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THE TELEPHONE: VOCABULARY

 

(Updated on 25/06/2016)

 



 

  • Satellite phone
    "A satellite telephone, satellite phone, or satphone is a mobile phone, but unlike conventional cellular phones, which use cell sites, it uses orbiting satellites..."
    (Wikipedia)

 

  • Mobile phone vocabulary :

    coverage – the area where your mobile phone can be used
    credit – money to make calls on a pre-paid phone service
    direct debit – when money is automatically taken out of your bank account
    handset – mobile phone hardware
    mobile Internet – nternet on a mobile phone
    monthly contract – the contract you sign when you use a service plan
    pre-paid – a service you pay for before you use it
    reception – signal strength
    service provider – a company that provides the connection for your mobile phone
    service plan – a monthly contract that charges calls at a set rate and sometimes gives you a certain amount of free calls.
    SIM card – the small plastic card that enables your phone to connect to the service provider
    smartphone – a mobile phone with many extra functions
    text message – a message of up to 160 characters sent from a mobile phone (also called SMS)
    top-up voucher – a ticket to add credit to your mobile phone


  • Cell phones - Vocabulary
    (englishclub.com)
  • Ofcom (officially the Office of Communications; WelshY Swyddfa Gyfathrebiadau)
    "is the government-approved regulatory authority for the broadcasting and telecommunications industries in the United Kingdom."

    (Wikipedia)

  • Phone hacking "is a term used to describe the practice of intercepting telephone calls or voicemail messages, often by accessing the voicemail messages of a mobile phone without the consent of the phone's owner. The term came to prominence during the News of the World phone hacking affair, in which it was alleged (and in some cases proved in court) that the British tabloid newspaper the News of the World had been involved in the interception of voicemail messages of the British Royal Family, other public figures, and the murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler."
    (Wikipedia)
  • Sodcasting "is described by The Urban Dictionary as "The act of playing music through the speaker on a mobile phone, usually on public transport.
    Commonly practised by young people wearing polyester, branded sportswear with dubious musical taste."

    (BBC)

 

  • International Spelling Alphabet
    "There are several spelling alphabets in use in international radiotelephony. The most widely used spelling alphabet is the NATO phonetic alphabet, which is also used in aviation like in communication between a pilot and the control tower."

    (nationsonline.org)
  • Mobisode (en.wiktionary.org)

    • An episode of a television drama series condensed and broadcast to cellular phones.
    • An episode of content (fiction or non-fiction) that has been created to be viewed with a cellular phone, or over the internet. Usually between 30 seconds and five minutes in length.



  • Telephone English - The Phrases
    "There are a number of phrases and idioms that are only used when telephoning."
    - with Practical Exercises: Exercises to Improve Your Telephoning Skills
    Role Plays: Role Play Dialogue Cues to Practice Telephoning with Friends...

    (about.com)


  • On the phone - list of phrases
    (englisch-hilfen.de)
  • transl8it! (trans-late-it) is simple to use!
    "Just type in your SMS or TXT lingo and let transL8it! convert it to plain english OR type in a phrase in english and convert it to TXT lingo!"
    (transl8it.com)