Phones and Phone Services 1

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Words Related to Communication - Phones and Phone Services 1

Here you will learn some English words related to phones and phone services, such as "collect call", "callback", and "area code".

Words Related to Communication
area codenoun

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

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battery
batterynoun

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

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to beepverb

to call or summon someone using a beeper

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blue pagesnoun

the pages in a phone book with the list of phone numbers of government departments

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busyadjective

(of a phone line) being in use

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to call
to callverb

to telephone a person or number

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call
callnoun

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

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callbacknoun

a phone call intended to return a call received previously

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caller
callernoun

a person who is calling someone on the phone

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caller idnoun

a system that shows the phone number of an incoming call

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call waitingnoun

a phone service that enables one to know or answer an incoming call during another call

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carelinenoun

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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cellularadjective

related to a telephone system that uses radio stations for communication

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cold-callingnoun

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 callnoun

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

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conference callnoun

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

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to contactverb

to communicate with someone by calling or writing to them

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courtesy callnoun

a visit or phone call that is made as a gesture of politeness

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to dialverb

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 dialingnoun

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

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direct marketingnoun

the practice of selling products or services using phone, mail or email

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directorynoun

a book or electronic resource that lists the names, addresses and phone numbers of individuals in alphabetical order

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directory assistancenoun

a phone service that enables one to find someone's phone number

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to disconnectverb

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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EMSnoun

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

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engagedadjective

(of phone lines) being in use

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to faxverb

to send a document by electronic scanning, using a fax machine

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fixed-lineadjective

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

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to get hold ofphrase

to manage to find or contact someone

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to give someone a call
to give someone a callphrase

to call someone on the phone

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helplinenoun

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

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to holdverb

to wait on the phone line until the other person answers it

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hotlinenoun

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

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landlinenoun

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

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linenoun

a telephone connection or service

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local callnoun

any telephone call made within a particular area and using the single switching center

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to misdialverb

to dial a phone number by mistake

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mute buttonnoun

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

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