Updated: 10/02/2017 by Computer Hope

Rotary and cordless phoneAlternatively referred to as a phone, a telephone is a device that converts voice communication into electrical signals that can be transferred to other telephones and heard. Telephones enable people to communicate with other people all over the world and is widely credited as being first invented by Alexander Graham Bell in 1876.

There are three basic phones in use today. The classic corded telephone, which could be rotary dial like or have buttons, the cordless or wireless phone, and the cell phone. Today, most users have replaced their landline phones and are opting for cell phones.

Connecting a phone

Standard land line phones are connected to the wall outlet using an RJ-11 connector. When connecting a telephone to a modem, the phone should be connected to the modem's "line out" connector. The land line connects to the modem's "line in" connector.

Telephone support numbers

If you are looking for a technical support phone number see our third-party phone numbers contact list.

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