“I was a nobody there,” Sisler insisted in a telephone interview, during which he slurred his words and acknowledged he was drunk.
The last time I spoke with Olen Burrage, it was by telephone.
In 2006, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act was amended to make the collection of the telephone metadata legal.
Because the truth is when I was 12 years old, we used the telephone all the time.
Also: Disconnect your chatty grandparent's telephone immediately.
"telephone Service" was its name—and Edna Blank was its head.
He seized his telephone and made an appointment to call at once on Bivens.
He hesitated as he glanced at the telephone wires which Delaney had cut.
The telephone, telegraph and mail service have been suspended.
She walked away from the telephone booth with her face burning, and her heart beating quickly with anger and resentment.
1835, "apparatus for signaling by musical notes" (devised by Sudré in 1828), from French téléphone (c.1830), from télé- "far" (see tele-) + phone "sound" (see fame (n.)). Also used of other apparatus early 19c., including "instrument similar to a foghorn for signaling from ship to ship" (1844). The electrical communication tool was first described in modern form by P.Reis (1861); developed by Bell, and so called by him from 1876.
1878, from telephone (n.). Related: Telephoned; telephoning.