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Cell phones are called cell phones because each one communicates with cell antenna, which covers a certain area, usually about 10 sq. miles.

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Because you aren't tied to a line connected to the wall. People were in the previous phone generations. me no no babe

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Because they use cellular technology. They are still called mobile phones in some countries and even by some people in the US.

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