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Phone Communication

21.1 Introduction

The telephone, perhaps the earliest invention that enhanced communication across boundaries, has now changed its face completely. What used to be a simple instrument (with an annoying persistent and monotonous ringtone) glued to your desks as a massive black lump has now evolved into a sleek and sophisticated gadget with myriad multimedia communication capabilities, elaborate storage possibilities and various organizer and productivity features—besides being ‘mobile’ so that you can carry it and use it almost anywhere in the world. The Blackberries, iPhones, Android phones etc., have all ushered in an exciting era of telephone communication, giving you many more choices (and many more annoying ringtones) ...

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