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cellular phone

a mobile telephone system using low-powered radio transmitters, with each transmitter covering a distinct geographical area (cell) and computer equipment to switch a call from one area to another, thus enabling large-scale car or portable phone service.
Also called cell· phone·, cellular telephone. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Not his desk phone—his cellular phone, with the call-return number blocked.

    Makers Cory Doctorow

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