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phone

(fōn) [Gr. phone, voice]
A single speech sound.

cell phone

, cellular phone
A portable telephone, used, for example, in ambulance-to-hospital communications and in 12-lead electrocardiogram transmission in some emergency medical systems. Although many people speculate that cellular phone use may increase the risk of brain cancers (e.g., gliomas or meningiomas), no correlation between moderate usage and cancer has been definitively identified.
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It can be so cold at night but the phone box offers me some shelter from the wind and rain and I can keep the few belongings I have dry.
Fans of the BBC Radio 4s long-running drama The Archers will know that even the villagers of Ambridge adopted their phone box for use as a mini-information kiosk.
A spokesman for BT said the phone box had been vandalised, and added: "We have started a consultation with Ceredigion Council and the community would have an opportunity to feed into this.
The phone box was only installed at the course after the details of the Yellow Sam plot became known.
To take part in this scheme, a parish council can buy the phone box from BT for 1 [pounds sterling] and then raise funds to purchase the defibrillator, which costs approx.
Steph Hudson, prosecuting, said an anti-counterfeit operation at the market last December seized 291 items from Phone Box.
The phone box was introduced in 1936 to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of the coronation of King George V.
Ovington parish councillors held a meeting and decided to fork out the money - and come up with yet another use for the phone box.
One line of inquiry is that the mother rang from the phone box to report her daughter's death.
Mr Duncan said: "The red phone box is part of our heritage, an iconic symbol of British design.
Mobile phones cannot receive signals at Pontsian near Llandysul, so residents say the old red phone box is the only link to the emergency services for those who don't have landlines in their homes.
IT'S good to talk - but apparently not from this phone box in the Midlands.