Meaning of VODAFONE in English

noun Also written Vodaphone (Lifestyle and Leisure) The trade mark of a cellular telephone system, one of two originally operating in the UK. Also, the equipment itself; a cellular telephone handset. Etymology: Formed by combining the first two letters of voice, the first two letters of data, and a respelled version of phone. History and Usage: The Vodafone system was introduced by Racal in the mid eighties. Optional extras include an eardrum-shattering quadrophonic in-car stereo, car phone and constantly bleeping radiopager. It's not unusual for the biggest poseurs to be blabbing into their Vodaphones with one hand and snapping away [taking photographs] with the other. Guardian 26 July 1989, p. 21

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