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area code

area code

/ˈɛɹiə kˈoʊd/
noun
a series of numbers at the beginning of a phone number that specifies a region, town, etc.

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battery

battery

/ˈbætɝi/
noun
an object that turns chemical energy to electricity to give power to a device or machine

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to beep

to beep

/ˈbip/
verb
to call or summon someone using a beeper

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blue pages

blue pages

/blˈuː pˈeɪdʒᵻz/
noun
the pages in a phone book with the list of phone numbers of government departments

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busy

busy

/ˈbɪzi/
adjective
(of a phone line) being in use

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to call

to call

/ˈkɔɫ/
verb
to telephone a person or number

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call

call

/ˈkɔɫ/
noun
the act of talking to someone on the phone; an instance of trying to contact someone by the phone

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callback

callback

/ˈkɔɫˌbæk/
noun
a phone call intended to return a call received previously

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caller

caller

/ˈkɔɫɝ/
noun
a person who is calling someone on the phone

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caller id

caller id

/kˈɔːlɚɹ ˌaɪdˈiː/
noun
a system that shows the phone number of an incoming call

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call waiting

call waiting

/kˈɔːl wˈeɪɾɪŋ/
noun
a phone service that enables one to know or answer an incoming call during another call

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careline

careline

/kˈɛɹlaɪn/
noun
a phone service set up by a company or organization to provide its clients with information about the service they received or a product they purchased

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cellular

cellular

/ˈsɛɫjəɫɝ/
adjective
related to a telephone system that uses radio stations for communication

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cold-calling

cold-calling

/kˈoʊldkˈɔːlɪŋ/
noun
the practice of making an unexpected phone call or visiting someone in person in order to sell them goods or services

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collect call

collect call

/kəlˈɛkt kˈɔːl/
noun
a phone call that the person who receives it agrees to pay for, instead of the caller

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conference call

conference call

/kˈɑːnfɹəns kˈɔːl/
noun
a phone call in which three or more people can hear and speak with one another

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to contact

to contact

/ˈkɑnˌtækt/
verb
to communicate with someone by calling or writing to them

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courtesy call

courtesy call

/kˈɜːɾəsi kˈɔːl/
noun
a visit or phone call that is made as a gesture of politeness

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to dial

to dial

/ˈdaɪəɫ/, /ˈdaɪɫ/
verb
to make a phone call by pressing buttons on a phone or turning a numbered disk on the old ones

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direct dialing

direct dialing

/dɚɹˈɛkt dˈaɪəlɪŋ/
noun
to dial the entire number of a place to make a long distance call without an operator's assistance

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direct marketing

direct marketing

/dɚɹˈɛkt mˈɑːɹkᵻɾɪŋ/
noun
the practice of selling products or services using phone, mail or email

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directory

directory

/daɪˈɹɛktɝi/, /dɝˈɛktɝi/, /diˈɹɛktɝi/, /dɪˈɹɛktɝi/
noun
a book or electronic resource that lists the names, addresses and phone numbers of individuals in alphabetical order

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directory assistance

directory assistance

/dɚɹˈɛktɚɹi ɐsˈɪstəns/
noun
a phone service that enables one to find someone's phone number

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to disconnect

to disconnect

/dɪskəˈnɛkt/
verb
to stop the supply of a household to gas, water, phone, etc., usually because the owner failed to pay the bills

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EMS

EMS

/ˈɛmz/
noun
a system for communicating music, pictures, and lengthy written messages between mobile phones

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engaged

engaged

/ɛnˈɡeɪdʒd/
adjective
(of phone lines) being in use

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to fax

to fax

/ˈfæks/
verb
to send a document by electronic scanning, using a fax machine

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fixed-line

fixed-line

/fˈɪkstlˈaɪn/
adjective
describing or relating to telecommunication systems that incorporate wires rather than cellular radio stations

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to get hold of

to get hold of

/ɡɛt hˈoʊld ʌv/
phrase
to manage to find or contact someone

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to give someone a call

to give someone a call

/ɡˈɪv sˈʌmwʌn ɐ kˈɔːl/
phrase
to call someone on the phone

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helpline

helpline

/hˈɛlplaɪn/
noun
a phone service that provides advice, comfort, or information regarding specific problems

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to hold

to hold

/ˈhoʊɫd/
verb
to wait on the phone line until the other person answers it

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hotline

hotline

/ˈhɑtˌɫaɪn/
noun
a direct phone line for emergency calls or calls between heads of governments

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landline

landline

/ˈɫændˌɫaɪn/
noun
a phone connection using underground cables or wires on poles, rather than the satellite connection

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line

line

/ˈɫaɪn/
noun
a telephone connection or service

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local call

local call

/lˈoʊkəl kˈɔːl/
noun
any telephone call made within a particular area and using the single switching center

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to misdial

to misdial

/mɪsdˈaɪəl/
verb
to dial a phone number by mistake

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mute button

mute button

/mjˈuːt bˈʌʔn̩/
noun
a button that can be pushed to turn off the sound on a television, telephone, etc.

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