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.



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