Telephone

Cordless phone
Older telephone

A telephone, also called phone is a communication tool. Originally it was an electric tool transmitting analogue speech along wires. Now it is an electronic tool sending digital signals on wires or radio transmission. Using a telephone, two people who are in different places can talk to each other. Early telephones needed to be connected with wires which are called fixed or landline telephones. Now telephone calls can be sent with radio. This is called wireless or cordless.

History

Alexander Graham Bell was the first person to patent the telephone, in 1876. [1] Early telephones were wired directly to each other and could only talk to the phone that they were connected to. Later, telephone exchanges allowed connecting to other telephones. During the 20th century the machines that made the connections were automated.

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Telefoon
Alemannisch: Telefon
አማርኛ: ስልክ
Ænglisc: Feorrspreca
العربية: هاتف
aragonés: Telefón
ܐܪܡܝܐ: ܙܥܘܩܐ
armãneashti: Telefonu
asturianu: Teléfonu
Avañe'ẽ: Pumbyry
azərbaycanca: Telefon
تۆرکجه: تلفون
বাংলা: টেলিফোন
Bân-lâm-gú: Tiān-ōe
башҡортса: Телефон
беларуская: Тэлефон
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Тэлефон
भोजपुरी: टेलीफोन
български: Телефон
bosanski: Telefon
brezhoneg: Pellgomz
català: Telèfon
Чӑвашла: Телефон
čeština: Telefon
chiShona: Runhare
Cymraeg: Ffôn
dansk: Telefon
Deitsch: Foohn
Deutsch: Telefon
eesti: Telefon
Ελληνικά: Τηλέφωνο
English: Telephone
español: Teléfono
Esperanto: Telefono
euskara: Telefono
فارسی: تلفن
français: Téléphone
Gaeilge: Guthán
Gaelg: Çhellvane
Gàidhlig: Fòn
galego: Teléfono
贛語: 電話
한국어: 전화
Հայերեն: Հեռախոս
हिन्दी: दूरभाष
hrvatski: Telefon
Bahasa Indonesia: Telepon
interlingua: Telephono
Interlingue: Telefon
Iñupiak: Uqautitaun
íslenska: Sími
italiano: Telefono
עברית: טלפון
Basa Jawa: Tilpun
kalaallisut: Oqarasuaat
ಕನ್ನಡ: ದೂರವಾಣಿ
къарачай-малкъар: Телефон
ქართული: ტელეფონი
कॉशुर / کٲشُر: ٹیلِفون
қазақша: Телефон
Kiswahili: Simu
Kreyòl ayisyen: Telefòn
Kurdî: Telefon
Ladino: Telefon
Latina: Telephonum
latviešu: Telefons
Lëtzebuergesch: Telefon
lietuvių: Telefonas
Limburgs: Tillefoean
lingála: Ebengeli
Livvinkarjala: Telefon
la .lojban.: fonxa
македонски: Телефон
Malagasy: Telefaonina
മലയാളം: ടെലിഫോൺ
मराठी: दूरध्वनी
მარგალური: ტელეფონი
مصرى: تليفون
Bahasa Melayu: Telefon
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: Diêng-uâ
မြန်မာဘာသာ: တယ်လီဖုန်း
Nāhuatl: Huehcacaquiztli
Nederlands: Telefoontoestel
Nedersaksies: Tillefoon
नेपाली: टेलिफोन
日本語: 電話機
Napulitano: Telèfene
нохчийн: Телефон
norsk: Telefon
norsk nynorsk: Telefon
occitan: Telefòn
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Telefon
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਟੈਲੀਫ਼ੋਨ
Pälzisch: Telefon
پنجابی: ٹیلی فون
پښتو: غږلېږدی
Patois: Telifuon
ភាសាខ្មែរ: ទូរស័ព្ទ
Piemontèis: Teléfon
polski: Telefon
português: Telefone
Ripoarisch: Tellefoon
română: Telefon
Runa Simi: Karu rimay
русиньскый: Телефон
русский: Телефон
саха тыла: Төлөппүөн
Gagana Samoa: Telefoni
संस्कृतम्: दूरवाणी
Scots: Telephone
shqip: Telefoni
sicilianu: Telèfunu
සිංහල: දුරකථනය
slovenčina: Telefón
slovenščina: Telefon
Soomaaliga: Taleefoon
کوردی: تەلەفۆن
српски / srpski: Телефон
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Telefon
Basa Sunda: Telepon
suomi: Puhelin
svenska: Telefon
Tagalog: Telepono
தமிழ்: தொலைபேசி
татарча/tatarça: Телефон
తెలుగు: టెలీఫోను
тоҷикӣ: Телефон
Tsetsêhestâhese: Aseéestsestôtse
Türkçe: Telefon
Thuɔŋjäŋ: Cɔ̈tmec
українська: Телефон
اردو: فون
vepsän kel’: Telefon
Tiếng Việt: Điện thoại
Võro: Telehvon
walon: Telefone
文言: 電話
Winaray: Telepono
吴语: 电话
ייִדיש: טעלעפאן
粵語: 電話
Zazaki: Têlefon
žemaitėška: Tilipuons
中文: 电话