What's the difeernce between a cell phone and a mobile

India
August 23, 2009 12:35pm CST
Please discuss
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• United States
23 Aug 09
Same thing. Some people like calling it a mobile and some like calling it a cellphone. i think particularly that Americans like calling it a cellphone and Britains like calling it a mobile but it is still up to the person
@cloudi (330)
23 Aug 09
There isn't actually any difference. A cell phone is a mobile. It is just that people in say one country will call it a cell phone and some one from a different country will call it a mobile. So there is no difference as they are the same thing.
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@sk66rc (4261)
• United States
23 Aug 09
If you really wanna get technical, term "mobile phone" is a general term that includes all the phones that work off of radio frequencies in which cell phones are included. It's like saying what's the difference between automobiles & cars? Cell phones link to "cell sites" just like cordless phones link to "base site". How many "cell sites" they have out there working in particular "system" & what "system" the phone is programed to recognize determines what phone works with which company. I work for a large warehouse setting retail store. Many people think of former "Nextel" when someone uses a term "IDEN" system. It stands for "Intergrated Degital Enhanced Network". This company I work for also uses "IDEN" system for their store phone system. All the "cordless" phones have 2 major functions that "Nextel" cell phones do, Push To Talk (PTT) & the ability to make & receive a call. Just because they utilize "IDEN" based system, it doesn't mean "mobile phones" they use are "cell phones" but in all technicality, it is a mobile phone. Through out the store at different spots, they have "cell sites" or "antenas" on the ceilings of the building. Usually the word "mobile" is used with terms like "Mobile communications", which in itself will include walkie talkies as well. Mobile devices will let you walk around, & away from, the "base" or "towers" or "cell sites". Mobile is more of broad term that includes cell phones, it's just that now cell phone being so popular, it came to where terms are almost interchangable.