wireless telephone


plural wireless telephones
: a telephone using radio waves for wireless transmission: such as
: cell phone
At least one of the participants chose to talk on a cellular phone—proving, perhaps, that many Americans are not aware of how leaky wireless telephones can be.Vivienne Walt

Examples of wireless telephone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The quake saturated wireless telephone systems and internet service as people called relatives. Anthony Harrup, WSJ, 19 Sep. 2022 Next Generation 911 is a wireless telephone service that allows dispatchers to receive emergency communications by text message and information, like video and photographs. Jeannie Roberts, Arkansas Online, 26 June 2022 Earn 6 points per dollar at U.S. gas stations, on U.S. wireless telephone services, U.S. shipping purchases, U.S. restaurants, flights booked with airlines or through AmexTravel.com and car rentals booked direct. Holly Johnson, CNN Underscored, 26 Mar. 2021 Three days later, Milleson registered a fraudulent internet domain to deceive others to believe it was associated with a wireless telephone provider, in order to steal login credentials, prosecutors said. Justin Fenton, baltimoresun.com, 19 Oct. 2021 The ship stayed within 11 miles of the Danish coast, and stayed in touch with the company through a Danish 4G wireless telephone network. BostonGlobe.com, 18 Oct. 2021 Other categories that scored a 73 in customer satisfaction include the U.S. Postal Service, wireless telephone services, the health-insurance industry and internet social media, all of which drew their fair share of groans. Kate Silver, chicagotribune.com, 7 May 2018 Between 2013 and 2016 overall consumer prices in America rose by 4.5%; prices for wireless telephone services decreased by 8%. The Economist, 5 May 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1894, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wireless telephone was in 1894

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“Wireless telephone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wireless%20telephone. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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