What is the Volksempfängerfon?
It is a generic term for any mobile phone with the capability of connecting to web content via the internet.
It is a derivative or hybrid word – rather than a “real” one.
It harks back to the 20th century when radio was the main technology for transmitting and receiving information.
Many homes had a “wireless set”.
Today many individuals have a mobile phone that, to a greater or lesser extent, has replaced radio as a key communications tool.