emoji ☎ telephone svg

” meaning: telephone, rotary phone Emoji

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  • 2.2+

    iOS Minimum display requirements

  • 4.4+

    Android Minimum display requirements

  • 8.0+

    Windows Minimum display requirements

Meaning and Description

The emoji, commonly known as the "telephone" emoji, portrays a classic, old-fashioned rotary dial telephone. It typically features a distinctive design with a curved handset resting on top of a base, which houses the rotary dial. The emoji is usually depicted in black or dark colors, reflecting the traditional color of early telephones. This design harkens back to the earlier days of telecommunication, before the advent of modern smartphones and digital technology.

Invented in the 19th century by Alexander Graham Bell, the telephone revolutionized the way people connect with each other. Normally, the emoji mainly symbolizes a traditional telephone. It's commonly used to show the need or desire for a phone call, whether it's about making or receiving calls or discussing phone-related communication📞. Besides, it's also a popular choice in discussions about history, vintage items, or when emphasizing the need for a direct, personal conversation instead of digital messaging.

On social media, the emoji is frequently used in a humorous context to imply old-fashioned or nostalgic modes of communication, serving as a playful contrast to modern smartphones📱 and texting.. Additionally, it can emphasize urgency or importance in messages about phone calls.
💡Extended reading and popular science

The meaning of emoji symbol is telephone, it is related to phone, it can be found in emoji category: " Objects" - "📞 Phone".

🔸 (260E) There is no Emoji version of this Unicode character, which means that on most mobile phones or computer systems, the character can only be displayed in black and white character style, but in a few good compatibility platforms, it can still display color picture style. The Unicode organization does not yet recommend its use as a universal emoji symbol.

(260E) - unqualified Emoji, See also: ☎️ (260E FE0F) - fully-qualified Emoji.

The current is a basic Emoji without variant symbols, and there are two Emoji variation sequences corresponding to it: ☎️ (emoji style, displaying colorful symbols on most new platforms) and ☎︎ (text style, displaying black and white symbols on some old platforms).

Examples and Usage

🔸 Please leave your phone number , we will contact you during delivery.
🔸 Mr Bates, there's a telephone call for you.
🔸 (260E) + emoji style (FE0F) = ☎️ (260E FE0F)
🔸 (260E) + text style (FE0E) = ☎︎ (260E FE0E)

Basic Information

Shortname: telephone
Known as: Rotary Phone
Codepoint: U+260E Copy
Shortcode: :phone: Copy
Decimal: ALT+9742
Unicode Version: 1.1 (1993-06)
Emoji Version: None
Categories: ⌚ Objects
Sub Categories: 📞 Phone
Keywords: phone | telephone
Proposal: L2/13‑207, L2/14‑093

👨‍💻Unicode Information (Advanced Usage)

Trend Chart

Popularity rating over time

☎ Trend Chart (U+260E) - emojiall.com 100 75 50 25 0 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 www.emojiall.comemojiall.com
Date Range: 2019-04-21 - 2024-04-21
Update Time: 2024-04-24 17:22:54 UTC
and in the last five years, the popularity of this emoji has undergone several large changes.In 2018-09,2021-08 And 2021-09, its popularity showed the biggest increase.In 2019 and 2020, the trend of its popularity converge.

Relative Topic

More Languages

Language Short Name & Link
Arabic هاتف أرضي
Bulgarian телефон
Chinese, Simplified 电话
Chinese, Traditional 電話
Croatian telefon
Czech telefon
Danish telefon
Dutch telefoon
Filipino telepono
Finnish puhelin
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