Cell Phone ?
December 4, 2006 1:00am CST
Why is a "Mobile Phone" called a "Cell Phone"? What is the meaning of "Cell" in mobile phone ?
4 Dec 06
well cell phone is not as such it contains any cell or something Cell phone is just a short term for Cellular phone Wireless telephones are hand-held phones with built-in antennas, often called cell, mobile, or PCS phones. These phones are popular with callers because they can be carried easily from place to place. Wireless telephones are two-way radios. When you talk into a wireless telephone, it picks up your voice and converts the sound to radiofrequency energy (or radio waves). The radio waves travel through the air until they reach a receiver at a nearby base station. The base station then sends your call through the telephone network until it reaches the person you are calling
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4 Dec 06
(CELLular telePHONE) The first ubiquitous wireless telephone. Originally analog, all new cellular systems are digital, which has enabled the cellphone to turn into a smartphone that has access to the Internet. Digital cellphone systems are also offered in the PCS band, which is radio spectrum that was auctioned off by the U.S. government in the mid-1990s. Introduced in the mid-1980s, cellphone sales exploded worldwide in the 1990s. Outside the U.S., cellphones are also called "mobile phones" or "mobiles."