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Telephone

A telephone, also known as a 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. Modern mobile phones use radio waves.

                                               

Collect call

A collect call, also called a "reverse charge call", is a type of telephone call. Usually, when a telephone call is made, the person who makes the call pays for the call, rather than the person who receives the call at the other end. In a collect call, though, the person making the call wants the person they are calling to pay for the call instead. In the past, these kinds of calls could only be done with a operator, who would need to ask the person receiving the call if they want to be charged for it. If the person receiving it does not want to be charged, the call cannot go through. Toda ...

                                               

Hotline

Commonly, a hotline is a telephone service, which offers specialized information. This information can be about how to deal with certain situations, but it can also be about the products of a company. The term originally came from a telephone which would automatically dial a pre-set number, once the receiver is lifted. Such telephones can still be found alongside highways, where they serve to call for help. Today, very often, hotlines are operated by call-centers.

                                               

Skype

Skype is a software program that uses the Internet to make telephone calls. It was created in 2003 by the Swedish and Danish Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis, and is currently run by a company in Luxembourg called Skype Technologies S.A.R.L, which since 2011 is part of Microsoft. The Skype program works on computers Microsoft Windows, MacOS and Linux and is available as mobile apps for different platforms including iOS and Android. By using VoIP to make the calls, it is very cheap to call another phone. It does not cost money to call another Skype user. Every Skype user has a unique name b ...

                                               

TAT-1

TAT-1 was the first submarine transatlantic telephone cable system. It was laid between Oban, Scotland and Clarenville, Newfoundland. Two cables were laid between 1955 and 1956. One cable for each direction. It was inaugurated on September 25, 1956. The cable was able to carry 35 simultaneous telephone calls. A 36th channel was used to carry up to 22 telegraph lines.

                                               

Telephone box

A telephone box or phone booth is a public kiosk enclosing a payphone. It is usually an item of street furniture, though some may be inside a building. United Kingdom telephone boxes were designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott and were common in the UK, Malta and Gibraltar. The colour red was chosen to make them easy to spot. Because of the growth of mobile phones, telephone boxes are steadily being removed.

                                               

Telephone card

A telephone card, calling card or phone card for short, is a small plastic card that is used to pay for telephone calls. They usually hold a set value of credit. Some cards can be recharged with more credit.

                                               

Voice over Internet Protocol

Voice over Internet protocol is a term used for a number of protocols that are used to carry voice data over packet switched networks. Beforehand, telephony used a dedicated line, that was only for calls. This was known as PSTN. Using VOIP will reduce costs, as the "dedicated line" for telephony is no longer needed. There are a number of technical problems that must be solved first, though: Carrying voice data needs a service guarantees mostly in the form of "throughput", and "response time". Not having this will result in a loss of signal or in "hiccups" The encoding schemes used for voic ...

                                               

The Lonely Villa

A group of thieves are trying to rob the rich house. They wait the moment when a rich man Robrt Cullison leaves the hose to break in it. The wife and daughters are inside the house. The rich man eventually comes back to save his family.

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Carla Fracci

Carla Fracci OMRI OMCA was an Italian ballet dancer and actress. Fracci became one of the most experienced and well known dancer of Romantic ballets. Her best known performances were in Nijinsky, Giselle, and Complete Bell Telephone Hour Performances: Erik Bruhn 1961-1967. She was best known for her performances in Giselle. Fracci died in her hometown Milan on 27 May 2021, at the age of 84 from cancer.

                                               

Kathleen Hughes

Kathleen Hughes is an American actress. She played in episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents 1956–1957, Telephone Time 1956, The Bob Cummings Show 1958, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, 77 Sunset Strip 1959, Hotel de Paree 1959, Tightrope 1959, General Electric Theater 1960–1962, The Tall Man 1961, Bachelor Father 1962, Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. 1965, and I Dream of Jeannie 1967.

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