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How to answer “Is this John?” on phone [closed]

What is the most appropriate answer (American way)? Yes, John speaking. Yes, it is him. Yes, it is he. Yes. Yes, speaking. I need to answer calls when interviewers/hiring managers call.
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Why in a phone call we use “this is” instead of “I am”?

Why is the right form Hello, this is yzT from english.stackechange.com. instead of Hello, I’m yzT from english.stackexchange.com. I guess non-natives tend to use the latter due to literal ...
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“Call me through/at/on this number”

What is the difference between the following when referring to telephone calls? Please call me on this number. You can reach me on this number. Please call me at this number. You can reach me ...
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Cell phone? Cell? Mobile phone? What's the “correct” term?

What's that type of phone called that you don't need a cable for and you can use everywhere in the world (provided there's coverage ;-))? And what differences are there between the regions? USA/UK/...
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Answering a phone call with “Yes, XX, tell me” [closed]

I have heard a lot of people pick their phone and go "Yes, XX, tell me" (highly used in India). I think the right way should be "Hey, XX, what's up?" or "Hey, XX, what's going on"? But does this work ...