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Mobiltelefon ein...nutzen

English translation: switch on or plug in

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10:54 Mar 10, 2002
German to English translations [PRO]
Marketing / mobile telephony
German term or phrase: Mobiltelefon ein...nutzen
Einfacher: Mobiltelefon ein, via GPRS auf WAP einloggen – und sofort das ganze Informations- und Unterhaltungsangebot nutzen.

I'm having a bit of trouble with this sentence. What is the "ein" in "Mobiltelefon ein..." doing there?
mckinnc
Local time: 04:02
English translation:switch on or plug in
Explanation:
could be either of these two - meaning that the mobile phone first of all needs to be switched on or (more likely) plugged into (connected to) some place.
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Klaus Dorn
Local time: 05:02
Grading comment
Thanks very much Klaus - I was being a bit dumb for a minute there. I'm going with "switch your phone on, connect to WAP via GPRS – and immediately start using..."
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4 +2switch on or plug inKlaus Dorn


  

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2 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +2
switch on or plug in


Explanation:
could be either of these two - meaning that the mobile phone first of all needs to be switched on or (more likely) plugged into (connected to) some place.

Klaus Dorn
Local time: 05:02
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 1514
Grading comment
Thanks very much Klaus - I was being a bit dumb for a minute there. I'm going with "switch your phone on, connect to WAP via GPRS – and immediately start using..."

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Chris Rowson: Odd that they think of switching the phopne on, but it´s marketing! I would translate as "Phone on, log into ..."
5 mins

agree  Elvira Stoianov
8 mins
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