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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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A reverse telephone directory is an accessible listing of residential, businesses and organization's phone numbers. The directory allows an individual to track a phone number and, if the number is listed, get information... 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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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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On March 10, 1876, Alexander Graham Bell invented the first practical, working telephone. His first words on the telephone was to his assistant in the next room, "Mr. Watson, come here. I want to see you." In addition to... More »

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The invention of the telephone is credited to 19th century Scottish-born inventor Alexander Graham Bell. At the time, his contemporary Elisha Gray independently developed a telephone. Bell was able to beat Gray to acquir... More »

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