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phone

(fōn) [Gr. phone, voice]
A single speech sound.

cell phone

, cellular phone
A portable telephone, used, for example, in ambulance-to-hospital communications and in 12-lead electrocardiogram transmission in some emergency medical systems. Although many people speculate that cellular phone use may increase the risk of brain cancers (e.g., gliomas or meningiomas), no correlation between moderate usage and cancer has been definitively identified.
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Even Martin Mattes, counsel to the California Payphone Association, said he doesn't use pay phones as much now as before.
Perhaps more than any other technology sector, the mobile phone business is beholden to its service infrastructure: without reliable service, mobile phones don't sell.
Despite the keitai boom, as well as the coming of the broadband age, the Japanese still need NTT's connections for their fixed phones even if they use other fixed line providers such as Heisei Denden and Cable & Wireless IDC for intermediary connections.
While many states banned cell phones in schools in the early 1990s out of concern they would be used for drug sales and gang activities, those views changed after shootings and terrorist attacks made phone access crucial.
Cell phones and high-speed Internet tied for second place.
Also useful is that it can reduce cell phone costs since the phones tap into the IP network.
Those that will deliver content to your phone and help you access and manage it on the fly are vying to control the chips on which these phones run, and that tiny piece of real estate we call a screen.
IF we are all such savvy travelers, well versed in the incompatibility between mobile phones in Japan and rest of the world, then why is it that certain companies selling and renting GSM (Global System for Mobile communication) services to the Japanese still feel the need to warn them not to eat their SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) card?
Camera phones have caused outcries from unsuspecting people who found their images--many intrusive--posted on the Web.
With wireless phones now a standard fixture in most American homes--76 percent of U.
to provide free cellular phones to registered participants of our adult day healthcare program, residents in independent living apartments and those being discharged from the nursing facility to home.