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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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He said: "Public phone boxes are still very important to many communities across the south of Scotland, especially in rural areas.
The latest cuts would leave about 2600 phone boxes -- a reduction of more than 60 per cent since 2003.
"Firstly, it is very much a historic village and the old red phone box is a key part of the traditional look and feel of the village square, located opposite the war memorial and outside the post office.
BT Payphones has released information about the use of phone boxes in the area.
| Llanynys phone box has been bought by the community
The number of phone boxes available for adoption on Merseyside include 25 on Wirral, eight in Liverpool, and seven each in Sefton and St Helens.
As mobile phone use has grown, demand for public telephone boxes has fallen with calls made from BT phone boxes having plunged by around 90% in the past decade.
"I think that is due in no short measure to the work Newcastle City Council has done in terms of lobbying the Government on the issue." Council planning officers have been struggling with phone box applications over the past two years, with figures showing Newcastle had 95 applications in 2017 compared with just one in 2015.
And because each of London's 33 local authorities deals separately with planning, it falls to teams of local planners to sift through stacks of phone box proposals.
The disused phone box - all of 3ft 4ins wide by nine feet tall - has been transformed by residents of leafy Oversley Green, a 90-house hamlet on the outskirts of Alcester, Warwickshire.