red phone

red phone

Global village
Hot Line, Moscow-Washington hotline, red telephone. A communication system between Washington DC and Moscow, which was established after an agreement in 1963 with the signing of the “Memorandum of Understanding Regarding the Establishment of a Direct Communications Line” by US and USSR representatives. The need for such a system was underscored during the Cuban Missile Crisis in October of 1962, during which time it took the US 12 hours to decode Khrushchev’s settlement offer.

Medspeak-UK
A phone in A&E (casualty) departments in the UK, which is used for call-ins from the ambulance service indicating that it is bringing in a patient with serious illness or injuries.
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The raid caused damage to the machine, which is housed in a traditional red phone box.
It's still the most expensive red phone you can get right now starting Rs 58,490.
POP band OMD are celebrating after a red phone box made famous in one of their hits has been saved from the scrapheap.
The booths - which have a payphone, Wi-Fi and a touchscreen featuring journey planners, maps and local points of interest - are a private project by New World Payphones and are separate to BT's red phone boxes.
CARDIFF could be the first city in the UK to get the 21st-century hi-tech version of red phone boxes.
CARDIFF could become the UK's first city to get the 21st-century hi-tech version of red phone boxes.
Yes there's been lots of changes Since we had the war And children are not playing down our street any more Maybe some things are for the better But I miss them just the same Like kids playing hopscotch Or all those other kids' games Where have all the red phone boxes gone Where we were able to make a call?
Out of a total number of 46,000 working public payphone kiosks on the streets of the UK, around 8,000 are traditional red phone boxes, of which the majority are K6s.
RINGING THE CHANGES RED phone boxes are an iconic British symbol, but more than half of Britons (53%) believe phone boxes will be obsolete within 10 years, according to a survey of 2,000 adults by Aviva.
Regulars of the Red Lion will recall a faux red phone box at the entrance: It's back, only this time it's real, we're told.
The nights will offer everything from a circus and dance show with a rock band to shows around a red phone box and with JCB diggers.
Latte art featuring Big Ben, red phone booths and double-decker buses; Union Jack couches and throw pillows; a real red phone booth set up outside-perfect for all your Instagram needs.