Why Is the Telephone so Important?

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The telephone is an important invention that expanded and simplified communication. This invention sped and increased global communication, increasing the capacity for real-time interaction at a distance. The telephone also changed how people communicate with each other on a daily basis.

The telephone is important for private and commercial use. The telephone supports business operation, socialization and global interaction by offering a way for business to communicate without delays between messages. The invention of the telephone offered an instantaneous form of communication that spawned other valuable communication tools, such as the Internet and cellular phones. The telephone is important for its ability to reduce the distance users need to communicate.