Is a mobile a cell phone?

Old Apr 3rd, 2008, 08:22 PM
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Is a mobile a cell phone?

I finally bought an international calling plan so that I can phone Australia for a reasonable fee. Every one lists a "mobile" and a phone number. Is a mobile just a cell phone? Does it matter which number I call? Thanks!
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Old Apr 3rd, 2008, 09:47 PM
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Yes. Here in Australia we use the term "mobile" or "mobile phone" and the term "cell phone" is never used (apart from on programmes from the U.S.) The cost of calling a landline or mobile number may vary - you may need to research this, or someone else may know?
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Old Apr 4th, 2008, 04:43 AM
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"Cell phone" is strictly U.S. nomenclature. "Mobile" is more generic.
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The Kiwis call them cell phones too
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Old Apr 5th, 2008, 05:29 PM
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Thanks!
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Old Apr 6th, 2008, 01:47 PM
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We call them handphones here in Indonesia - no idea why.

Cell=mobile=handphone
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Old Apr 7th, 2008, 12:24 PM
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I just found out there are different rates for mobile vs home phones with the international calling plan. In addition to $5.00/month, it's 10cents/min for home and 31cents/min for mobile.
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