Why do Americans call mobile phones cell phones ?

Answer because thats actually what they are.cell = cellular ..... i work for a phone company and the abbreviation 'ctn' stands for cellular telephone number. basically the mobile phone masts are made up o... Read More »

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Why do yanks call mobile phones 'cell' phones.?

"Mobile" has too many letters for them to be able to spell it correctly. If they were to adopt the word "mobile" they'd inevitably either miss out a letter or two, or switch a couple of letters ar... Read More »

How many americans own cell phones?

According to a 2009 Marist College survey, 87 percent of Americans reported owning at least one cellphone. About 92 percent of working people own a cellphone, and 94 percent of all people under 45 ... Read More »

How much do Americans spend on cell phones?

The average American spends $50 per month on their cell phones, as of 2010. Cell phone service providers refer to this statistic as Average Revenue Per User (ARPU), and they calculate it annually.R... Read More »

When did Americans start using cell phones?

In 1973, Motorola researcher Martin Cooper invented the first portable phone reminiscent of the cell phones used today. Americans began using cell phones in 1983 when the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X rec... Read More »