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Old 01.04.2015, 22:55
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Telefon vs Handynummer

The other day when I was in VALIANT bank, they ask for my telefon and I ask him if he wants my 'Handynummer' and he said what? (*with a smirkface*)

So I guess they call it telefon instead of handynummer.

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Old 01.04.2015, 22:59
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Re: Telefon vs Handynummer

Handy is German.

Here it's Natel.

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Old 01.04.2015, 23:04
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Re: Telefon vs Handynummer

I always learn the hard way. Hehehe.
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Re: Telefon vs Handynummer

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The other day when I was in VALIANT bank, they ask for my telefon and I ask him if he wants my 'Handynummer' and he said what? (*with a smirkface*)

So I guess they call it telefon instead of handynummer.

yeah, but he is an idiot as he knows exactly what it means....
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Old 02.04.2015, 12:39
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Handy is German.

Here it's Natel.

Tom
Actually I think use of "Natal" is now dying. Most people I know use "Handy".

Personally I hate both.
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Old 02.04.2015, 12:41
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Handy is German.

Here it's Natel.

Tom
Only old gits, who have been dragged screaming into the 21st century call their old Nokias 'Natels' - everyone else calls them Handys.
(a bit like Americans still calling them 'cells' )
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Re: Telefon vs Handynummer

Great story.
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Old 02.04.2015, 12:48
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Re: Telefon vs Handynummer

I call it my Mobilnummer (or numéro mobile). Because that's what it is. "Handy" just sounds so friggin odd and no-one in Romandie would know what you're talking about anyway.
Well, they would, but wouldn't want to admit it.
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Old 02.04.2015, 12:54
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Re: Telefon vs Handynummer

Händynummer
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Re: Telefon vs Handynummer

I feel particularly awkward asking anyone I don't know extremely well for a handy. in any language.
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Old 02.04.2015, 12:58
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Re: Telefon vs Handynummer

I predict that 'iPhone' will become the generic term (much like Hoover for vacuum) - despite never succeeding at the market domination for that Apple had hoped.
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Old 02.04.2015, 13:04
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I predict that 'iPhone' will become the generic term (much like Hoover for vacuum) - despite never succeeding at the market domination for that Apple had hoped.
What is an iphone?
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What is an iphone?
A less self absorbed version of the mePhone.
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Actually I think use of "Natal" is now dying. Most people I know use "Handy".

Personally I hate both.
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Only old gits, who have been dragged screaming into the 21st century call their old Nokias 'Natels' - everyone else calls them Handys.
(a bit like Americans still calling them 'cells' )
Not around here they don't. Nobody would have a clue what you were talking about if you said 'Handy' around here.
They either use Natel or 'portable' here.
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Not around here they don't. Nobody would have a clue what you were talking about if you said 'Handy' around here.
They either use Natel or 'portable' here.
'Portable' down here in Geneva too.

Both Natel and Handy died out years ago.... plus Handy is the name for a range of Migros dishwasher products, which used to cause confusion and not a little mirth!
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Re: Telefon vs Handynummer

I still say natel. But then i still call Manor Placette and Globus Grand Passage. And so do most of my friends!!
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Old 02.04.2015, 13:44
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What is an iphone?
a kind of Handy
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Old 02.04.2015, 13:59
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Re: Telefon vs Handynummer

Handy sounds ridiculous… so I refuse to say it.

I always give my mobile number anyway when someone asks for my phone number.
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Old 02.04.2015, 14:03
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Re: Telefon vs Handynummer

..... and the orally challenged call it this:
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Old 02.04.2015, 14:07
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Re: Telefon vs Handynummer

In the UK the term mobile is getting used less and less, now that it normal to use your mobile much more than a land line. Now it is just referred to as "My Phone" & "My Phone Number" …. or "My iPhone" for apple users.
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