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ALSO CALLED: Mobile Phones, Cell Phones, Mobile Telephones, Wireless Phones, Cellular Telephones
DEFINITION: Cellular telephone, sometimes called mobile telephone, is a type of short-wave analogor digitaltelecommunication in which a subscriber has a wirelessconnection from a mobile telephone to a relatively nearby transmitter. The transmitter's span ofcoverage is called a cell.Generally, cellular telephone service is available in urban areas and along major highways. As thecellular telephone user moves from  … 
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WIRELESS TELEPHONES DEFINITION (continued): … Cellular telephone, sometimes called mobile telephone, is a type of short-wave analogor digitaltelecommunication in which a subscriber has a wirelessconnection from a mobile telephone to a relatively nearby transmitter. The transmitter's span ofcoverage is called a cell.Generally, cellular telephone service is available in urban areas and along major highways. As thecellular telephone user moves from one cell or area of coverage to another, the telephone iseffectively passed on to the local cell transmitter.A cellular telephone is not to be confused with a cordless telephone (which is simply a phonewith a very short wireless connection to a local phone outlet).The first cellular telephone for commercial use was approved by the Federal CommunicationsCommission (FCC) in 1983. The phone, a Motorola DynaTAC 8000X,weighed 2 pounds, offered just a half-hour of talk time for every recharging and sold for$3,995.
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