What is phone?

  • (noun): (phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language.
    Synonyms: speech sound, sound
    See also — Additional definitions below

Phone

A telephone, or phone, is a telecommunications device that permits two or more users to conduct a conversation when they are not in the same vicinity of each other to be heard directly. A telephone converts sound, typically and most efficiently the human voice, into electronic signals suitable for transmission via cables or other transmission media over long distances, and replays such signals simultaneously in audible form to its user. The word telephone has been adapted into the vocabulary of many languages. It is derived from the Greek: τῆλε, tēle, far and φωνή, phōnē, voice, together meaning distant voice.

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Prepaid Mobile Phone
... A prepaid mobile phone (also commonly referred to as pay-as-you-go, pay-as-you-talk, "pay and go", prepaid wireless, or Prepay) is a mobile phone for which credit is ... The purchased credit is used to pay for mobile phone services at the point the service is accessed or consumed ... to the requested service is denied by the mobile phone network ...
Royal Hotel - Australia - New South Wales - Sydney
... Road, Bondi, New South Wales, 2026 Phone +61 5276 ... Carlton 314 Railway Parade, Carlton, New South Wales, 2218 Phone +61 5757 ... Darlington 370 Abercrombie Street, Darlington, New South Wales, 2008 Phone +61 ...
Gizmo5 - Mobile Phone Support
... The Gizmo5 mobile phone application used the phone's carrier voice network for all calls ... The service called the phone numbers of both parties and bridged the call ... On mobile phones that support SIP applications, calls may be placed over WiFi or 3G ...
TDS Metrocom
... TDS Metrocom is TDS Telecom's local phone business, providing customers with phone, data, and Internet services in a five-state area in the midwestern United States ... by Tommy Tomphson to allow for local phone service competition on AT T's lines in exchange for long distance plan selling rights over landline ...
Cannon (TV series) - Props
... In an era decades before cell phone use, Cannon was using a "mobile phone" in his car, which was highly rare at the time ... Phones of this type were precursors to modern cell phones ... The phone prop itself, in his car, was a Motorola brand IMTS mobile phone ...

More definitions of "phone":

  • (noun): Electronic equipment that converts sound into electrical signals that can be transmitted over distances and then converts received signals back into sounds.
    Synonyms: telephone, telephone set
  • (noun): Electro-acoustic transducer for converting electric signals into sounds; it is held over or inserted into the ear.
    Synonyms: earphone, earpiece, headphone

Famous quotes containing the word phone:

    I went into the kitchen and got halfway to the phone before I realized that I couldn’t call her.... A lot of people who lost a mother or father or husband or wife will tell you that they find themselves almost talking out loud. I do that a lot.
    Bill Clinton (b. 1946)

    You may be used to a day that includes answering eleven phone calls, attending two meetings, and writing three reports; when you are at home with an infant you will feel you have accomplished quite a lot if you have a shower and a sit-down meal in the same day.
    Anne C. Weisberg (20th century)

    Nobody wants to phone me,
    Even collect.
    Cole Porter (1893–1964)