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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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Racing Post correspondent Tony O'Hehir was the racecourse commentator that day and recalls the phone box was located outside the post office down the road and not within the confines of the track.
He hopes officials at the neighbouring Council House will allow him to attach a gazebo to the phone box and put tables and chairs out.
Sonya Smith: "I don't think I've used a public phone box for 24 years
Winifred Wheable-Archer in the vandalised phone box opposite her home
The phone box, which has had its telephone removed, was bought by Allendale's Forge Studios and will host exhibitions on the street.
Residents say the phone box, which was put in years before the crossing was in place, is a problem because it creates a blind spot.
The phone box was introduced in 1936 to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of the coronation of King George V.
And some old folk at the village have neither land lines nor mobiles and are completely cut off without the community's vital BT 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.