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Should there be another name for mobile phones?

djh698 17 6.3k 6 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2019 8:58PM
It seems that actually using phones to speak to other people is one of the least used functions for many. Texting, taking photos, getting information about virtually anything seem to be far more common activities. I know that mobile device is used but that is a bit of a mouthful. Any other suggestions?
saltireblue Plus
11 11.9k 75 Norway
24 Jul 2019 9:00PM
Why not just 'mobile'? That's what I use.
Cephus 16 2.6k England
25 Jul 2019 8:23AM
It's a Communicator.
seahawk 14 1.4k United Kingdom
25 Jul 2019 9:43AM
In German-speaking countries they are called 'Handy'.
altitude50 16 21.4k United Kingdom
25 Jul 2019 11:27AM
I know what I call mine. It rhymes with...........(deleted)Grin
NeilSchofield Plus
14 1.7k 1 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2019 4:25PM
They should be known as TBMs

Talbot Bell Marconi
chavender Plus
10 513 1 France
25 Jul 2019 6:35PM
Is there an acronym for anti social, preoccupied,addiction to a flickering screen communicating mostly absolute rubbish?
EddieAC Plus
16 3.1k 2 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2019 8:57PM
We are Borg!! You will be assimilated!!!

Well, what's the difference between a communication device in your hand and one in your head? Wink
25 Jul 2019 9:35PM

Quote:I know that mobile device is used but that is a bit of a mouthful. Any other suggestions?

“Avoidance unit” hmm...not much shorter... but I do get the feeling they can be used as a “shielding device” i.e. “Don’t approach/talk to me because I’m busy on this ‘ere phone of mine...and really don’t want to engage/converse with you, because I’m pretending to be busy..and can ignore you...”

Don’t know how to shorten that...Tongue

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