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Video Cam Direct Upload Microwaves are also radiowaves.
Cell phone frequencies do fall in the radio frequency region of 300 MHz to 300 GHz - which is referred to as microwaves.
They're called microwaves because of it's wavelength which falls in the 1mm to 300mm band.
When you drive down the road and you see the high towers with the satellite dishes these are microwave towers for telephone communications.
Microwave ovens use these same frequencies to "cook food", but at much higher power.