Business card labels in america

David Ford's picture

I'm laying up some cards that will be used in the states.

In the UK, if using a label for the phone number we'd typically use "telephone" to indicate the landline and "mobile" for the mobile number.

Does this make sense in America or would you normlly use something else?

jonathanhughes's picture

I think that would be fine. That's how I generally do it. "Cell" is probably more common than "Mobile" over here, but I prefer "Mobile"

Andy Pressman's picture

That should do just fine. While normally people refer to mobile phones here as cell phones, that would probably ring a bit informal on a business card, and "mobile" should be completely understood.

But maybe I'm just presuming that since I know or use a word, other people in the states do.

jazzhustler's picture

I was recently told that people are tending to use the word 'Direct' to refer to their cellphone/mobile, as the distinction between calling a landline & a cellphone irrelevant in some ways. Could be wrong, but that's what I was told to put on some business cards recently.

JH

Krebstar's picture

I like the idea of using "mobile" over the term "cellphone". Hard to explain, but I just see it looking nicer on a business card. Cellphone almost has a touch of amateurism to it. Why, I do not know, but it just feels like it does.

Lex Kominek's picture

Why put two numbers on the card at all? I don't know about you, but given the choice between calling someone's landline or their cell (mobile) I'd call their cell to save me from calling twice in case they weren't home.

I'd list just the cell number under "Tel." or "Telephone" or "Phone".

- Lex

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