- any wireless telephone that operates over a relatively large area, as a cell phone or PCS phone.
Origin of mobile phone
First recorded in 1945–50
Also called mobile telephone.
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Examples from the Web for mobile phone
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Merely acquiring a mobile-phone account remains an exercise in red tape and graft.Obama Does Delicate Dance on Historic Visit to Burma
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Right now, there are different models for the two kinds of mobile-phone networks.Will Apple Make Magic Again?
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Many were anxiously trying to reach family and friends, because a number of mobile-phone lines had been disrupted.Huge Quake and Tsunami Hit Japan
March 11, 2011
After all, this is the supermodel known as much for her beauty as for mobile-phone assaults on her staff.Courthouse Couture
August 8, 2010
- a portable telephone that works by means of a cellular radio system
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