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phone

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(engineering acoustics)

phone

A portable or desk telephone. Today, a phone often refers to a smartphone, and as time passes, the smartphone moniker is evolving into just plain phone. A "telephone" on the other hand often means a desk phone connected to a landline. See telephone, smartphone and landline.
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household spends about $43 a month for local and long-distance phone service, $23 for Internet, $63 for cell phone and $51 for cable or satellite TV, according to TNS Telecoms, a research firm that focuses on telecommunications services.
In addition, USU can turn voice mail into e-mail that can be text messaged to a cell phone or sent to a standard e-mail client.
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STUDENT RETENTION: Allen University in South Carolina recently noted that the Allen Campus Phone program - which issued a Rave-enabled phone to every student at this Historically Black University to help attract and retain students - led to the doubling of pre-registration for the spring 2007 semester.