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39,552. My kids idea of a hard life is to live in a house with only one phone. (Boxers: Heavyweights & Children & Telephone) George Foreman
3,738. Hello, Neil and Buzz. I’m talking to you by telephone from the Oval Room at the White House, and this certainly has to be the most historic telephone call ever made from the White House. I just can’t tell you how proud we all are of what you have done. (Moon & Telephone) Richard Nixon
7,346. It turns out that people overwhelmingly are not that interested in communicating with information, people are interested in communicating with each other. (Information & Computer & Communication & Telephone) Howard Rheingold, author The Virtual Community, interview Horizon: The Electronic Frontier 1993
18,369. Ten thousand miles away Charlie [Richardson] got to know the South African secret society The Broederbond; a member asked him to tap the British Prime Minister Harold Wilson’s phone. Charlie was perfectly placed to do this with a cleaning company he owned which was employed at Number Ten. (Gangs UK: London & London & Secret Society & Telephone) The Richardsons by Fred Dinenage
21,880. Sunset 7-2131. (GBH Films & Film Noir & Telephone) Armored Car Robbery 1950 starring Charles McGraw & Adele Jergens & William Talman & Douglas Fowley & Steve Brodie & Don McGuire & Don Haggerty & James Flavin et al, director Richard Fleischer
22,845. It’s probably an obscene phone call. (GBH Films & Telephone) Charley Varrick 1973 starring Walter Matthau & Joe Don Baker & Andy Robinson & John Vernon & Sheree North & Felicia Farr & Norman Fell & Woodrow Parfrey & William Schallert et al, director Don Siegel, old lady to Matthau
72,327. £98: it’s good to talk, my arse. (Family & Telephone) The Royle Family: Bills Bills Bills s1e1, Jim with phone bill, BBC 1998
72,328. Who’s been ringing Aberdeen? (Family & Telephone) ibid.
83,683. The company has a policy against eight-hour personal calls. (Office & Telephone) The Office US: Customer Survey s5e7, Pam
90,661. Mr Watson, come here; I want you. Alexander Graham Bell 1847-1922, first words spoken on telephone 10th March 1876
90,662. Does it concern you that your telephone company may be providing your phone records to the government without your knowledge and permission? (Telephone & Mobile Phone & Data & Privacy) CNN News ‘Privacy on the Line’, Cafferty File
90,663. The telephone is an instrument of torture: it offers hope and denies it at the same time. You wait. And you go on waiting but the call never comes. Rab C Nesbitt, Father, BBC 1996
90,644. As a teenager you are at the last stage in your life when you will be happy to hear that the phone is for you. (Teenager & Telephone) Fran Lebowitz
90,664. Women in their droves are using creativity, business acumen and a good phone manner to earn enough money to keep their heads above water. My Phone Sex Secrets, Channel 4 2012
90,665. Hello, George? Did they agree to the terms? Oh hell. If we blow it, we blow it. Let me tell you where you can reach me, George. I’ll be at 3629296 for a while, then I’ll be at 6480024 for about 15 minutes, then I’ll be at 7520420, and then I’ll be home at 6214598. Play It Again, Sam 1972 starring Woody Allen & Diane Keaton & Tony Roberts & Susan Anspach & Jerry Lacy & Jennifer Salt & Joy Bang & Viva & Susanne Zennor & Diana Davila, director Herbert Ross
90,666. The government does not listen to domestic phone calls without court approval. George W Bush
90,667. The telephone, which interrupts the most serious conversations and cuts short the most weighty observations, has a romance of its own. Virginia Woolf
96,553. ET, phone home. (Extraterrestrial & Telephone) ET: The Extra-Terrestrial 1982 starring Dee Wallace & Peter Coyote & Robert MacNaughton & Drew Barrymore & Henry Thomas & et al, director Steven Spielberg, little dude
101,356. You might have bought the phone but whoever hacked it, they’re the ones that own it … If your phone had been hacked, you would never know it. (Surveillance & Mobile Phone & Telephone) Vice: State of Surveillance, Edward Snowden, HBO 2016
101,357. Apple has the exclusive technical means to get into this phone. (Surveillance & Mobile Phone & Telephone) ibid.
101,358. They moved from the exceptional surveillance to the surveillance of everyone. (Surveillance & Mobile Phone & Telephone) ibid.
101,359. IMSI catcher: every police department in the United States seems to be buying these things these days. (Surveillance & Mobile Phone & Telephone) ibid.
101,360. Frequently they’re monitoring protesters rather than violent criminals. (Surveillance & Mobile Phone & Telephone) ibid.
104,084. If you think it’s ‘good to talk’, call Bob Hoskins at four in the morning on 0171 474 1090. Spitting Image s17e5, ITV 1994
105,425. The telephone – how could we live without it? Incredible, there was a time when phones weren’t pocket-size wireless devices but bulky objects wired into our homes and workplaces. Historians call this distant era the Age of the Landline. Timeshift, Dial B For Britain: The Story of the Landline
105,426. ‘I think it’s abominable. I think it’s costly, I think it’s a thundering nuisance.’ ibid.
105,427. Yet telephones were originally regarded with suspicion. ibid.
105,428. The phone companies had very particular requirements: women would be recruited as operated for decades to come. ibid.
105,429. In 1936 the GPO again showcased its technical prowess and eye for publicity to launch the most famous service of all - the speaking clock. ibid.
105,430. There just wasn’t the capacity to give everyone a phone. ibid.
105,431. Trim Ringer Illuminated Model - Trimphone. ibid.
105,432. What had once been a service was now very much a business. ibid.
116,011. The human voice could be sent along a telegraph wire: Alexander Graham Bell had just invented the telephone. (Sound & Telephone) How We Got to Now with Steven Johnson s1e5: Sound, BBC 2018
116,628. In 1876 just a few words revolutionised communication for ever. ‘Mr Watson, come here, I want to see you.’ The first phrase spoken by Alexander Graham Bell into his invention. He known he had seen the future. (Great Britain & Telephone) Great Britons s1e2: Alexander Graham Bell: Voice of Invention
116,629. Bell experimented with the concept he called the Harmonic Telegraph. (Great Britain & Telephone) ibid.
118,292. You know who I’m calling, don’t you? Any last words? (GBH Films & Martial Arts & Telephone) A Bittersweet Life 2005 starring Lee Byung-hun & Kim Yeong-cheol & Shin Min-ah & Hwang Jung-min & Kim Roi-ha & Jin Goo & Kee Ki-young & Oh Dal-su & Kim Hae-hon & Eric Mun& Jeon Gook-hwan et al, director Kim Jee-woon, him to her