Telephone Symbols & Alt and HTML Codes

Telephones are the main way of communication between humans in the modern era, especially after the widespread use of mobile phones and smartphones.

Alexander Graham Bell invented telephones.Bell was the first one to introduce the telephone apparatus in 1880.there was a massive widespread of telephones it reached three million by the year 1904. Telephones were used at the local level inside the country; the US had the highest number of phones. The US had many phone networks, but they were not interconnected. In January of 1927 first telephone line to cross the ocean was established.

Telephone symbol is used in typing to indicate phone numbers included in the text. It is usually placed before the number to show that it is a phone number.

How to use and type Telephone symbol code?

  • If your keyboard contains separate NumPad, you should be sure that it is enabled. If it is not, press the Num Lock key to activate it then press hold down the Alt key on the left side. Type the number that represents that character or the symbol you want to insert and then release the insert key.
  • For example, for the greek letter omega Ω press and hold Alt and the type 0234 and then release.
  • There is another method that works only for word documents. In this method, you should type the characters first then press Alt and X. For example ( 0234 + Alt + X for greek letter omega ).
  • If you have a keyboard that doesn't have NumPad here is what will work for you. Find the Function key ( FN ) then presses and hold the function key while holding press and release Num LK key; then release FN key. This method will activate the numeric keypad in your laptop.
  • Then do the same steps as in the previous example.
  • Notice that in IBM code you don't use 0 (Alt + 255 ) before the code which is different from the windows generator that requires to add 0 (Alt + 0255 ) before the code.

Table of Symbols and Codes

Symbol Title / Description Code / HTML Code
White Telephone #9743;
📞 Telephone Receiver #128222;
Black Telephone #9742;
📱 Mobile Phone #128241;
Telephone Location #9990;
Telephone #8481;

Something doesn't work?

  • The Num lock should always be enabled. If it is disabled when you are attempting an alt code, it may cause errors or unexpected results in some applications. For example, Alt+4 could be interpreted as Alt +, ← which causes the browser to go back if the Num lock is disabled.
  • If your laptop keyboard doesn't have a separate NumPad, you should hold FN button with Alt button while typing the code.
  • This method does not work for Linux system, but it is possible to use Unicode.

Other Miscellaneous Symbols

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