and many other countries, the name for what
in north America
is referred to as a cellular phone
ahead of North America
comes to mobile/cellular phone usage. Example: as of May 2000, in
over half of all adult
a mobile phone. And the entire continent
works on the GSM
I think analogue phones were phased out
over five years ago.
As another brief example of how ubiquitous these things are in the UK,
most primary (elementary) schools
in Britain have had to ban them due to their incessant ringing
irritating the teachers. And the shelves of Toys 'R' Us over here
are lined with Nokias, Ericssons and Motorolas.
December 12, 2000: An update to the statistics above: after the
forthcoming round of gift-buying for Christmas it is expected that
two-thirds of Britons will own a mobile phone. Note that's 2/3 of the
entire population, not just adults. And apparently we're texting
each other nearly a billion times a month, too...