Phones and Phone Services 2

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Words Related to Communication - Phones and Phone Services 2

Here you will learn some English words related to phones and phone services, such as "redial", "phone booth", and "operator".

Words Related to Communication
off the hookphrase

(of a telephone receiver) not on the cradle and keeping the line busy

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on holdphrase

waiting on the phone until the receiver speaks

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on the phone
on the phonephrase

using the phone

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operatornoun

a person who deals with a switchboard in a corporation or telephone exchange

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to pageverb

to summon someone by calling their name over a public address system or to send messages on their pager

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person-to-personadjective

taking place between two people directly

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to phone
to phoneverb

to make a phone call or try to reach someone on the phone

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phone boothnoun

an enclosed place with a public phone that someone can pay to use

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phone call
phone callnoun

the act of speaking to someone or trying to reach them on the phone

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to raiseverb

to call someone and reach them by radio or phone

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to reachverb

to manage to contact someone by phone or radio

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to redialverb

to dial a phone number that was already dialed

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to reverse the chargesphrase

to make the person who is receiving the call agree to pay the charge

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to ring
to ringverb

to call someone or try to make a phone call to someone

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scramblernoun

an electronic device that jams a radio or an electronic signal

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Skypenoun

(trademark) an online platform for communicating with people and making video calls

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to Skypeverb

(trademark) to contact someone using the skype application

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speed dialnoun

a feature on a phone by which a phone number that is already dialed can be called, pressing a single button

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teleconferencenoun

a meeting held among several people who are in different locations, linked via the Internet

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to teleconferenceverb

to attend in a meeting the participants of which are at different locations and are linked through telecommunications devices

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teleconferencingnoun

the practice of holding a meeting between several people who are in different locations, linked via telecommunications devices

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telemarketingnoun

a method of selling and promoting goods and services by phone

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telephone
telephonenoun

a device, especially one that is connected to a landline, that is used for talking to people who are elsewhere and have access to a similar device

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telephone bankingnoun

services that banks offer their customers by telephone

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telephone polenoun

a tall straight wooden piece that is used to support telephone or telegraph wires

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teleshoppingnoun

the practice of selling products on a TV program or online

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telexnoun

an international system of sending and receiving messages using a phone line and a teletypewriter

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tollnoun

an amount of money that is paid for a long-distance phone call

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toll-free telephone numbernoun

a phone number with a distinct three digit code that is free of charge for the calling party

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to traceverb

to find or discover someone or something by investigation

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to unblockverb

to remove restrictions so that a website, phone, account, etc. can be accessed again

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unlistedadjective

(of a person or phone number) not included in a phone directory, at the request of the subscriber

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to unlockverb

to make a cell phone capable of using any carrier network rather than an specific one

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voicemailnoun

an electronic system that can store spoken messages recorded by telephone callers whose calls are not answered

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wake-up callnoun

a phone call that is made at a particular time to wake someone up, at their request, for example in a hotel

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white pagesnoun

the section of a phone book that gives the list of the names, addresses and phone numbers of individuals and businesses in an alphabetical order

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yellow pagesnoun

a section of the phone book with a list of the names, addresses and phone numbers of organizations and firms in an alphabetical order

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