Mobile Phone

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A mobile phone (also known as a cellular phone, cell phone and a hand phone) is a device that can make and receive telephone calls whilst moving around a wide geographic area. It does so by connecting to a network provided by a mobile phone operator. You can also use a mobile phone to send text messages; take photographs; send emails; play games. Mobile phones that search the internet, send emails and other computing services are generally known as smart phones Alternatively a cordless telephone, such as those that people have at home, can only be used within the short range of a single, private base station.