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Alexander Graham Bell is credited for inventing the telephone in 1876, but an Italian immigrant named Antonio Meucci originally designed and developed the concept of a talking telegraph or telephone in 1849. After accide... More »

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For a phone to function properly, a duplex coil and frequency generator/touch-tone keypad are needed. With a landline phone, two copper wires run from a box at the road to a box in the house. According to How Stuff Works... More »

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Telephone banking allows account holders to perform a variety of basic transactions, such as checking balances or transferring funds between accounts, through the use of a touch-tone phone. When the customer enters diffe... More »

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Alexander Graham Bell is recognized as the inventor of the telephone, although the inventors Elisha Gray and Antonio Meucci made vast contributions to its development. Bell and Elisha Gray independently created their own... More »

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The telephone was invented by Alexander Graham Bell. He was granted the patent for the telephone on March 7, 1876, but he faced years of legal battles on his claim that he was the sole inventor. More »

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Although there is a dispute over the exact date the telephone was invented, most believe that the first transmission of sound through an electrical device occurred on March 10, 1875, transmitted by Alexander Graham Bell.... More »

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Aside from the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell also invented the photophone and the graphophone. The photophone was created as part of a research project while Bell was located at Volta Laboratory. The invention was abl... More »

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