redirects to Mobile Phone on Wikipedia, So I assume Mobile Phone is more dominant worldwide.
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Re: help settle an arguement- do you say cell phone or mobil

Postby theckhd » Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:41 am

lythac wrote:Cell Phone redirects to Mobile Phone on Wikipedia, So I assume Mobile Phone is more dominant worldwide.

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Re: help settle an arguement- do you say cell phone or mobil

Postby Nordix » Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:51 am

Mobile phone!
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Re: help settle an arguement- do you say cell phone or mobil

Postby Barathorn » Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:21 am

My phone answers to all manner of names but I have never called it a cell or cell phone.

90% of the time its called a mobile by me, the other 10% its called 'fecking thing won't shut up' or something similar.
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Re: help settle an arguement- do you say cell phone or mobil

Postby Skye1013 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:43 pm

Barathorn wrote:10% its called 'fecking thing won't shut up' or something similar.

Would make for an amusing business card.
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Re: help settle an arguement- do you say cell phone or mobil

Postby Fetzie » Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:07 am

I use "mobile" and "phone" interchangably.
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Re: help settle an arguement- do you say cell phone or mobil

Postby Holyblaze » Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:18 am

I work with people from around the world and my experiance is that in the West we say 'cell' mostly and in Europe they say 'mobile' more often.

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Re: help settle an arguement- do you say cell phone or mobil

Postby Staatt » Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:21 pm

I say 'cell', but I put mobile or 'm' on my business card.

I work in financial services in the US
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Re: help settle an arguement- do you say cell phone or mobil

Postby Skye1013 » Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:25 pm

You could always use "Telephone" "Fax" "On-call" using on-call in place of cell or mobile, since generally you're using that to contact someone outside of normal hours.
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Re: help settle an arguement- do you say cell phone or mobil

Postby PsiVen » Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:13 am

Always "cell phone" or "mobile phone" more formally, absolutely never just "cell" or "mobile" by itself. Most often "phone" unless it would be oddly nonspecific.

I think a better question would be:
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Re: help settle an arguement- do you say cell phone or mobil

Postby lythac » Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:42 am

PsiVen wrote:I think a better question would be:
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Re: help settle an arguement- do you say cell phone or mobil

Postby Skye1013 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:22 pm

^lol

PsiVen wrote:I think a better question would be:
Mow-bull: Proper pronunciation.
Moh-beel: Only used when discussing the city in Alabama.
Moh-bile: Semi-ghetto term expressing distaste. "I gots moh-bile than a gallbladdah."
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