Facts on Telephone, टेलीफोन पर तथ्य

FACTS ON TELEPHONE, टेलीफोन पर तथ्य


Telephones grew quickly, from one phone in 1876 to 11 million phones nationwide by 1915, only in US.


New York Telephone had 6,000 women telephone operators by 1910.


In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell was offered to sell his invention patent to Western Union for $100,000 but he declined.


There are roughly 150 million phone lines all over the world. This figure increases by thousands daily.


The term Bluetooth comes from a Nordic king. It is about the Danish and Norwegian King of the 10th century, Harald Blatand, wrongly translated into English as Harald Bluetooth.The 555 prefix is reserved for fictional US telephone numbers.


Alexander Graham Bell experimented with his “harmonic telegraph” for two years before getting patented by the U.S. Patent Office. On March 10, 1876 he was able to get his phone to work.


Heinz Twain was one of the first people to have a phone in his phone call.


Mark Twain was one of the first people to have a phone in his home.


The phrase “to put someone on hold” was named after Alexander and his assistant Mr. Watson, when Bell handed Watson the phone and said “here, hold this.”


When Alexander Graham Bell died in 1922, all telephones stopped from ringing for one full minute as a tribute to the creator.


The first transatlantic telephone cable was used in 1956. A telephone cable was run across the ocean floor and lies as deep as 12,000 feet. The cable runs across the Atlantic Ocean from Canada to Scotland.


There are roughly 150 million telephone lines in the world, a number that increases by thousands daily.


The memorable Nokia tone for receiving SMS text messages is Morse code for ‘SMS’ Likewise, the ‘Ascending’ tone is Morse code for ‘Connecting People,’ (Nokia’s slogan) and ‘Standard’ is Morse code for ‘M’ (Message).


Bell’s patent for the telephone was modestly titled ‘Improvement in Telegraphy’.


According to a recent survey, 47 percent of all water-damaged mobile phones in the UK have been dropped in the toilet bowl.


According to the 1945 edition of Who’s Who, Hitler’s home phone number was Berlin 11 6191.


Frigensophobia is the fear that using your mobile is damaging your brain.


The first phonebook in history was just one page long.


Payphones are still used by five percent of the population, at least once per year.


Mobile phones have 18 times more bacteria than toilet handles.


The first words spoken through a telephone were "Watson Come here, I want you!" The phone call was made by Alexander Graham Bell to his assistant, Thomas A. Watson.