What does 行動戰話 (행동전화) literally mean?

ANSWER: Action (行動) phone (電話)

I have read that cell phones in Taiwan are called 行動電話 (행동전화), which can literally translate as “action (行動) phones (電話).” I have also read that 大哥大 (대가대) is slang for a cell phone and refers to the old, bulky, brick-style cell phones of the 1980s. I am not sure why they called them 大哥大 (대가대) since 哥 (가) means “elder brother” and 大哥 (대가) means “eldest brother,” I am a little curious. The video below might explain the origin of the word, but I don’t have time to search for the answer tonight. I have to work tomorrow.

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