The word "phone" is a shortened form of the word "telephone." Phones have been widely used in the United States since the early 1900s, but they have changed since that time. There are two main types of phones that people talk about: land line phones, which are connected to wires inside your home or office, and cell phones, which rely on satellite technology for transmitting sound, images, and video.
Here are some examples of what you might hear someone say when talking about a land line (The old style phone):
This is what you might hear someone say when talking about a cell phone: (a mobile phone):
Notice that it’s no longer necessary to use the word "cell when talking about a cell phone. So many people have cell phones for taking calls or using the internet or applications the word "cell" is often dropped from the conversation:
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August 28, 2019