Q: Was a telephone the first device in history that enabled people to talk directly with each other across large distances? ¶
Q: Was a telephone not limited to musical sounds? ¶
Q: Was a telephone invented? ¶
A: Yes, and Hungarian engineer Tivadar Puskás invented the telephone switch, which allowed for the formation of telephone exchanges, and eventually networks.
Q: Is a telephone connected by a pair of dedicated wires to a local central office switching system? ¶
A: Yes, and which developed into fully automated systems starting in the early 1900s.
Q: Is a telephone a microphone to speak into and an earphone which reproduces the voice in a distant location? ¶
Q: Was a telephone the invention of a captain John Taylor in 1844? ¶
Q: Was a telephone introduced? ¶
A: Yes, and packaged in three parts.
Q: Was a telephone introduced in the early 20th century? ¶
A: Yes, and including Bell's 202-type desk set.
Q: Were telephones directly connected to each other from one customer's office or residence to another customer's location? ¶
Q: Were telephones technically diverse? ¶
Q: Are telephones now active and connected through the exchange? ¶
Q: Is a telephone frequently disputed? ¶
Q: Is a telephone inactive? ¶
A: Yes, and the circuitry at the telephone exchange detects the absence of direct current to indicate that the line is not in use.
Q: Were telephones locally powered? ¶
A: Yes, and using either a dynamic transmitter or by the powering of a transmitter with a local battery.
Q: Were telephones leased in pairs to a subscriber? ¶
A: Yes, and who had to arrange for a telegraph contractor to construct a line between them, for example between a home and a shop.
Q: Was a telephone adopted into the vocabulary of many languages? ¶