☎️ Telephone

Emoji Meaning

A classic telephone, as a landline home phone. Most platforms depict a red, push-button phone with the handset on the base.

Used for various content concerning literal and figurative phone-calling. Also used as an icon before a phone number.

Google and Samsung’s designs feature rotary dials. See the glossary for the term black in Unicode character names.

Telephone was approved as part of Unicode 1.1 in 1993 under the name “Black Telephone” and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.

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Also Known As

  • ☎️ Rotary Phone
  • ☎️ Telephone

Apple Name

☎️ Telephone

Unicode Name

☎️ Black Telephone



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